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August/September Artists

July Artist

May/June Artists

Gallery/Residency Schedule: 

August 2022


July 2022


June 2022

  • First Friday June 3, “I Am…” Visual Art Exhibit
  • Featuring Pho Hien Lion Dance Troupe, Cafe Ca Phe, and Mooyuei Baker, 5:30-8:30pm
  • First Saturday, June 4: Open Gallery Hours, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Second Saturday, June 11: Salon Night, 5:30pm Gallery Opens; 6:30-8:30pm Show
  • Thursday, June 23: Social Hour, 5:30-8:30pm

Residency Information


The National Association of Asian American Professionals - Kansas City (NAAAP-KC), in partnership with ArtsKC, is pleased to announce a five month interdisciplinary arts and professional development residency at the ArtsKC Gallery space in downtown Kansas City from May to September 2022.


“Over the course of the past several years, Asian Americans have had to defend themselves against a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and prejudice,” said ArtsKC Inspiration Grant award-winning generative performing artist and NAAAP-KC residency curator Vi Tran. “With social media campaigns exclaiming #ItsAnHonortoBeAsian and #IAmNotAVirus, the community sought understanding, compassion, and support from its fellow Americans.”


This residency is a reclamation of identity and strength by allowing AAPIDA (Asian American Pacific Islander Desi American) artists and thought leaders to declare themselves with the statement of “I Am…”


“As the arts industry reawakens and galleries reopen, ArtsKC launched our new organization residency program with NAAAP as our first collaborator in the space. In partnership with NAAAP, we are able to celebrate and support local AAPIDA artists from various backgrounds and different levels of their artistic careers. We look forward to their presence for the next five months and the success of this residency model as time goes on.” Zetta Hamersley, ArtsKC Gallery Residency Manager and NAAAP Board Member


Featuring a rolling group exhibit of visual artists, performing arts salon nights, celebration of women and the LGBTQIA+ community, pop-up performances, professional development mixers, and community social events, the “I Am…” residency seeks to center the AAPIDA community as well as an invitation for dialogue and conversation with other communities in Kansas City and beyond.


*COVID-19 Protocol for residency events will not require proof of vaccination for admission, however, masks will be required while in the building.