The Arts Asylum...a safe place to create



The Arts Asylum...a safe place to create

The history of The Arts Asylum

our artists

The Arts Asylum serves as a "home" to several artists, creatives and performers in the Kansas City area. Offering both studio spaces, galleries, event spaces, and collaborative work areas for artists. Learn more about our resident artists and partners.

a safe place to create

The Arts Asylum was created to provide space and assistance to artists of all varieties. This is primarily accomplished through the offering of space to both create and share at affordable rates. The Arts Asylum also offers the staff and planning necessary to execute all necessary tasks so that artists may focus on creation instead of administration. As an example, The Arts Asylum will host quarterly art events to showcase resident artists, and executes one large fundraising event per year to help provide new and better amenities to artists of the community. 

In addition to assisting their residents, The Arts Asylum has been home to several community arts events including the fashion show for the annual Kansas City Fringe Festival. Their space has also been utilized by theater companies for reversals, music showcases, arts lectures and other events the serve the community.

Together with the help of the Kansas City arts community, The Arts Asylum hopes to enrich downtown and the Kansas City arts community as a whole with a new arts space.


Our Staff & Board


Board Members

Our Spaces

James & Marjory Russell Theatre

Occupancy of 350 - seating for 237

Available for theatrical productions, music events, art shows, and private events. 


Ann K. Brown Co-Lab

Occupancy of 50 or less

Available for classes, studio work, small meetings or gatherings, and presentations. 

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or call (816) 301-7444 to reserve any of our spaces and for additional info.


Resident Artists

The creatives in our space

Resident Artists

The creatives in our space

Our Artists & Studios


B64 - David Sipp - Upcycler

B70 - Dezman Williams

B78 - Unravelled, LLC - Mixed Media

B80 - Philly Lily - Landscaping


B84 - Lauren Snyder - Writer


B08/10 - KC Improv Co

B09 - Javier Designs


B23 - Eric Saunders- White

2nd Floor

214 - JAM Jar - Glass Work

227 - Studio Apartment - Occupied

212 - JS2 Media - video/music production

208 - Michael Schliefke - painting

201 - Joyce Elaine - Art

228 - Jerena Boyd - Bey - miniatures

230 - Lynn Bailey-Hammel - Mixed Media

211 - Denzel Williams - Music Production

225 - Saints Customs - Clothing Design

3rd floor

325 - Seth M Jones - Art

309 - 1 Bdrm Apartment - Occupied

301 - 2 Bdrm Apartment - Occupied

308 - POP Culture Sculptures

310/12 - Top Tier Figures



Courtney Perry, The Arts Asylum


Our Partners