The history of The Arts Asylum
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
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.