Kelly Porter’s “Open Air” oil and oil pastel on canvas. Porter’s solo exhibition “Atomic Flowers and Sound Stories” opens Oct. 5 at the Blue Gallery. David Kuhn |

25 places to go for First Friday art in October

“Structure: Start to Present,” a body of works by Corey Shulda, opens Oct. 6 at the Hilliard Gallery.

18th and Vine Jazz District

What: First Friday with music, art, dancing, storytelling and more. 4-9 p.m. Oct. 6. Free.

Info: Paseo Boulevard to Woodland Avenue.

Info:, 816-474-8463

Archival Designs

What: Jake and Julie Bond ceramics. First Friday, 2-10:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 2014 Main.

Beggars Table Church and Gallery

What: “Unseen Lives” by Matt Appling. First Friday opening, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 2010 Baltimore.

Belger Arts Center

What: “George Timock: A Legacy in Clay 1973-2015” (runs through Jan. 14), “The Other Side of the Street: Charlotte Street at Walnut Street” (opens Oct. 6), “Weights and Measures” by Shalene Valenzuela (artist presentation, 7 p.m. Oct. 6). Reception, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 2100 Walnut., 816-474-3250

Belger Crane Yard Studios

What: “International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture.” Opens Oct. 6; closing reception, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 2011 Tracy., 816-474-7316

Blue Gallery

What: Kelly Porter. Runs Oct. 5-30.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. First Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Info: 118 Southwest Blvd., 816-527-0823

Boveri Realty Group Art Space

What: Art Show benefiting Mission Project 2. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 1819 Wyandotte., 816-678-5556

Buttonwood Art Space

What: “Vision of the Flint Hills.” Through Nov. 17; First Friday reception, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Info: 3013 Main., 816-285-9040

Cerbera Gallery

What: “Rétrospective Works” by Nicolas Dhervillers. Through Oct. 21; 4-8 p.m. First Friday, Oct. 6.

Gallery hours: 1-5 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 1-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 2011 Baltimore.

Four Chapter Gallery

What: Yelena Maltseva. 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: Christ Community Church, 1708 Baltimore.

Helix Architecture and Design

What: First Friday. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 1629 Walnut.

Hilliard Gallery

What: “Structure — Start to Present” by Corey Shulda. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6; runs through Nov. 25. Also, “A Life’s Journey”: A Retrospective of David Gross (through Nov. 27).

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 1820 McGee., 816-561-2956

Imagine That!

What: “Make a Wish for the Birds and Fish” group exhibition. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 2010 McGee., 816-421-1481

Jones Gallery

What: “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Michael Young. Through Oct. 27; First Friday show, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday.

Info: 1717 Walnut. 816-421-2111

Kansas City Public Library-Central Library

What: First Friday “Art Starts at the Library.” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 14 W. 10th., 816-701-3400

KCAI Crossroads Gallery

What: “Works on Paper” by Dale Eldred (through Oct. 28), “Red Dirt Rug” by Rena Detrixhe (through Oct. 28), “Project Share” by Jeri Hansen Gard (through Dec. 2).

Gallery hours: 6-8 p.m. First Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Info: 1819 Grand., 816-914-5394

Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

What: “Vital Regeneration” by Troy Swangstu (through Oct. 28), “Convenient Season” by Lori Raye Erickson (through Oct. 28).

Gallery hours: 6-9 p.m. First Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Info: 2012 Baltimore., 816-474-1919

Mid-America Arts Alliance

What: “Linden” by Marcie Miller. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 2018 Baltimore., 816-421-1388

Plenum Space Gallery

What: “Spliced” by Oliver Wright. Opening reception, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 504 E. 18th.

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art

What: “Unearth” by Judy Onofrio, “Cast Metal Sculpture” by Wayne E. Potratz. Through Oct. 21; First Friday, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 6.

Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Info: 2004 Baltimore., 816-221-2626

Studios Inc. Exhibition Space

What: “Structure” group show. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6; runs through Nov. 24. Also, “Seven Simultaneous Sunsets” by Ricky Allman (through Oct. 14).

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 1708 Campbell., 816-994-7134

Sullivan Higdon & Sink

What: “The Sheep Show: The Art of Hating Sheep.” First Friday, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 2000 Central.

Todd Weiner Gallery

What: “Natural Tension” by Oliver Clark, Miranda Clark and Arny Nadler. Opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6; runs through Oct. 28.

Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 115 W. 18th., 816-984-8538


What: “Seeds of Culture: The Portraits and Stories of Native American Women” by Matika Wilbur. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6.

Info: 310 W. 19th Terrace.

Weinberger Fine Art

What: “Setting Space” by Laura Berman. Through Oct. 28.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

Info: 114 Southwest Blvd., 816-301-4428

Dan Kelly,

25 places to go for First Friday art in October