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Kirkwood Landmarks Mission Statement:

Kirkwood Landmarks Policy Statement The Landmarks Commission recognizes and preserves properties that represent or reflect elements of the City’s thriving cultural heritage and architectural history. Certified by the State of Missouri's Historic Preservation Office, the mission of the Landmarks Commission is to protect, retain, and enhance such properties.  The Commission has been instrumental in designating more than 90 landmarks, six local historic districts, and four National Register historic districts, which include businesses, schools, churches, cemeteries, and homes.  The Commission is very proud of its efforts to preserve the rich heritage of Kirkwood and to ensure that its unique character continues.

 

 

 

Kirkwood Arts Commission

The Kirkwood Arts Commission was established in 2014 by the Kirkwood City Council, to promote the arts in the City and around the region.

Kirkwood Arts Commission Mission Statement:  The Kirkwood Arts Commission is a Commission of the City of Kirkwood that promotes and sponsors the arts and participation in the arts for the benefit of the Kirkwood community. [Adopted July 2014]

Many thanks to Emmy Beaven who created
the Kirkwood Arts Commission logo (right). 

 

Photo Competition for 2018 is NOW CLOSED

Thank you to all who participated in 2018. Winners will be announced soon.

 

Kirkwood Electric Presents the 2018 Making Music Concert Series

Kirkwood Electric will once again be the Presenting Sponsor of the Making Music Concert Series. Concerts are held in Kirkwood Park, in the Lions' Amphitheatre, at 7:30 p.m., on the dates indicated. Hosted by the Kirkwood Arts Commission and Kirkwood Parks & Recreation, with additional generous support from the Kirkwood Arts Foundation, the Willard Clifford Gaylord Foundation, the Webster-Kirkwood Times, and Commerce Bank.  (Note the new start time for the concerts:  7:30 p.m.)

New This Year:  Making Music will host a spring kick-off concert at the Lions' Amphitheater in Kirkwood Park on May 4 at 4:00 p.m.  This concert will feature:  Ross Bell Band, Rosewood, and Serapis. 

The Summer 2019 Schedule of concerts in Kirkwood Park will feature the following:

June 15:  The Bel Airs

June 29:  air Force Jazz Band, Shades of Blue

July 13:  Dan Rubright's WirePilots

July 27:  The Roadhouse Kings

August 10:  Brothers Lazaroff

August 24:  Hillary Fitz Band

Fall Harvest Concert:  The first concert was such a success, we decided to do it again.  The Fall Harvest Concert will once again feature The Missouri Rounders, on October 12 at Walker Lake in Kirkwood Park. Time TBD.

Art at the Station Announces 2019 Season

Everyone knows the Kirkwood Train Station. It's featured on the City's logo, locomotive enthusiasts come to watch trains pass, and its stormwater problems have been well chronicled in the local newspaper. Since 2009, the Station has also functioned as an exhibition space for Art at the Station, a community visual arts program hosted and produced by the Kirkwood Arts Commission. 

Art at the Station's 2019 season opens this January with the artwork of Marshall Blevins. Blevins studied equine management in college and formerly worked as a groomer at a horse track. Over the past few years she has dedicated herself to painting full-time. In many of her paintings, you'll see a mule. "They can't reproduce," said Blevins. "But they still seem to live forever, quiet and worthless once the tractor and the car took over. The mule is a small, forgotten part of history always begging 'what else are y'all missin'? What else y'all left behind? What else can I tell you about your future?'" Follow Blevins' work on her Instagram @churchgoinmule.

Visitors can view Blevins' work throughout January, when the Station is open for passengers. Exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.  The 2019 schedule is listed below. You can learn more on the Kirkwood Arts Foundation website at www.kirkwoodarts.org.  The Kirkwood Train Station is located at 110 W. Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood.

2019 Art at the Station Schedule:

January: Marshall Blevins (Solo Exhibition 1)

February:  Mollie Chouinard (Solo Exhibition 2)

March: Gary Gackstatter (Solo Exhibition 3)

April: Kirkwood High School Exhibition

May: Jeff Kapfer (Solo Exhibition 4)

June: Fred Mafigiri (Solo Exhibition 5)

July: Themed Exhibition (To be determined)

August: Jenn Mishra (Solo Exhibition 6)

September:  Photo Contest

October: Sherry Salant (Solo Exhibition 7)

November: No Show

December: No Show

Arts Calendar:

If you would like to sign up to receive the Kirkwood Arts Calendar by email, with upcoming arts events and programming, please send an email to:  Arts@KirkwoodMO.org.

 

Public Art Policy: 

You can read the Public Art Policy developed by the Arts Commission and approved and adopted by City Council in April 2017.  Click here to download the policy.

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Support the work of the Arts Commission: Donate Now!

DONATIONS WELCOME.  The Kirkwood Arts Foundation is the fundraising group that supports the Kirkwood Arts Commission.  The Kirkwood Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.  You can donate to the Foundation by mail:  Kirkwood Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 220492, Kirkwood, MO  63122.  OR use the PayPal Donate Now button directly below. THANK YOU.

Arts Commission Members:

Agnes Garino (Chair)
James Weidman
Zoe Perkins
Jim Erwin
Will Frank
Gary Hochberg
Glenda Hares

Council Liaison: Nancy Luetzow     luetzong@kirkwoodmo.org
Staff Liaison:  Beth von Behren: vonbehen@kirkwoodmo.org

COMMISSION MEETING TIMES:

Full Commission:  Third Tuesday of every month, 5:00 p.m., at City Hall

MEETING MINUTES 2018:

August 21, 2018    
August 14, 2018    
July 2018    
June 2018    
May 2018    
April 2018 (pdf)   RTF
March 2018 (pdf)   RTF 
February 2018 (pdf)   RTF
January 2018 (pdf)   RTF
     
MINUTES: 2017    
December 19,2017 (PDF)   RTF
November 28, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
October 17, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
September 26, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
August 15, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
July 18, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
June 20, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
May 16, 2017 (PDF)   RTF 
April 18, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
March 31, 2017 (PDF)   RTF 
February 21, 2017 (PDF)       RTF
February 13, 2017 (PDF)   RTF
January 17, 2017 (PDF)   RTF