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 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 (above, right).
Call for Entry: Art at the Station
Entries will be accepted through November 10, 2019. Click here for the full Entry Guidelines. To submit an application, visit this page. Then select "Call for Entries List," and scroll down to "Art at the Station."
- Zoe Perkins (Chair)
- James Weidman
- Agnes Garino
- Jim Erwin (Vice Chair)
- Will Frank
- Gary Hochberg
- Glenda Hares
- Council Liaison: Nancy Luetzow, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Staff Liaison: Murray Pounds, PoundsM@kirkwoodmo.org
The Arts Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 5:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.
2019 Photo Competition
Thank you to all who participated in 2019. Beginning October 1, entries will be on display at United Missouri Bank, 426 N. Kirkwood Road.
- Read the press release here with the winners' names
- View the winning photos here
Art at the Station
Everyone knows the Kirkwood Train Station. It's featured on the City's logo, locomotive enthusiasts come to watch trains pass, and its storm water 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 October 2019 Exhibit: Sherry Salant
Sherry Salant’s work will be on display in October at Art at the Station, at the Kirkwood Train Station, 110 W. Argonne Drive. Sherry creates organic mixed media pieces using alcohol inks, acrylics, and photography. Her website is www.sherrysalant.com. Exhibits are free and open to the public. Artwork may be viewed when the Station is open for passengers. This will be the last Art at the Station exhibit for 2019.
A 2020 schedule will be announced soon.
The Kirkwood Train Station is located at 110 W. Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood.
November: No Show
December: No Show
Kirkwood Electric Presents the 2019 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, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. (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 Band of Mid-America: Roots in Blue
July 13: Dan Rubright's WirePilots
July 27: The Roadhouse Kings
August 10: The Southside Creole Playboys
August 24: Hillary Fitz BandFall 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.
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.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with the Kirkwood Arts Commission?
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 visit the Arts Foundation website to donate online: www.kirkwoodarts.org.