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).
- 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 third 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 2018. The third-annual Photo Competition will open for entrants on March 15, 2019. This year's theme is: Cars and Guitars Inspire Photography. For full details and guidelines, please download the brochure (PDF) here.
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 July Exhibit: William Frank (etchings).
William Frank will exhibit his etchings in July at Art at the Station. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, July 10, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. William Frank lives and works in Kirkwood. He spends his days working as an artist for Emil Frei, Inc., where he designs stained glass and mosaics for clients across the country. At home, you will find him digging in the dirt, riding bikes, chasing chickens, and pulling prints with his five children. Will is a member of the Kirkwood Arts Commission and writes the “Art Scrawl” column for the Webster-Kirkwood Times. Art at the Station exhibits are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Art can be viewed when the Station is open for passengers. The Station is located at 110 W. Argonne Drive in downtown Kirkwood.
The full 2019 schedule is listed below.
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: Dan Esarey (Solo Exhibition 5)
July: Will Frank (Solo Exhibition 6)
August: Jenn Mishra (Solo Exhibition 7)
September: Photo Contest
October: Sherry Salant (Solo Exhibition 8)
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.