Vanessa Lacy Gallery’s exhibitions feature group shows based on themes with a mix of local and national artists. ¬†Art of all genres and styles makes for an interestingly eclectic mix. The gallery features new group exhibitions juried in by guest judges and always features new work by Vanessa Lacy so you’ll be sure to find a local Kansas City scene you can connect with. Studio tours and private gallery viewings are available by appointment.

The Vanessa Lacy Gallery also funds the STAR program or the “Stockyards Studios Artist Residency”. In this program long term artist residents receive a free studio, professional development, and gallery representation in exchange for helping out at the gallery. ¬†Short term resident artists receive a free studio in exchange for a workshop or artist talk at the end of a 3 month studio residency.

All of Vanessa Lacy Gallery’s open calls to artists for exhibitions and residencies can be found on by searching for “Vanessa Lacy Gallery” in the “Find Calls” search bar.

Vanessa Lacy Art Gallery in the Kansas City West Bottoms
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Vanessa Lacy Art Gallery - Kansas City, Missouri West Bottoms Art District

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  • Art on the walls changes monthly

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