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118 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Art is the essence of life. Without the demiurge, the creative impulse, we could not invent, evolve or transcend. Without aesthetic contemplation, we could not know beauty. We could never know light from darkness, truth from lies, hate from love.
Through history, the visual arts have been humanity’s most elemental form of expression. Images have served as our magic and medicine, a religion and refuge, a universal language. The arts map our souls, they record our dreams. They mirror life, while offering new ways in which to view it.
Blue Gallery was inspired by reverence for that power. It was conceived as a sanctuary for the art experience; the imperative, eternal, yet eternally new communion between artist, art and audience. Today the gallery remains dedicated to the idea that the vital, transformative power of the visual arts remain accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstance or academic background.
About Blue Gallery
In business for 22+ years, Blue Gallery is a popular and respected fixture of Kansas City’s vibrant art scene. Its underlying philosophy reminds visitors of the owners Kelly and David Kuhn’s genuine commitment to the arts: they treat art and beauty as fundamental elements of life, and instill this mood into their gallery. But what has set Blue Gallery apart is the way Kelly and David conduct their business behind the art. “We work with our artists with the same tenants as our collectors: integrity, passion, and obsession with quality in every decision we make,” says Kelly. “Our philosophy is the result of over 30 years working with professional artists and collectors. We are deeply committed to providing an inspired and profound experience that is inclusive and transformative.”
Established in 2000 at the center of Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, Blue Gallery represents 40+ emerging to established local, regional and nationally known artists, with works placed in private and public collections worldwide. Blue Gallery holds several exhibitions a year, as well as participates in First Fridays, held exclusively in the Crossroads Arts District monthly. Blue Gallery is considered one of the premier galleries in Kansas City having won numerous awards including KC Magazine Best Private Art Gallery in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007, Ingram’s Magazine Bronze for Best Museum or Art Gallery in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2017, 435 Magazine Best Local Art Gallery in 2015 and 2017, Visit KC Visitors’ Choice Winner – Favorite Art Gallery in 2019, and well over 25 nominations for best art gallery.