Friday, October 28, 2016 5pm – 9pm
4 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
The Kansas City Urban Potters (KCUP) will host a Grand Opening of their new Shop, Studio + Project Space on October 28, 2016 from 5-9pm at 4 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO. Visitors are invited to enjoy food, drinks and music while touring midtown Kansas City’s newest venue for fine studio pottery. All purchases will be discounted 10% during the Grand Opening celebration.
KCUP’s 1400 sq. ft. space is home to a 350 sq. ft. exhibition/shop space and a 1050 sq. ft. studio space. In addition to providing a storefront for locally made pottery, KCUP core members Alex Watson, Chandra DeBuse, Erica Iman, Jana Evans, Meredith Host, Paul Donnelly and Rain Harris will use the space to provide educational artist talks, workshops, communal food gatherings, and collaborations with area businesses and organizations. In 2016 KCUP received a Rocket Grant to research and develop the cooperative space with the goal of sparking dialogue with the local community about the role of handmade pottery in daily life.