This year we invite attendees to help us celebrate 50 Years of Healing Through Art as we meet in the middle of America's Heartland. In Kansas City (KC) you'll discover a world of vibrant arts, delicious dining and Midwest hospitality at its finest.
So let's get ready to learn, network, be inspired...and CELEBRATE!
Explore Kansas City's Dynamic Art and Gallery Culture In Kansas City, creativity thrives. Internationally known museums, dynamic gallery districts and outstanding performances create a colorful palette for both locals and visitors. Get in the know on everything creative in KC here. From incredible fine art galleries and studios, to contemplative public art installations and multi-dimensional art-related events, explore some of the city’s best artistic expressions. The Crossroads Arts District is no stranger to creative expression. Popular for its First Fridays celebrations each month, the neighborhood is also home to one of KC’s most colorful urban canvases. Tucked away in the east end of the district is Art Alley, a hidden gem featuring an ever-changing array of graffiti art ranging from pop culture homages to surreal explorations of the brick walls on which the art appears.
Things to Do Along the KC Streetcar Line (Running Daily. Always Free) Kansas City is bustling. Ride through the heart of it all in style, all for free thanks to the KC Streetcar, which takes travelers To and from iconic hotspots such as River Market, the Power & Light District, Union Station and Crown Center. Explore some of the most unique, most historic and most quintessentially “Kansas City” things to do and see while traveling along the 2.2-mile route.
Eat & Drink When it comes to great food and drink, Kansas City has made its mark. Smoky barbecue. Local distilleries. Every aspect of the culinary and spirits scene possesses a uniquely KC twist that makes it something special. It’s a culture that embodies the city’s diverse influences, from international flavor and home-style cooking to unrivaled craft beer breweries. If you’re in search of fresh fish, whether served in rolls or in bowls, a slew of sushi and poke spots keep customers satisfied throughout the city with Japanese- and Pacific Island-inspired tastes. Pizza in Kansas City is an all-encompassing array of flavors, toppings, crusts and preparations. For every decadent, late-night slice there’s a lighter, Neapolitan-style pie available all throughout the day. Known for barbecue, jazz and fountains, local breweries have transformed Kansas City into one of the fastest-growing craft beer destinations in the country. Get to know each one before visiting. So you see there is more than just BBQ in KC!
Entertainment Live music at Sprint Center, dive bars on 39th Street, shopping on the Country Club Plaza—entertainment comes in many forms in Kansas City. Immerse yourself in KC’s culture by surrounding yourself with the entertainment. Learn about it all here before heading out into the City of Fountains. Catch roots-inspired music at Westport Saloon and grab a whiskey or bourbon while you’re at it. Riot Room, also in Westport, packs the house for shows featuring punk bands, DJs, indie rock and other underground acts.