The Charlotte Street Foundation started distributing grants to area creators back in 1997, mostly as a positive stimulant for local art but partly as a response to cuts in federal arts funding. (Republican Congress: We salute you!) Ten years down the road, the foundation has seeded KCs arts community with more than $350,000, propelled locals to national prominence and created a national model for networking artists with businesses. Chronicling a decade of endowing prowess, the foundation releases 10
, a new anniversary book. Its a gorgeous showcase of 56 local artists, and its available for $30. Pick up a copy at the public release party at La Esquina at 1000 West 25th Street. Call 816-221-5115.
Charlotte Street Foundation
Tue., Sept. 11