We warmly encourage the public to see new and in-progress works and building developments that have been generated by The Drugstore artists over the past seven months. Enjoy free beer and see the space.
This event will also be our first public opportunity to introduce our new residents, selected from an outside panel of artists and educators, as well as the recipients of the Gift of Faith Awards. Four awards were given to incoming and current residents coming from traditionally underserved or underrepresented communities, gifting a $2,000 stipend in addition to one year of free studio space.
Coinciding with the opening, Archive Collective will be hosting the release of its photo book publishing platform in collaboration with Drugstore resident Adam J. Long. The book, Incline | Decline features a series of photographs Adam made over 3 years in the financial district of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Alongside of his book release he will also be exhibiting prints from the body of work inside the front gallery space. Incline | Decline was made possible in part by an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, and acts as the inaugural publishing project from Archive Collective.