In 1988, potter Michael Smith invited a small group of peers to his home to share ideas and further explore the art of clay manipulation. After just a few meetings, the group quickly grew to include around 70 craftspeople, who started meeting at the Kansas City Art Institute instead of inside Smith's giant conch shell. These regular get-togethers laid the groundwork for the initial incarnation of KC Clay Guild, a place where artists could socialize, buy materials in bulk, and learn from one another.
Now, the volunteer-run co-op is even larger. It occupies its own facility and has vastly expanded the number of services it provides. Amidst the changes, KC Clay Guild has remained true to its initial goals, guided by a mission statement to support the clay community. Artists of all skill levels enroll in classes that cover an array of techniques, such as wheel throwing, hand building, and slip casting. Members take part in regular meetings, open-studio time, and monthly shows, and visiting artists stop by to lead workshops and repair their ceramic automobiles. The guild even offers a scholarship to high-school seniors and hosts birthday parties, team-building exercises, and family-fun nights for casual potters.
Nestled in Kansas City?s quaint West Plaza Area, Hook Gallery & Framing premieres local and regional artists by hosting their photographs, paintings, and mixed-media pieces, ranging from sculpture to large-scale installations. In addition to displaying work from up-and-coming artists, they preserve treasured photographs and paint-by-numbers portraits with custom framing services boasting more than 500 frame and mat options. The framers also rent out their charming venue for small-scale social events, such as anniversary celebrations and birthday parties.
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When dirt infiltrates carpet fibers and begins its devious task of discoloration, the techs at D&S Professional Carpet Cleaning intervene by cleaning carpets and shielding them against future stains with Scotchgard treatments. Led by a certified textiles expert, the team skillfully dyes bleach stains on carpets, stretches them to remove bumps, and cleanses upholstery on couches and chairs. After they’ve gone, rooms noticeably lack pet odors, tiles sparkle, and houses damaged by fire and water feel more like the indoor theme parks you meant them to be.
The space-making mavens of Life Uncluttered assess customers’ storage needs and create custom closet systems that can hold 50%–70% more than their disorganized predecessors. In an initial meeting, clients communicate their storage needs to an experienced designer, who will then translate these ethereal organization fantasies into a three-dimensional computer model of a new custom closet or five-dimensional model of a new alien hangout. Revamped closet spaces will have dedicated wardrobe real estate for sweaters, long dresses, and suits, and allow parents to stop using children's bedrooms as catchalls for novelty tennis shoe collections. Though costs vary based on the size of each customer’s closet, a basic white closet organization system runs approximately $70 per linear foot, with the average closet costing $2,000–$2,500 depending on the addition of drawers ($300+/drawer section) and additional color choices.
Alliance Construction Group keeps building materials from Firestone, Sharkskin, and other name brands on hand, ready to build and remodel anything throughout the Kansas City area. Highly trained technicians insulate walls, build decks, and install siding or settle in to carry out longer-term projects, such as building additions, installing new roofs, and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms. Alliance’s services apply to both private residences and commercial buildings.