Independence And Jackson County Launch Ambitious Plans To Support Artists
An arts district is emerging in Independence, and Jackson County is looking to develop a strategic arts and culture plan for the entire county.
A dramatic new hub for Kansas City-area artists is taking shape on Winner Road in Independence.
Plans for the Englewood Arts District include long-term housing for artists meant to shelter them from the gentrification that drove them from other neighborhoods in the metro.
A major goal is to "support art in all its forms throughout the county" while ensuring diversity in who participates in the arts and who has access to the arts.