Art Westport

September 8-10, 2023



The 43rd Art Westport event is happening September 8-10, 2023! The 43-year event is the largest visual art show that exclusively showcases juried, high-quality Kansas City-regional artists’ work and annually attracts more than 30,000 visitors.

Art Westport Hours
Friday, September 8 from 3pm-9pm
Saturday, September 9 from 10am-9pm
Sunday, September 10 from 11am-5pm

The show will take place rain or shine. Refunds will NOT be given for inclement weather.


If you are a local artist and wish to apply, the application period opens on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

Follow this link to access the event information and apply:

2022 Winners

Best in Show: Adrian Vogel – Wood

1st Place: Beth Houts – Photography

2nd Place: Nichole Collins – Jewelry

2022 Sponsors

To find out how you can support Art Westport, email for sponsorship information.

2022 Participating Artists


  • Jake Bond

    Chad Collins

    Sherri Hanna

    Melanie Harvey

    Laura Hoppes

    Steph Kates

    Sean Ponder

    Michelle Rogne

    Erica Schroeder

    Melanie Sherman

    Lee Slusher

    Susan Speck

    Mark Thorson

    Amy Troester

Digital Art

  • Xavier Gayden

    Andrew Grojean

    John Knell

    Philip Ward


  • Douglas Fulks

    Heidi Pitre

    Brad Ultican

Emerging Artist

  • Uzz Buzz

    Luke Dodge

    Crystal Futrell

    Tessa Howard

    Susan Jackson

    Chelsea Klamm

    Jennifer Lyles

    Kara O’Neill

    George Parker

    Timothy Reynolds


  • Andrew Johnson

    Mary Lasseter

    Diane Lawrence

    Shawanna Meeks

    Erin Sansoucy


  • Fred Imhoff

    Sara Sally LaGrand

    Robert Ore

    Dierk Van Keppel


  • Nichole Collins

    Nicole Collins

    Kristin Cooper

    Brad Egger

    Kari Heybrock

    Sara Kharatyan

    Clarissa Knighten

    David Lee

    Joy Mead

    Laurie Mellenbruch

    Du’Wayne Moore

    Louise Partain

    Tommi Ringel

    Tammy Shaw

    Manda Wylde

    Tony Young




Andrew Klein

Mixed Media

  • Greg Biel

    Kellie Bloxsom

    Kevin Bullard

    Bob Holloway

    Casey Kempter

    Celia Lamprecht

    Megan Leong

    Jenny Meyer-McCall

    Angie Pickman

    Lily Taylor

    Marketio Townsend

    Krissie VandeNoord


  • Andrew Batcheller

    Rob Bauer

    Christianne Bohannon

    Allison Bowman

    Mary Brooks

    Evan Brown

    John Carroll

    Aaron Coleman

    Ashley Corbello

    Pamela Covington

    Peter Crane

    Denny Dowdy

    Ken Downs

    Steven Dragan

    Mark Freeman

    Nicolas Gadbois

    Lori George

    Karen Golmer

    Jill Halksworth

    Genevieve Hamel

    Greg Jones

    Vanessa Lacy

    Kimberly Marney

    Taj Mattingly

    Alex Miller

    Brent O’Connor

    James Pettijohn

    Ziyadath Radji

    Naomi Rendell

    Jeffrey Schult

    Heather Sulzen

    Jen Unekis

    Chun Wang

    Nicole Wasson

    Rick Wright

    Roura Young

    Ivey Zoellers


  • Brian Cain

    Amy Crouse

    Ric Cummings

    RC Heinze

    Beth Houts

    Jean Hutchison

    Lee Jost

    Tom Mallot

    Crystal Nederman

    Margaret Norcross

    Michael Russell

    Everett Smith

    Nathan Walker

    Dan Yeokum


  • Charley Forsyth

    Caitlin Penny

    Lori Stanziola

    Travis Porter


  • Jesse Barker

    Scott Diven

    Annette Gordon

    Mark Leathers

    Mark Parsons


  • Helena Bates

David Cotter

Christopher Dowdy

Angela Flinn

Matthew Jarmer

Matthew Roman

Tracey Vaeth

Adrian Vogel

Official Jurors

The 2022 jurors are all distinguished members of the art community in Kansas City. It is their duty to ensure the continuing quality of Art Westport.


Philipp Eirich
Philipp Eirich was born in Wurzburg, Germany. He came to the United States in his early twenties and lived in Chicago for 20 years before moving to Kansas City. He now owns and runs Cerbera Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery located at the heart of Kansas City’s Crossroads Art District.



Sherry Leedy

Sherry Leedy established Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in 1985. As the first and longest running contemporary art gallery in the Crossroads Arts District, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art was instrumental in the creation and revitalization of the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City. The Kansas City Historical Society acknowledged Leedy in 2001 as a recipient of their Preservation Award and Leedy received the Urban Hero Award from the Downtown Council of Kansas City in 2007.

Sherry Leedy holds a M.F.A. degree from the University of Kansas and a B.F.A. from KCAI. She continues her commitment to her own art at her studio in Kansas City. Leedy’s work is in the permanent collections of museums and galleries both locally and nationally

Linda Lighton

Linda Lighton is an artist and activist living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a passionate advocate for the arts both regionally, nationally and internationally.

Lighton has had more than 60 solo shows and has participated in more than 170 group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Linda Lighton’s work is in national and international collections in China, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey as well as The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland; Fule International Ceramic Museum, Fuping, China, the Yingee Museum in Taiwan, and Icheon International Ceramic Museum, Icheon, Korea.

2008, she was chosen for the Missouri Arts Award, and in 2011 she received the Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and Education from the Kansas City Art Institute, where she graduated with honors in 1989. In 2016, Lighton received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts. She is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

Lisbeth Blair Lurey

Beth Lurey moved to Kansas City in 1974 from Des Moines, Iowa after completing her BFA in Art History at Drake University. While at Drake she worked at the Des Moines Art Center. Beth joined the staff at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Education Department and began working on her MFA at UMKC. Her 30+ years at the Nelson included running the Docent Program, assistant to Chief Conservator Forrest Bailey and assistant curator to George McKenna, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. She held this position for 10 years until Mr. McKenna’s passing when she became interim curator of the department from which she retired in December of 2016.

Beth is deeply rooted in the Kansas City Art Scene. Her work with Not for Profits on a project basis include Mid-America Arts Alliance, UMKC Gallery of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work in the commercial art world includes two years at the Morgan Gallery, curator of corporate collections for Mark Twain Banks, Faultless Starch Bon Ami and BMA to name a few. In the late 1990’s she took on creating the art collection for the Stowers Institute of Medical Research where she remains to this day as Curator of the Collection.

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin

Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin is a renowned fabric artist, fabric designer, author, lecturer and independent curator. Her artwork has shown at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, David C. Driskell Art Center, Spencer Museum, Holter Museum of Art, New England Quilt Museum, Mulvane Museum, Leedy Volkous Art Center, KCAI Crossroads Gallery. She has conducted workshops on African American quilting and color combining at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum and a host of museums, quilt guilds and galleries across the United States.   Sonié is a Charlotte Street Visual Arts Fellow, Art Omi Fellow, Kansas Master’s, and Alliance of Artists Community Scholarship recipient.

She served nine years as the curator for the American Jazz Museum’s Changing Gallery and currently serves on the Kansas City History Museum Foundation board and is the curatorial consultant for the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center.  Sonié is a founding member of the African American Artists Collective, her artwork is held in the collections of galleries, museums, corporate, and private collections in the United States, Africa, and Europe.

Artist Signup & Booth Application

Like Westport itself, Art Westport has a unique vibe all its own. We’re proud to feature 100 percent local artists, specifically from the Kansas City metro area. (Artists wishing to apply must live within an 80-mile radius of the downtown Kansas City, Mo., post office.)

Don’t have experience exhibiting or selling artwork in commercial/community art shows? Apply to Art Westport’s Emerging Artist Program! Upon acceptance, emerging artists receive mentoring resources and a 50 percent discount on a quad space.

Application for the 2023 show opens on January 17, 2023 and closes on May 31, 2023. Click here to apply.


Local Non-Profits Booth Application

Local non-profits in the Kansas City arts community or Westport neighborhood – join us during Art Westport this year!

Click here to fill out application

Volunteer Signup

Art Westport wouldn’t be the success it is without the help of so many extraordinary volunteers. To become an Art Westport volunteer, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you later this summer to confirm your spot.