Creative souls have a home in downtown Kansas City: the historic Crossroads Arts District. The Crossroads sits between the Downtown Central Business District and the Crown Center. The neighborhood was conceived by local artists, and their culture thrives there today. In fact, The Crossroads has become the artistic heart of the city, and it is located close to several cultural and historical points of interest, including the Kansas City Ballet and Union Station.
An urban mixed-use community, the district features renovated warehouses and industrial buildings, housing galleries, artists’ studios, and living space. The creative vibe here comes from the residents; over four hundred artists make their home in The Crossroads, including architects, graphic designers, and photographers.
The area also offers numerous shops and restaurants, over sixty art galleries, and several live-music venues. The galleries host a First Friday Art Crawl that adds lively activity to the streets on the first Friday evening of each month.
Several types of businesses thrive here, including design studios, architectural firms, and advertising agencies. It’s a colorful place to live, work, and play.
There are hundreds of loft apartments for rent in Kansas City‘s Crossroads district in buildings that also accommodate retail and commercial space.