Jackie Warren, an owner and art director of ARTichokes, said the gallery is an ideal addition to Mission Farms' shops because the Leawood area lacks in art accessibility.
"I think this area just north of I-435 is really lacking in art space, whether you have kids who want to take classes or people who want to buy artwork of all types, so we're opening a resource for that," she
is designed as a yearlong art fair, Warren
said, and combines both gallery space and an education space that will host classes on various topics, including landscape design, songwriting and performance art.
The gallery space accommodates 12 artists at a time, and displays will refresh every three months.
That way, Warren
said, visitors are continually viewing work that's fresh and varied.
"We don't want it to be a stuffy place," she
"We think people are hungry for education, and want to find out more about what they love and be exposed to something other than the usual with which they've played it safe," Warren