9 Kansas City Creatives You Should Know

Kansas Citians have a special fire for creativity and artists. Over the last year we spoke with many of them: musicians, designers, DJ’s, filmmakers, gallerists, artists and more.

Keep reading for stories of inspiring Kansas City dwellers, who we wrote about in 2017.

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Jon Marzette

The story of an emerging DJ, artist and designer in Kansas City.

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Barton Perreira

Designer Bill Barton was restless and in need of a passion project. This time, he wanted to accomplish something he never could while working for someone else: craft the best eyewear in the world. But first, he had to make a phone call.

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Emily Reinhardt

The roundabout journey of ceramicist Emily Reinhardt, her indispensable mentor and online store, The Object Enthusiast.

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Morgan Cooper

A Kansas City filmmaker and videographer shares his experience. “I want to be known as someone who takes risks. I like to shoot from the heart.”

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Jessica and Ryan Mead

The husband-wife team discuss their home-decor and lifestyle brand in the heart of Kansas City, Tyler Kingston.

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Peregrine Honig

Multidisciplinary artist Peregrine Honig the old Greenwood Baptist Church in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood.

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Patrick Ryan, Port Fonda Restaurant

A James Beard-nominated chef with decades of experience, Patrick Ryan earned his chops in Portland and then Chicago before returning to his Kansas City stomping grounds.

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50/50 Collective

Hannah Lodwick and Cambria Potter of Fifty Fifty in Kansas City, an artists platform and art gallery.

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Hermon Mehari

A conversation with Kansas City’s acclaimed musician Hermon Mehari, whose latest album, “Bleu,” is a love letter to the city.

 

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