One year ago, we opened our coworking doors in the Crossroads Art District. And in this past year, we have seen the Crossroads art and business communities grow into one powerful and energetic force. The truth of the matter is, an art and business blend could be the best combination that a community can experience. Take the Andy Warhol quote mentioned above: making money is art, working is art and doing good business is the best kind of art—therefore we are all artists, specializing in different artistic media.
We first noticed that we were located in an epicenter of business and art when we opened for our very first First Fridays event a little less than a year ago. As a neighbor to the recently-closed Arts Incubator, we saw the passion that Kansas City residents had for art and for business. With eclectic street artist, art enthusiast and local business owner involvement, we couldn’t help but be inspired to create our own First Friday event, Entrepreneur Corner, that attracts hundreds of visitors every month.
|Some of the Think Big team at Entrepreneur Corner.|
|A view of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts|
from the bizperc rooftop.
|Kim Weinberger moves her art gallery to 1800 Baltimore.|
Written by Allison Way