HISTORY & VISION
Founded in 1985 by Jim Leedy, with the vision of initiating a permanent and thriving art community in Kansas City; the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center's mission is to profile world class artwork by Kansas City's creative community of painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, designers, printmakers, craftsmen and more. Jim Leedy included Voulkos in the art center’s name to honor his friend and artist, Peter Voulkos.
The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, a vital part of the Leedy Foundation, regularly exhibits the works of emerging and established artists. A comprehensive museum is under development to highlight the history of Jim Leedy and his role in the development of the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District, as well as exhibitions that feature the works of the best midwestern artists both living and deceased.