PeaceWorks fundraiser

Come to 26th UNplaza Art Fair Sept. 24-25

Artwork by local artists—with prices ranging from low to high—beckons you to PeaceWorks’ annual fundraiser, the UNplaza Art Fair, Sept. 24-25.

From paintings to pottery to purses, from sculpture to stained glass, you’ll find irresistible treasures. Do you want a new hat? Look no further! Do you crave a scarf or baubles, bangles, and beads? Come to the fair! You’ll also find photos, greeting cards, woodwork, leather products, and more.

The fair is open Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, Sept. 25, from noon to 5 pm. It’s located on the grounds of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO, and is being held the same weekend as the Plaza Art Fair. On Saturday, the UNplaza Art Fair will have a free Children’s Art Play table to spark your youngsters’ creativity, a service of Veela Village in KCMO.

Our fair benefits first the artists—to whom we are grateful!—and then PeaceWorks and All Souls, which holds a book fair and offers food and drink concessions in tandem with the fair.

Artists! Get the details and apply here for the 2016 UNPlaza Art Fair:

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2015 UNplaza Art Fair is big success!

Perfect weather and praiseworthy artwork graced the 25th annual UNplaza Art Fair. Sponsored by PeaceWorks, KC, and staffed by generous volunteers, the local artists exhibited and sold their many unique and affordable works of art. Strolling the shady grounds of All Souls church, patrons shopped, wined and dined—all for the cause of peace, and to support local artists.

David Elrod, an artist and PeaceWorks participant, has sold his work at the UNplaza art fair since its beginning. Elrod said, “It’s so great to be here as part of a group actively working towards peace, knowing there’s a direct cause and effect to what we [artists] are doing.” Yes, indeed—peace works!

Photos from the 2015 UNplaza Art Fair. By Lu Mountenay.

UNplaza Art Fair 2014

Delighted customers, more than 75 local artists, kids a-crafting, and a kaleidoscope of art—what a joy was our UNplaza Art Fair! Held Sept. 20-21 on the verdant grounds of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in KC, MO, our fair, PeaceWorks’ only annual fundraiser, benefitted the artists and PeaceWorks. “This is a major effort wonderfully supported by many people!” says David Pack, PeaceWorks’ treasurer. Henry Stoever, chair of the PeaceWorks board, adds, “This is the work of many hands and hearts—for a good and noble cause.”

Photos by Jim Hannah

9/20-21 UNplaza Art Fair features local artists,
affordable art

For 22 years the UNplaza Art Fair has filled a unique niche in the Kansas City art scene, and about 90 artisans are gearing up to do it again, Sept. 20-21. The fair supports local artists and benefits PeaceWorks. 

The shaded outdoor gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO (one block east of Main Street). Parking is free in several lots around the area, and there is no admission fee. 

Patrons say they like the laid-back ambiance of the event. The All Souls patio provides fair-goers a place to relax and enjoy concessions, and indoors you can browse the congregation’s annual used book sale.

Unique gifts for early holiday shoppers

The UNplaza Art Fair has a growing following of loyal shoppers who come in search of original and affordable artwork. Shop early for unique holiday gifts. Choose from ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, glasswork, fiber art, sculpture, photos, paintings—plus a variety of other unique gifts and stocking stuffers. 

No need to carry around your purchases while you continue to browse. Take your claim slips to one of the two convenient cashier locations to “check out” and then claim your art on the way out.

Returning by popular demand will be children’s art activities in the playground area. Facilitated by Leela Village, artists and educators will provide creative play and learning during the fair. 

Come and support peace

The UNplaza Art Fair is the sole fundraiser of PeaceWorks-KC, now in its 31st year of working for peace in Kansas City and the world. The fair is staffed by volunteers, so all proceeds go to peace-related projects, including mediation training for the Urban Ranger Corps and peace studies awards for Avila University students.

22nd UNPlaza Art Fair Enjoys Great Weather, Great Response

Blue skies, sunshine, and moderate temperatures graced PeaceWork’s 22nd annual UNPlaza Art Fair, held Sept. 21-22 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Kansas City, MO.

Original works of eighty local artists were on display for purchase by the hundreds of patrons, many of whom come each year in search of original art works they can afford and enjoy, or to shop early for year-end holiday gifts.

Two new features enhanced this year’s event—the addition of a second cashier’s table to meet growing demand, and children’s art activities facilitated by Leela Village artists and educators to foster creative play and learning.

Income from the two-day event nearly matched last year’s record, and secured funds for PeaceWork’s 31st year of fostering peacemaking efforts in the Kansas City area and striving for a nuclear weapons-free world, a drone-free world, a peaceable planet.

The organizing committee extends sincere thanks to the many volunteers, artists, and patrons who in this effort support the arts, and the work of peacemaking.  

Photos by Jim Hannah:

2012 UNplaza Art Fair—best ever!

Thanks to the artists, friends, and gift-gatherers who made our Sept. 22-23 UNplaza Art Fair the best ever—beautiful art, lots of fun. This annual fundraiser attracted about 100 artists and crowds of buyers.

Photos by Jim Hannah and Patti Nelson:

UNplaza Art Fair wild success!

Thanks to all who bought irresistible treasures at the Sept. 24-25, 2011, UNplaza Art Fair, the annual fundraiser for PeaceWorks. Dave Pack, the organization’s treasurer, says this fair was more successful than any so far. And the photos show us having a great time!

Pictures from the 2011 UNplaza Art Fair, by Patti Nelson and Jim Hannah:

Click here for pictures from the 2010 UNPlaza Art Fair

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