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If you love one-of-a-kind, creative design, then the fun and funky Crossroads Arts District is a must-do shopping destination. Creative people have filled neighborhood galleries and studios with... Read More
If you love one-of-a-kind, creative design, then the fun and funky Crossroads Arts District is a must-do shopping destination. Creative people have filled neighborhood galleries and studios with handcrafted ceramics to enormous oil paintings, and meticulously crafted jewelry. Purchase delicious and gorgeous handcrafted confections at Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates or paper goods made with an old-fashioned press, from Hammerpress. There's unusual specialty lingerie and swimsuits, at Birdie's, and humorous Kansas City-centric clothing and gifts crowd RAYGUN, LLC. You'll also find high-end furnishings in several places, 'green' interior design materials, and a massive array of shoes at the decades-old Bob Jones Shoes. Even skateboard enthusiasts and map lovers will find shops dedicated to their favorites. Mexican, Thai, Germanic, and Italian fare, steaks and burgers provide tasty, locally-owned dining options and there are premium spirits available at Tom's Town Distilling Co. too.
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "Kansas City's monthly First Fridays street parties, in the Crossroads Arts District, have become legendary – locally and beyond. A year-round event that draws thousands of fans, the evening festivities include street performers and musicians, plus an enormous array of food trucks, during warm weather."
- Best Shopping: "If you're okay with crowds, there's no better time to shop the Crossroads Arts District than on First Fridays, when thousands of locals and visitors, as well as food trucks and sidewalk musicians create a blocks-long party throughout the evening."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: Creativity abounds in this well-worn, yet newly vibrant, neighborhood which showcases some of the urban core's most unique designs and flavors.
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: The Crossroads Arts District showcases Kansas City's creative community amid a well-worn, yet newly vibrant, landscape.