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Current exhibition

PLUG is pleased to present a group exhibition Words & Silences.

In collaboration with Dwight Smith and the Collection Elizabeth Oran, the exhibition focuses on exploring the coupled potential of languages and images.


By using text as a communicative vehicle, the works touch on a variety of topics: the gender pay gap, reflections on immigration, personal reflections, political perspectives and issues of race in America.

Words & Silences: Remix

More works from the Collection Elizabeth Oran + new works added! 

Remix opening reception: Saturday, May 20, 5-8 p.m.


  • Exhibition is on view April 22 - June 3, 2023. Open hours at the gallery are on Sundays from 12-3 p.m. If you would like to schedule an appointment to experience the exhibition outside of open gallery hours, please contact us at

Current exchange exhibition


11.11, a PLUG exchange show at G-CADD

The Granite City Art and Design District (G-CADD) is a consortium of creative project spaces located on the 1800 block of State Street of downtown Granite City, IL. As an artist-run space, they work to provide artists, musicians and creative types an opportunity to execute and exhibit projects in an alternative environment, while simultaneously serving the local community and positively impacting the region at large.

  • Saturday, May 6 - Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Submit your portfolio

PLUG will maintain a roster of artists working in all disciplines and our curatorial cohort will use this roster to consider work for group exhibitions, crit nights, portfolio reviews, studio visits, artist highlights, etc. We are eager to review submissions from artists with an active creative practice who are interested in exhibiting work and/or participating in programming. We are not looking for show proposals at this time. Through this open-call process, our goal is to expand our network of artists on a rolling basis. 


 **Inclusion in the PLUG Artist Roster does not guarantee participation in any future PLUG exhibitions, events, or programming.**


PLUG is a curatorial collaboration by Kansas City artists who share the mission of bringing fresh perspectives and conversation to the local cultural community. As a volunteer-artist-run space, PLUG provides access to exhibition space, collaborative possibilities, and innovative programming for creatives. Our goal is to exhibit challenging new work, initiate critical dialogue, and connect Kansas City artists with an expanding national network of artist-run initiatives.

PLUG is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which allows for more financial freedom and flexibility. PLUG maintains its curatorial and collaborative spirit, now with each collaborator occupying a position on PLUG's Board of Directors, and looks forward to a future that will build on PLUG's illustrious past. Our current Board of Directors includes Craig Deppen AugeMegan GaneySam HaanCesar Lopez, and Travis Smorstad.


From 2011-2020, PLUG occupied a storefront gallery space in Kansas City's historic West Bottoms district. There, PLUG exhibited works from national and local artists, facilitated programming such as Crit Nights, Spark Plugs, and unPLUGGED. 

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on both art spaces and individual PLUG board members, PLUG left behind its West Bottoms gallery space and operated unattached from a physical location for a year. In 2021, PLUG became a tenant at the Agnes Arts Building, east of Kansas City's downtown area. 

PLUG remains committed to bringing new art and artists to the attention of Kansas City audiences, and sparking important conversations about contemporary art and its role as an agent for change in the world. With the number of artist-run spaces shrinking, we feel compelled to provide necessary outlets for the cultivation of creative work, independent of commercial consideration and free to the viewing public.

Contact Us

Gallery address:

1328 Agnes Avenue, Kansas City, MO

Open hours: Sundays 12-3 p.m.

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 8594, Kansas City, MO 64114

Thank you!

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