Core is a quarterly zine dedicated to showcasing the incredible talent and creativity of artists and creators in the Kansas City area. Our mission is to provide a platform for artists to connect, collaborate, and thrive, while also fostering a deeper appreciation for the arts within our community.
Established in 2021, Core emerged as a response to the need for a fresh outlet that would not only feature the work of local artists but also serve as a catalyst for building connections and generating opportunities. We recognized the rich artistic tapestry of Kansas City and wanted to create a different space where this talent could shine and be celebrated.
Each issue of Core is a testament to the diverse range of artistic expressions found within our community. Through stunning visuals, thought-provoking essays, and captivating interviews, we aim to capture the essence of Kansas City's creative spirit. We are passionate about highlighting emerging artists as well as established ones, providing a platform for all voices.
Beyond being a showcase, Core is a catalyst for collaboration and community building. We encourage artists and creators to connect with one another, forging new partnerships, and exploring new horizons. We believe that together, we can nurture an environment that fosters growth, innovation, and the exploration of new artistic frontiers.

Core can be found in the following locations: 
The InterUrban ArtHouse, The Smalter Gallery, 21c Museum Hotel, Kansas City Artists Coalition, ArtSchool KC, Habitat Contemporary, Cerbera Gallery, and Bunker Center for the Arts. 
You can also subscribe to core and have issues shipped directly by following the link below.

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