about the RAA

Raytown Artists Association History

The Raytown Artists Association was organized in 1964. For 52 years this 501c3 in the State of Missouri has been promoting the Visual Arts in the City of Raytown.
We encourage and support our local artists by monthly meetings, educational programs, and workshops. RAA provides a means for public display and sale of original artwork by showing paintings in community businesses, city offices, special exhibits and the Raytown Arts and Music Fest.
We encourage young artists by giving a scholarship to a graduating Senior who shows excellence and is majoring in the Visual Arts in College.
Our annual “Invitational Art Show” features over 300 artworks in ten categories by 80+ Kansas City area artists who vie for ribbon awards and cash prizes.

Raytown Artists Association Goals

Promote free art education in the community.
Provide scholarships for aspiring area High School art students.
Promote and provide art workshops.
Provide professional growth for area artists.
Promote community appreciation for the visual arts.
Host an annual show open to all area artists.
The public is welcomed to attend our monthly meetings normally scheduled every third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8:30pm.
Find us at Saint Paul’s Church of the Nazarene located at 8500 East 80th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133.