Margaret Silva Donates Grand Arts Building to Kansas City Art Institute
Alumna Margaret Silva will be donating a building to the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduate program. Margaret has been the director of the Grand Arts, non-profit gallery and sculpture studio, for 20 years. She plans to donate this building in 2015.
The goal of this new downtown location will teach much needed business skills to artists who plan to start an art gallery, work with an artist representation and accept commissions in their futures. Student attendance in this program has yet to be determined, but Margartet and Jacqueline Chanda, art institute president, agree downtown is an ideal place for this program.
“It seemed ideal to have it be downtown in the heart of the action,” said Jacqueline Chanda, president of the art institute. “When Margaret Silva came up with the idea that we could potentially house the program at Grand Arts, it seemed perfect.”
The details of this new program are still in the works. They are hoping for an opening in 2016 or 2017.
Kansas City Art Institute plans downtown facility. The Kansas City Art Institute has been given the Grand Arts building at 1819 Grand Blvd. by alumna and philanthropist Margaret Silva. The four-year college of art and design, located at 44th Street and Warwick Boulevard near the Country Club Plaza …