Troost Market Collective is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization with a mission is to create equitable economic opportunity for creative entrepreneurs, inspiring future generations through innovative partnerships and programming.  The Troost Market Collective will host artists, makers, and innovators in collective, creative spaces. Through community collaboration, we aim to develop programming, host events and classes, and provide resources vital to the growth of creative entrepreneurs.

We value:

Collaboration as a tool to strengthen communities.

Density of creative ideas that encourage financial stability in historically blighted neighborhoods.

Community preservation through economic diversity, mobility, and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Equitable development and entrepreneurship that contributes to a vibrant and thriving community.

We work diligently to address social and cultural inequity and build authentic relationships.

To apply for membership contact us today.


Engaging the Community

Artists from across the Troost community came together last winter and expressed “What community meant to them” along an entire city block of boarded up buildings.  With your support, we were able to commission and install 18 murals.  Our muralists ranged from seasoned pros like JT Daniels, to up-and-comers like Tone, who went on to produce four additional commissioned murals within the year.  If you haven’t already, please take a stroll along the 3100 block of Troost where you will find this incredible community installation.  A special thanks goes out to Clemons Real Estate and BNIM for their support of this project. 

Bridging the Troost Divide

September brought an abundance of community support as we kicked off our inaugural annual fundraiser, Troostapalooza.  Our committee of over 20 community members hosted 3000+ attendees, 19 Marching Cobras, 18 local musicians, 50 local vendors, 10 floating puppets, 3 gigantic bounce houses, 20 skateboarders, and a partridge in a pear tree.  This event was a tremendous success for our organization and the community.  Mark your calendars for Sept. 21st, 2019 when we get to do it again! Troostapalooza celebrates the community by bringing together neighbors, local organizations, and entrepreneurs, bridging the Troost divide with a day of play.  It’s a means to coalesce the community and shine a spotlight on the vibrant local talent along the Troost corridor.  Troostapalooza is a free, family-friendly event located on Troost Ave. between 30th and 31st Street. If you would like to get involved or become one of our community partners or sponsors this year, please let us know.

 
 
Historic Firestone Building
 

31|Linwood & Troost Community Mural Project

 

Troost Market Collective's 31 Linwood & Troost Mural Project was created with the community so their voice can be heard.  Artists and community members were invited to share what the past and future of Troost looks like to them while the buildings Troost Market Collective will fill are in transition.  These murals give voice to action and community strength, highlighting the beauty and inspiration surrounding these buildings.  Your support will compensate the muralists for their work and their supplies. SUPPORT THE MURAL PROJECT HERE

To see the mural progress, follow us on Instagram: Troost Market Collective

 
 

A CATALYST PROJECT 

 

The Troost Market Collective is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, grassroots arts initiative operating in an Historically significant corridor of Kansas City.  

Our mission is to engage the community, enrich creative entrepreneurs, and build a bridge between communities through programming and outreach.  

We envision a diverse community hub of creativity and expression where all people are able to be their most authentic selves, are empowered to expand local economies, and can enrich the landscape for all in participation.

 
 
 

WE VALUE:

 

Collaboration as a tool to strengthen communities.

Density of creative ideas that encourage financial stability in historically blighted neighborhoods.

Community preservation through economic diversity, mobility, and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Equitable development and entrepreneurship that contributes to a vibrant and thriving community.

We work diligently to address social and cultural inequity and build authentic relationships.

 
 
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PROGRAMMING

Troost Market Collective will provide annual programming for members and the community, examples might include:

  1. Community Outreach Programs

  2. Enrichment for entrepreneurs in the arts

  3. Community Festivals

  4. Classes

  5. DIY Pop-Ups by Members

  6. Live Music

  7. Maker Enrichment

  8. Comprehensive PR & Marketing including social media promotion

  9. Astronomy Viewings

 

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