Art Out

This weekend marks the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City’s West Bottoms Art Show, a group exhibit with works by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered artists. “Bring your checkbooks,” advises Sean Nickell, LGCCKC membership chairman. “You may well find a piece or two you simply must have, darling.” Offerings include photography, paintings and sculpture, including work by JaCory Deon. In addition to other events — this year’s art fair, the annual picnic at Swope Park in May and the Out in Westport festival every October — LGCCKC provides referral services and information, networking opportunities and weekly e-mails to its member database, as well as an online resource directory that includes LGBT-supportive businesses and organizations. The show takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Camp KC office at 1600 Genessee, on the fifth floor; see

Sat., July 11, 3-6 p.m., 2009