You’ll Heart Yule Art

Santa’s bringing a fat sack of Kansas City art this year — a magical sack in which canvases are not punctured by metallic sculpture, and delicate ceramics can bang together without breaking. Such are the benefits of cavorting with elves. To put it in a different and slightly less enchanting way, the Kansas City Art Institute has a pretty awesome end-of-semester tradition of exhibiting and selling student work to clear the decks for the following term. And this particular semester ends at the height of the holiday shopping season. From 5 to 8 p.m. at the KCAI campus (4415 Warwick), all departments display student-produced painting, sculpture, animation, ceramics, printmaking, photography, fiber, illustration and more. You can start buying at 5 p.m., but everything stays up for viewing through the weekend.

— Chris Packham

Fri., Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 5, 12-5 p.m., 2010