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The Art Institutes International — Kansas City
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The Art Institutes International — Kansas City

8208 Melrose Drive, Kansas City, KS 66214   |    1.913.217.4600

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Begin your creative journey in a city known for its commitment to the arts

Begin your creative journey in a city known for its commitment to the arts. The city’s annual Plaza Art Fair is consistently ranked among the nation's top five arts festivals.
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8208 On Melrose Restaurant

8208 On Melrose Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, 8208 On Melrose Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of Chef Steven Venne, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, 8208 On Melrose Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact 8208 On Melrose Restaurant at 913.217.4710.

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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Culinary Students Help Dreams Come True Culinary Students Help Dreams Come True

Culinary students at The Art Institutes International – Kansas City recently took part in the 6th annual Boulevard of Dreams fundraiser, preparing and serving mini crab cakes on a summer succotash, along with a dessert, to more than 300 guests. The event took place on Friday, August 1, 2014, at the Studio Dan Meiners and raised money for the Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City. The Dream Factory grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children from the ages of three through 18 in the Kansas City area. For more information on the event or the Dream Factory, please visit http://kcdream.org/.

The Art Institutes International—Kansas City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, 8208 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Instructor Kicking It on Kickstarter Instructor Kicking It on Kickstarter

Anthony Sato, Game Art & Design instructor at The Art Institutes International – Kansas City, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Pocket Odyssey, a tabletop micro-role playing game he created. Just 10 days into the campaign, he exceeded his $5,000 goal, raising more than $39,000. Sato’s campaign was also featured in Kickstarter’s 100 cool projects email and was in the number one spot on kicktraq.com’s top 10 popular projects.

The Art Institutes International—Kansas City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, 8208 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Student Wins Award for Best Safety Message Student Wins Award for Best Safety Message

Ashlee Davis, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production degree program at The Art Institutes International – Kansas City, won Best Safety Message in the KCP&L Safe Video Contest. KCP&L electric company asked customers to create 30 second videos spreading the word on safety for its second annual  Be Safe Video Contest. The videos were directed toward a younger demographic with a family friendly attitude. The awards offered were for People's Choice (the most votes on Facebook), Grand Prize Winner, Best Safety

Message, Most Adorable, and Most Creative. KCP&L invited customers to help pick the winners by voting for their favorites on Facebook.

Ashlee’s win for Best Safety Message earned her a certificate and $100. You can view her winning entry here: https://apps.facebook.com/offerpop/Contest.psp?c=584243&u=1267432&a=202991206406825&p=433924089991952&rest=0&v=Results

The Art Institutes International—Kansas City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, 8208 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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