5.4.7 Arts Center
The 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas, raises awareness of fine arts, both visual and performing, makes arts accessible to everyone, and provides an environment to create and learn through classes, exhibits, and performances. The LEED Platinum Certified facility is the first in Kansas and was designed and built by Studio 804, a non-profit organization of graduate level architecture students from the University of Kansas. In addition to the gallery, 5.4.7 provides a meeting space and classes in many visual arts such as drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and sculpture, as well as the performing arts with theatre and dance. Our name comes from the date when a tornado devastated the city on May 4, 2007. This date has been a catalyst for new beginnings, and we want to remember this day that has forever changed us. 5.4.7 Arts Center has become important in the rebirth of Greensburg, and is the city’s first new construction of a public building after the tornado. Arts and cultural opportunities are vital to the quality of life in a city and we want to provide that for those who live here and for generations to come.