about us

The King’s Canvas is a non-profit studio/gallery in west Montgomery, Alabama, with a focus on providing a creative space and resources for underexposed and under resourced artists in the community, and was founded by Kevin King. 

While downtown Montgomery Alabama is exploding with art activity and an abundance of resources, evidence has shown that several artists, (particularly in west  Montgomery and other areas on the margin of the city) lack formal networks, access to tools, and affordable spaces to freely create as well as display their work. Furthermore, many of these artists have not received the formal entrepreneurial training, life skill development training, affordable studio rentals, and exhibition space needed to thrive in their talents. The King’s Canvas will provide artists on the west side and other areas on the margins of the the city with comparable resources so they too can thrive from their talents. Creative Placemaking strategies will position The King’s Canvas to cultivate economic development in West Montgomery, which will have positive outcomes in the health and public safety of the community.  

The King’s Canvas is a first step in preparation of connecting the community with more opportunities in the broader art community in Montgomery. Connectivity in our city, state, nation and the world is what is needed to propel their work or their brand.

kevin king

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Kevin is a native of Mobile, Alabama. He, his wife, Nicole, and daughter, Kaiya, currently reside in Montgomery Alabama.

Kevin majored in Mechanical Engineering at Tuskegee University and is also the Associate Director of Common Ground Montgomery.  Six months after Bryan Kelly moved to Montgomery and founded Common Ground Montgomery, Kevin and his family joined the Common Ground Montgomery team.

Prior to his work at CGM, Kevin was a Plant Engineering Supervisor at United Parcel Service.

Kevin and his family live in the Washington Park neighborhood and their passion is to love, serve, and share life with others for the purpose of transformation and redemption as leaders are developed and empowered in their community.

 
 

strategy & goals

· Recruit active and inactive artists from Gibbs Village, Washington Park, and the surrounding areas who have already expressed interest in the class and open studio space.
· Partner with local emerging and established artists who will invest time teaching skill and technique, as well as encouraging individual creativity.
· Conduct classes and trainings.
· Establish studio schedule outside of class time.
· Teach first artist cohort entrepreneurial skills using the “bootstrap canvas business model”
· Train first artist cohort on web/social media presence and networking skills.
· Semiannual art show from a robust artist and collector network. 

The King’s canvas will loan artists to local schools and organizations in order that future artists may be in a position to create and cultivate their skillset while investing in others. 

Our Office

Montgomery AL, 36108

 
 

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