900 Block 1930s West Side

931 S. Kansas Ave.

The building housed meat markets from 1890 to 1899. With construction starting in 1888, and occupancy in 1890, the building has stood sound for the past 130 years. Architectural firm, Hopkins & Holland, designed a block of three buildings for Messrs. Handy, O’Brien & Minney – 927, 929 and 931 – some of the first buildings in the 900 Block at that time.

Numerous businesses have called 931 home over the past century – coal dealer, tinner, restaurants, print shops, banks, law firms, utility companies, gift shops and more. From 1978 to present, Stephen Smith has occupied this stone and brick building starting with a photography studio, and in October of 2018, opened a downtown fine art gallery.

Historic features are clearly exposed, displaying the fine craftsmanship of its architecture. Stone and brick walls, along with an ornate tin ceiling and transoms, add character to the intriguing appeal of the gallery’s fine art display space.

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8 months ago

We saw many new faces Friday evening at Cindy Manry's release of new works and really appreciate the kind words. Thank you, Brent Boles.

9 months ago
A little hang time!

Caught Stephen rockin' out while he hangs our September featured artist, Jen Unekis Artworks. More to come!

9 months ago

We love supporting our community, and especially children with disabilities receiving pediatric services at the Capper Foundation. For their fundraiser this Saturday, Stephen Smith Gallery has ... See more

10 months ago
Photos from Stephen Smith Gallery's post

OPEN to our guests Friday, August 8 from 11a-7p. Masks required; 16 guests at a time. Reservations available for group of 8-10. Featured artists: Rob Bauer, paintings and MJ King, vivid ... See more

1 year ago
Black Iron Powder paintings and sculpture by Erica Iman

Who knew that raw earth could make such intriguing paintings and sculptures. When Erica Iman brings her special creativity and processes to creating art, the results are magical. Enjoy her works in ... See more

Erica is both a sculptor and painter, working primarily in porcelain, clay and raw earth materials, such as powdered black iron. Many of her techniques come ...

1 year ago
"Meditation Collection" by watercolorist, Cathy Ledeker

ANNOUNCING - "Meditation Collection" Exhibition will be closing May 23 by watercolorist, Cathy Ledeker. To imagine how Cathy's execptional works might look in your home, we invite you to explore our ... See more

Cathy Ledeker is an exceptional illustrator and watercolorist. The "Meditation Collection" is a reflection of thoughts of the push/pull of nature and man's b...

1 year ago
Stephen Smith Gallery

In celebration of EARTH DAY, Stephen Smith Gallery is excited to feature and champion Erica Iman – sculptor and painter, whose inspiration for her works are totally earth driven.

Honoring ... See more

1 year ago

We hope you don't miss the beauty of spring, and, wonderful art on stephensmithgallery.com.
#staysafe #topcity #enjoyart

1 year ago

The Gallery is not open today, March 21. We plan to reopen on Tuesday, March 24 with regular hours. If plans change, we will post.

1 year ago
Timeline Photos

New arrivals from Karen Heuton to the. Gallery to join the other artists amazing works. Looking forward to seeing you.

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To connect an array of fine art , of both established and emerging artists with collectors and first-time investors


Gallery Owner


Marketing Director & First Lady


Mary Jane,
Graphic Artist/Designer

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