A9 Awards Gala & Exhibition

Calling all nines.

It’s here. You’ve done your laboring and nail-biting, now it’s time to party. Put on your fancy pants and join us September 21 at the Grand Street Café for the A9 Gala & Exhibition. See all the sleep-stealing, swoon-worthy design work that’s oozed from our regional professionals and students. It will be the almost-perfect night of your life.

So join us at the Grand Street Café where you can graze on a delectable spread of food and have a drink at our legendary open bar. (You deserve it.) See the work, vote on this year’s People’s Choice award, support your thriving creative community and receive your A9 Awards catalog.

Members save at least $10 on gala tickets. With memberships starting at $50, it’s easy to join and save. Join today.

A9 Gala Tickets

$45 Student Member
$55 Student Nonmember
$55 Sustaining and Supporting Members
$65 Contributor
$75 Nonmember

Buy tickets

September 21
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Awards show at 7:45 p.m.

Grand Street Café
4720 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, MO

A9 gala questions? Contact Spencer Branham.


Free Parking!

To access the reserved, complimentary gala parking:

From Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard turn south on McGee Street
Take first right to enter underground parking garage
Follow signs to gala

The parking garage is just past Winstead’s Main/Grand St entrance.

Parking is free during the event. Cars left overnight are subject to a fee.


Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

AIGA KC A9 Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

AIGA KC A9 Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

AIGA KC A9 Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

AIGA KC A9 Bronze Sponsors

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001