Last updated: May 11, 2022

The ArtisTree provides a place, a forum, for cultural arts to be enjoyed by the central Kansas community in "Live at the Forum." Events have included swing and salsa dances, folk concerts, teas, wedding showers, and other workshops in ArtisTree's fully restored upstairs 1924 ballroom.

ArtisTree's "Live at the Forum" space was originally built in 1924 as the Arbor Dance Academy. In the 1930's, the upstairs was the Oakleaf Ballroom and Upper Deck Club. By 1940, it had become the Betsy Ross Dance Hall, and in the late 1940's, the meeting place for the GI Forum. The upstairs was vacated in 1951. In 1998, it was fully restored by ArtisTree. Today it is a space where artists and audiences come together to exchange ideas, goods, and services in the spirit of fine entertainment and enlightenment.

Performers since the 1998 restoration have included Ballet Hispanico of New York, the Tap Dogs, and musicians Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Connie Dover, Skip Gorman, Robin & Linda Williams, Bryce Luty and "The New Sounds," Greg Greenway, and Peter Mayer – all performers of top rank.

ArtisTree's Season Calendar includes up-to-date information on events for all its branches. Performers contact ArtisTree during their tours, so check our Season Calendar regularly. To receive reminders of upcoming events, fill out our information request form.