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OPEN HOUSE: Video Library

  • Open House 4419 State Line Road Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)


The Roaming Center for Magnetic Alternatives (RCMA) will temporarily convert Open House into a vhs library and media center. Visit us on the dates/times below to browse titles, check-out tapes/vcrs, and take advantage of our free analog to digital conversion service.

Friday 12/15 : Library Hours 7-9pm

Saturday 12/16 : Library Hours 7-9pm

Sunday 12/17: Library Hours 3-7pm, Screen Reading Performance 7pm

Monday 12/18: Library Hours 3-6pm

*Note: These events are not climate controlled, dress warm! Hot drinks provided.Access accommodations available on request. Parking at the house is limited and should be used on an as needed basis. Street parking is available on adjacent streets.


The lending system is low-tech, high-accountability (honor based), and 100% free. VCR’s and televisions available on request.


Do you have videos that need preserving?

Are there moments in your family history on tape you can no longer access?

In an effort to preserve the content marooned on this fragile format, RCMA offers a free analog to digital conversion service. From protests and parades, to community gatherings and local interviews, we are searching for a picture of life in the VHS era. Movies, recordings, and home video depicting LGBTQ+ life in the Midwest are of special interest.

How to contribute:

  1. Bring your tape(s) and any person(s) with knowledge about the footage to Open House during the hours posted above.

  2. Provide background information about who/what/where the video is about.

*Note: planning to spend the duration of the tape on site is recommended.

  1. Receive a FREE digital copy of your video and identify a local archive for the content.


Open House is an experimental and collaborative neighborhood arts project located inside a single-family house in KCMO. We provide space for artists to explore their practice, provide a platform for immersive experiences, encourage collaboration, and help stage communal gatherings. Open House is funded through an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant and by individual donors. Check out or follow for more info.



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