David Ford has been a major creative force in the Kansas City art scene for more than 20 years as a painter and performance artist. His work has received awards from the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Tanne Foundation, Art Omi, and Creative Capital, as well as critical acclaim from online and print publications including Art in America, ArtPapers, Flavorpill, and the Village Voice. He has been a leader in the renaissance of the Crossroads Arts District and own YJ’s Snack Bar on 18th Street.