Entries by Ann

Cat Mahari & Friends: Insta-bility, in Oppenstein Park, Thursday, September 3rd

If you are an active member of the Downtown community you’ve probably noticed the plastic bag installation growing across the entrance of Oppenstein Park, located at 12th and Walnut. This Thursday, September 3rd in Oppenstein Park at 11:30 am, Art in the Loop presents a choreographed performance by Cat Mahari, Joshie G Falcon and Frank Monki Pham: Insta-bility. This dance performance will center on […]

Lauren Thompson & Jonathan Robertson: Downtown Replay, Tuesday, Sep. 1st

Art imitates life, life imitates art – this is the feedback loop that creates Downtown Replay, an exploration through movement and sound. This Tuesday, September 1, at 11:30am in the KCATA Transit Plaza, choreographer Lauren Thompson, of Kacico Dance, and Sound Designer/Composer Jonathan Robertson will create this sound and movement experience utilizing microphones and dancers to capture naturally […]

Broken String Latin Jazz Trio, in Oppenstein Park, THURSDAY, August 27th

Have a penchant for jazz? Flamenco? How about a three piece band specializing in both and MORE? This Thursday, August 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Oppenstein Park, Art in the Loop presents, Broken String Latin Jazz Trio. Broken String creates guitar and percussion driven soundscapes filled with a delightfully fresh spirit and soul. Artfully […]

Camry Ivory: Coloratura in Oppenstein Park, July 16th

Synesthesia is a condition of mixed sensations. The stimulus of one sensory experience involuntarily triggers the reactionary sensation of another sense. This neurological phenomenon is the conceptual basis of this week’s performance. This Thursday, July 16th in Oppenstein Park from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, singer-songwriter Camry Ivory will be performing and inviting the public to experience the sensational […]

Maura Garcia: Everybody’s Chance Dance in Oppenstein Park, July 9th

If you had the opportunity to choreograph a dance, what would it look like? This is the very question Maura Garcia, a local dancer and choreographer, is posing to our community. Thursday, July 9th, in Oppenstein Park from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Maura Garcia will create Everybody’s Chance Dance. Inspired by Merce  Cunningham’s Choreography by Chance […]

2015 Art in the Loop Kickoff Event: 7/1

From singers, dancers, and musicians to a photographer, and a textile artist, the annual Art in the Loop project infuses downtown Kansas City with a variety of performances and exhibits. As the four-month series ramps up, participating artists and performers deliver a whirlwind introduction to their works at the 2015 Art in the Loop Kickoff […]

Mnemosyne Quartet and Zach Shemon: June 16th, Prairie Logic

Join us for this experimental music performance on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at Prairie Logic (the 6th floor greenspace on the parking garage, above Onelife Fitness Center and just north of Cosentino’s Downtown Market, 1217 Main Street). Anomalous City Mnemosyne Quartet and Zach Shemon present Anomalous City.  Their explorational sound defies expectations, adjusting the way we perceive the […]

One day Flower & Art Show in Downtown on Friday

Fleur-ishing Art: An American Impression The Westport Garden Club is collaborating with The Box Gallery and Commerce Bank for a one-of-a-kind art and flower show in Downtown Kansas City from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Members of the Westport Garden Club will create 26 artistic flower arrangements – each inspired by a work of […]

Charlotte Street’s Open Studios: April 24-25

On April 24-25, Charlotte Street will hold its annual Open Studios event. 21 visual artists, 5 writers, and 11 performing artists and ensembles will open their studios for this annual event. The public is encouraged to take an insider’s look at these studios, interacting with the artists, viewing works in progress, and witnessing special performances. […]

‘Map of Rain Hitting Water’ performance set for April 15

Wednesday, 4/15, 7 p.m. Map of Rain Hitting Water @ Prairie Logic Join us for an evening of the compositions by Mara Gibson, an award winning local composer who also teaches  at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, culminating in the first live outdoor performance of Map of Rain Hitting Water. Map will be performed by renowned […]

MAAA lights up Downtown with artistic ‘LUV’

For the month of February, Downtown Kansas City will be the site of Message Matters, a site-specific light installation by Nebraska-based artist Jamie Burmeister. Featuring lights installed in key window locations throughout the area, the artwork, titled Message Matters (2015), will fade in and out sending the Morse code message,  “LUV U.” Seeking to transform Downtown into a message […]

Art in the Loop Reception & Artist Talks, 11/13/14

Art in the Loop will celebrate the success of its 2014 Downtown KC Street Art/Placemaking Project with a reception and artist talks on Thursday, November 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Downtown Council, 1000 Walnut, Suite 200.  Artist talks will begin at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the […]