Cloud Canopy Meditation Series continues Thurs., 8/3

Cloud Canopy, Monica Dixon’s Art in the Loop installation, is making City Market Park (3rd & Main) more colorful through September. Her vibrant fabric sculpture aims to restore a sense of vitality to its audience and its environment, bringing presence and awareness to shared physical space.

As part of the installation, Monica invites you to join her remaining guided meditation sessions* in City Market Park from 12:15-12:45 pm on August 3rd and August 10th.

*Please bring water and a cushion, yoga mat, or blanket to sit on in the grass.

 

Each meditation session is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Rausch, Wickham, Burgess, and Brahl Perform On-board KC Streetcar, Wed. 8/2

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, August 2nd for an exciting acoustic performance by Kasey Rausch, Fred Wickham, Rich Burgess, and Sweet Matt Brahl.  The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

An all star line up of local roots musicians, each stellar performers, and national recording artists in their own right, join forces to deliver authentic country music for the next installment of the Art in the Loop Music Series.  Rausch, Wickham, Burgess, and Brahl will incorporate classic country, western swing, and honky tonk as they delve deep into the catalog of country classics, entertaining patrons of all ages.

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop

Artist Sarah Star Presents: Run the Town Group Run, Mon, 7/31

Join us at 8:30 pm on Monday, July 31st for a group run, part of artist Sarah Star’s 2017 Art in the Loop installation, Run the Town.

Illustration b y Sonia Andrews

 

Get on your running (or walking) shoes!  Sarah Star has organized a group run, co-sponsored by Run816.  Experience Run the Town:  A Civic Trail with your fellow Kansas Citians, starting from the trailhead at The River Market West KC Streetcar stop, on Delaware between 3rd and 5th streets.  You will be guided by turn-by-turn signs along the route featuring colorful illustrations that playfully blend the rich history of our city with its exciting present. You will be cued to explore the public art and architecture in the area as well.

Enrique Chi to perform on-board the KC Streetcar

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, July 26th for an exciting acoustic performance by local artist Enrique Chi.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Enrique is best known locally as the lead vocalist for his band, Making Movies.  Originally from Panama, he has called the Kansas City area home since age 6.  In addition to writing and performing music, Enrique and his band-mates offer music lessons at the Mattie Rhodes Center, as well as other metro locations.  His music is usually categorized as “Afro-Cuban” or “Psychedelic Latin”.  Whatever the label, his sound is unique, engaging, and thoroughly enjoyable.  Enrique will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Art in the Loop Video Profiles: Beth Nybeck and Monica Dixon

We’re pleased this summer to work with Cody Hunt, Cody Hunt Films, to produce artist profile videos of a handful of our 2017 Art in the Loop artists.  In this post, get to know Beth Nybeck and Monica Dixon whose artworks are installed in City Market Park this summer.

 

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

 

Upcoming performance from Into the Sun on-board the KC Streetcar

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, July 19th for an engaging world-folk performance by Into the Sun.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Into the Sun is a Kansas City based acoustic trio performing traditional folk music from Ireland, Scotland, America, and Canada. The band consists of David Agee on fiddle and mandolin, Gordon Bearss on guitar and bouzouki, and Molly McLaughlin on vocals and flutes.  The musicians will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Silly Walkways Returns to KC Public Library, July 14

Join Art in the Loop and artist Beth Byrd-Lonski as Clarity Brown, a fun-loving clown who loves to lead people of all ages in silly walking on Friday, July 14, 12:30 to 1:30 for the third installment of Silly Walkways.   Silly Walkways is directly inspired by The Monty Python Flying Circus skit: The Ministry of Silly Walks. This is a chance for everyone to have a light moment in the middle of the street (while staying safe, of course). Clarity Brown is the clown who will encourage you to get down and get back up again to get from point A to point B.

This Silly Walk will take place outside the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street, and include a program, from the Kansas City Zoo, in the Library’s Children Section.

Click here for more details.

Lunchtime performance by Betse & Clarke on-board the KC Streetcar

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, July 12th for an engaging performance by duo Betse & Clarke.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Their music is familiar… and totally different; a fiddle and banjo duo with a sense of adventure. The duo shares a passion for the depth of tradition and creates new creative paths with centuries-old ballads, Ozark fiddle tunes, and exploratory compositions.  The musicians will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Carswell & Hope to perform on-board the KC Streetcar

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, July 5th for an engaging performance by Carswell & Hope.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar, starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Carswell & Hope is the music of Nick Carswell, an Irishman now living in Lawrence, KS. Influenced by the songwriting of John Lennon, Neil Young and Tom Waits, Carswell & Hope combines rock and electronic elements with deft songwriting and inventive lyricism. The music inhabits a place where the familiar gives rise to the new; where the unexpected dances among the routine; where depth and meaning are hidden in plain sight.  The musicians will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Sky Smeed to perform on-board the KC Streetcar

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, June 28th for an engaging performance by Sky Smeed.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 on-board the KC Streetcar , starting from the Union Station streetcar stop.

 

Sky Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute, Kan., in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home in the early 1970s.  Listeners often compare Sky to Gram Parsons, Neil Young and John Prine, though his easy-going demeanor, off-the-cuff banter and transparency link him to contemporaries like Todd Snider and Paul Thorn.  Sky will perform original music written over the past 10 years.  Sky will board the first streetcar to leave Union Station just after 11:30 a.m.  Please join us from there, or from any stop along the streetcar route.

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.

Silly Walkways Returns to KC Public Library, June 23

Join Art in the Loop and artist Beth Byrd-Lonski as Clarity Brown, a fun-loving clown who loves to lead people of all ages in silly walking on Friday, June 23, 12:30 to 1:30 for the second installment of Silly Walkways.   Silly Walkways is directly inspired by The Monty Python Flying Circus skit: The Ministry of Silly Walks. This is a chance for everyone to have a light moment in the middle of the street (while staying safe, of course). Clarity Brown is the clown who will encourage you to get down and get back up again as you get from point A to point B.

This Silly Walk will take place outside the Kansas City Public Library Central Library, 14 West 10th Street, and include a program, Even a Clown Read, in the Library’s Children Section.

Click here for more details.

Jerad Tomasino to offer a unique musical experience in City Market Park

Join us at lunchtime on Wednesday, June 21st to experience the musical explorations of Jerad Tomasino.

The performance will take place from 11:30 – 1:30 at  City Market Park, 3rd & Main St.

 

Jerad Tomasino is a Kansas City based recording artist performing music from his new album. Jerad created The Hit Television Series- a live, listening space dedicated to vinyl LPs & interactive art- which he hosts twice a month.  More information can be found at musicfromthehit.tv.

 

 

This performance is free and open to the public, and is part of the 2017 Art in the Loop Project:  Cue! The project is made possible through the generous support of KC Streetcar; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Missouri Arts Council; Arts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard Street, Henderson Engineers, JE Dunn Construction, McCownGordon Construction, Port KC and UMB Financial Corporation. We appreciate in-kind support and guidance provided by the Downtown Council, the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement Districts, KCMO-Public Works Department, KC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City Art Institute, Folk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.