The Art in the Loop Foundation has successfully activated outdoor spaces in Downtown Kansas City with temporary artwork and performances for the last 4 years through our annual Art in the Loop Project. The project infuses the center of Downtown with innovative, engaging and refreshing art for a 5-month period.
Through a competitive, open call process. we select local artists to create site-specific, temporary artwork engaging an annual theme. We also select local musicians to perform lunchtime concerts.
ART INSTALLATIONS & EVENTS
Our 2018 site partners include KC Streetcar; West Terrace (Case) Park, and KC Public Library Central Library. Eight to engaging, site-responsive artworks will be installed along the KC Streetcar route, at streetcar stops a from May – September. Four artworks will be installed in West Terrace (Case) Park on Quality Hill. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, video and interactive digital artwork will be included.
WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
A diverse selection of local musicians and poets will perform at lunchtime on Wednesdays throughout the summer. The performances will take place on-board KC Streetcar and at specified stops, in West Terrace Park and at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library.
ENGAGEMENT & PROMOTION
We plan a robust series of public engagement opportunities including opening and closing receptions, pop-up exhibition and an Art Crawl. In 2018 we’re also planning a scavenger hunt that will include self-guided materials as well as one to two public events. Informative signage is also provided for the public.
The project is actively promoted through social media and traditional media. The artwork, artists and performances provide meaningful content that our partners also help us promote. We secure radio advertising, use the KCitypost kiosks, and other grassroots means for promotion as well.
We Need Your Support
The Art in the Loop Project is a partnership of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the Downtown Council and KC Streetcar. The project showcases local artists who have made Kansas City the center of the Creative Crossroads, attracting national recognition to our region. It also supports efforts to attract young people to live and work in our City by providing unique cultural and entertainment opportunities. All activities are free and open to the public. Support local artists! Bring easily accessible cultural experiences to the Downtown community! Sponsor levels range from $1,000 to $15,000. Contact Ann Holliday, firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-979-1072 for more information.
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Click here for a project overview and social media engagement information.