This fall, residents and art enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Washington Square Park to enjoy public art installations as part of the City’s first Art in the Square Exhibit. Art in the Square is an initiative of the City of Kansas City to showcase public art while reinforcing the City’s commitment to investing in local artists. The five featured artists, Jake Balcom, Denise DiPiazzo, Rie Egawa, Kati Toivanen, and William Vannerson, were chosen by a selection panel of arts professionals and business and civic representatives.
The exhibit’s opening reception will take place in Washington Square Park on Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Residents and art enthusiasts are invited to meet the artists, view the art installations, and enjoy live music and local food trucks.
Art in the Square is made possible through collaboration between the City’s Municipal Art Commission and the Parks and Recreation Department. The exhibit represents a unique collection of thought-provoking artwork that ranges from whimsical to innovative. The first Art in the Square exhibit, which will be placed in Washington Square Park, will feature artwork from five local artists. This outdoor gallery is free and open to the public from September 10 through December 21.