Join us for First Fridays and Art Starts at the Library on Friday,  August 4th and be treated to two performances from Art in the Loop.

First, artist Beth Byrd-Lonski makes her final Art in the Loop appearance as Clarity Brown the clown, to lead the final installment of Silly Walkways.  The performance will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the sidewalk outside the Kansas City Public Library Central Library14 W 10th St.  Join the fun, and let yourself be a little silly, as the group moves through the specially-marked crosswalk near the library.  Clarity Brown will lead groups across in a silly, but safe, manner.





Next, move inside the library for a unique, enthralling performance.  Inscribed, by Jeramy Zimmerman/CatScratch Theatre, is a dance that explores what happens when we see reality and cannot look away – when we find a truth we cannot escape.  Four dancers, taking their cue from literature, enliven the library spaces.  Moving from the 4th floor, through the Grand Reading Room, and into Kirk Hall, the characters journey through discovery, understanding, communication, and community.  Inscribed is performed by Maura Garcia, Ilana Silverstein, Paco Vitug, and Jeramy Zimmerman, with Jon Johnson; music by Michael Oshiver and Heather Thornton.

The performance will start at 6:00 p.m.  in the library stacks on the 4th floor.


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 CouncilArts KC and our corporate sponsors including Stinson Leonard StreetHenderson EngineersJE Dunn ConstructionMcCownGordon ConstructionPort 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 DepartmentKC Streetcar, the City Market, Kansas City Public LibraryKansas City Art InstituteFolk Alliance International and The Bridge 90.9.

For more information about the project, the artists and performance schedule visit, or