Amado Espinoza will perform at the Library on June 1.

The Kansas City Public Library and Art in the Loop team up this summer to bring family-friendly events and performances to the Central Library with the Art Starts collaboration.

Begin your First Friday’s at the Kansas City Public Library Central Library (14 W. 10th St.) with an array of diverse events, activities, and musical performances, appropriate for all age groups:

Friday, June 1, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

  • In Passing Notes, artist David Alpert leads an exercise in writing notes to place in Library books.
  • Multi-instrumentalist Amado Espinoza provides live music, accompanied by his brother Pedro Calderon on flute, guitar, and vocals.
  • Get up close and personal with the various instruments of the  Kansas City Symphony with their event, Instrument Petting Zoo, located on the fifth floor.
  • Indisposable:  Kansas City Cultures debuts in Kirk Hall, featuring the photographs of Kansas City immigrants who were handed disposable cameras and asked to document their lives or simply photograph whatever they found interesting.  Local artist Ryan Wilk’s multisensory Here Where You Wish and the drawings of Lawrence-based artist Michael Krueger in There From Here, Selected Drawings 2008-2018, are also featured in the library’s formal galleries.

Art in the Loop, currently in its fifth season, is designed to bring innovative and engaging temporary art and performances to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

For more information please check out Art in the Loop and the KC Library websites.