Art in the Loop and the KC Public Library – Central Library team up this coming First Friday for a FREE family-friendly event Art Starts at the Library! There is so much to do for kids and adults of all ages, so grab the family and enjoy an evening filled with art, music, munchies, and literature inside the iconic setting of the Downtown Library.

In addition to the library’s exhibits Noble Synthesis and Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, there will be four Art in the Loop projects taking place at the event Friday, August 3rd, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Central Branch Library (14 W. 10th St.)

  • Sunyoung Cheong‘s playful performance/installation Wearable Play, will take place on the first floor in Kirk Hall. Sunyong’s work is an exploration of an environment where children and adults are encouraged to play and utilize their imagination through the assemblage of common objects such as wood, plastic, foam, and fabric to create puzzle pieces and their own unique wearables that then become part of the exhibit.
  • David Alpert‘s final workshop of his on-going project Passing Notes, takes place in the first-floor cafe. Write secret notes and place them in books for future readers to find.
  • Stacey Sharpe‘s Air Play: Fun Fly workshop can be found in Helzberg Auditorium where participants will create their own kites and then be invited to fly them from the roof of the library. You can read about Stacey’s ongoing workshops here.
  • Twin Stranger, the collaborative musical project from Katlyn Conroy and Nick Carswell, will perform in Kirk Hall. They bring their spontaneous, melodic jams featuring electronic effects, loops, and beats from Lawrence, KS. For more information about the band, check their Facebook page.

Check out these links for more information about ongoing events through Art in the Loop, the KC Public Library, and Art Starts.