Are you aware of how many past Art in the Loop artists are participating in this year’s inaugural Open Spaces event? There are so many! Let me count them for you…

AY, KC-based hip-hop artist.

Ensemble Iberica, local ensemble playing eclectic music inspired by classical, jazz, and folk sounds of Spain and Latin America.

Maura Garcia Dance, Lawrence-based choreographer who performs site-specific dances involving multi-media.

Amada Espinoza & Karen Lisondra, aka Junkyard Orchestra, KC musicians playing traditional South American music on handmade instruments.

Stacy Busch, Ted King-Smith, and Daniel Morel, local composers accompanied by Christina Butera as Kansas City Composed.

Kansas City Rumba Collective, local ensemble playing Cuban music. They played twice this summer with Art in the Loop.

Barry Anderson & Davin Watne, joined by Ricky Allman to form an art professor/local artist trio extraordinaire Lucite Plains, performing multi-media visual projection installation.

Making Movies, local band influenced by rock, cumbia, psychedelia, American roots, Cuban, and spoken word.

Dylan Mortimer, Missouri native multi-disciplinary artist now based in NYC.

Duncan Burnett, Sauce, & Kartez Marcel, performing alongside Mae C. & Khrystal in the band NuBlvckCity.

Sike, aka Phil Shafer, KC-based muralist.

StoneLion Puppets, local puppet theatre, they performed multiple times during the 2018 Art in the Loop program.

Victor & Penny, local duo playing swing-infused folk jazz.

Jillian Youngbird, KC-based multi-disciplinary installation artist influenced by nature.

That’s 20!

It is a wonderful thing to see these past Art in the Loop artists continuing their practice and expanding their disciplines. Art in the Loop is proud of the part we have played in helping them forward their careers and seeing them grow as artists. Be sure you go see these local artists, and all participating artists, as part of Open Spaces.

Open Spaces is a nine-week ongoing art festival based out of Swope Park, and featuring a wide array of art disciplines being displayed and performed across the city. Local, national, and international artists have contributed to the event. You still have time to get out and see everything, the festival closes on October 28th. More information about the program, the artists, and specific scheduling of performances can all be found on the Open Spaces website.