Art in the Loop Highlighted at KC Artists Coalition’s 2020 Coalesce Event

So Long & Good Luck at River Market West KC Streetcar Stop and 2020 Coalesce dress both by Megan Ganey


On November 7, 2020, the Kansas City Artists Coalition held their second Coalesce: The Art of Couture event – it was a glorious evening celebrating the fusion of art and fashion. Styled by Wlaa Style, Coalesce was an immersive art experience where fashion and fine art came together in a breathtaking collaboration celebrating fine art on the runway.

Eight local Kansas City artists transformed gowns into walking canvasses of fine art with a virtual experience unlike any other and 5 of those artists were 2020 Art in the Loop artists. Take a look at their Art in the Loop installations and dresses below!

KC Streetcar provides the canvas for Art in the Loop each year, allowing local artists to display their work at KC Streetcar stops and even onboard vehicles.  This is an annual program that usually lasts through the summer. We are so grateful that KC Streetcar agreed to leave the artwork in place for an extended period so head Downtown and use this map to locate the artwork! Visit for more information about the artwork and artists.

Hold installed at the Power & Light District NB KC Streetcar Stop with dress both by Robert Castillo.

36/36 Series, Quilt Paintings and dress by Jessica Rogers at Crossroads SB KC Streetcar Stop.

So Long & Good Luck and dress by Megan Ganey, River Market West KC Streetcar Stop.

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines and dress by Nazanin Amiri Meers, Kauffman Center SB KC Streetcar Stop

Hope & Gratitude and dress by Ada Koch, on KC Streetcar vehicle.

Detail of dress by Ada Koch with excerpts from Glenn North’s poem “Standing Strong” that was commissioned for the Art in the Loop Project.

All photographs by Margaret Norcross Photography.


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