2021 Art in the Loop Closing Reception, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.

David Wayne Reed

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
1100 Main Street

Join with friends and colleagues as we celebrate the 2021 Art in the Loop Project: Resilient. The curated outdoor exhibition, staged in partnership with KC Streetcar, concludes with an in-person reception, illustrated review, and reflection on the year’s artwork and performances.

Art in the Loop organizers and participants will look back on the artistic works and performances featured from June to October. Guest speaker David Wayne Reed will share thoughts on the future of public art in Kansas City. Reed is an actor, writer, director, and producer from Kansas City, Missouri. He currently serves on the Municipal Arts Commission of Kansas City, Missouri and serves on the Executive Committee of the 1% for Public Art program at the new Kansas City International Airport.

The evening will begin with a presentation highlighting this year’s art installations and performances, including first-hand accounts from selected artists. The evening celebration will include a performance by The Wires, Laurel Morgan Parks (violin), and Sascha Groschang (cello). Their music is inspired by imagery found in the natural world, folk styles, and modern string techniques.

The Wires

Art in the Loop is designed to make cultural experiences available to downtown residents, visitors, workers, and anyone who finds their way in downtown Kansas City. This art exhibition and performance series was financially supported by the KCMO-Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund, Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, the KC Streetcar Authority, the Downtown Council of Kansas City, Downtown Community Improvement District and many generous corporate sponsors including Stinson, Academy Bank, Copaken Brooks, JE Dunn Construction, HNTB, McCownGordon Construction, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Henderson Engineers, and UMB, as well as the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank Trustee, the Gem Cultural & Education Institute and the Kansas City Art Institute.

This evening reception will be in-person and face masks are required. The best way to get to the Art in the Loop closing reception is by KC Streetcar. Just hop on and ride to the Metro Center streetcar stop at 12th & Main. The entrance to lightwell is on the north side of the building near Jason’s Deli. If driving, parking is available in the garage beneath the building and is accessible from 11th Street.