Art in the Loop Announces 2022 Visual Artists

Mother by David Wayne Reed

 The Art in the Loop Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Art in the Loop artists and art installations.

This year marks the ninth year for the Art in the Loop Project and includes artwork based on photography, painting, digitized illustrations and paintings, and more. The Art in the Loop Project is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks presented in partnership with the KC Streetcar Authority.  Artists responded to the 2022 theme of “Sustainable” and addressed questions about how one defines sustainability, what are the intersections between art and sustainability and what a sustainable Downtown Kansas City looks like.  

The following artists’ works will be displayed at streetcar stops and on one streetcar vehicle from June until November 2022. You can find images of each installation online at www.artintheloop.com

Artist and Art Installations:

  • Devin Edwards, Darrius’s Garden, on KC Streetcar 806
  • DINKC Galicia, Generations, at the Power & Light Southbound Streetcar Stop
  • David Wayne Reed, Mother, at the Kauffman Center Southbound Streetcar Stop 
  • Jennifer Lapka with A.P. Visual, The Dieynaba Dress, at the Metro Center Northbound Streetcar Stop 
  • Raffaela Malazarte, Mahalaga, at the Library Northbound Streetcar Stop  
  • Dave Loewenstein, You Are Here, at the Union Station Streetcar Stop
  • Sol Anzorena, Take Care of Who Cares For You, at the River Market West Streetcar Stop 

The Art in the Loop Foundation will hold a Kick-Off event for the 2022 Art in the Loop Project: Sustainable, on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch. This will be an evening of art and music as we introduce the 2022 visual artists and performance artists. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a reception followed by a program at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Attendees can RSVP for the event here: https://2022-kickoff.eventbrite.com

Artists are selected for the annual program through an online application process open to artists in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A selection panel consisting of local artists, curators, educators, and community members reviewed over 40 applications and selected 7 artist teams.

The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is provided artistic guidance by Kyle Mullins, who is serving in his second year as art director for Art in the Loop. Mullins is a dance artist living and creating in Kansas City, MO. He is the artistic director of his company Cerca Trova, where he creates works of dance theater, and producer of Making Moves, a monthly dance performance series he founded in 2019. He also works as an Artists Services Program Coordinator at Mid-America Arts Alliance. He is a former Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Resident. Mullins danced in NYC for ten years before relocating home to Kansas City. He holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is made possible through the generous support of the KC Streetcar Authority, Stinson LLP, and other corporate partners. This project is funded in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, as well as by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, and the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank Trustee.

Project partners include the Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement Districts, KC Streetcar, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

For more information about the project and the artists, visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.