Celebrate 816 Day with the Black Creatures, Circus Scorpius, Kyle Jones & Art Garden KC

Join Art in the Loop, the Downtown Council and our other partners as we celebrate all things local on Tuesday, August 16, at the City Market. The event will feature live entertainment, branded events, and fun activities. On this day, community connectedness is strengthened by local business and resident pride.

Since 2018, the downtown community has been celebrating all things 816! This year we are partnering with Art in the Loop and Art Garden KC to bring a celebration worthy of our area code to the Historic City Market.

Celebrate 816 Day between August 5 – 16, 2022 with a friendly game of Scavenger Hunt Bingo. Discover new destinations and revisit old stomping grounds around downtown Kansas City and along the KC Streetcar route. Complete your Bingo card by snapping a QR Code or picking up a sticker at the select downtown businesses, restaurants, artworks, landmarks, and the KC Streetcar.

Your completed Bingo card is your ticket to be eligible to win raffle prizes during the Art in the Loop Performance at City Market on Tuesday, August 16, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. featuring:

  • The Black Creatures: A musical duo whose inspirations range from Robert Glasper toDa Brat.
  • Circus Scorpius: A dynamic display of breathtaking physical acrobatics.
  • Kyle Jones: A jazz saxophonist concerned with righting social injustices through music.

Come early and shop unique creations from diverse Kansas City artists and makers curated by Art Garden KC from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP for the event.

Bingo cards can be downloaded on the Downtown Neighborhood Association website or picked up at participating businesses. Riding the KC Streetcar is a great way to visit most of the shops and restaurants. You must be present to win the 816 Day Bingo prizes.

For questions, contact Jared Campbell with the Downtown Council at jared@downtownkc.org or Donna Mandelbaum with the KC Streetcar Authority at dmandelbaum@kcstreetcar.org.

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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 Officer 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, UMB Bank, JE Dunn Construction, Academy Bank, 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, Kansas City Public Library 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

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