Entries by Ann

String Quartet Performs in Ilus Davis Park

On Friday, August 26, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Matthew Bennett will present “Then & Now” a musical performance in Ilus Davis Park, 11th & Oak St, Kansas City, MO. “Then and Now” will feature American music from the Colonial period to the present performed on period-appropriate instruments. This unique performance will allow the audience to experience music […]

“Walking on Eggshells” A Metaphor in the Park

Alison Greene will present “Walking on Eggshells” a  performance on Thursday, August 18, between 11:30 and 1:30, in Oppenstein Park, at 12th & Walnut in Downtown Kansas City. “Walking on Eggshells” is a metaphor that is often used when describing a feeling of being trapped by another’s will and when our voice is silenced.  The installation and […]

Make a “Connection” Friday on the KC Streetcar

CONNECTIONS Presented by Jon Michael Johnson and SITU INC. 11:30am and 12:30 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016 Starts at Union Station Streetcar Stop CONNECTIONS is a site-specific performance piece.   This mostly improvised event, as presented by Jon Michael Johnson and SITU INC., will follow one passenger as he boards the streetcar at Union Station.  […]

“A Net Full of Hope” Poetry Performance in the Park

Annette Hope Billings will present “A Net Full of Hope” a poetry performance on Thursday, August 11, between 11:30 and 1:30, in Oppenstein Park, at 12th & Walnut in Downtown Kansas City. In the words of the poet: “In our divisive society, much exists that serves to further a sense of separateness. Despite this, well­spoken poetry remains […]

World Music Duo Performs at KC Streetcar Stop

Kansas City’s newly opened streetcar stops are not just a place to sit and wait! On Friday, August 12, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Metro Center Northbound Streetcar Stop (12th and Main, adjacent to the Town Pavilion), multi-instrumentalist Amado Espinoza, along with his wife Karen Lisondra, will surprise pedestrians and streetcar commuters alike with […]

Soundtrack for the City Coming to KC Streetcar

On Friday, August 5, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. KC Streetcar patrons will have a unique opportunity to experience new and original music composed by local artist Stacy Busch for the KC Streetcar! Soundtrack for the City is a musical experience designed specifically for the Kansas City Streetcar. Busch composed 9 new and original songs […]

What Inspires Art in the Loop Artists?

Many of the artists and performers participating in the 2016 Art in the Loop Project have provided examples of books, music, film, performances, and other sources that they draw inspiration from. They invite you to learn more about the things that feed their creativity and influence their work… many of which can be found in […]

2016 Art in the Loop Project – Flyer Available

The 2016 Art in the Loop Project flyer is now available. Click here to download the complete calendar of performances and list of art installations. The 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect infuses the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. […]

July 28 Art in the Loop Performance Moved to KC Public Library

PLEASE NOTE: Due to forecasted rain, this performance will take place in Kirk Hall at the Kansas City Public Library, Central Library, 14 West 10th Street.  You can still enjoy your lunch with the performance; food will be available for purchase at the Central Library coffee shop , the Nine Muses.  They offer sandwiches, salads, […]

Nritya Performs Dances and Music of India, July 29th

The Nritya School of Indian Dance and Music will perform on Friday, July 29, from 11:30-1:30 in Ilus Davis Park at 11th and Oak  as part of the Art in the Park project. Dance is the universal language of the world. Dance is a way of expression, an identity. As with most traditions, dance is different around the […]

Artist Neil Goss to Demonstrate Mayan Weaving Method

Nationally known artist Neil Goss will present a demonstration of backstrap weaving at noon on Friday, July 29th ; the demonstration will be in Ilus Davis Park, 11th and Oak. This presentation coincides with Art in the Park, an outdoor exhibit of several artworks, including Goss’s Hempen Support: Vines of Passion. Backstrap weaving is a method of weaving […]

Art in the Loop Kick Off Event & July 18-22 Schedule

The 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the Downtown Council, KC Streetcar and City of Kansas City, Missouri, features 25 temporary artworks and performances in Oppenstein and Ilus Davis parks and at stops along KC’s new streetcar route.  We look forward to providing you with a […]