Entries by Mike

Art in the Loop exhibition set to open in The Box Gallery

“Art in the Loop: Celebrating Ten Years of Revitalizing Downtown KC with Public Art” is a new art exhibit that takes a new look at the organization’s successful projects and reveals its plans for the future. The exhibition opens at 11:30 a.m. Friday and runs through July 25 at The Box Gallery, 1000 Walnut, in […]

UMKC’s Downtown Arts Campus Takes Big Leap Forward

Downtown and the University of Missouri-Kansas City together will take a major step forward today with the announcement that land has been acquired for a new UMKC Conservatory campus. That step came at 8 a.m. Monday morning, as leaders from UMKC, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Downtown Council gather at the Kauffman […]

Downtown site proposed for UMKC Conservatory

In what is being hailed as a critical boost toward moving the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance to Downtown Kansas City, supporters have obtained an entire city block immediately south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Kansas City Star reported the news on Sunday. Reporter Kevin Collison wrote: The acquisition of the […]

Millennials discover Downtown KC a friendly place to be

You can find them where there’s live music, trendy food, an affordable home and a friendly environment where they feel they can make a difference. And in some very encouraging ways, both statistically and in the mysterious world of “buzz,” the Kansas City area is holding its own when it comes to appealing to the […]

Library lecture, exhibit to feature art of iconic Kansas City buildings

Artist Glen Hansen has created shows featuring drawings and paintings inspired by the architecture of cities like Paris, Prague, and Venice. Now the New York artist turns his pencils and brushes on Kansas City for The Kansas City Project, an exhibit on display beginning Thursday, June 27 and running through September 13, in the Guldner Gallery of the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. The show — […]

Mayor to christen KC FilmFest tonight

Mayor Sly James will be on hand this evening to help launch the 2013 edition of the Kansas City FilmFest at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 14th & Main in Downtown Kansas City. More than 100 films will be shown at the Film Fest, which opens today and runs through Sunday. Mayor James will speak at 6:15 p.m. […]

Boston Globe believes Downtown KC’s ‘heritage is hip’

Downtown  and Kansas City received some welcomed attention from The Boston Globe in its Sunday edition, Oct. 21 that is distributed to about half a million households. Reporter Robin Soslow clearly loved her recent visit to Kansas City. Even her article’s headline reflected the positive review that was about to come our way: Kansas City, Mo., gives heritage […]

UMKC releases studies of Downtown Arts Campus

A Downtown Campus for the Arts for the University of Missouri-Kansas City would improve educational opportunities for students in all fields, boost economic development for the region, enhance Kansas City’s ongoing arts renaissance and inject millions of dollars into the local economy over the next 25 years. That is the conclusion of a series of […]

Saveur and Today Show Agree: KC’s Food Scene is On the Rise

Saveur and Today Show Agree: KC’s Food Scene is On the Rise Kansas City as a top culinary destination for 2012 Kansas City made a national splash on NBC’s Today show on Thursday for the second time in three months. Saveur, one of the nation’s top culinary magazines, announced its Top Food Trends for 2012 […]

Jason Ryan Dorsey talks GenY and Millennial Entitlement

The Downtown Council will amp up its traditional Annual Luncheon format with a keynote presentation by Jason Ryan Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy and author of “Y-Size Your Business”. The Austin, Texas based speaker will offer expert insights on how Gen Y can energize and grow Downtown and your company. Dorsey recently appeared on the […]

Kansas City Ballet to Open New Home On Friday, August 26th!

Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity to Celebrates Grand Opening Aug. 22-Sept. 2 The Kansas City Ballet’s new home, the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity, will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 26 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at 500 Pershing Avenue. “This may well be the most […]