The Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) will host an open house on Thursday, May 12 from, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will showcase KCDC’s Art in the Loop Vision Study, Downtown Recycling System Vision Study and Connecting the Dottes Study. KCDC architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning students will be on hand to discuss their project. Brief remarks will be made by the project leaders and sponsors at 6 p.m.
The Art in the Loop Foundation partnered with the Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) and the Downtown Council to develop a vision and master plan for working with artists to activate public spaces in Downtown Kansas City. One of the goals of the project was to consider how public art (temporary or permanent) can play a role in making the Downtown Loop (Central Business District) more walkable, authentic, safe and connected.
Directions to KCDC
The Kansas City Design Center is located at 1018 Baltimore, a convenient 1 1/2 blocks from the KC Streetcar Metro Center Stop (kcstreetcar.org). If you are driving on-street and garage parking is available in the vicinity.
Dates: Friday, April 29, 6PM-10PM + Saturday, April 30, 12PM-5PM
- Town Pavilion/1100 Walnut St. 6th Floor
- Paragraph Gallery + Project Space/21-23 E 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
PARKING: FREE, available at Commerce Bank Parking Garage (1025 Main St)—park anywhere that is not reserved.
Charlotte Street Foundation’s Studio Residency Program Open Studios Weekend is the program’s largest annual event, hosting more than 500 visitors over two days. Through this unique event, the public is invited into the studios of Charlotte Street’s Resident Artists for an intimate opportunity to interact with the artists in their working environments in the Town Pavilion,
Open Studios Weekend 2016 will spotlight the work of over 20 artists—including 15 visual artists and photographers, 6 performing artists and ensembles, and 3 writers. All Artists-in-Residence have been awarded free studio space and related support through the Charlotte Street Studio Residency Program for the period of September, 2015—August, 2016.
Artist Studios will be open from 6PM to 10PM on Friday, April 29th with special offerings to include an array of original live music and dance performances on Friday evening. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work. Artwork will be available for purchase.
On Saturday, April 30th special events concurrent with the Studio Resident exhibition, The One Thing That Can Save America in Paragraph Gallery and Project Space will take place from 12:30PM to 5PM. Saturday offerings include a curatorial talk with Curator, Jessica Baran and studio residents at Paragraph Gallery starting at 12:30PM, followed by readings of new fiction and non-fiction by the writers-in-residence, a podcast listening party by residents, Paris of the Plains Podcast, and finish with live performances in Oppenstein Park.
Charlotte Street thanks its generous donors for contributing to this annual event—Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, Copaken Brooks, Boulevard Beer, NTDF, Downtown Council, Downtown Community Improvement District, Missouri Bank, and Commerce Bank.
Click here for a detailed schedule and list of artists.
Initiated by faculty from the UMKC Conservatory and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making. Co-directors Mara Gibson and Paul Rudy set the stage for concert events outside the box and inside the mind’s eye and the eye’s ear. In ArtSounds performances, vision informs hearing and hearing guides sight in this essential dialogue at the messy intersections of human experience. ArtSounds performances are free and open to the public. Entering its 11th year, the Conservatory recently announced two new community partners: Charlotte Street Foundation and Art in the Loop.
There will be two events next year, November 5 at La Esquina as part of a larger Media Fest associated with CSF and May 4 at Prairie Logic associated with Art in the Loop. The Conservatory will co-sponsor all events. Each event will provide venue, marketing and a $1,000 stipend for the artists.
To apply, please submit a proposal by May 2 to Mara Gibson (email@example.com) for review by a panel including Paul Rudy, Mara Gibson, Ann Holliday and Amy Kligman.
Proposals should include:
- Duration of event (no more than 60 minutes)
- Use of proposed budget
- Short 2-3 sentence description of the event and supply list
Feel free to submit 1-2 examples of past work and short bios for consideration, but submit the complete application in ONE pdf file.
For more information, please contact Dana Self, 816-235-2949, firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect
Art in the Loop (Oppenstein Park, 12th & Walnut)
Art on the Line (KC Streetcar Line)
Art in the Park (Ilus Davis Park, 11th & Oak)
Musicians, artists, sculptors, composers, choreographers, fashion designers, film-makers, dancers, and performance artists – are you interested in bringing your art outside and into the public realm of Downtown Kansas City to be experienced by Downtown residents, visitors, and workers?
If so, consider applying for the 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect! (Applications Due: April 15)
The 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect will infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. Equally important, the project will also create an opportunity for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support.
2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks installed in and around Oppenstein Park at 12th and Walnut Streets. Art in the Loop is also partnering with the KC Streetcar Authority to include art installations at streetcar stops and on-board vehicles. Art in the Loop is also collaborating with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to manage the Ilus Davis Art in the Park Project which will include 4 temporary art installations and 4 community performances throughout the summer.
This year, we’re instituting a theme, “Connect.” While the project expands to take on new geographies and new partners, we will ask the artists to consider ideas of connecting with the urban environment, with modes of transit and with the diverse populations of Downtown Kansas City.
Our goal is to install 11 artworks in and around Oppenstein, 4 artworks at KC Streetcar stops or onboard vehicles, and 4 artworks in Ilus Davis Park from June through September 2016.
An eclectic body of performance art, music, dance, and poetry will be performed weekly during the lunch-hour in Oppenstein Park, Thursdays, July through September. Food trucks will also offer food and beverages. A performance series is also planned to take place KC Streetcar vehicles and/or at streetcar stops, Fridays, July through September. Four 4 music performances will also be held in Ilus Davis Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following Fridays, June 24, July 29, August 26 and September 30.
To learn more or apply, visit https://www.artintheloop.com/opportunities/. Applications are due April 15, 2016. Commissions will range from $500 to $5,000. The final number of projects will depend on funds raised. For more information contact Jessica Borusky, curator, email@example.com, or Ann Holliday, program director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project is funded by the generous support of corporate sponsors, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority. The project is a partnership of the Art in the Loop Foundation, the Downtown Council of Kansas City, the Downtown Community Improvement District and the Kansas City Art Institute. The more supporters we have, the more unique artistic experiences we can offer to Downtown workers, visitors, and residents. Please contact Ann Holliday, email@example.com or 816-979-1072, if you are interested in learning more about how you can support these efforts.
The Art in the Loop Foundation is partnering with the Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) and the Downtown Council to develop a vision and master plan for working with artists to activate public spaces in Downtown Kansas City. KCDC architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning students are considering how public art (temporary or permanent) can play a role in making the Downtown Loop (Central Business District) more walkable, authentic, safe and connected. The studio is working under the guidance of director, Vladimir Krstic, professor Jason Brody, and the Art in the Loop Advisory Committee.
Please join us for a public meeting on Thursday, March 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore, to learn more about the Art in the Loop Vision Study and the Downtown Recycling System Vision Study and give your input.
Art in the Loop/Art on the Line
2016 Call for Concepts – Information Session
Tuesday, March 8, 11:30-1:00pm
Paragraph Gallery, 23rd E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106
The Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is pleased to announce a Call for Concepts for our 2016 Art in the Loop Project: Connect. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
AILF will host an information session to provide further information about this opportunity at Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph Gallery on Tuesday, March 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Ann Holliday, firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
This year, AILF will curate thoughtful and engaging performances and semi-permanent public artworks for Downtown Kansas City centered around the theme Connect. The project will expand its geographical and conceptual scope from Oppenstein Park, 12th & Walnut, and the Art Impact Zone to include the KC Streetcar line. AILF will partner with the Kansas City Streetcar Authority to showcase work at the streetcar stops and within the streetcar; thus, generating a call for concepts for Art in the Loop/Art on the Line. New visual and performance possibilities are abundant by way of this partnership, and AILF encourages artists to consider these new surfaces and spaces for artistic expression.
Art in the Loop is also collaborating with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to manage the Ilus Davis Art in the Park project which will include 4 temporary art installations and 4 community performances throughout the summer. For more information about the Ilus Davis Art in the Park artist selection process contact Elizabeth Bowman, KCMO public art administrator, email@example.com.
For more information about Art in the Loop/Art on the Line, visit https://www.artintheloop.com/opportunities/. The online application is available courtesy of Artist Inc., at https://artistinc.submittable.com/submit/54372. Applications are due April 15, 2016. Artists and collaborative projects are encouraged to attend this information session and apply.
About Art in the Loop
The mission of the Art in the Loop Foundation (AILF) is to contribute to the visual identity, enrichment, and revitalization of Downtown Kansas City, create new opportunities for artistic development, and expand public interaction with new art of excellence. AILF, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a unique partnership between the Downtown Council of Kansas City, the Kansas City Art Institute and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. AILF seeks to play a proactive role in bringing further attention to Kansas City as a place where exciting and accomplished contemporary art is not just happening but is, in fact, helping to define the city’s identity.