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The KC Streetcar Authority, along with the Art in the Loop Foundation, is pleased to announce the schedule of summer art installations and performances onboard and along the streetcar line.
“Art in the Loop: KC Plays” marks the fifth year for the Art in the Loop Project and the third year for KC Streetcar involvement. This year includes new partnerships and new Downtown Kansas City, Missouri locations, that provide more opportunities for audiences to interact with and enjoy the work of local artists. Art in the Loop runs from May through September.
“Our partnership with Art in the Loop Foundation has helped us enhance the ridership experience by bringing engaging art by local artists to our riders,” said Donna Mandelbaum, communications director of the KC Streetcar Authority. “We look forward to this year being the biggest and boldest yet,” Mandelbaum continued.
The following are the temporary installations and performances planned onboard the streetcar and at select streetcar stops from May through September:
The 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays infuses the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise Downtown employees, residents, and visitors. The project also creates opportunities for local emerging and established artists to extend their practice into the Downtown environment with curatorial, professional and logistical support. 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks and performances presented in five locations Downtown:
1) Art in the Park – West Terrace Park, 10th & Jefferson;
2) Art on the Line – KC Streetcar, stops located along Main Street from the City Market to Union Station;
3) Art at the Library – Kansas City Public Library Central Library,14 W. 10th St.
4) Art in the Loop Studio Residency – Location TBD
5) Art in the Loop Exhibition at The Box Gallery – Commerce Bank Building, 1000 Walnut Street
As part of the 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays, the Kansas City Streetcar is hosting eight live musical performances on board the streetcars and at streetcar stops during the months of July and August. Music will range from folk, hip-hop, soul, rumba, heavy metal and Afro-Caribbean, with both original music and covers of popular songs performed by local artists.
Find, and listen to, the music every Wednesday, from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Specific streetcar stop locations will be announced on the KC Streetcar website (www.kcstreetcar.org) and social media sites:
The 2018 Art in the Loop Summer Music Series creates opportunities for local emerging and established musicians to reach new audiences and infuse downtown with diverse and exciting music.
A kickoff presentation and reception by participating artists was held Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library, 14 West 10th Street. This event was co-hosted by the Kansas City Public Library, the Downtown Council of Kansas City, Missouri and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.For more information about Art in the Loop, the artists and performance schedule visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop.