2017 Art in the Loop & Music Series


The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! 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. 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks and performances presented in four locations Downtown:

Art in the Park – City Market Park, 3rd & Main
Art on the Line – KC Streetcar, stops located along Main Street from the City Market to Union Station
Art at the Library – Kansas City Public Library Central Library,14 W. 10th St.
Prairie Logic on the Green Roof – 1261 Main St., 6th floor in the Power & Light District.

This year Art in the Loop will also bring a diverse array of musicians to Downtown Kansas City through a lunchtime concert series on Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., from May 17 through September 16, at the same locations where artwork is installed.


Art on the Line (KC Streetcar)

The following temporary installations and performances will be at streetcar stops from May through September. Performances will take place onboard a KC Streetcar unless otherwise noted.

Artist and Art Installations

  • Sarah Star, Run this Town: A Civic Trail (Trailhead at River Market West Stop)
  • Beth Byrd-Lonski Silly Walkways (Library Stop – Southbound)
  • Barry Anderson, Totemic Persona (Metro Center Stop – Northbound)
  • J.T. Daniels, Wait Here (Power & Light District Stop – Southbound)
  • Shelby Burchett, Don’t Wait: Get Lost (Union Station Stop)
  • Lauren Thompson & Jeff Evrard, Then & Now: Faces of KC (Location TBD)

Art Performance

  • Jon Johnson directs an improvisational dance performance, Cue! , starts at Union Station, August 9

Music Series

  • June 28, Sky Smeed, folk singer
  • July 5, Carswell & Hope, Irish americana
  • July 12, Betse & Clarke, a fiddle and banjo duo with a sense of adventure
  • July 19, Molly McLaughlin with Into the Sun, Irish/folk trio
  • July 26, Enrique Chi , alternative/Afro-Cuban
  • August 2, Fred Wickham & The Naughty Pines , classic country music (This performance will take place at Union Station)
  • August 16, Candice Hill, steel-pan percussion (at Union Station)