The KC Streetcar Authority, along with the Art in the Loop Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2022 Art in the Loop artists and art installations.
This year marks the ninth year for the Art in the Loop Project, the seventh with the KC Streetcar, and includes artwork based on photography, painting, illustrations and more. The Art in the Loop Project is a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks presented in partnership with the KC Streetcar Authority. Artists responded to the 2022 theme of “Sustainable” and addressed questions about how one defines sustainability, what are the intersections between art and sustainability and what does a sustainable Downtown Kansas City look like. All streetcar stop art works were installed on Friday, May 27.
The following artists’ works are displayed at streetcar stops and on one streetcar vehicle until November 2022. Images of each installation and information on the artists can be found online at www.artintheloop.com.
- Devin Edwards, Darrius’s Garden, on KC Streetcar 806
- DINKC Galicia, Generations, at the Power & Light Southbound Streetcar Stop
- David Wayne Reed, Mother, at the Kauffman Center Southbound Streetcar Stop
- Jennifer Lapka with A.P. Visual, The Dieynaba Dress, at the Metro Center Northbound Streetcar Stop
- Raffaela Malazarte, Mahalaga, at the Library Northbound Streetcar Stop
- Dave Lowenstein, You Are Here, at the Union Station Streetcar Stop
- Sol Anzorena, Take Care of Who Cares For You, at the River Market West Streetcar Stop
Artists are selected for the annual program through an online application process open to artists in the Kansas City metropolitan area. A selection panel consisting of local artists, curators, educators, and community members reviewed over 40 applications and selected 7 artist teams.
The public is invited to attend the kick-off event for the 2022 Art in the Loop Project: Sustainable, on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library Central Branch located on the KC Streetcar line. This will be an evening of art and music as we introduce the 2022 visual artists and performance series selections. Click here for the invite. The event is free and open to the public.
The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is guided by Kyle Mullins, who is serving in his second year as art director for the organization. Mullins is a dance artist living and creating in Kansas City, MO. He is the artistic director of his company Cerca Trova, where he creates works of dance theater, and producer of Making Moves, a monthly dance performance series he founded in 2019. He holds an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
The 2022 Art in the Loop Project is made possible through the generous support of the KC Streetcar Authority, Stinson LLP, and other corporate partners. This project funded in part by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, as well as by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, ArtsKC, and the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank Trustee.
For more information about the project and the artists, visit www.artintheloop.com, www.facebook.com/artintheloop, or twitter.com/ArtintheLoop. For Art in the Loop inquiries, please contact Ann Holliday with the Downtown Council at email@example.com.