The 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays!, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and KC Streetcar, features 15 temporary artworks and performances along the city’s streetcar route, in the West Bluffs’ West Terrace Park, and at the Central Library.
As the series prepares to open, a number of the participating artists, dancers, musicians, and poets take turns discussing their works. They are introduced by art-directors Jahaira Aguilar and Andrew Lattner, local artists and co-founders of the collaborative group NDo. Both artists are current Artists-in-Residence at the Charlotte Street Foundation.
Art in the Loop, running from May 1 to September 30, is designed to make cultural experiences available to downtown residents, visitors, and workers. The kickoff event is co-presented by Downtown Council, the Municipal Art Commission of Kansas City, Missouri, KC Streetcar, and the City of Kansas City’s Office of Culture and Creative Services.