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 is 501c(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning public art for Downtown Kansas City.
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. A component of Art in the Loop‘s mission to broaden artistic and educational opportunities for Kansas City Art Institute-affiliated artists and increase recognition for the Kansas City Art Institute’s longstanding contributions to our city.
Since 2005 AILF has commissioned a number of public art projects in downtown KC:
Public Art in the Loop Map
AILF has commissioned 4 installations in Downtown Kansas City which are indicated with the red markers in the map below. Many other entities including the Municipal Arts Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) the Parks and Recreation Department of KCMO, the City of Fountains, as well as private entities have installed or maintain art in the public realm of Downtown Kansas City. (Click on the icons for images and information.)