Entries by Ann

Downtown Council opens nominations for annual awards

The Downtown Council is seeking nominations for our two annual honors, the J. Philip Kirk Award and the Urban Hero. The Kirk award  – given in recognition of community vision and Downtown stewardship – is presented to a civic leader who has helped build Downtown Kansas City over a lifetime. Urban Hero recognition is given to three […]

2018 Art in the Loop kickoff is set for May 1

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, will feature 15 temporary artworks and performances along the city’s streetcar route, in West Terrace/Case Park, and at the Kansas City Public Library. Make plans to join us from […]

Roll the highlights: 2018 DTC Annual Luncheon

Downtown Council members and stakeholders poured into the Kansas City Convention Center on Jan. 26 to celebrate successes in Downtown KC, as well as to network and to be inspired to continue the urban momentum of Kansas City. Did you miss the Downtown Council’s 2018 Annual Luncheon held early this month?  Well don’t despair, we’re […]

2017 Urban Heroes to be honored at special event

The Downtown Council – in preparation for its Annual Luncheon next month – will honor four community champions with Urban Hero status during a very special event next month. Make plans to join us at the Urban Hero Reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Suitable Technologies Inc., 1200 Main St., Suite 4200. Our Urban Heroes are […]

Luncheon to focus on Downtown as a Smart City

Downtown Kansas City and its evolving place in the global Smart City stratosphere will be the focus of the Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 26, in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. An estimated 1,000 DTC members and stakeholders, will gather for the 2018 Annual Luncheon from 11 a.m. to […]

Art in the Loop featured in KC Star

The 2017 Art in the Loop Project: Cue! was recently featured in the Arts & Culture section of the Kansas City Star. KC Star writer, Jacob Gedetsis, interviewed local artists Shelby Burchett, who spoke about her recent one-day performance art installation and Jon Johnson who will present a dance performance onboard KC Streetcar on August […]

Mayor proclaims Downtown KC is ‘back in the game’!

Mayor Sly James put the icing on the proverbial cake, as the Downtown Council celebrated the resurgence of Downtown Kansas City at its Annual Luncheon on Jan. 27 before an audience of 1,000 civic, business and community leaders and stakeholders. “I look forward to this event each year because as a lifelong Kansas City resident, […]

Christopher Leinberger to speak at Downtown Council Annual Luncheon

The Downtown Council is pleased to announce Christopher Leinberger as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Luncheon, Downtown KC: Back in the Game, on Friday, January 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Leinberger is a nationally recognized expert in emerging experience-based economies.  His […]

‘Map of Rain Hitting Water’ performance set for April 15

Wednesday, 4/15, 7 p.m. Map of Rain Hitting Water @ Prairie Logic Join us for an evening of the compositions by Mara Gibson, an award winning local composer who also teaches  at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, culminating in the first live outdoor performance of Map of Rain Hitting Water. Map will be performed by renowned […]

Crossroads Academy: Enroll students by March 31

Do you have school age children and live Downtown?  Then you may be interested to know that the Crossroads Academy of Kansas City, located at 1011 Central in Downtown Kansas city, is enrolling grades K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. Open enrollment lottery deadline is March 31. Applications can be found at www.crossroadsacademykc.org. All enrolling […]