Entries by Ann

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 […]

‘Game-changer’: DTC issues 2014 Annual Report

The Downtown Council released its 2014 Annual Report at its to a record audience of more than 1,000 guests at our Annual Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 9. Click here to download the report…or check out this excerpt: Letter from the Chairman and President (page 6) Game-changer. There is really no other way to describe what is […]

Downtown Council Annual Luncheon – highlight reel

More than 900 business and community leaders came out to support Downtown Kansas City last Friday at the 2015 Downtown Council’s Annual Luncheon.  Keynote speaker Leigh Gallagher, a managing editor of Fortune Magazine, shared some interesting statistics about urban growth in downtown areas across the country and it was encouraging to see that we are […]

2015 DTC Annual Luncheon: Register Now

Make plans now to attend the Downtown Council’s 2015 Annual Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. The 2015 luncheon marks a moment of clarity and opportunity for Downtown Kansas City. An already-booming Innovation District in the Crossroads is proving to be […]

Become Part of the Art in Oppenstein Park

People as Monuments Thursday, 10/16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. @Oppenstein Park, 12th & Walnut People as Monuments is an interactive public monument series that challenges the here and now of Kansas City. This temporary public art installation will include a plinth/platform for people to activate where they become instant “public monuments”. Alongside organized performances by Jose Faus, Mark […]

Zebra looms large over Downtown

There is an Angry Zebra loose in Downtown Kansas City. In mid-September, a provocative new mural joined Kansas City’s Downtown streetscape, the Kansas City Star reported. “Angry Zebra,” a signature image of KC artist Phil “Sike Style” Shafer, rises 50 feet high on the south wall of the Bonfils building at 12th Street and Grand Boulevard. The project, sponsored by the […]

Good Eats & Games at Oppenstein Park on Thursday 9/11

Construction Players  with Jerusalem Cafe Food Truck Thursday 9/11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Take your lunch break outside and join the Construction Players, Charlie Mylie and Lindsey Griffith, for fun and games in Oppenstein Park. These merry workers whose jobs are to play are re-engaging urban work spaces as a rich and ready playground. […]

Art in the Loop Celebrates Public Art in Downtown Kansas City

httpv://youtu.be/mZhaL7r3-RA Nearly 100 people visited The Box Gallery on Friday, June 6, to view the art exhibition “Art in the Loop: 10-Years of Revitalizing Downtown KC with Public Art”.  The exhibition takes a new look at the organizations’ successful projects and reveals their plans for the future. Why is public art important to Downtown Kansas City?  […]

Public ARTwall is now serving FRESH BREAD

The Art in the Loop Foundation‘s new ARTwall was installed on Thursday, May 8, the on the south side of the Town Pavilion Garage at 13th & Grand. The 2014 ARTwall entitled FRESH BREAD  by Sean Starowitz captures a moment in the artist’s community based art project also entitled FRESH BREAD. In the words of the […]