Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

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Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby grovester » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:01 pm

https://openspaceskc.com/

Looks pretty bold.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby rxlexi » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:29 pm

Definitely an ambitious undertaking, and the culmination of Sly's push towards KC as cultural capital, etc.

Surprised we haven't had more discussion about this on here, or the massive failure of what coulda/shoulda been an awesome Jazz & Heritage Festival a la Nola.

Worried about the length, and the ability for organizers to sustain momentum and visibility for a brand new arts-based event over that period.

The Swope Arts Village sounds awesome in theory - really looking forward to checking that out. Whether or not it turns out to be a good idea, seeing Swope Park as the centerpiece of a city-wide cultural event makes me happy.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby grovester » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:07 pm

I'm also a bit worried about execution, but OTOH, they have some opportunities to work out kinks before the main event.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby droopy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:25 pm

:shock: 62 days :shock:
Hopefully they market the hell out of it. No excuse for anyone living in KC to NOT check it out at some point. I love the Swope Park focus, hopefully this activates the park for more events (ethnic food fest is already great)

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:35 pm

Unpopular opinion: Meh.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby flyingember » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 am

I completely forgot about this and we go to a lot of art shows.

It's going to have piddly attendance. Too many long tail styles, too easy to miss something because it's the wrong week, too much travel to see everything.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby rxlexi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Yeah, I get the go big or go home idea of hosting this major festival like the big boys, but I can't help but think the city (and attendees) would have been better served with one jam packed weekend, in one general area. Or maybe a full week, with a kickoff and closing weekend.

We shall see. I hope it's not a one and done - I like the ambition.

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Re: Open Spaces - Kansas City Arts Experience

Postby loftguy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm

I was linked into this article about a very cool art concept piece that's going to be around downtown for the Experience.

https://silodrome.com/ram-jet-powered-scooter/


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