Kansas City kicks off massive, city-wide Open Spaces arts festival

A sprawling “Kansas City arts experience” that will stretch 62 days and incorporate more than 200 performing and visual artists is now open.

Open Spaces was born out of a task force convened by Kansas City Mayor Sly James in 2013. Around that time, philanthropist Scott Francis, who helped develop Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, shared his vision for a sprawling arts festival, inspired by Documenta, an arts event held every five years in Kassel, Germany.

Starting Saturday and running through Oct. 28, Kansas City is serving as a canvas for artists of all kinds. Open Spaces, which is a private-public partnership, will feature pop-up art exhibits, dance, music and theater performances, art-making workshops and more.

Read more: KCUR


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