Formerly dubbed SolaNoir, this Mural Festival debuted during the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 2017 

Phybr + BonusSaves = SignUsAllDay Mural Located at Sutherlin Optical

Phybr + BonusSaves = SignUsAllDay
Mural Located at Sutherlin Optical

    Kansas City is experiencing a major cultural expansion, and it's epicenter lies in the Crossroads Arts District.  With the Solar Eclipse touching down in our hometown, we decided it was a great time to take advantage of the extra national attention. That's why we brought in some of the best street artists from around the country, and even the world, to commemorate the short but monumental 3-minute event and make it last a little longer.  If you've ever taken a trip to Miami, you've more than likely seen Wynwood and its walls. You may also be more familiar with the Bushwick area in Brooklyn or the mural-covered city of Philadelphia. These street art mecca's are world-renown and draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.  Kansas City has a rich history of art, especially painting, as well as an incredible focus on art for the public, for everyone.  From world-class museums with free-admission, the countless galleries and pop-up spaces supporting artists, a thriving First Friday Art Walk, to decades of murals gracing our buildings throughout the districts and neighborhoods.  Our goal is to continue to grow and propel KC's Crossroads into a similar mural-laden district; an art-mecca of our own midwest design.  We are celebrating this truly incredible Arts District and making it known as an art-rich destination with a strong street art presence.

   In a week's time, we transformed the visage of the Crossroads with 20 new murals by 24 different painters (12 visiting & 12 local) with the help of 20 financial sponsors and 14 major in-kind contributors!  We also celebrated with 3 gallery exhibitions, 2 nights of live music, 1 amazingly delicious coffee collaboration, and of course all the energy and participation from everyone around the city who came out to watch, discover, party, and helped us make our premier festival one to never forget!  THANK YOU!

Check out this MAP to visit the murals in person!


VISITING ARTISTS

Ackzilla! & Annavee . Alex Senna . Jake Merten . Justin Wagher . Madman . Phyber . Registered Artist . Sebastian Coolidge . Ten Hundred . They Drift . Wiley

HOMEGROWN ARTISTS

Ape . Evan Jackson . Zach Laman . Jamie McClead . Kevin "EFG" Perkins . Moniker the Monster . Munden . Patrick Quinn . Sabertooth Thomas . Sike . Visual Goodies . Thomas "Pigsty" Woodward


SPONSORS

-Lunar Sponsors-

Private Donor
Scott C. Long

-Solar Sponsors-

Abbott Properties

 

-Gold Patrons-

Construction & Interior Services, LLC
Draw Architecture & Urban Design
Ehinger Properties
Jane Ehinger
J. Zachary Bickel
Susie & Debbie Aron

-Star Sponsors-

Charlie Hustle
Cindy Augustine
Rosin Preservation
Pendulum Studios

 

 

-Donors-

Jon Whitaker
Karen Linson

 

 

-Silver Patrons-

Andrew Brain
Andrew Warn
Bob & Mary Kay Camarena
Dan & Sandy Ayars
Jay & Tracey Harrington
Jennifer Stuerke
The Bauer

-In-Kind Contributors-

Made in KC
Mission Taco Joint
Schlafly Brewing Co.
Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters
Torn Label Brewing Co.
Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
4 Hands Brewing Co.

Aron Real Estate
Crossroads Community Association
Draw Architecture
Herc Rentals
International Tap House (ITAP)
Jonathan Hill
Lifted Spirits Distillery



A giant THANK YOU and round of applause to all our sponsors, patrons, donors and contributors!  SolaNoir was made possible by the generous support of our community, we could not have done this without your help and support! It is our absolute pleasure to add to the creative development of this incredible Crossroads community!