Crossroads Arts District, KCMO
-Overlooking the Crossroads and downtown skylines, this photograph by Stuart Heidmann features Alex Senna’s newly iconic mural for Manny’s Mexican Restaurant, a Kansas City staple for about 40 years!
This year’s festival, the follow up to 2017’s SolaNoir Mural & Eclipse Event, was the perfect continuation of growing the Crossroads Arts District into the mural-covered neighborhood we’re striving for! We are dedicated to promoting creative expression and exploration on a large, public scale for all to enjoy and draw inspiration from. In 2018, we had the help of 27 Muralists (15 Visiting & 12 Local), 17 in-kind contributors, 10 financial sponsors, 5 super-stellar volunteers, 1 badass gallery exhibition, and even a fabulously hand-painted Art Car! And with the exception of a small few, all of our partnerships were local to our neighborhood!!
We want to give a giant THANK YOU!! to everyone who participated, supported, and came out to delight in the festivities! We are truly, and authentically, a whole-community effort that would fall flat on its face without you all! We are beyond grateful to be able to give back to our Crossroads home and community via these gorgeous new murals; along with the heightened connectivity, creativity, and culture that comes from it.
DEE THURN & SPACESHIP ZULU + ERYE + EVAN JACKSON + JON MUNDEN + REVILO.33 +
RIF RAF GIRAFFE + SABERTOOTH THOMAS + VISUAL GOODIES +
XMAS VIPER + ZAC LAMAN & SAMUEL HALE
ALEX SENNA + ERIC KARBELING + MATT GONDEK + IVAN ROQUE + TEN HUNDRED +
JAKE MERTEN + KEY DETAIL + MADMAN + PHYBR + REGISTERED ARTIST & KAT MARTINI + SEBASTIAN COOLIDGE + JAMES OLESON + JUSTIN WAGHER + ZULU PAINTER
Papa Kenos, Crossroads
4 Hands Brewing Co.
Crossroads Community Association
Manny's Mexican Restaurant
Mission Taco Joint
Kansas City Rescue Mission
Tom's Town Distillery
Aron Real Estate
The CBD Store
Scott C. Long
Private Donor (2)
PARTNERS & VOLUNTEERS
Brandon Baker (Graffiti KC)