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Calling artists: A parking garage could be your canvas

Kansas City area artists are invited to propose art installations for two sides of the four-story parking garage under construction at 19th and Walnut streets in the Crossroads Arts District.
Kansas City area artists are invited to propose art installations for two sides of the four-story parking garage under construction at 19th and Walnut streets in the Crossroads Arts District. Courtesy of Corrigan Station

It’s a four-story “canvas” with a lot of holes in it. It’s also a possible draw for a local artist to use a $90,000 budget to create permanent artwork on a Crossroads Arts District building.

Copaken Brooks and 3D Development, developers of a new four-story parking garage at 19th and Walnut streets, have joined with the Art in the Loop Foundation to call for a custom installation on two exterior sides of the structure.

The call for submissions includes a challenge: “The installation must achieve the greatest visual impact with little to no impact on air flow to maintain adequate garage ventilation.”

The artwork also “should speak to the creative and artistic nature” of the neighborhood as well as the district’s mixed uses. The project, deadlines and stipends are explained at artintheloop.com.

The garage is being constructed to serve tenants and guests of the Corrigan Building, which is under renovation directly west across Walnut.

Diane Stafford: 816-234-4359, @kcstarstafford

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