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Avenue of the Arts Turns 10

Alexandra Robinson's "Nightshade," on sidewalks over several blocks along Central
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR
Alexandra Robinson's "Nightshade," on sidewalks over several blocks along Central

It's the 10th anniversary of Avenue of the Arts, a temporary display of public artwork along Central in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Each year, the artists receive $5000 to make their artwork, display it, and then they get to keep it. By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – Avenue of the Arts has sparked some controversy over the years, with oversized underwear flapping on a clothesline, and a mechanical minstrel show. To mark the anniversary, this year's exhibition includes 10 works - and a few artists returning from previous years. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

2009 Opening Reception at the Folly Theater
May 21, 2009, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

This Year's Artists:
Reilly Hoffman
Mark Southerland
Laura DeAngelis
Lori Raye Erickson & Lisa Marie Evans
Alexandra Robinson
Matthew Farley

2008 Artists Held-Over:
Colin Leipelt
Matthew Burke

Special Guests:
Peregrine Honig
Larry Thomas

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