KC Art on the Block: A Black Lives Matter Project

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Title

KC Art on the Block: A Black Lives Matter Project

Creator

Organizers: City of Kansas City, Mo., Urban League Kansas City, NAACP Kansas City, Troost Market Collective; Lead artists: Adrianne Clayton, Warren Harvey, Avrion Jackson, Harold Smith, Michael Toombs, Vivian Wilson Bluett; KC Art on the Block project volunteers

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Coverage

Kansas City, MO

Date

Created: 2020; Documented 2020

Contributor

Photographers: Cody Hunt, Max McBride

Description

The KC Art on the Block: A Black Lives Matter Project, organized by Kansas City in partnership with the local NAACP chapter and Urban League of Greater Kansas City, engaged local artists and community members in the creation of six namesake street murals throughout diverse neighborhoods in Kansas City, Missouri. The murals, totaling 2,000 linear feet, are located at: Briarcliff and N. Mulberry, 10th and Baltimore, 18th and Vine, 31st and Troost, 63rd and Troost, 63rd and Brookside Blvd.

Subject

"The KC Art on the Block: A Black Lives Matter Project harnesses the power of art and community to draw attention to recent and ongoing systemic racism committed against its Black citizens. Organizers amplified Kansas City’s commitment to the national conversation about race and aimed to catalyze lasting change and generate further momentum around racial equity. As formalized by the city in its Aug. 6, 2020 resolution on this topic, Kansas City remains a city committed to achieving equal justice and opportunities for all its citizens and visitors. Therefore, streets in neighborhoods across the city reflect this value statement: Black Lives Matter." -KC Art on the Block

Publisher

M2M

Rights

Lead artists: Adrianne Clayton, Warren Harvey, Avrion Jackson, Harold Smith, Michael Toombs, Vivian Wilson Bluett; Photographers: Cody Hunt, Max McBride; Organizers: City of Kansas City, Mo., Urban League Kansas City, NAACP Kansas City, Troost Market Collective

Identifier

M2M_0011

Geolocation