Westport has an extensive variety of graffiti, focused on Broadway, extending from Westport Road North. Our next destination is 39th and Central. Here, for the first time, I discovered a building where two walls are currently being painted with colorful murals. Hopefully, you will immediately recognize our friend, Scribe. Each painter has a unique style. Many can be found in Westport, along Broadway, Oak, and even in the West Bottoms.
As I have driven throughout the city, I have become acquainted with many of the artists. Many identify themselves with names like “Scribe”, “Saron”, “Storm”, “Frost” and “feminine”. Some artists use initials “SKY ZNK” and “TCTW”. Their styles are also becoming familiar.
Cartoon characters, dogs, cats, dragons and birds and even insects, are common themes.
This great bull dog is identified as the work of “GEAR”.
For those not yet weary of graffiti, still to be explored is art from outside the Mid-town corridors.
Kansas City’s most exciting graffiti is found in the nooks and crannies of our town. Many businesses either pay for their art, or at least willingly provide a canvas for their work. What a wonderful gift for Kansas City to offer the art to others.
Foxx Equipment is located just North of the Broadway Bridge, where West Pennway and Washington intersect with Southwest Blvd. You can find the building by driving straight West from Broadway.vYou will know you have found this pot of graffiti gold when you see the wall with the words “Desert Feud”. I am, admittedly, somewhat confused as to the nature of the feud unless it is a battle between the demonized letters and the evil alien cartoon. At least that is my interpretation. But whatever you see in the image, it is great fun.
Foxx has two parking lots, one facing the public street, the other set on the East and South of the building. Both lots are filled with colorful paintings that are great fun to behold.
Whether you prefer the explorers, the ballerina in the cowboy hat or the prison escapee (in the black and white stripes), it is hard not to be grateful to the artists.
Next stop is just a few blocks East of Broadway. See you soon.
Just North of Crown Center, in a parking lot on Broadway, I found a treasure trove of wall art. Whether we label it graffiti or wall art, it is just as fun to explore Kansas City’s alternative art. I know I have seen the artist before, but, as always, I do not know how to identify the artists. I hope you enjoy the great images, both prehistoric and modern.
Note the signature of the artist. If you can read it, let me know.