A Wright read my post on Kansas City Graffiti from 2012 and requested more information. Despite having accumulated a significant library of photographs of graffiti and wall art, I have failed to document where the graffiti is located. Just for fun, Terry, Casey and I spent time this weekend driving through Kansas City neighborhoods with a cause — help A Wright identify where to look for Kansas City wall treasures. As a result, I will over the next few days, help locate some fine Kansas City graffiti. Today, graffiti in an alley.
Graffiti extends the length of an easily missed alley East of 18th Street between Baltimore and Wyandotte Streets. It is walking distance of Webster House and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. It is a wonderful treasure for those who enjoy urban art. And, seriously, it appears to me that the alley went a transformation over the course of a few days. There is paint all over the street itself, and my bet is that no one cares. It must have been a heck of a weekend!
Looking closely you will see the initials of various artists and their distinctive styles. I can’t identify them by name, but I recognize many of the artists from other locations across town.
If you want to add an interesting dining experience you can enjoy upscale dining at Webster House or eat very casually at YJ’s Snack Bar at 128 W. 18th Street. However different the environments, you won’t regret either experience.
In my lay opinion, these are talented artists. My hat is off to all of them.
Have a great week. There is more to come.