Graffiti is most often painted on deteriorated buildings, alleys and parking lots. As a result it is highly vulnerable to destruction. Last Sunday, Terry and I explored the River Market area in search of graffiti Terry and I remembered as a wonderful site of some noteworthy graffiti. Terry remembered it was in the River Market area. We found it, sort of! In an alley just East of the Broadway Bridge, we found remnants of the art, most of it behind a high fence that obstructed my view almost completely.
Located between 2nd and 3rd streets, it is worth a visit, if only to record that which will soon be lost to us. I do not begrudge Kansas City development activities, but will still miss this wonderful wall.
As with much of Kansas City’s graffiti, these paintings in the River Market, exist on the fringes of our community. They are, very much a part of our culture, proof that wonderful art is available to all of us. Happy hunting!