Cultural District

Join the Conversation

Public Charrette
5–7:30 pm Thursday, Feb 5
9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 6
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 7
Bancroft School, 43rd and Tracy, KCMO

What is a charrette? It’s an intense, hands-on planning activity, with ideas and designs that evolve quickly. The focus is the future of a cultural district and possibilities for connecting our existing resources in the Midtown/Plaza area. Several works teams and a community leadership group began meeting last November, and those discussions will be summarized as the wider group moves forward.

Thursday, Feb. 5, will kick off with a short talk about the city’s art scene, followed by a presentation of the work teams’ ideas. Special guest and speaker: Megan Crigger, Kansas City’s Director of Creative Services in the newly created Office of Culture and Creative Services.

Friday will be used by the planning team to refine the concepts with input received Thursday evening. Come by anytime!

Saturday morning, the refined concepts will be ready for review, public comment, and revision. Please come and donate your brain, even if you haven’t been able to attend before. No expertise or prior knowledge is necessary.

The process is led by Collins Noteis & Associates and team members who are experienced in urban design and civic involvement. Community partners who invite the public to join the conversation include: ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council; H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Linda Hall Library for Science, Engineering and Technology; Rockhurst University; The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures; University of Missouri-Kansas City; UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Questions? Want to RSVP? Contact MaryJo Draper at

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