Plaza Art Fair

Plaza Art Fair Draws Big Weekend Crowds

Sep 21, 2014
Ben Palosaari

This weekend, the Country Club Plaza hosted its 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair. And it was Cedar, Michigan-based sculptor Julie Kradel’s first time displaying her work at the city's traditional kickoff to Autumn. Around noon on Sunday Kradel was pleased with her first interaction with Kansas City art fans. She said visitors were knowledgeable and engaging. 

“I’ve actually had people come back Friday, Saturday and Sunday – the same people," she said as customers looked at her work.

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Every year, a cadre of visual artists joins with live musicians for a festival of food, photography, sculpture and more on the Country Club Plaza. 

On Friday's Up to Date, we take a look at the business side of the Plaza Art Fair. We discuss the fair’s long history, what it takes to plan an event like this and hear what it’s like to be a traveling artist who lives on the art fair circuit.

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KCUR At The Plaza Art Fair

Sep 19, 2013

Join KCUR this Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22 at the Plaza Art Fair! We're staffing a booth with KCPT Public Television 19 in the Experience ArtsKC section, located on Broadway between 47th Street and Nichols Rd.

Throughout the weekend, stop by and visit!