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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2010
Free cell phone audio art tour available at 15 City sites
A free audio tour of Kansas City’s outdoor public art will be accessible for anyone with a cell phone beginning Friday, Sept. 17. Facilitated by the Metropolitan Kansas City Public Art Consortium and the Downtown Council, this creative and educational audio guide will highlight 15 of the City’s outdoor public art displays and provide residents and visitors with a new way to view public art. Additional sites are planned for the future throughout the Metropolitan Kansas City area.
Each artwork on the tour has a nearby sidewalk sign, shaped like a smart phone, with a photo and number to call. Those wishing to listen to the audio guide may dial the number listed, 816- 412-1798, followed by the artwork’s prompt, provided on the sign.
A wide variety of artwork is featured on the tour, ranging from the 1934 bronze sculpture of General Andrew Jackson by the Jackson County Courthouse, to the 2007 “The Moons” public art installation in front of Sprint Center.
The Public Art Navigator is a free community service thanks to sponsorship from Commerce Bank and additional support from the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, a Commerce Bank Trustee.
For more information and a complete list of site locations, please visit www.kcpan.net or contact Robin Trafton, director of the Art in the Loop Foundation, at 816-421-1539.
Media inquiries and other requests for more information about these projects should be directed to Robin Trafton at 816-421-1539 or Porter Arneill, Director of the Municipal Art Commission, at 816-513-2538.