by: Jessie Cartwright
Let's Walk! Everyone is Welcome!
You are invited to combine art and wellness in the beautiful outdoors with Mayor Eric Mikkelson and the Prairie Village Arts Council as we kick-off the first Prairie Village Art Walk, Friday, June 11, at 5:30 pm.
Designed to highlight our city’s public art, build community, and promote wellness, the Art Walk includes eight significant works of art by local and internationally known artists along Mission Road from The Shops of Prairie Village to Corinth Quarter.
We will begin at The Homesteaders, Shaffer Park, 5:30 pm, at Mission and Tomahawk Road.
We will make a stop at Fluid Form, Mission Lane:
After Fluid Form, we will continue south for a ribbon-cutting event at Fifties Freedom In the Village at approximately 6:00 pm, joined by sculptor E. Spencer Schubert and donor Brad Johnson to officially welcome our city’s newest sculpture, also unofficially known as "the boy on a bike".
We will continue north along Mission Road to view five more works of art, ending at 83rd Street, Corinth Quarter, for the recent mural Connections at Corinth.
Use the mural as a photo background and tag Corinth Quarter on Instagram and Facebook, @corinthquarter, and Prairie Village Arts Council, @artsprairievillage. Use the hashtag: #pvartwalk!
The Art Walk is approximately 3.6 scenic miles of amazing public art round trip. If you are not able to attend the Kick-off, the sculpture information placards will remain throughout the summer.
A special feature of the Prairie Village Art Walk includes viewing access through Otocast, a free geo-mapping app with artist audio, text, and visuals about their artwork. Download Otocast and select Prairie Village, KS to hear all about them as you tour the public art.
Download the Otocast app to your phone through your app store.
On both iPhone and Android.
We look forward to seeing you at the Prairie Village Art Walk this summer!
"Prairie Evolution" sculpture by Matthew Dehaemers