Aug 25–Oct 28, 2018

Visit Kansas City

Kicking off Open Spaces in K.C.

public opening | Aug. 25, 2018 @ Noon

Join Mayor Sly James and Open Spaces Founder Scott Francis as they declare Open Spaces officially open to the public.  The festivities will begin on cue at The Village with performances by Stone Lion Puppet Theatre, Amado & Karen’s Junkyard Orchestra, Sheri Hall’s Poetry for Personal Power, and rap collective NuBlvckCity.

VIP special Preview Days | Aug. 23 & 24, 2018

Members of the media, select art professionals and visiting museum patron groups – WELCOME!  We’ve reserved two days, prior to the Open Spaces public opening, for you.  Enjoy a sneak peek of over 40 art installations located throughout the city.  Take a self-guided tour or contact the Open Spaces VIP Concierge to arrange a docent-led tour.  The choice is yours.

Accreditation grants you access to a comprehensive Preview program. Visit the Accreditation page for a schedule of events.


Group Travel

If you are bringing a group to Open Spaces and are looking for one team to assist you with all of your travel and visitor experience needs, contact Spark, A Destination Management Company to help you create a personalized itinerary and to handle visit logistics. Contact ASHLEY ROSSBACH at 816-995-7260 or request a proposal online at

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Immerse yourself in contemporary art during your Open Spaces stay, in the heart of Kansas City’s Financial District. The new 21C Museum Hotel is Open Spaces’ official hotel partner. The hotel is offering Open Spaces guests a special rate of $145 for standard rooms from Aug 22 – Oct 28. To make reservations, call (844) 577-5542 and ask for the Open Spaces rate or click below for online reservations. Make Reservations

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Open Spaces Visitor Center

The VisitKC Visitor Center is the Open Spaces’ official visitor center.  Find out all about Open Spaces, pick up an official printed program, and learn what’s happening in the Kansas City area.

VisitKC Visitor Center hours:

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1321 Baltimore Ave, KC, MO 64105 |


The Landing Pad

Every Friday |  August 31 – October 26 | 6 PM – 1 AM |

The 18th Street Union will be hosting “The Landing Pad,” a special reception EVERY Friday for Open Spaces KC from 6PM with last call at 1AM.

We’ll have some of the best DJs, bands, and artists from around the country here to add to your Open Spaces experience! Your dance floor awaits…

Come and enjoy the Music Food & Art.

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Food and Entertainment

From legendary jazz hot spots and award-winning barbeque to world-renowned museums, it’s all here in Kansas City.  Explore to find out where to experience the best that the City has to offer.  If you’d like more of a personal touch, VIP Concierge Diana Arganbright would love to answer any questions you have or point you in the right direction. Give her a call or email her. or (816) 459-0258

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getting around


From 18th & Vine to Swope Park, the Area Transportation Authority will get you to a stop near an Open Spaces offering. Check out for maps, schedules.


In the mood to pop into a local gallery or to catch an intimate performance in the Downtown or Crossroad area? The streetcar is free and easy. Visit for station info.


Feel like exploring Kansas City on a more street-level view? B-Cycle is our city’s 24/7, 41 station way to get around. Visit for more info.

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kansas city transportation group

If private transportation is what you prefer, KCTG is the Midwest’s largest passenger ground transportation company. KCTG provides the most trusted companies in chauffeur service, including Super Shuttle, Yellow Cab, 10-10 Taxi and Carey Black Car Service. Call (816) 471-1234 or click below to view all of KCTG’s transportation options.

Private Transportation

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