By some estimates, the First Fridays art even in Kansas City’s Crossroads District is the biggest in the country. On a pleasant spring or fall evening, as many as 10,000 people will wander the streets around 20th and Baltimore.
There are about 75 galleries along with dozens of independent restaurants and innovative retail shops.
Although a visit to the art galleries is the basis of First Fridays, this is so much more about the simple act of creative expression.
You’ll see fire eaters, street dancers, mimes, jugglers and all sorts of fun, fun stuff.
Even though it may get a little hot in summer and a little cold in winter, First Friday in Kansas City is a year-round event.
The Crossroads Art District is a mile-wide swath through downtown, roughly defined as Troost to I-35 and 15th Street to the Freighthouse area.