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An Original Visit KC Video Series

From late-night hangouts and favorite taco joints to morning routines and coffee runs, peek behind the curtain to experience a day in the life of some of the makers and doers driving Kansas City’s creative movement—and defining a lasting local culture.

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Emily Reinhardt

Handmade and functional for everyday life, the ceramic art produced by Emily Reinhardt and Object Enthusiast is a vital part of the creative movement driving Kansas City culture.

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Chris Goode

Championed by owner/founder Chris Goode, Ruby Jean’s is a local juicery and eatery that offers fresh, health-conscious dining and dieting options to Kansas Citians—and an inspiring story driven by community involvement and investment.

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Artist Scribe brings public spaces to life with graffiti-inspired murals that transform buildings and alleys—and even Children’s Mercy Hospital—into impressive works of art that help redefine Kansas City’s makeup.

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Chad Hickman

Leather and canvas goods manufacturer Sandlot Goods—led by owner Chad Hickman—emphasizes quality and collaboration among creatives in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District.

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Sly James

After eight years in office, there’s no questioning that Mayor Sly James’s advocacy on behalf of the region’s tourism industry helped spur the growth and prosperity of Kansas City’s still-booming maker culture.