Smooth jazz and soulful ballads fill the air, floating around street corners and parking lots as a crowd gathers to watch a break dancer. Food trucks are corralled while the tantalizing smell of street tacos and gourmet appetizers wafts through the crowd, accompanying intricately displayed artwork in funky studios and multi-story art emporiums.
These are the sights, sounds and flavors of First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, one of KC’s most unique events in one of its most unique neighborhoods. On the first Friday of each month, venture by KC Streetcar, car, bike or by foot to experience the avant-garde neighborhood that the arts built.
Here’s everything you need to know about First Fridays: