PeaceWorks’ 27th UNplaza Art Fair, our annual fundraiser, brought us many new patrons. One of them, Jack Kleven, a local art fair aficionado, said our Sept. 23-24 fair was better than the Liberty fair, better than the Westport fair. Why? “Every booth is unique, with work I have never seen before, and reasonably priced. The artists are thrilled that you come in to see their work.” Kleven and perhaps 2,000 others came to Southmoreland Park, near the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, for this year’s fair. These pictures, by Jim Hannah and Mark Semet, give a glimpse of the fair.
For about 12 years, we held the fair at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. All Souls asked that we move to another location this year because of expected renovation. The PeaceWorks Board will determine where the 2018 fair will be.
Media coverage of the 2017 fair included a profile by Fox 4 News of 10-year-old artist Haley Sellmeyer: fox4kc.com/2017/09/23/unplaza-art-fair-showcases-local-creative-talent.