After skipping a year, it’s back again—the PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair. Because of coronavirus, the fair was all online in 2020 and was cancelled last year. But now, have fun at PeaceWorks’ 31st fair!

When:  Sat., 9/24, 10am-6pm, and Sun., 9/25, 10am-5pm

Where: Theis Park, south of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, at Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and Oak Street in KC MO

The artists sell their treasures, ranging from pottery to paintings, from photos to clothes. The artists keep most of the income, and PeaceWorks keeps some to support peace-and-justice efforts. “Art and peace. What a combo!” says Ann Suellentrop, an artist on the PeaceWorks Board of Directors.

“We’ll take precautions with masks and distancing. The fair will be a re-blossoming of local talent,” says Henry Stoever, a PeaceWorks co-chair. “We look forward to blending our artists’ creativity with the art of peace, the blessing of diversity, the joy of being together,” says Stoever. The artists’ application highlights inclusivity, encouraging submissions from communities of color, persons of all genders, LGBTQIA, and persons with disabilities.

Artists, the application is at https://bit.ly/PWKCArtFair2022. The deadline to apply is Aug. 26; apply online or by mailing in the application.

Volunteers, e-mail us at PeaceWorksKC@gmail.com. We need cashiers, traffic guides, and heavy-lifting help for set-up and tear-down.

Final note: You may recall the name UNplaza Art Fair. In 2020, the PeaceWorks Board changed the name to accent both our organization and our local artists, so the fair is now the PeaceWorks KC Local Art Fair.