Kansas City Creates and WaterFire

Kansas City Creates

Kansas City Creates, the nonprofit organization that organizes Fringe Festival every year, will now include WaterFire as one of its’ annual projects.

WaterFire, held each year along the banks of Brush Creek by the Country Club Plaza, will be on Saturday, October 3. The free community event will refocus on what people have loved in the past – namely the braziers, performance art and musical acts that are rhythmic, contemplative and inspiring.

In addition to the braziers lit along Brush Creek and performances from 7 – 10 PM, there will be food and beverage stations from several of the Plaza restaurants. “Our goal is to recreate the WaterFire that people know and love,” says Cheryl Kimmi, Executive Director of Kansas City Creates. “We believe that a free community event showcasing the talent of Kansas City artists is an important and necessary project.”

Last year, Theater League managed and produced WaterFire with a focus on show tunes and musical theater. “We appreciated Theater League stepping in to help us when we needed additional support and infrastructure,” says Karen Holland, the founder of Kansas City WaterFire. “However, this year we’re emphasizing the brazier art installation and letting the music and performances be complimentary elements of the night.”

This is the 9th year WaterFire KC will light Brush Creek on fire. Thousands of people have attended in the past to see KC’s interpretation of Barnaby Evans’ original installation in Providence, Rhode Island.

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