2016 Plaza Art Fair

Country Club Plaza

The 85th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Held Friday, September 23, 2016 through Sunday, September 25, 2016, The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is atop-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season.

st. lukes

For more than 130 years, Saint Luke’s has been at the heart of Kansas City health care. Just like the Country Club Plaza, we’re a Kansas City original. That’s why we’re honored to support another longtime tradition, the Plaza Art Fair. Visit us at the fair!

  • Relax and refresh in our tent, located at the heart of the fair.
  • Visit our Nursing Mother’s Lounge for a private, comfortable space to nurse or bottle feed your baby. New this year – an area for dads/support person. Located on Ward Parkway between Central and Broadway Streets (near Seasons 52). Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.   
  • Take a picture with our giant GO LIFE sculptures and photo wall.
  • Stop by our tent for balloons and prizes throughout the fair.
  • Enter to win a custom bicycle.

Saint Luke’s is also the proud provider of first aid services during the Plaza Art Fair.

Nelson Street Museum


Join The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at the ‘Street Studio’. Create a hat featuring highlights from the collection or share your favorite museum memories on the community board. During art fair hours on September 24 and 25 hop on a FREE trolley outside of Bloch Lobby that will take you to the Plaza and back. Parking at The Nelson-Atkins is $8, Members park FREE.

Kids Art Workshop

The Plaza Art Fair always includes interactive and creative projects for kids! St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School will be hosting the 2016 Kids Art Experience in a "Pop-Up Classroom" just across from the HMK Store.  This year, children will dive deep into our world's oceans through art, science, stories and hands-on activities, including a "See & Touch" aquarium. All ages are welcome!
   St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School is a private, faith-based school for 2-year old through 8th grade students. St. Paul’s is conveniently located just north of the Country Club Plaza. 

Experience ArtsKC &
Saint Luke’s Health System

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council and Saint Luke’s Health System have partnered to present Experience ArtsKC – an immersive arts experience at the Plaza Art Fair. Fair-goers are encouraged to visit booths representing 19 local arts agencies located on Broadway north of Nichols Road. Discover great community arts events and organizations that Kansas City has to offer year-round!

Experience ArtsKC Participants:

Coterie Theatre
Harriman-Jewell Series
Heart of American Shakespeare Festival
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City Broadway Series
Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Art Collection
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City Symphony
KCUR 89.3
KC Clay Guild
KC Creates
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Owen/Cox Dance Group
Performing Arts Series @ Johnson County Community College
Providence School of Arts
Unicorn Theatre