2018 Plaza Art Fair

The 87th Annual Plaza Art Fair

Held Friday, September 21, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018, 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. luke's Healthy system

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 in our new location at Restoration Emporium located at the corner of Nichols Road and Wyandotte. Enjoy a private, comfortable space to nurse or bottle-feed your baby. Open Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 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 kayak.

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

Nelson Street STUDIO


Come to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s Street Studio for interactive children’s art activities, information about what’s happening at the museum & membership, a tattoo (temporary!) bar, and spectacular photo op station, all celebrating the upcoming “Through the Eyes of Picasso” exhibition.

BUGS, bugs, bugs!

St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School  is excited to host the Children’s Art Experience at the Plaza Art Fair, just across from the HMK Store. We invite families to join us and learn about bugs and insects while making “buggy” hand puppets and headbands.  Children will also be invited to participate in our collaborative caterpillar art project. Help create the largest caterpillar to live on the Country Club Plaza!
   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:

Carlsen Center
The Coterie Theatre & Heart of American Shakespeare Festival
Harriman-Jewell Series
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas City Broadway Series
Kansas City Chiefs - Arrowhead Art Collection
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City Symphony
KCUR 89.3
KC Clay Guild
KC Creates
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Metropolitan Community College
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
Owen/Cox Dance Group
Stage Right Performing Arts
Starlight Theatre