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.

sAINT luke's

For more than 135 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 at re 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 original artwork from this year's featured artist.

  • Proud sponsor of Yoga at the Plaza Art Fair in partnership with Core Power Yoga.

  • 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 festival booth for a fun photo opportunity, Charlie Hustle Art & Soul tee shirts designed just for the museum (think Shuttlecocks and the famous Charlie Hustle heart!), fans for cooling off, stickers and magnets about what’s happening at the museum, and a tattoo (temporary!) bar. Sign up to be a member of the museum, and discover member benefits for the museum’s fall exhibition, Napoleon: Power and Splendor.

Experience ArtsKC 

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:

•    Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
•    Kansas City Ballet
•    Kansas City Chiefs
•    Kansas City Symphony
•    Kantorei KC
•    KC Clay Guild
•    KC Creates
•    KCUR 89.3
•    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
•    Metropolitan Community College
•    Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
•    Owen/Cox Dance Group
•    Stage Right Performing Arts
•    Starlight Theatre
•    The Coterie Theatre
•    UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance
•    UMKC Women’s Center


pembroke hill school

It’s art for the mind and body in the Pembroke Hill Children’s Art Booth! Pedal a bicycle while you spin art; explore the sensory table; capture the magical scarves; and settle your inner self with Zen-like coloring activities. A perfect combination - Pedal. Paint. Play.