2018 Latino Arts Festival & Car Show

From the LAF Planning Team:

The Second Annual Latino Arts Festival & Car Show will take place in the lot in front of 520 Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 1 to 6 PM. Watch Downtown KCK come to life with colorful visual arts, show-stopping lowriders, custom cars & bikes, traditional Mexican dancers, live bands, food trucks and much more!  The festival provides an opportunity for Latino artists through various mediums to share their works with the community, an option of this level not typically afforded to them.  The Latino Arts Festival will feature the work of local Latino artists who represent visual art, music, lowrider builders/artists, and youth art.  The artists will introduce concepts that influence, educate and celebrate family and community through Latino art and culture. The festival is FREE and open to the public.

The Latino Arts Festival is a culmination of a project spearheaded by the Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas, El Centro, Inc.One of a Kind Paint & Body, and Bank of Labor.

This year’s featured artist is Anthony Oropeza.  Anthony will showcase his work at the VIP event on Friday, September 21 and the festival on Saturday, September 22.  Along with Anthony, 22 additional local artists will have a booth at the festival where spectators can speak to, view, and in some cases purchase one of a kind art to display at home. 

Stranded in the City will be the festival’s featured entertainment performing from 4 to 6 PM.  Walking in Traffic, Alexia Romero, DJ, sound by Andre Reyes and a Poetry slam will all be highlighted entertainment throughout the day.

Returning this year is the  Latino Arts Fest Car Show hosted by One of a Kind Paint & Body shop, Shatto Trucking, and Lowrider Magazine.  Special Guest Phil Gordon, Lowrider Magazine Photographer, will be taking photos and will create an article for a future Lowrider Magazine edition about the festival.  Come and view over 60 lowriders, custom cars, and bikes; meet local and non-local car clubs and solo riders.  Trophies for various awards will be handed out at the end of the festival as well as a hop contest.  

We're excited to see you there!