Monday, July 15, 2019
Enjoy Kansas City Fringe Fest FAIL 2019
Locals with artsy friends are expected to pay top dollar to witness this collection of local "talent" and endure the unfair pricing scheme.
Meanwhile, very few locals realize that the marketing wizards behind this effort are also responsible for OPEN SPACES -- Which cost KCMO $1-MILLION bucks and counting.
There are a few gems of artistic expression hidden beneath an array of garbage that has earned more taxpayer subsidy than most locals realize.
Here's more background on this week's creative-class tradition . . .
Fringe Festival KC is committed to accepting artists without jury or censorship. We accept artists on a first come, first serve basis. Our five mile footprint spans through the cultural corridors of KC from River North to Old Westport. We feature visual, film, and performing artists in venues ranging in size from small to large.
Our festival opens with a large Opening Night Party where artists preview their shows in rapid-fire succession and our fringe loyalists mark their programs for the can't-miss shows. Throughout the festival, you can count on Late Night on the Fringe events to meet, connect, and engage with participating artists and excited audiences. We culminate the festival with a celebratory Closing Night Party. We eat, we dance, we celebrate the wonderful success of our Fringe participants.
All audience members must have a button to access shows and galleries. The button is a one time, five-dollar purchase that allows Fringe Festival KC to adequately pay our artists and venue owners from ticket revenue.
You decide . . .