Kansas City Mural Tour Offers Glimpse Of Creative Class Gentrification

If there's a mural in your Kansas City neighborhood that earns a great of social media love, odds are that you're probably worrying about your next property tax bill. 

To be fair, murals are often used to spruce up slums.

Sadly, despite recent interest in local murals . . . Neither former Prez Trump not current Prez Biden have earned tribute from the creative class with a memorable al fresco.

However, there was a Bernie mural near Union Hill that, surprisingly, was barely touched by taggers.

Nevertheless . . .

Let's not forget Kansas City's greatest mural achievement amid a recent collection . . .

Several communities came together to create street installations for the Black Lives Matter movement in major thoroughfares throughout the city. These public art installations were designed by some of Kansas City’s most respected artists with hundreds of volunteers pitching in to help bring their visions into reality.

Discover murals in all shapes, sizes, and designs in Midtown, Overland Park, Westport, Crossroads, Kansas City, Kansas, North Kansas City and the Historic Northeast, as well as 18th & Vine, Troost, Downtown, Country Club Plaza, West Bottoms and River Market.

Accordingly, here's a guide to locals who spent way to much on an art degree . . .

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .

Explore Kansas City's many murals with this self-guided tour

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. There are well over 200 murals in the Kansas City metro, so ubiquitous that we are as much The City of Murals as we are The City of Fountains.