Art in the Loop is a non-profit organization whose mission is to contribute to the visual identity, enrichment, and revitalization of downtown Kansas City through the creation of new opportunities for artistic development and expanding public interaction with this new art. The group accomplishes this through permanent and temporary art installations along the KC Streetcar route in and around Streetcar stop enclosures. From statues, to live music, to video performances, and even visual artist wraps on actual KC Streetcar stop enclosures, the breadth of art alone is spectacular.
For the KC Streetcar stop enclosure art, originally, when an artist’s work was selected to be exhibited through annual submission competitions, the artist themself would need to find and contract a wrap company to install their work on the enclosures. The process was slow, inconsistent, and the installation quality of the wraps varied tremendously.
At about that time, the KC Streetcar Authority introduced Art in the Loop to Signco, their preferred professional wrap company – a company whose track record for quality and fair pricing led them to be the exclusive wrap provider for the KC Streetcars during the previous year. For the Streetcar Authority, after witnessing the expertise of Signco’s designers and installers, they were hooked.