Public Art

The Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund was established in 1991 for beautification projects in North Kansas City.   The Tim C. Crummett Family Charitable Fund Projects Committee was established to identify projects that enhance North Kansas City’s quality of life and create a culturally rich community.  The Committee is currently working on two Public Art Projects:

Public Art Mural Pilot Program

In the spring of 2019, the Committee has announced a Public Art Mural Pilot Program to commission a public art mural in North Kansas City.  Murals create a tangible sense of place, adding color, vibrancy, and character to urban environments.  Public art offers accessibility to art without the cost and barriers associated with museums and galleries. 


“This is Us” by Spaceship Zulu, Artist
North wall of The Brewkery, 1443 Swift St, North Kansas City, MO 64116

Artist Statement:   The mural “This Is Us” hopes to represent the past, present, and future of the area known today as North Kansas City. 

Imagine it’s 1849 and just north of what today is Kansas City resides a little unincorporated town called Harlem. Most do not know that this town even existed nor it’s cultural significance as one of the starting points for many of cowboy, trapper, and frontiersmen headed west. It sits right at the point where the Kaw River meets The Mighty Missouri. Without a bridge to connect the two cities in those days, Harlem was one of the main riverboat ferry drop off location for many of the 5,000 to 9,000 African American cowboys that headed west during that time. This little known town once matched Westport in size and prominence. This portion of the city's history is represented in the mural as the cowboy peering west. 

Fast-forwarding our timeline to the early 1900s and the area known as Harlem had dramatically changed from the rough and tumble saloons and horse stall rentals of the late 1800s. With new and exciting industrialization and urban development coming to the area. Due to the likes of city developers like William E. Macken. This you will see represented in the mural by the young woman from this era (Urbanization). 

Today we stand here in the present and we see this represented in the mural by the design elements of the brushstroke, benday dots and the fade of color to show that North Kansas City has a wonderful and thriving arts community. 
Now we look toward the future which we have represented in the mural as the words “North Kansas City” which is displayed big and bold and directly in the center of the piece to provide a glimpse at what lies just ahead on the horizon for our wonderful city.

Richards Park Public Art

Artist Sijia Chen was selected to create a unique and site-specific sculpture in Richards Park.  The artist is currently creating this sculpture and will install this piece in late fall. 


The exhibition will be located in Richards Park, located near the heart of North Kansas City across the street from the North Kansas City YMCA.   The site is located across the street from Dagg Park, a very popular sprayground/playground, and is close to North Kansas City High School.   


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