Event at Kauffman Center: One for the People

Posted: September 19, 2011 in Events, Kansas City, Marketing Buzz, The Kauffman Center
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The community-wide open house for Kansas City’s elegant new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts took place this past Sunday and thousands upon thousands came to finally (and freely) get a closer glimpse of the city’s freshly unwrapped and sparkling crown jewel. The weather was perfect and the crowds cheerful despite the hours-long lines. The Chiefs may have taken a severe beating this day in the Motor City, but here, at home in Kansas City, on the crest of a formerly grassy and high field at 16th and Broadway, the mood was cheery and lighthearted and football scores seemed, for a day at least, a little less important. 

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

This clearly was a day of victory. The swarming masses of humanity in (literal) orbit around this exquisite, yet graceful, new edifice to artful human expression seemed preternaturally buoyant. It was a splendid day to look, learn, reflect, and maybe walk a little taller with a refreshed and genuine sense of  metropolitan triumph.  It was a day to muse and imagine. A day to hoist one’s chin and proudly confirm to any old smug out-of-towner pit-stopping in from the coasts,  “Yes, I live here. Kansas City’s my home.”

Thousands visit Kauffman Center.


Julia Kauffman welcomes guests.


The Muriel Kauffman Theatre

 Even the Kauffman Center guests were festive!

Helzberg Hall at Kauffman


SM West Band entertains the line-waiters.


The Kauffman Center Lobby.

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
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