Patrick Saunders won the top prize in the Plein Air Festival for this painting of Penn Valley Park.

Plein Air Festival winners now on display

Patrick Saunders won the top prize in the Plein Air Festival for this painting of Penn Valley Park. The winners of the Plein Air Art Festival last week in Penn Valley Park are now displayed at the Buttonwood Gallery in Union Hill. Thirty one ...
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Plein Air festival planners hope you’ll rediscover Penn Valley Park

Organizers of the first Plein Air Fest want to offer Midtowners a reason to rediscover Penn Valley Park. On May 7 through 10, artists will gather at the park in an open-air painting competition. Plein air painting, a French term for painting ...
Plain air in Penn Valley Park

Plein air painting fest coming to Penn Valley Park

Painting is not always considered a spectator sport, but it will be this May when a new event launches in Penn Valley Park. The Plein Air Fest will be a painting competition held May 7-10.  According to the Penn Valley Park Conservancy, the ...

Neighbors show Penn Valley Park a little love

Volunteers from the Penn Valley Park Conservancy and Blue Cross/Blue Shield cleaned up trash in the Penn Valley Park on Saturday. Photos courtesy Nadja Karpilow. Penn Valley Park has been getting a facelift lately, but its little-known stream ...

As Irish Fest approaches, a look back at Midtown’s Irish heritage

One of the homes in Vinegar Gulch, an Irish enclave in what became Penn Valley Park. Posted by Joe Lambe The Irish played a large part in the history of Kansas City and Midtown, and it’s time for a nod to Celtic culture and a wee bit of remembrance. The ...