KC participates in smell based treasure hunt

DSCN1655.JPG

A whiff of Northeast. Area residents participate in the Sept. 8 smell-based walk in Northeast. Michael Bushnell

 

Northeast News
September 12, 2012 

Kansas City Museum is participating in what has been dubbed a “smell-based urban treasure hunt.”

Hosted by Grand Arts, SmellScape KCK/KCMO is the latest project by Sissel Tolaas, a Berlin-based artist and smell researcher.

Smellscape is a game that invites the public to investigate the smells of Kansas City and win prizes in the process.

To introduce the public to SmellScape, the Kansas City Museum hosted a smell-based walk Sept. 8 in the Scarritt neighborhood with Tolaas and Kansas City writer and artist José Faus leading the way.

SmellScape, which kicked off Sept. 7 and continues through Oct. 31, asks participants to explore Kansas City neighborhoods on foot, taking in the sights and the smells. Their quest is to locate and collect scratch-and-sniff postcards infused with location-specific scents.

SmellScape players should begin at Grand Arts, 1819 Grand Blvd.,  Kansas City, Mo., or at one of six “main posts”, which include the Kansas City Museum, City Market, Kansas City Municipal Court, Kaw Point Park, Bethany Park and KCKPL’s Main Library. Each main post will have a neighborhood map that highlights between one and five “outposts” within walking distance.

Points are earned by collecting scratch-and-sniff cards at each outpost, noting specific smells and taking photos for bonus points. Prizes will be awarded to those who collect at least two cards, and those who collect more than 10 cards will have a chance to win a real golden nose.

For more information, visit www.grandarts.com.

DSCN1656.JPG

DSCN1663.JPG

 

DSCN1668.JPG

Comments are closed.

  • Kansas City embraces the spirit of Thanksgiving

    November 25th, 2016
    by

    Northeast News November 25, 2016 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This Thanksgiving, some in the community went above and beyond to […]


    Par for the Concourse

    October 21st, 2014
    by

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 22, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Saturday in the park, you’d think it […]


    Scarritt Homes Tour 2014

    October 21st, 2014
    by

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News October 22, 2014 Along with the hundreds of volunteers who spent time building a playground, […]


    Showcasing culture

    October 21st, 2014
    by

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News October 22, 2014 On Oct. 18, the Don Bosco English as a Second Language Center […]


    Honor those who have passed with an event at the Kansas City Museum

    October 21st, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 22. 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Museum wants to help you […]


  • Playground build coming soon

    October 14th, 2014
    by

      By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This Saturday, after the neighborhood builds it, […]


    Barber shop wants to grow with Columbus Park

    October 14th, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Eric Barnhart has big plans for his barber […]


    Murals dress up the former Scarritt Elementary School

    October 14th, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 15, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Phase one is in the books. Last week, […]


    More awards for Northeast News

    October 7th, 2014
    by

    Northeast News October 8, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Last week at the Missouri Press Association’s convention, newspapers from across […]


    Lincoln College Prep earns National Blue Ribbon Award

    October 7th, 2014
    by

    By Joe Jarosz Northeast News October 8, 2014 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Lincoln College Preparatory Academy Tigers are once […]


  • What’s Happening

    Fire destroys home near Askew and Smart

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News An early morning fire near the intersection of Askew and Smart on Friday, September 22 […]

    Northeast Newscast Episode 27 – Northeast HS Homecoming and sports at KCPS w/ athletic director Dr. James Sanders

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News This week on the Northeast Newscast, Kansas City Public Schools athletic director Dr. James Sanders […]

    New development announced at site of former Northeast Apple Market

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News The site of the former Apple Market at 3719 Independence Avenue is expected to become […]

  • Local Weather