Feb. 15, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Friday night in the Kansas City Museum’s Carriage House, student winners of the Pan American Flag Competition were honored for the work designing new flags that will line Grand Boulevard, Kansas City’s Avenue of the Americas.
Art students from the entire Kansas City metro area were invited to produce art for vinyl banners that will hang along Grand Boulevard between Berkeley Park and the Crossroads District. The artwork will be on display at the Museum through March 26th. The national flags of the independent member states of the Organization of Americas States (OAS) are printed on vinyl banners, attached to street light poles, and displayed along the length of the Boulevard. The purpose of the flags is to help educate Greater Kansas City about the countries of the Americas through a visual display of their national flags and art. The Pan American Association of Kansas City (PANAM-KC), is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, organization. It is the sponsor for the Grand Boulevard of the Americas.
The event featured light refreshments, as well as live music by Pablo Sanhueza & The Subtropicals, a Afrolatin American music band.