Arts/Entertainment

Boost Your Creativity at Kansas City Design Week

Feb. 27 – March 8

Design is a big part of your life, whether you notice it or not. That’s why there’s something everybody can appreciate at Kansas City Design Week, a 10-day celebration of industrial, interactive, interior, architecture, fashion, graphic and product design.

While some of the events being held across town target those in the design industry, others are sure to pique the interest of all local art and design aficionados, such as a presentation by advertising legend and renowned art director George Lois (creator of the original MTV logo and famous “I want my MTV” slogan) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Now in its 5th year, KC Design Week features an expanded design education program for students, parents and teachers, as well as plenty of opportunities to see local talent at work. Check out the live design battle on Friday, Feb. 28, or stop by the Monster Drawing Rally, a fundraising event where 20 artists are given an hour to create two-dimensional pieces that are auctioned off later in the night to benefit the Women in Design-Kansas City Scholarship.

For a full schedule of events and ticket information, visit KC Design Week’s website.

Artists show off their skill during last year’s Monster Drawing Rally. Photo courtesy of Kansas City Design Week.