What were the most popular murals of 2020, as decided by RideKC's Instagram followers? See the top 5 below, and check our previous blog post the other mural highlights.
2020 was a challenging year in Kansas City and across the globe due to the pandemic. However, our local murals serve as a reminder of the beauty and community that is still right in our backyard.
Ivan J. Roque painted this mural along Truman Road during the 2019 SpraySeeMo Mural festival. “Fall of the Arctic King” shows a polar bear with flowers. The mural is east of Indiana and Truman, about 3 blocks south of RideKC 12 12th Street. Roque’s art frequently addresses the subjects of birth, death, renewal and social struggles.
At #4, we have a five-in-one mural collaboration from SprayKC. At this Country Club Plaza building there are walls by JT Daniels, Octavio Logo, Anna Charney, Sasha Rayevskiy, and Scribe. The location has plenty of nearby RideKC service on Main MAX, 35, 47, 55 and 401.
The Café Corazón mural pays tribute to the “beauty, color, and the arresting passion of Latinx culture.” The mural includes renowned artist Frida Kahlo, skylines of several cities, and the official flowers of several countries. Learn more about the mural created by Rodrigo Alvarez and Isaac Tapia at the Café Corazon website. Located at 43rd and Bell, the Cafe is a few blocks from RideKC’s routes 11, 35 and 39.
In September, six Black Lives Matter murals were painted on Kansas City, Mo., roads. Pictured is the mural on 10th Street in downtown, near the Kansas City Library. Many bus routes travel on 11th Street, one block to the south, and the mural is close KC Streetcar, too.
And no surprise for our top mural: It’s the Kansas City Chiefs, the 2020 Super Bowl Champions. This mural on the Ale House on Broadway was painted by Sike Style Industries. Find this culmination of sports and art on RideKC’s 47, and close to Main MAX and 35.