The KC Arts Council has gotten a little support. In a new Billboard campaign that initially started a month ago, but was revealed last week, supports the Arts Council with a simple billboard that says:
"If we don't support artists, there is no art."
The billboards were originally posted as stark white billboards bearing the same message, but were then taken down and hand-painted by local artists and reposted with the same message -- but this time with art on them.
UMB -- who is a corporate partner of the Arts Council - supplied the billboard space. And Barkley, who is the agency for UMB supplied the creative concept. One of the boards is at I-70 and Van Brunt, the other at I-35 and SW Boulevard.
Kansas City is very fortunate to have such a great local arts scene -- not just with local artists, but also hosting the annual KC Film Fest (which is this weekend!), and having a couple of World Class Art Museums with the Nelson and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Plus, with a new performing arts building construction in progress, we'll have world-class facilities for our performing arts as well. And without the artists, there would be no art to enjoy.
Note: In the essence of full disclosure, I do work at Barkley -- but personally had no involvment at all in the campaign.