First Friday August: Don’t miss Once Upon a Playground!


Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tribute to the vanishing playgrounds of our past, celebrating their place in American culture and the collective memories of generations.

Join us in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District on August 5 as we celebrate First Friday with Once Upon a Playground from ExhibitsUSA. The exhibition features the photographs of artist Brenda Biondo alongside vintage images of playground scenes from the Library of Congress’ collections, and images from old playground catalogs and other ephemera. By bringing together these diverse sources, the exhibition highlights a playground vernacular that developed over decades, while providing historical context and cultural insight.

We’ll be open from 6:00–8:00 p.m. that night at 2018 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO. We can’t wait to see you!