People who live, work, and worship in the neighborhoods surrounding the Troost, Prospect, and Main Corridors are welcome to share their time and talents in all aspects of the Festival.
Entrepreneurs, businesses, faith groups, organizations, artists and musicians are invited to participate - Everyone is welcome.
*Planning meetings are scheduled Thursdays, 7:30 pm, at 3101 Troost.
Goals of the Festival are:
to recognize and celebrate the diverse creative energies of Troost Avenue,
change the Troost image to a place of meeting from one of division and fear,
to prompt residents of the community to join in life long learning.
The last five years have been fantastic and some exciting new projects are happening on the block.
In addition to the festival music, dancing, food, displays by neighborhood associations, faith groups, city services and local artists, we encourage a “coffeehouse” with dialogue around ten areas of concern- art, community, communications, education, environment, health, justice, resources, science and spirituality.
The idea for the Troost Ave Festival was created by the 2005 Race Relations Action Team, one of several teams of citizens that came together through the KC Forums project and with encouragement from the vision of Human Investment section of the FOCUS Kansas City Plan.
Who are you? The best answer we have come up with is we're “The Troost Folks”. We're a loose collaboration of individuals and individuals representing organizations, churches, and businesses in the midtown area of Kansas City, Missouri. Several of the core organizers represent nfp organizations with deep roots on Troost Ave.; when we have to interface with corporations and government entities we are under the umbrella of these nfps.