First Friday’s at Two Light

June 7, 2019,
Alexander Austin Exhibition - Friday, June 7 - 5:30-8:30 PM 

In celebration of our one-year anniversary, we’re bringing back local muralist Alexander Austin, whose artwork is featured throughout the city and on the exterior of Two Light.

Alexander Austin has left his artistic mark on Kansas City’s architecture for over 30 years.  His most notable murals can be found along Troost Avenue and within the Power & Light District including the iconic 18,000 sq. ft. mural on the north side of Two Light.

On June 7 from 5:30-8:30 PM, view Austin’s latest collection and have the opportunity to meet the artist.

About the Artist

Once homeless, Alexander Austin climbed his way up to Kansas City’s largest outdoor canvas to become one of Kansas City’s most preeminent artists and masters of motifs.

Alexander Austin’s artistic creations have been transforming the walls around the streets of Kansas City for over 30 years. His iconic 18,000 sq. ft. mural celebrating Kansas City roots serves as a welcoming gateway to the Power & Light District and was partially recreated on the exterior of Two Light.

His work has been featured on TV shows, commercials, Hallmark Cards, music videos, and HBO films, with numerous features in the Kansas City Star and other print publications including The New York Times.

Austin has also received several awards including being hailed one of the top 30 African American Artists working in the U.S. by the Studio Museum in Harlem, certificate of appreciation from the Kansas City Mayor’s office in 2009, Buck O`Neil Legacy seat recipient, voted in 1995 and 2012 one of the 100 most influential African Americans in Kansas City, awarded the Urban Hero Award by The Kansas City Downtown Council in 2011, Visitor’s Choice Award by Visit KC. and the Historic Public Arts award by the Jackson County Historical Society.