When: Sun., July 15, 12-4 p.m. 2012
What's it going to take to bring Kansas Citians together? A baseball game? An earnings tax? A citywide ban on crab rangoon? How about a picnic? Last January, local artist Alison Heryer set up workshops across the metro and invited the public to stamp and stencil 5-foot-by-5-foot fabric panels. From noon to 2 p.m. today, everyone who participated, and anyone who likes picnics, is invited to Hand Built to help assemble the 10,000-square-foot piece. That's followed by a communitywide picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. It's all on the south lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Oak Street and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard). Entertainment is planned both inside and outside the museum, and food can be purchased or brought. For details, see nelson-atkins.org.