S O L A N O I R is a creative festival celebrating the Great American Eclipse
Events include: Street Art Mural Festival, Fashion Gallery Presentation, Live Music, Arts and Craft Beer Crawl, and more.
IMPORTANT DATES: (Sponsors have option to host their own event leading up to the eclipse.)
MO: August 7th - Lunar Eclipse private launch event for sponsors and creative contributors.
WE: August 16 - Street artists arrive and begin painting murals
TH: August 17 - Exclusive artist meet and greet event (Pineapple Party)
FR: August 18 - Fashion Gallery
SA: August 19 - Made in KC event
SU: August 20 - Brunch celebration and artists leave for St. Joseph
MO: August 21 - THE GREAT AMERICAN ECLIPSE (1 pm central)
FR: August 25 - Afterparty
On August 21st, 2017 - the Moon shall pass before the Sun in a rare and awe-inspiring Solar Eclipse. This will be the first eclipse to be witnessed in the United States in nearly 40 years. The moon's shadow will begin in Oregon and cut across the United States, through St. Joseph, MO and will end in Florida. An eclipse path across the US like this hasn't happened since before the Declaration of Independence. (Fun fact: November 1776 a Total Solar Eclipse cut across Mexico)
From a recent book about eclipses, "The Mask Of The Sun," the author writes:
"Eclipses may be the product of extraordinary cosmic coincidence and today may be precisely predictable, but what drives people to station themselves to witness such events -- and why eclipses have a uniwue place in human history -- is that they never fail to produce the feeling of awe. Whether it was Caesar or Constantine or Lord Mountbatten or Monet or almost anyone else who lived in the past, or who will ever exist in the future, is assured that just as you and I continue to do, that person has looked up and seen an eclipsed Sun or eclipsed Moon and has marveled at the grandeur of the sight."
All of the United States will see the eclipsed sun, at least partially. However, those who station themselves within the Lunar Shadow path will witness the sky turn to night for nearly 3 minutes. The corona will appear extended beyond the moons shadow, and the stars will appear in the sky. This will occur a little before noon in the Central Time Zone.
We want to celebrate this rare celestial event, one that we will certainly remember for a lifetime. We seek to memorialize this cosmic coincidence within our community, creating murals, events, and memorabilia to cherish our creative potentials and collaborate like never before.