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Many of Kansas City's talented artists will be featured this First Friday evening during a Quick Paint competition at Union Station. The inaugural event is presented in partnership with Kansas City Parks and Recreation.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec 3, visitors will witness 20 artists in action as they capture the magic of Union Station in all its holiday glory.

Participating artists will have 2.5 hours to complete a painting on-site and turn it in for judging at 7:30 p.m. Artists are encouraged to paint within the Grand Plaza Holiday Reflections exhibit, the Grand Hall, or outside on Union Station grounds. The winning artist will receive a $250 purchase award sponsored by Union Station. The remaining original works of art will be available for sale and make great holiday gifts.

An afternoon Quick Paint competition will also take place at Union Station on Saturday, Dec 11 from 2-5:30 p.m. More>>

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This is the second year that KC Parks has supported Union Station's Holiday Reflections with the installation of a living Poinsettia Tree. This year, KC Parks also provided a giant Adirondack Chair that has been painted festive red/white for the holidays. Both the tree and chair are located in the walk-thru holiday village exhibit and make for great photo opportunities.

The spectacular Holiday Reflections experience fills Union Station's massive Grand Plaza and features sky-reaching lights, giant forest friends and eye-popping, floating mirrored ornaments along with the largest holiday model train layout in the Midwest. Extravagant 3-D window scenes — complete with animated elements — add to the magic and fascinate guests of all ages. This is the biggest holiday production Union Station has mounted and is certain to delight guests of every age. Holiday Reflections is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Dec 27, 2021. Tickets are available at unionstation.org.

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