Carswell & Hope: Art in the Loop

Carswell & Hope invite public participation with “The Hope Index” for Downtown KC’s Art in the Loop

Alt-rock four piece from Lawrence (with an frontman hailing from Ireland), will perform a special public concert in Oppenstein Park in Downtown KC, Thursday 30th July, 11.30am – 1.30pm. The show is accompanied by an interactive art installation as part of Art in the Loop public art project.


Concept Sketch for Art in the Loop

The concept: members of the public will be invited to listen and to chart the music of Carswell & Hope on a unique art matrix, dubbed the “Hope Index”, while the band performs original works.

Songwriter and lead vocalist Nick Carswell explains: “We want to encourage people to engage with our music on a different level than they might be used to at an outdoor free concert,” says the Lawrence resident and native of Limerick, Ireland.

“We’ve charted a range of concepts and themes from our music, ranging from Love and Hope to Confusion and Fear, through a specially made visual art piece. We’re asking the members of public, passersby and listeners to share their interpretation of our songs’ lyrical mood and tone. The result will be a new interaction for us, and a shared piece of public art and performance.”

This performance is part of a series of public art installations and performances as part of the Art in the Loop, a public art project by the Downtown Council. More details at

For more info about Carswell & Hope’s project:

Hi-res band pic

Hi-res band pic

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