Art Westport brings out enthusiasts young and old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Metro artists relieved, after weather held off for one of KC's biggest shows. The 37th annual Art Westport kicked off Friday night.

FOX 4 talked to one Kansas City family who couldn't have been happier.

"I love the paintings of the art," 3-year-old Benton Velasquez said.

Velasquez looked at some local Kansas City art, smiling ear to ear. His parents say he is a painter, he even has some art work of his own. They say taking him to events like this is instrumental for kids like Benton, opening the eyes of both the young and old to beautiful art of Kansas City.

"Since I'm looking through his eyes I see it differently. I see it in a new way," Benton's dad Steven Velasquez said.

"It kind of lifts up the spirit of the city. I think people, because they feel good about the place they live. I think it helps them feel good in their outlook about themselves as well," KC photographer Kirk Decker said.

Art Westport showcases original art, unique jewelry, fine crafts and more.

The event will continue all weekend. For more information, click on this link.