Stores are Blossoming as they Re-open for 'Blooms in the Bottoms First Friday Weekend'
Kansas City's Historic West Bottoms Shopping and Entertainment Event May 6-8
By: Historic West Bottoms District
Fresh flowers will be carted in by the basket loads to be displayed to add the colors of Spring and the sweet-flower scent to heighten the senses as many will celebrate mothers throughout the thirteen-block, historic district.
"I like to talk about the ladies, and some men, who create elaborate designs and displays using home décor in the West Bottoms stores," said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith, West Bottoms district spokesperson, aka Queen of the West Bottoms. "Moms and these wonderful West Bottoms' designers are our Queens for the weekend here."
The 'Festival of the Full Moon' features a theme for inside and outside each month. The First Friday Weekend 2022 themes include Brews in the Bottoms Jun 3-5; Boom in the Bottoms July 1-3; Barks in the Bottoms Aug 5-7; BBQ in the Bottoms Sept 2-4; Boo in the Bottoms Oct. 7-9; Blessings in the Bottoms Nov 4-6; Bows in the Bottoms Dec. 2-4, 12/9-11; and 12/16-18.
About the West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District
The West Bottoms Historic Entertainment District, located just off the 12th Street Bridge, has 22 warehouses in a thirteen-block area with approximately 600 vendors and more than thirty stores and restaurants. Many of its large, multi-story buildings have histories from over 130 years ago. These repurposed, vast spaces form the largest indoor vintage entertainment district year-round. The West Bottoms is the destination for interior decorators and designers, collectors, and consumers seeking stylish décor and gift options with history and patina that cannot be replicated. westbottoms.com