The lowrider parade turned the spotlight on custom car culture in Kansas City. Christopher Smith | Special to The Star

Lowriders: Celebrating custom car culture at the KCK Latino Arts Festival

Aaron Munoz took part in the lowrider parade for the Latino Arts Festival on June 4 in Kansas City, Kan. Christopher Smith | Special to Ink
A lowrider cruises down Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., during a parade of the iconic cars. Christopher Smith | Special to The Star
It was a good day for a ride in a convertible lowrider. Christopher Smith | Special to Ink
Aaron Munoz cruises down Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City Kansas during the lowrider parade. Christopher Smith | Special to The Star
A member of the Woodland Village Marching Wildcats drill team from Leavenworth walks down Minnesota Avenue during the lowrider parade. Christopher Smith | Special to Ink
The first Latino Arts Festival in Kansas City, Kan., included a parade and car show. Christopher Smith | Special to Ink

Rolling objects of art and color sparkled in the midday sun, bounced to music and came close to scraping the ground at the 2017 Kansas City Kansas Latino Arts Festival, a celebration of Latino culture through traditional and contemporary mediums of art. A lowrider parade, which kicked off the festival, cruised down Minnesota Avenue from Fourth to 12th streets and highlighted a once marginalized but now celebrated form of Latino culture.


Lowriders: Celebrating custom car culture at the KCK Latino Arts Festival