May 26 – October 16, 2022
A new exhibit, Fortopia, is opening at Powell Gardens May 26, 2022. This playful exhibition taps into childhood memories of outdoor discovery and fort building. Eight forts will be on display for children and adults to explore and play.
Photos courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Design a Fort
NOVEMBER, 2021. The RFP process for Fortopoia 2022 has closed. To inquire about future submissions, email email@example.com.
Powell Gardens, Kansas City’s Botanical Garden seeks proposals from creative individuals, groups, firms and students to design forts as part of its recurring temporary outdoor exhibition, Fortopia. Forts should inspire an appreciation of our natural environment through their innovative and sustainable designs, materials and construction while evoking memories of childhoods spent escaping into nature to build structures and play with friends.
Important Fortopia Dates:
- Request for Proposals Announced: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
- Information Session #1: Tuesday, September 21, 2021-1 pm (Zoom)
- Information Session #2: Thursday, October 7, 2021-11 am (On-Site)
- Proposals Due: Monday, November 8, 2021
- Proposal Acceptance Notification: Friday, December 3, 2021
- Installation of Forts: April 25-May 18, 2022
- Preview Party: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
- Exhibition Opens to the Public: Thursday, May 26, 2022
- Exhibition Closes: Sunday, October 16, 2021
- Removal of Forts: Monday, October 17-28, 2022