Most of us have flown a kite at some point in our lives. Some haven’t done so since elementary school, others have made a career out of making or flying kites. The Kite Stories Project exists to gather, display and enjoy these memories as a collective art installation. Like the community that submitted them, the stories are diverse in style and tone. They are personal reflections on laughter, sorrow, enlightenment, success, failure and discovery. They highlight the unique dialogue between an individual, the wind, the sky, and the kite.

Each narrative was gathered via an online submission form and printed on a kite sail. Next, local participants gathered for a workshop at Artpace to build the kites. Most made a kite with their own story, others assembled one of the out-of-state or international submissions. Final assembly and installation was completed by Cade Bradshaw and Stuart Allen of Bridge Projects.

The Kite Stories Project is ongoing as we continue to collect narratives from flyers and makers around the world. Please visit, and share your kite story. We will add it to the next installation.

Patsy Allen
Jim Allen
Robert Amerman
Richard Armendariz
Taylor Bates
Olivia Bazan
Kim Bishop
Deborah Blake
Justin Boyd
Cade Bradshaw
Ruth Buentello
James Canales
Nicolas Chorier
Erik Coignard
Irene Neno Diaz
Joe Hadzicki
Megan Harrison
Sherry Hess
Jennifer Khoshbin
Kelly Lyons
Melissa Martinez
Michael Menchaca
Ashley Mireles
Theresa Northway
Patricia Ortiz
Venus Prado
Deborah Quinoa
Sarah Rangel
Carl Robertson
Thomas Romo
Ansen Seale
Luz Serreli
Molly Sherman
Scott Skinner
Tal Streeter
Hiromi Stringer
Ryan Takaba
Thoai-Yen Tran
Luis Valderas
Fernando Valladares
Holly Veselka
Kayellen Walker
Jason Willome