Arts and Music

Art Installations

Blackbird by Larry Young

Blackbird by Larry Young of Columbia, Mo., located at City Hall

Art is part of our everyday life in Overland Park. 

Overland Park embraces art from free concerts to iconic art installations. The city's cultural amenities include live performances, sculpture, art collections and exhibitions.

You see examples of the city's art collections around every corner, from the permanent collections at the Overland Park Convention Center and community centers to sculptures in parks and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

Overland Park has a Public Art Master Plan that guides when, where and what type of art will be installed. Efforts are made by the city's arts coordinator and the Friends of the Overland Park Arts to ensure equity among wards.

You can visit the city's art installations with your smart phone, tablet as a guide, or in the comfort of your own home by using this collection tour link.

The 2016 Overland Park Fall Festival 

2015 Festival ParadeMark your calendar

The Festival is Saturday, Sept. 24, in Downtown Overland Park includes the county's oldest parade, displays of older automobiles, multiple concert stages, craft fair, children's entertainments. Free Event!


For more information on Arts and Music programs, contact Julie K. Bilyea at 913-344-8656


Gallery Exhibitions

IMG 0012There are year-round art exhibitions in the gallery at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Art at the Center. See the Art at the Center Exhibition Schedule page for details. Gallery open daily.

Current Exhibition: The Photographs, special guest artist ceramacist Jospeh Smith

Next Exhibition: The Future of Art featuring the work of our area public high school students



Music in the Park

Summer concerts for the whole family at the Santa Fe Commons Park on Sundays and Fridays throughout the Summer. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Click on Music in the Park for the full schedule. Free Events!

Music at the Farmstead

Children's concerts will be at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Prairie Pavilion. Free Events!

June 2 - Funky Mama

July 7 - Rockin' Rob

Aug. 4 - Jim Cosgrove 

Music at the Pool

Come celebrate the 25th Birthday of the Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center. Music, food and lots of splashy fun!! Event is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concert starts at 6 p.m. Free Event!

July 10 - Drum Safari

Children's Corner

Children's Corner: Entertainment for kids at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Free Events!


Children's Corner  November 2, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • Percussion Magic

Children's Corner  December 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
  • Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

dsc 8010 mdFree Halloween Concert for Children

The OP Orchestra will perform a children's concert will be at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center on Sunday at 3 p.m. Free candy for children.


Hexenritt - Humperdinck

Peer Gynt: #1 Morning Mood, #4 In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg

Danse Macabre - Saint-Saens

Lyric Suite: #4 March of the Dwarfs - Grieg