Arts and Music

The City's Art Collection

Art is part of our everyday life in Overland Park. 

The city's cultural amenities include live performances, sculpture, art collections and exhibitions. You can see examples of the city's art collections around every corner, from the permanent collections at the Overland Park Convention Center and both community centers to sculptures in parks and the sculpture garden at 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. View planned sites here.

The City is adding to its public art collection. Read more about the artwork needed for the City Hall renovation project.

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 or you can review this list of completed projects and council approved sites for future development.


Gallery Exhibitions

There 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 2017 Future of Art Exhibition featuring the students from Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission and Olathe High Schools. Art is not for sale. Teachers select work for show.

Winners from the 2017 Photography Exhibition

Best of Show, a $500 prize were presented for: 'The Warrior' by Gloria Hawkins

Second Place, a $250 prize were presented for: 'Touched by Light' by Anne Nye

Third Place, a $100 prize were presented for: 'The Trees' by Michelle Wade

Choice Awards, a $25 prize were presented for: 'Garden Party' by Gloria Hawkins, 'Mushroom Forest' by Mark Stuecheli, 'Moonrise' by Ramon McGee and 'Artic Golden Hour' by David Francis


Children's CornerFirst Wednesdays

Where: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

When: First Wednesday of the Month between March and December at 10 a.m.

Performances:

December 6 - Stone Lion Puppet Theatre


Music in the Park will return in June of 2018

at Santa Fe Commons Park, 81st and Santa Fe Drive. Plan to bring your lawn chair or blanket.