Overland Park recognizes the importance of public art in creating cultural value, community identity, and engaging public spaces.

On this page, learn more about the permanent and temporary art installations in the city, and how you can get involved with Overland Park’s public art.

Art at the Center is a unique, not-for-profit gallery space that features exhibitions from local artists. Shows include issue and student exhibitions, as well as artists featured in the City’s permanent collection, artists who use varied media, and artists who create based on their life perspectives.

The gallery is free and open every day at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.

If you are interested in having your art featured as part of an exhibition, contact Julie Bilyea at

Current Gallery: Ada Koch

Ada Koch specializes in oils, acrylics and mixed media works in a colorful representational style. Koch’s exhibit entitled “Mind Trippin,” currently on display at Art at the Center, evolved from her yearning to travel when the world was shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Koch’s work will be on display from March 1 through April 2.

Upcoming Galleries

Anthony High

Explore the colorful paintings inspired by Anthony High’s African American heritage. Meet artist Anthony High at the opening reception of his solo exhibit, “Fine Art of the Black Diaspora'” from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while taking in the beautiful artwork. Admission is free and open to the public.

View this gallery April 7-May 14, any time Tomahawk Ridge Community Center is open.

African American Artists Collective of Kansas City Exhibition

The African American Artists Collective supports African American and Black artists in Kansas City, regionally and nationally. The exhibition is curated by Jason Piggie, and includes works by Joseph A. Newton, Ramona Davis and Toni Gates.

View this gallery June 16-July 30, any time Tomahawk Ridge Community Center is open.

Virtual Art Tour

There are hundreds of pieces of public art in Overland Park. Some are on loan, in galleries, and others are permanent installations you can visit anytime.

Experience these community assets at a many facilities and locations throughout the city. You can locate and learn more about each piece of art using the public art map. Then visit the works in-person to get the full experience.

Public Art Map

Public Art Master Plan

Overland Park’s public art master plan outlines ways the City can provide residents and visitors with beautiful and surprising artistic experiences through permanent installations, temporary placements, and seasonal programming.

The public art master plan is an adopted document developed and approved in 2000. It guides purchases, installation, and scheduling of public art projects in Overland Park.

Upcoming Arts Events