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 offers local, regional and national artists, both professional and amateur, a showcase for their work in the heart of Overland Park.

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

Current Exhibit

The 2019 local landscapes and cityscapes exhibition is on display until November 24. Award winners include:

  • Best of show: Making Waves by Karen Hansen, textile
  • Second place: Tall Grass Oasis by Robert Klausing, pastel
  • Third place: Life Labyrinth by Pucci Grigsby, mixed media
  • Honorable mention: House on the Hill by Tyler Kimball, blown glass
  • Honorable mention: Late Winter Hike by Robert Lausing, oil on canvas

The next exhibition is the landscapes exhibit, which begins October 11. See the exhibition schedule for details of all upcoming exhibits.

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.