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 email@example.com.
May and June’s featured art is titled, “Naturally Human.”
This exhibition features works by Kwanza Humphrey, who serves as a studio artist at InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park. Humphrey’s art features portraits and candids of people in which he’s familiar. He refers to his pieces as mediums that allow him to convert the ordinary to the extraordinary while making the invisible visible.
View a sample of Humphrey’s work through June 20.
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.
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.