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 protected].

Current Gallery: African American Artists Collective Kansas City Exhibit

Join us for a vibrant celebration of artistic excellence at the African American Artists Collective Kansas City (AAAC-KC) Exhibit, featuring the works of acclaimed artists Jason Wilcox, Michelle Beasley and Remy Wharry. Curated by Jason Piggie, this exhibit showcases a range of artistic expressions that highlight the rich cultural heritage and contemporary experiences of African American and Black artists.

You can view this exhibit now through July 28, any time Tomahawk Ridge Community Center is open.


Upcoming Gallery

Plein Air Show
August 7-September 22

The exhibit captures the beauty of landscape paintings created in the open air throughout the Kansas City area. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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.