Arts and Music

The 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 gardens at the Overland Park Arboretum.

Overland Park has a Public Art Master Plan (2017) 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. Currently the Friends of Arts have submitted 20 pieces to the Governing Body for consideration. The public art master plan approval process by which all art is approved for acquisition and / or display is noted here.

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.


Children's Corner Entertainment

Where: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

Mr. Stinky Feet

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

March 7 - Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

April 4 - Jim Cosgrove "Mr. Stinky Feet"

May 2 - Storytelling and Puppets with Priscilla

June 6 - Jay and Leslie's Laughing Matters

July 11 - Percussion Magic

August 1 - Storytelling and Puppets with Priscilla

September 5 - Jim Cosgrove "Mr. Stinky Feet"

October 3 - Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

November 7 - Percussion Magic

December - Stone Lion Puppet Theatre

 

 

 


Gallery Exhibitions - Art at the Center

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. To showcase your art the Art at the Center please see the Art at the Center Exhibition Schedule for details. Gallery open daily. Admission is free. Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Current Exhibition

The 2018 National Art at the Center Juried Exhibition - Juror Jean Cook

Open Until June 10

Johne Richardson's "Juno

And the winners are....

Best of Show - $2000 Johne Richardson for "Juno

2nd Place - $1000 Diane Schmidt for "Connections"

3rd Place - $500 Elizabeth Panzer for "Cabbage Op.5"

Honorable Mention Awards - $250 each

Jack Straton for "Monuet"
Robert Slotterback for "Cityscape" 
Sonia Reeder-Jones for "Boxed In III"

Juror Choice Awards - $50 each

Michael Archer for "Tag; You're It"
Linda J Brown for "Rain Puddles" 
Marilyn York for "And an Order of Fries"
Paul Murray for "A Family Float" 
Julie Schwankl for "Tally Ho"
Ursula Minor for "Fanfare"

Diane Schmidt's "Connections"

Elizabeth Panzer's "Cabbage Op.5"


Music at the Farmstead

Funky Mama

at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Prairie Pavilion, 6:30 pm. Performances are 45 minutes.

June 7 - Funky Mama

July 5 - Percussion Magic

August 2 - Jim Cosgrove "Mr. Stinky Feet" and Band

Admission to the Farmstead is free for these events. Plan to bring your lawn chair or blanket. 

 

 


Music & Movies in the Park

Presented in cooperation with the Downtown Overland Park Partnership it's a summer of music and movies for the whole family. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and be at the Santa Fe Commons Park concerts run from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and movies start at dusk on the third Friday of June, July and August! 

June 15 - Ernest James Zydeco at 7 p.m. and movie at dusk 

July 20 - The Weasels at 7 p.m. and movie at dusk 

August 17 - TBD at 7 p.m. and movie at dusk

Santa Fe Commons is located at 81st and Santa Fe Drive. Picnics are encouraged but there is no alcohol allowed in City parks. Leashed dogs are welcome.

In case of a thunderstorm, these events are not rescheduled. A food truck will be present and local restaurants offer take out.

June 15

July 20

August 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Overland Park Civic Band

Longing for a nice evening with some beautiful music in a lovely park?

Come see the 76 years strong Overland Park Civic Band perform at the Santa Fe Commons Park 7 p.m. each Sunday from June 3 through July 1.

Santa Fe Commons is located at 81st and Santa Fe Drive. Picnics are encouraged but there is no alcohol allowed in City parks. Local restaurants offer take out.

Leashed dogs are welcome.

In case of a thunderstorm, these events are not rescheduled. 

 


Overland Park Orchestra Concerts

The Winter Concert

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

Performance to feature: Music for the Royal Fireworks by Handel, Suite from La boutique fantasque by Respighi and Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, “Little Russian” by Tchaikovsky

The Spring Concert

Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m

Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

Performance to feature: Overture to Die Fledermaus by Strauss, Symphony No.7 in D Minor, Op. 70 by Dvořák and a special solo by the winner of the Young Artist Competition