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
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.
The 2018 National Art at the Center Juried Exhibition - Juror Jean Cook
Open Until June 10
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"
Music at the Farmstead
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.
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.
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