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 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. Read more about the artwork needed for the City Hall renovation project.

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

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There are year-round art exhibitions in the gallery at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Art at the Center. See the Art at the Center Exhibition Schedule page for details. Gallery open daily.

Current Exhibition:
Celebrating Black History Month featuring artists from the African American Artists Collective on display from February 2 through March 19

Artists featured Micheal Toombs, Keith Shepard, Frank Norfleet, Joseph Newton, Stefan Jones, Jason Piggie, Harold Smith, Diallo J French, Michael Brantley

Above: Under Construction by Jason Piggie

 

 

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

Deadline for entries February 26, Enter via, callforentry.org, Entry fee is $25 for 4 submissions

Jean Cook is a native Kansan, Jean Cook grew up on the family farm helping with harvests and caring for the family cows, sheep and horses. Her artwork is inspired by her real-life experiences showing horses, working cattle drives and traveling to unusual locations around the world. She worked for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO for 34 years, 21 of those 34 years as an artist engraver.  The skills learned as a sculpting artist can be seen in her work.  Basically a self-taught artist, Jean has studied with many well known artists around the US and the Kansas City Art Institute.  Her paintings reflect an emphasis on the use of color, light and shadow to create depth and are inspired by her real-life experiences showing horses, working on cattle drives and traveling to unusual locations around the world.  The results of these travels are a large body of research photos which are used regularly in her work.

Above right: Fishing Rights by Jean Cook

 


Music at the Farmstead

at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead Prairie Pavilion, 6:30 pm. Performances are 45 minutes. Admission to the Farmstead is free for these events.

Plan to bring your lawn chair or blanket. 

June 7 - Funky Mama

July 5 - Percussion Magic

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


Music & Movies in the Park

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and be at the Santa Fe Commons Park 7 p.m. on the third Friday for a free concert and a movie! 

June 15 - The Muppet Movie

July 20 - Grease

August 17 - Cabaret

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.


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