Arts and Music

SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT

 

Overland Park Civic Band

Each Sunday June 3 through July 1 at 7 p.m. in Santa Fe Commons Park

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 - 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. Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive.

 


Funky Mama

Music at the Farmstead

June 7, July 5, August 2 at 7 p.m. at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

in the Prairie Pavilion, 6:30 pm. Performances are 30 - 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. Dogs are not allowed in the Farmstead.

 


Ernest James Zydeco

Music & Movies in the Park

June 15, July 20, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Santa Fe Commons 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, Food Truck is Cajun Cabin

July 20 - The Weasels at 7 p.m. and movie at dusk, Food Truck is KC Concessions

August 17 - Funk Syndicate at 7 p.m. and movie at dusk, Food Truck is Ash & Blue

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. 

June 15

July 20

August 17

 

Children's Corner Entertainment

Mr. Stinky Feet

First Wednesday of the Month at 10 a.m. in the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center

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 Exhibition - Art at the Center

Daily in the Tomahawk Ridge Community 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 located at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Avenue. Gallery open daily. Admission is free. Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Johne Richardson's "Juno"

Current Exhibition The 2018 National Art at the Center Juried Exhibition 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"

People's Choice Award - $200 Voted on by attendees to the Opening Reception Debra Jeffry for "Apples in a White Bowl"


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.