If art is your thing, you won't be disappointed in the art scene in and around KC! From murals to sculptures, galleries to events, you'll discover something new and interesting tucked into every part of the region. Check out these local KC Destinations' collections as you art hop across Kansas City!
You can discover art around every corner in Merriam! Check out BASK, by artist Blessing Hancock in the courtyard at the Merriam Community Center; this sculpture incorporates words collected from Merriam residents describing their community, and it comes alive with color-changing lighting at night. If you prefer a gallery setting with rotating pieces, make plans to visit the monthly exhibits on display at the Tim Murphy Art Gallery. Come see the bear sculpture called “Motherhood” by Kwan Wu at Merriam Historic Plaza. Or, if you’d like to art hop across Merriam, click here for a list of every public art piece in the city. https://www.exploremerriam.com/Visit/Art
Save the date for the 2023 Olathe Arts Festival! Head to Downtown Olathe on October 6 & 7 for an enriching experience for all members of the family. Live music, food trucks, art booths, and more will be available. Join us to celebrate the arts and creativity. | Learn more at https://www.olatheks.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/olathe-arts-festival
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Kansas City Kansas is a city of murals celebrating our rich diversity. In Kansas City, KS, The Avenue of Murals project includes eight murals in a four-block corridors along Minnesota Avenue.
But the murals don't stop on Minnesota Avenue - walk or drive around just about any neighborhood and you might find another new painting to appreciate. Learn more here: https://www.visitkansascityks.com/blog/post/kansas-city-ks-a-city-of-murals/
Lenexa has been building its public art collection since the early 1980s. It includes 2D and 3D pieces located throughout the city on public property and features artwork created by local, national and international artists. Find out more about our pieces at https://bit.ly/3Y8fKSu then download the list at https://bit.ly/3Y53UbY and make a day of it!
LEAVENWORTH Creative Blossoming, located at 505 Cherokee St., is a new art store in historic downtown Leavenworth that specializes as a studio/gallery/gift shop with an artistic flare. There are several local artists that display their creative wares and quirky art pieces which are for sale in the gift shop. Meredith Thompson, the owner, hopes that people will opt for adding some color into their lives. Learn more: https://creative-blossoming.com GARDNER Spinning Earth Gallery Located in the historic The Dolphin Song building in downtown Gardner features works by artist and owner Danny Meisinger. With both unique sculptures and functional items, you are sure to find the perfect piece to make your own. Be sure to check out their upcoming workshops and try your hand at making your own work of art. While you are there, take the opportunity to shop from a variety of unique boutique items as well! https://www.facebook.com/TheDolphinSong/
BONNER SPRINGS Bonner Springs has an active and thriving arts community. The Arts Alliance focuses on both physical art and intellectual art. This month, they are hosting a creative writing discussion for people interested in writing but not sure how to start. The discussion will be held in-person at the Bonner Springs City Library at 201 N Nettleton on March 14 from 6-7:45 p.m. Additionally, the Arts Alliance Gallery is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out their Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/bonnerspringsartsalliance
LIBERTY Head to Liberty, MO to check out the 6th annual Rotating Sculpture Program installation featuring nine sculptures throughout historic downtown Liberty. This exhibit will be on display until Sept. 2023 when 12 new sculptures will be installed! Download the Otocast app to hear descriptions of each piece from the artist themselves. Learn more about the Rotating Sculpture Program online here - https://libertymissouri.gov/2714/Public-Art---Rotating-Sculpture-Program