July brings two reasons for Olathe Parks & Recreation Department to celebrate-National Parks & Recreation Month, and the official debut of the City of Olathe Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. This is the fourth year that the City of Olathe has put public art on display in the downtown area. Each year, artists submit their art for consideration by the Olathe Public Art & Culture Commission and pieces are selected by a juror. Chosen exhibits are put on display from May until April of the following year, and are accessible to citizens throughout that twelve month period.
This year's exhibit features seven pieces hailing from as close as Tonganoxie, Kansas and as far away as Appleton, Wisconsin. To view the art, residents can tour the downtown area at their leisure, using the map provided on the City's website.
For more information on the 2008 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, contact Teresa Wilson of Olathe Parks & Recreation at (913) 971-6263, or visit the Parks & Recreation website.