Downtown Art Exhibit

 2013 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

The City of Olathe welcomes you to the 2013 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.  A great way to appreciate our downtown is to take a walking tour of the exhibit.  The city invites you and your family and friends to visit downtown to appreciate the talent we have on display.  This year’s exhibit includes seven displays from artists from four states.  There is a variety of styles, mediums and content in the pieces selected.

The pieces were selected by a panel including Barbara O’Brien, Director and Chief Curator at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Pearl O’Brien, an MFA candidate in the textile program at the University of Kansas.

This year’s pieces include: Spacial Drawing, by J. Neil Lawley of St. Joseph, Missouri, located on the NE corner of Chestnut & Poplar; Everything, by Nathan S. Pierce of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, located at the pedestrian walkway between the Municipal Building and City Parking Garage; Cohesive Narration, by Kristin Garnant of Camanche, Iowa, located on the NE corner of Santa Fe & Kansas; Circus Acrobat, by Robert Lamberson of Dannebrog, Nebraska, located on Santa Fe (between Kansas & Walnut); Survival, by Nathan S. Pierce of Cape Girardeau, Missouri located on Santa Fe at Calamity Line Park, 901 W. Santa Fe; Yahoo!, by Chris Watts of Olathe, Kansas, located inside City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe and Hercules, by Jason Walker of Lenexa, Kansas, located inside City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe. 2013 Downtown Art Brochure

2014 Call for Sculpture Entries

The City of Olathe is accepting Call for Sculpture Entries for the 2014 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit.

This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and all entries must be original work.

This year's exhibit will be jurored by Porter Arneill, holds a Master's degree in the fine art from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He has been the Director/Public Art Administrator for the Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Art Commission since 2002.

Artist may enter up to three works for consideration. There is a $10.00 entry fee and all entries must be received by January 6, 2014. The city is looking to exhibit larger pieces due to the locations. Awards: Artists will receive a $1500 honorarium for each work selected.

Please see the attached brochure for details and information. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Wilson at

2014 Call for Sculpture Entries