Public art in Olathe is an amenity that helps build the overall identity of the city, activates public spaces, and connects people to the community.
Permanent Sculpture Exhibit
Sculptures are purchased and displayed throughout the Olathe community. There are currently 22 permanent sculptures throughout Olathe, including 3 outside of the Olathe Community Center.
Rotating Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Sculptures are selected and displayed throughout the downtown area of Olathe for a period of one year. The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount from artists throughout the country.
The 2017 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was juried by James Martin; an independent art consultant, curator, educator and writer based in the Kansas City area. The 2017 exhibit will close on April 20, 2018. The 2018 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will open June 11, 2018.
Visit the Sculpture Exhibit Sites to enjoy an interactive self-guided tour illustrating images and locations for each sculpture. Brochures are also available at Olathe City Hall, 100 E. Santa Fe Street.
Expression of Data Project
The City of Olathe is currently seeking artists to transform Olathe's performance data into purposeful art. The selected artwork will be on display at City Hall for one year beginning in June, 2018.
Lake Olathe One Percent for Art Project
The Olathe Public Art Committee, on behalf of the Olathe, KS City Council, is seeking artists or artist teams to closely collaborate with project designers and contractors to develop innovative, original art for the development project at Lake Olathe. For more information, review the Call for Artists.
Call 913-971-8563 for additional information.