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.
Applications are available online for the 2020 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. All entries must be received by January 3, 2020.
Emerging Artist Sculpture Commission
All artists 18 years of age and older and residing in the greater Kansas City area, who have not yet had a public work commissioned or displayed are invited to apply for the Emerging Artist Sculpture Commission. Submissions must be received by November 11, 2019.
Permanent Sculpture Exhibit
Sculptures are purchased and displayed throughout the Olathe community. There are currently 23 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 to two years. The sculptures are on loan for a stipend amount from artists throughout the country.
The 2019 Downtown Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is currently on display. This year's exhibit was juried by members of Olathe's Public Art Committee. The 2019 exhibit will close on May 1, 2020.
Visit the Sculpture Exhibit Sites to enjoy an interactive self-guided tour illustrating images and locations for each sculpture.
If you are an artist and would like to be added to an email list for future art calls, please email Renee Rush.
Call 913-971-8658 for additional information about Public Art in Olathe