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Arts are a valuable part of making our community a culturally vibrant place to live. That’s why we offer a wide range of arts programming and public art exhibits throughout the year.

In 2012, the Lenexa Arts Council gathered community input through a public survey to help guide our arts master plan. That master plan was presented to the Lenexa City Council in February 2013 and was updated in May 2016.

Arts Council

The Lenexa Arts Council promotes and encourages arts programming to further awareness of the fine and performing arts in our community. They schedule exhibits and give input on artistic involvement in Lenexa.

Susanne Neely
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Upcoming Events

Art Shows

We host rotating art shows in the City Hall art gallery featuring local and regional 2D and 3D artists. Two popular recurring shows are the Lenexa Artists' Show, which features art by Lenexa residents only, and HeART of Lenexa contest and show.

HeART of Lenexa Contest

The HeART of Lenexa Contest is held each year and encourages you to explore your community and create artwork based on your experiences. We award winners in various age groups.

Lenexa Artists' Show

We honor the artists in our community each year by hosting the Lenexa Artists’ Show, which features 2D and 3D works by Lenexa residents only. This is a juried show, and our judges give awards in various categories for exceptional artwork.  

Public Art

Our public art collection includes 2D and 3D pieces located throughout Lenexa. View a photo gallery featuring the public art collection pieces.


Throughout the year, we offer a variety of visual, performing and literary arts events and programs, including a community volunteer orchestra, children’s theater camp, poetry readings, outdoor concerts and art tours.

Support the Arts

We welcome your contributions to help continue the tradition of bringing quality visual and performing arts events and education to Lenexa. You may support the arts in Lenexa by making a donation in any amount or sponsoring arts programs.