HeART of Lenexa Contest

Series of three paintings of Bike Lenexa

Create a work of art in any medium, inspired by something you love about Lenexa. This can be anything from your favorite park, school, trail, neighborhood business, location or even your own back yard. Submit your artwork with an explanation of your inspiration to the HeART of Lenexa Contest, and you could win!

This is a program of the Lenexa Arts Council.

Entry categories

We will accept artwork in the following categories:

  • 2D and 3D art: drawing, photography, painting, multimedia, digital design, sculpture, carving, pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, fiber, etc.

  • Creative writing: poetry, lyrics, scripts or short stories. Must be no longer than 500 words. 

Submit an entry

Applications will be accepted April 1 through Dec. 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Please review the Contest Rules tab for full rules.

Apply online

Contest Winners for 2023 (displayed in 2024)

Best of Show
Michele Dowdell, Loiret Boulevard 

First Place Adult
Lisa Coyan, Sar Ko Par Aglow 

Second Place Adult
Tina Kolm, Stroll 

Third Place Adult
Jack Miller, My Lake View as Van Gogh Might Have Seen It 
(Colored pen and ink)

First Place Teen
Keeton Nimrod, Midnight 

Honorable Mention
Lisa Healey, Roots of Sar Ko Par Parks 

Honorable Mention
Wendy Delzeit, Avian Adventure 

Founders Award
Selected by Emma Neely who originated the HeART of Lenexa contest in 2015 as a Girl Scout. 
Greg Turcotte, Above Sarko-Par

Meet the Artists

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, [email protected]