Art Programs

Crowd of people watching a musical performance outside.Under the guidance of the Lenexa Arts Council, we offer a variety of art-related programs throughout the year. These programs span different types of art, including visual, performing, music and literary arts.

Art scholarships

Each year, the Arts Council sponsors more than $3,000 in arts scholarships for Lenexa graduating seniors who are interested in the arts. Outside judges select scholarship winners, and we award scholarships in visual arts, performing arts and literary arts.

Applications are typically available in the fall, and we honor the winners the following April.

Art trolley tour

Join the Lenexa Arts Council and Lenexa Chamber of Commerce for this unique event that combines an enjoyable trolley ride throughout Lenexa and several opportunities to see art. We’ll start at the new City Hall located at City Center, 17101 W. 87th Street Parkway and then visit two other sites to view art and enjoy light refreshments. This year’s event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

Add the tour to your calendar

Register with the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce

Community Orchestra

The Lenexa Arts Council is creating a new Community Orchestra to enrich the artistic, musical and cultural climate of our city by providing family friendly musical entertainment. We will be looking for community volunteers to play in the orchestra and serve in other volunteer positions. 

HeART of Lenexa Contest

Create a piece of artwork inspired by something you love about Lenexa and you could win one of several great prizes. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31 of each year.

Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series

Enjoy free outdoor concerts featuring a variety of music types on Sunday evenings in May, June and September.

Live music at festivals & events

We promote the arts through live musical entertainment at special events including Lenexa Art Fair, Movies in the Park, Enchanted Forest and the Lenexa Spinach Festival.

Poetry reading open mic nights

Poetry Reading Open Mic Nights in March and April have been cancelled. Watch for details for the new poetry reading events coming in the fall of 2017.

Theater camp for children 

Sign your child up to participate in our week-long theater camp held during the summer. Register online.

Theatre Hikes

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m., Lenexa City Center
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m., Black Hoof Park, Stone Wall Shelter

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch a live-theater play, "The Complete History of America, (abridged)". Admission is free.

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131,