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Peace Poles Community Art Project

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May 1–Oct. 31, 2021

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

The Peace Poles Community Art Project — a series of poles designed by community members and adorned with original art and messages of peace — is on display in Lenexa's Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park during the summer and fall of 2021. The purpose of the exhibit is to inspire peace, hope, creativity, and community involvement.

The Peace Poles Community Art Project is organized as a partnership between the Lenexa Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Western Johnson County, the Lenexa Arts Council and the City of Lenexa.

Judging & Awards

A panel including art professionals judged the entries in May, and awards were announced at a ceremony in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.

Best of Show:
Andy Handwork

First Place:
Geheb & MacDonald Family

Second Place:
Cindy Heller

Honorable Mention:
Marci Blank
Patty Jaksa Brundage
Girl Scout Troop 1790
Janet Hall
Michelle Herman
Laurie Hess
Jennifer & Darlene Lindsey
Abbie Peters
Jill Ragar
Lory Rodak



After the exhibit ends Oct. 31, the Lenexa Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Western Johnson County will sell the peace poles during a silent and live auction they host on Nov. 12, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall. They have selected Project 1020 as the beneficiary of they proceeds, which is a cold-weather homeless shelter in Lenexa.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the Peace Poles Community Art Project? Questions may be directed to Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131,

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131,