Art Exhibits

The mission of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center art exhibitions program is to celebrate the diversity and rich culture of our home. It is our goal to create thought-provoking exhibitions that encourage a new perspective of Johnson County’s place within the global community. 

Many of the works in the exhibit are available for purchase directly through the artist, and all proceeds are retained by the artist.
All art exhibitions are free to view by the public. See calendar below for this year's exhibition schedule.

For information on other JCPRD galleries visit our Satellite Galleries page. 

Current Exhibits

JCPRD Poster Project, August 23rd, 2023 - January 6, 2024

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The JCPRD Public Art Program is commissioning a series of posters of JCPRD parks, trails and facilities using the iconic and majestic style used by the Federal Art Project artists of the 1930s. In 2023, four local artists will be selected and assigned to illustrate a specific feature or attribute from the following parks: Big Bull Creek, Cedar Niles, Lexington Lake, and Shawnee Mission. Posters will be exhibited throughout the County and available for sale with proceeds benefiting the JCPRD Public Art Program. 

“We hope these designs leave our community inspired to go and explore these and all Poster Artitsts paint brushes blogof the beautiful park spaces that make up JCPRD,” said Superintendent of Culture Susan Mong. “Each poster highlights a beautiful element of each park. I really love the process each artist went through to develop their vision and determine what feature, perspective, or unique element they wanted to focus on. The artists spent time with park staff and a lot of time in their assigned park before finalizing their design.”

For the first year of the poster project, officials intentionally chose parks representing different regions of the county and included some of JCPRD’s newer parks.  

white walled gallery space with four large canvases

Four Posters in line 


Canvases, posters, prints 

and   notecards can be 

purchased online through 

Parks & Green Spaces HERE

    Learn more about JCPRD's Public Art Program HERE.

Community Beaded Quilt

multicolored quilt made from fuse beads on a white wallA quilt made from fuse beads created by individual squares (and other shapes) made by members of the community from different organizations including- The KS State School for the Blind, The Whole Person, Johnson County Park and Recreation District- Culture Division, Johnson County Facilities, JCDS Emerging Artists, Arts Council of Johnson County, local artist GK Callahan. This is one of the smaller beaded quilts made from the idea of the Kansas City Beaded Quilt, a project made In 2019 lead by GK Callahan and Laura White.

multicolored quilt made from fuse beads on a white wall

Both artists embarked on an important community art project, working with the blind and deaf-blind communities of the greater Kansas City area to craft the KC Beaded Quilt. The quilt, made with over 1200 squares and 330,000 fuse beads, was put together with the help of more than 10 KC area non-profits and their patrons. This art project brought the blind and deaf-blind communities together. Added benefits were aiding its creators in finger dexterity, color & shape recognition, and, most importantly, socialization. The KC Beaded Quilt is currently on display at 
Englewood Arts Center in Independence, MO.    

Public Art Program- Indoor Exhibit

In 2019, recognizing the growing role that art and culture plays in their mission, as well in as the way people experience parks, the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District (JCPRD) launched a Public Art Program to serve their many parks, trails, facilities, green spaces, and recreational spaces. Images of, and the stories behind, each of JCPRD's Public Art Installations is showcased indoors at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center as a way to connect our many facilities and art endeavors across the district.

   Find out more about JCPRD's Public Art Program HERE:    
Public Art Wall Intro PanelPublic Art Wall 3 Panels     Public Art Program Opens in new window 

Creative Commons- Teal and Museum Wall

The Gallery @ The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave 
Overland Park, KS 66211
M-Sa 9am-5pm
(913) 826-2787