Kindness Rock Garden

Kindness-Garden-signage"One message for just the right moment

can change your whole day"
- The Kindness Rocks Project™

In your walks around town, and cities across the United States, you may have had a smile brought to your face a time or two when stumbling across a small painted rock, a bright light in the middle of normalcy. The simple gesture of leaving a rock for someone to find or finding one yourself can instantly turn your day around or make your already bright day, brighter.

Little Girl Placing Rocks in Rock Garden

Join us as we plant the seeds for a full-fledged rock garden inspired by The Kindness Rocks Project™ whose mission is in-line with our own, "our purpose is simple, to cultivate connections within communities and lift others up through simple acts of kindness". Feel free to take one or two if you feel inspired to do so, and help us water this garden through kindness and compassion by adding rocks of your own!

Special thank you to our partners: Shannon Levin and the Overland Park Painted Rocks group!

Step-by-Step Guide to Painted Rocks

Gather rocks from your own backyard or pick them up at your local lawn and garden shop; be sure to find smooth, flat rocks! (Or a special shape!)

Using acrylic paints, paint pens, or even sharpies, you can design your rock to your liking!

But don't forget, you will need to seal your rock after it has dried completely (24-48 hours). This seal will allow your rock to remain outdoors through many seasons. Paint pens will need to be sealed using a Mod Podge spray or Krylon first, then all rocks should be sealed with a Duraclear or varnish coating to withstand the elements.

A Little Inspiration:

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Upcoming Kindness Rock Workshops (All Ages)

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The simple gesture of leaving a kindness rock for someone to find or finding one yourself can instantly turn your day around or make your already bright day, brighter. Help us grow our Kindness Rock Garden by coming in and painting rocks with uplifting messages. During this session you can create a rock for our garden & one to take home to give to someone. This is a FREE, drop-in.

Saturday, September 25th 1pm-3pm
Saturday, October 16th 1pm-3pm

Kindness Rock Scout Workshop

Learn about public arts, community art projects and the positive impact art can have on the community. Then will make three kindness rocks; one for the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center’s kindness rock garden, one to share with a friend or family member, and to keep for yourself.  

PXL_20210903_200539212Scout workshops cost $12/participant, minimum of 8 participants. Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center- Fine Arts Dog fun badge included.

For more information contact Ryan Bell, Fine Arts Coordinator.

Interested in a private painted rock group workshop?

Contact Fine Arts Coordinator, Ryan Bell to get yours scheduled today!