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AUGUST 8, 2021 | 6PM - 10PM | At the Theatre in the Park inside Shawnee Mission Park.

 JCPRD wants to say "thank you" for your support of our parks, programs, and special events with a free night of FUN!

Join us for a free, laid back party in the park!  Bring your blankets, chairs, a ball/Frisbee, and enjoy time with your family and friends.  Sing, dance, or relax as you listen to the Short Round Stringband and The Matchsellers, for two hours of old timey, feel good, foot stomping music, and then a movie!

Disney's O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU will follow! - Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey," the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett's home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters--among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George "Baby Face" Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent,  and a blind prophet who warns the trio that "the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find." [Rated PG13]

Food, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, so bring your wallet and ID!
Theatre in the Park is located at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.
Main gates on Renner Road open at 5:00.
Theater bowl gates open at 5:30.

Fall programming...
great things happening JUST FOR YOU!

FINE ART Programming!

Art Teacher Shows Students How to PaintDrawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and textiles are just the start to the mediums you can explore with us. Teaching artists will help you learn new skills and navigate the world of art. Find programs for any age or ability; preschool, youth, homeschool or adults.

MUSEUM Programming!

Teens dressed up in 1950s clothes posing next to 1955 Chevy Bel-Air carExplore the Johnson County Museum and our kid-sized community, KidScape, this fall!

Come enjoy the JOCO Museum and KidScape in a comfortable, low-sensory environment during Sensory Friendly Mondays!

PERFORMING ARTS Programming!

Dance studioTerrific theatre and performing arts programs for all ages! Whether pre-school, youth, or adult, Check us out! We've got something for ALL age groups!

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Creative Commons Current Exhibition

Place of Peace - Veterans Art Exhibit


This exhibit is FREE and is open now thru August 22, 2021

As veterans transition to civilian life, they are often met with challenges of depression and anxiety and must suddenly cope with the complete upheaval of a life once known with very little transitional support. The arts have proven beneficial time and time again in aiding veterans as they bridge the gap between military life and civilian life. Let this exhibition help you find your place of peace and aid in the broader understanding of how we, as a community, can best help those who have served to protect us. 

Paul McCobb exhibition logoInside the Johnson Johnson County Museum!

Paul McCobb... 
America's
Designer


Paul McCobb is the greatest American designer you didn’t know you knew. McCobb designed functional and versatile items for the postwar American consumer in the Mid-Century Modern (MCM) era. He sought to improve the way Americans lived through mass produced yet high-quality pieces that were available in department stores as well as high-end galleries. 

This groundbreaking temporary exhibit will feature dozens of items from a private collection. Whether you grew up with McCobb’s products, are a recent MCM aficionado, or just love exploring good design, you will not want to miss this exhibit!

Exhibit opens May 22, and runs through January 7, 2022.
Entry included with Museum admission.Photos of furniture by Paul McCobb in exhibit

THEATRE IN THE PARK - Summer Season 2021!

Theatre in the Park full season graphic imageSummer is just around the corner, and after a YEAR of being dark, Theatre in the Park is ready for a season full of fun for the whole family!

We've got a little disco, a murder mystery, glass shoes, dancing grandmas and the biggest bunch of paper boys you'll ever see all set to take the stage OUTDOOR in Shawnee Mission Park! READ ALL ABOUT OUR SEASON!

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Facility & Room Rentals


NEED A SPACE?
WE'VE GOT THE PLACE!

The Arts and Heritage Center has lots of spaces for rent. Corporate events, weddings, birthdays, small and large meetings, receptions, you name it... we've got just the space for it! Rent a single room or the ENTIRE FACILITY! We'll be glad to have you! LEARN ALL ABOUT IT!

Lanesfield Historic Site

lanesfield schoolhouseDid you know we have a 152 year old school house... made of limestone... that is the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield... and is also on the National Register of Historic Places... and that you can play escape room in?

Well, we do. And... you really should visit! LEARN ALL ABOUT IT!

Our Arts & Heritage Center Building Partners!

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The Arts Council of Johnson County.

Visit them online HERE!

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Johnson County Developmental Supports -

Emerging Artists Online Store

Visit them online HERE!

Overland Park Historical Society LogoThe Overland Park Historical Society.

Visit them online HERE!