Are you interested in supporting the arts in Overland Park? The Friends of Art group was designed to promote and support the Arts in Overland Park. Be a patron of the arts in our community on whatever level fits the needs of you and your family – through your attendance, membership, donations, or volunteer time.
Become a Friend
Join the Friends of Arts organization and you will receive:
- Invitations to exclusive membership events and programs
- Advance event information
- Membership e-newsletter
- 25 percent discount on any purchase from Art at the Center, the City's not-for-profit art gallery
- Discounts on all art-related classes sponsored by the city
To join, choose your donation level of Individual ($35), Family ($50), or Patron ($100)
and pay by credit card through our online membership form, or mail our printable membership form with your check.
Support public art installations
Review the Public Art Master Plan and see what you can do to create a lasting memory, one that can be seen and touched for generations. Whether in honor or in memory of an individual, or as a tribute to your group or corporation’s presence in our city, permanent art installations are a tribute that can last for centuries.
Each installation is accompanied by a plaque inscribed with the name of those you wish to honor through your contribution. Major donors have the option of assisting in the selection and acquisition process for the art piece.
Contact the City Arts Coordinator, Julie K. Bilyea at 913-344-8656 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a consultation.
Sponsor an art event
Is your business looking for a new and exciting way to reach out to the community? Try ART! The Friends of Art seek sponsoring companies to underwrite a number of annual events and programs. Sponsoring companies receive promotional considerations, advertising support and much more.
- Art at the Center gallery exhibitions
- Music in the Park summer concert series
- Council President’s Green Space Golf Tournament
- Overland Park Fall Festival
- Halloween Family ConcertFest
- Nutcracker Tea Party
Make a Donation
Specify a use for your gift, or donate to our general operating fund to help us meet the greatest needs for the city, from free festivals and concerts to exhibits at the Center. For inquiries about your donation, or to explore other ways you can personalize your donation, please call 913-344-8656.
Donate now online, or make your check payable to Friends of OP Arts and mail to:
Friends of OP Arts
P. O. Box 26147
Shawnee Mission, KS 66225.
All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Friends of Overland Park Arts are part of the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, a 501(c)(3) public charity. View an in-depth organizational profile on the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation website.
For more information, call Julie Bilyea, arts coordinator, 913-344-8656, or e-mail email@example.com.
Become a Volunteer
Your consideration in being a volunteer is vital to the success of our programs. Friends greet our event visitors, help select art for exhibition, provide operational support, give tours and assist with fun activities and special events.
Contact the volunteer coordinator at 913-344-8656 or e-mail a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.