Friends of OP Arts Blog

Affordable arts experiences in KC

From the Kansas City Star published March 15, 2017 – a visit to the Overland Park Arboretum is highly recommended! Affordable arts experiences in KC BY KAT HNATYSHYN CommunityAmerica Credit Union When it comes to the arts, Kansas City does it right. How lucky are we to live in one of the nation’s best hubs … Read More

Register for Stems Plein Air Paint

Calling all plein air artists! Registration is now open, and we are looking forward to the 9th annual Stems Plein Air Paint, May 19 – June 1. Artists who have participated in the past know that there are countless scenes to paint at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, … Read More

Happy New Year from The Arts & Rec Foundation

2017 is going to be a busy year doing what we have been doing for over 20 years – enhancing great places to visit (the Arboretum and Deanna Rose, of course!) and creating memorable experiences for the whole family. Volunteers and staff are already at work on the 2017 versions of our signature annual events … Read More