The Downtown Overland Park Art Project

The Downtown Overland Park Art Project plans to install four murals, eight benches, and a sculpture in Downtown Overland Park with development and installation commencing in April and completing in June.

    • Four mural locations:
      • 7947 Santa Fe Drive – Lot 2, Dales Addition Resurvey, a subdivision of land in the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas
      • 7937 Santa Fe Drive – Lot 6, Dales Addition, a subdivision of land in the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas
      • 7522 West 80th Street – The West 60.7 feet of Lots 12 and 14, except the westerly 5 feet condemned for streets, Overland Park, a subdivision of land in the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas.

      • 8001 Newton Street – Lots 2 and 3, except the east 15 feet in streets and Lots 22-24, except the north 5 feet of Lot 24 in streets, Overland Park,  a subdivision of land in the City of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas.

    Mural Details:

    Women Mural: The proposed mural by JT Daniels is located behind 10,000 Villages store. They are a fair trade business and sell fair trade crafts from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. From JT, “My design does showcase women from varied cultures, a few of which are represented heavily within the store that fosters fair trade items from these countries, where the money provides for their families & etc. The background in the mural is the former logo for the organization, just repeated and spread out across the wall, to reflect the idea of 10,000 villages and how these people are interconnected.”  
     
    Penzey’s 4-part mural: This mural represents the work of four artists – Isaac Tapia, Aaron Sutton, Emily Alvarez, and Rodrigo Alvarez. The images abstractly symbolize a multiracial community, its cooperation, creativity, relationship to the earth, hopes and dreams.  
     
    Bird mural: The mural at the corner of 80th and Conser is designed by Donald “Scribe” Ross and depicts a Meadowlark, the state bird of Kansas.  
     
    Fish Mural: The proposed mural on the side of InterUrban ArtHouse at the corner of 80th/Conser depicts a colorful Bluegill fish which is one of the most common fish in the state of Kansas!
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    One sculpture set to be at 80th and Conser on the northwest corner of the intersection.
  • Eight benches with a mosaic art finish to be located:
    • at the Farmers’ Market
    • near 80th and Overland Park Drive on the southeast corner
    • near 8oth and Conser on the northeast corner
    • within the Farmers’ Market (two or three)
    • Matt Ross Community Center
    • Thompson Park

These projects are being reviewed via the public art master plan process on the following schedule:

April 9,  5:30 pm Friends of Overland Park Arts Project Review

Location: Tomahawk Ridge Community Center 11902 Lowell Ave, OPKS

April 16, 5:30 pm Arts and Rec Foundation of OP Info Item

Location: Scheel’s Soccer Complex13700 Switzer Rd, OPKS

April 30, 6 pm Citizen Advisory Committee Project Review City Hall

Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS

May 1, 7 pm Community Development Comm. Project Review City Hall

Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS

May 13, 1:30 pm Planning Commission Project Review City Hall

Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS

May 20, 7:30 pm City Council Vote on project City Hall

Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS

May & June – Development and Installation

Late June – Completion and Unveiling

  80thConser Art Site Dist