Leawood Arts Council

The Leawood Arts Council was created in 1995 to promote the Arts for the City of Leawood. The Arts Council is committed to promoting cultural and educational experiences for the community and supports the City’s goal to “grow with distinction.”

Each year the Arts Council provides a full schedule of events such as Art Shows and Receptions, Children’s Concerts, Jazz Concerts, Musical Events, and Community Partnerships, as well as educational outreach programs.

Unless they are held for the purpose of philanthropic fundraising, all programs and projects of the LAC are offered FREE of charge, so that every resident has the opportunity to participate.

The LAC Board is comprised of volunteers appointed by the Mayor of Leawood. However, volunteers are always welcome to help in Arts Council endeavors. LAC supports the Art in Public Places Initiative, the Leawood Stage Company and other local arts organizations such as the Johnson County and Metropolitan Arts Councils.

To volunteer, or for more information on how to become an event sponsor to promote community cooperation, please call the Cultural Arts Coordinator at (913) 663-9157.

Kids Summer Programs

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Tuesdays at 9:30 am
June 4 Dino O”Dell Concert
June 11 Mad Science
June 18 StoneLion Puppet Show
June 25 Drum Safari
Ironwoods Amphitheater or inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park

Sundays in the Park Concert Series

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4 Consecutive Sundays – 6:00 pm
August 11 – Leawood Studio Orchestra
August 18 – Hard @ Play
August 25 – National Park Radio
September 1 – Heat Index
September 8 – David Basse
Ironwoods Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park or inside the Lodge in the event of rain or extreme heat.

Art Show

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Opening Reception
October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Hours
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 19 & 20
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oak Room of City Hall

Romance Art Show

By | Cultural Arts Events, Stage Company Events

In coordination with Leawood Stage Company’s production of “The Man Who Came to Dinner”
February 14-17 during show hours
Free Exhibition Hours & Reception
February 16
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Lodge at Ironwoods Park
147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS

Mission Statement

The Leawood Arts Council is dedicated to establishing a unique artistic program that will enhance the cultural life for the City of Leawood and the citizens which it serves.

Board Members

Anne Blessing, Chair (2022)

Julie Cain, Council Liaison (2022)
12813 Delmar
Leawood, KS 66209
486-8422 (Cell)

James Azeltine, Council Liaison (2020)
12710 Birch
Leawood, KS 66209
579-6655 (Cell)

April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator
4800 Town Center Dr.
Leawood, KS 66211

Stephanie Hamil (2022)

Jessica Chanos (2022)

Carl McCaffree (2021)

Julia Steinberg (2021)

Dr. Burton Dunbar (2021)

David Hazen (2021)

Michael Shirley (2021)

Kim Hinkle (2021)