Promoting and Supporting the Arts and Sharing the Joy this Season


In every corner of the world, there are talented student artists poised to become the visionaries of tomorrow. Supporting these young artists is not only an investment in their creative development but also in the enrichment of society as a whole.

By nurturing young artists’ creativity, boosting their confidence and promoting cultural diversity, we pave the way for a more innovative, empathetic and prosperous community. As we champion the young artists of today, we are sowing the seeds of a brighter, more artistic tomorrow.

The Friends of Overland Park Arts is a not-for-profit group designed to promote and support the arts in Overland Park. Friends of Overland Park Arts passionately supports and nurtures young artists by generously funding art in public spaces, sponsoring Art at the Center exhibitions and prizes, introducing performing arts to young children at the Nutcracker Tea Party and fostering artistic engagement among underserved communities.


As the year draws to a close, you have the opportunity to catch two student exhibits at Art at the Center. The Johnson County Community College Art and Design Student Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 20. Local high school art students will have their work on display in the Future of Art exhibit from Thanksgiving to January. Art at the Center is located at 11902 Lowell Avenue in Overland Park’s Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Exhibits are free and open to the public.


There’s a unique delight in receiving a gift that provides happiness throughout the entire year. This holiday season, consider giving the gift of membership to one or all of the Overland Park Friends groups: Friends of the Arboretum, Friends of the Farmstead and Friends of Overland Park Arts.

Watch as your loved ones enjoy free admission to the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, support public art and local programs and receive early bird access and ticket discounts to exciting events. It’s a gift that truly keeps the spirit of giving alive.

One of the standout features of these memberships is their incredible value. Not only do recipients get the chance to explore nature at the Arboretum and interact with adorable animals at the Farmstead, but they also gain access to a year filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

These memberships support the preservation of our beloved community spaces, create a legacy of family recreation and contribute to the enrichment of the entire community. For more information, visit artsandrec-op.org.

Don’t miss these upcoming events. Visit opkansas.org/Events.
Giggle Time Children’s Program, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6
Night at the Arboretum, Nov. 3
Mushroom Walk, Nov. 4
Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane, Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
Luminary Walk, weekends Nov. 24 – Dec. 16
Electric Glow, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nov. 28 – Dec. 20
Adults Only Candlelight Stroll, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14
Holiday Market at Overland Park Farmers’ Market, Dec. 2


We value your input!

Please take a moment to fill out our survey and share your favorite Overland Park activities or suggestions for what you’d like to see more of in our community. Complete the survey by Nov. 30, include your email address in your response and your name will be entered into a drawing for four free tickets to the Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

The City of Overland Park and the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park partner to provide our thriving community with cultural enrichment, world-class events, impactful education and inspiring art.

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