Explore the Thriving Overland Park Arts Scene

Overland Park arts scene

Ever since the 1990’s, researchers have found proven economic links between strong robust economies and strong robust arts scenes. The arts scene near Kansas City alone generates millions in local income and government revenue. In 2001, economist John Howkins wrote The Creative Economy and helped to usher in a new understanding of the often unseen marriage between economic growth and the fine arts.

Residents of Signature Place Apartments can get in on the action and enjoy all the Overland Park arts scene has to offer. If you’re interested in this thriving arts scene, be sure to attend local arts events to support rising artists.

Here’s a sampling of art happenings around town:

Get Out for 3rd Fridays

Visit Overland Park’s Downtown IDEA district on the third Friday of every month to immerse yourself in the local arts scene. These shops stay open later for visitors to peruse. Plus, local vendors sell art, jewelry, food, and there’s always live music, games and more.

Visit PrairieBrooke Arts

PrairieBrooke Arts is an Overland Park arts firm that walks you step-by-step through purchasing, framing and hanging art. They can help you with a single purchase, or they can guide you through decorating your entire apartment.

Check out their informative video here to learn more. The video poses the question: “What do your walls say about you?”

In addition, get to know local artists like Pam Brooke and Kevin Hobbs in their own words in Prariebrooke’s Off the Easel show.

Shop Local

The most immediate access to Overland Park artists and artisans comes directly from your PC or mobile device. Supporting local small businesses may be the best way to keep their art alive.

Kaw Valley Leather

Kaw Valley Leather offers handmade leather bags, jewelry, and accessories by Overland Park artisan Stephen Snyder. He boasts nearly 50 years of experience in leatherworking.

Wicked Grain

Form meets function at Wicked Grain with custom wooden tables, furnishings and wood art. This unique Overland Park design company will help you turn dinner time into an event.


Find many more local artists ready to create custom works for you on Houzz.com.

For more info on the Overland Park arts scene near Signature Place Apartments and how to bring more art into your world, please contact us.

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