Public Art Commission

The work is entitled "Open Prairie" hanging in the entryway of the new courthouse. It is a chandelier-like structure made of 5,400 tiny strands of material similar to keychain links made of colors drawn from landscape painters of years past depicting the midwest.

The Public Art Commission was established in the 2006 Resolution (121-06) and amended by 2017 Resolution (090-17).

The purpose of the Public Art Program is to recognize that works of art are public improvements. They should be a prominent part of Johnson County's profile.

The program provides a method for the commissioning, accessioning, and financing of major works of art by the County. Public art projects are implemented in conjunction with other capital building projects.

The Commission meets six times per year at the Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise posted.  All meetings are posted on the Facilities calendar as well as the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners' calendar.

Public Art Master Plan

Public Art Master Plan Vision

The Johnson County Public Art Program will be nationally recognized for its contributions to a culturally rich environment that binds its diverse population into a community of choice.

The Johnson County Public Art Program is structured to create unique works of art. The art is commissioned by and installed for the benefit of the community. Such works are vital to making our County a vibrant and desirable place to live, work, and visit.

The Program envisions that art can cultivate a sense of community between cities, neighborhoods, and public places. The public art program will encourage awareness of and appreciation for the services provided by County government. It will advance the missions of the County departments wherein the projects live.

Public Art Master Plan Mission

To foster a multi-dimensional approach to the Johnson County 1% for Public Art Program that raises the arts and cultural profile of the County and region.

The Public Art Program demonstrates the County's commitment to enhancing the collective quality of life for County residents and to making the County culturally rich and engaging. The Johnson County Public Art Program is a key element of "all major capital building programs undertaken and/or funded, in whole or in part, by the County."  

The Public Art Program demonstrates the County's commitment to enhancing quality of life for County residents. It strives to make the County culturally rich and engaging. Public art is included in all major capital building projects undertaken and funded by the County. The public artwork commissioned through the program are integral to settings.  Such works sharpen the dynamic profile of the County, its facilities, and services.

Meeting Information

2022 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Agenda | Minutes | Link to Meeting

January 20, 2022
Zoom Meeting - 5:00 pm

Agenda | Meeting Minutes

February 17, 2022
Special Meeting - 5:00 pm

(Canceled)

March 17, 2022 
Meeting 5:00 pm

(Canceled)

April 21, 2022
Special Meeting - 5:00 pm

Agenda | Minutes available after next meeting held

May 19, 2022
Meeting 5:00 pm

(Canceled)

June 22, 2022
Special Meeting - 5:00 pm

Agenda | Minutes available after next meting held

July 21, 2022
Meeting - 5:00 pm

 

August 18, 2022 
Special Meeting - 5:00 pm

 

September 15, 2022
Meeting - 5:00 pm

 

October 20, 2022
Special Meeting - 5:00pm

 

November 17, 2022
Meeting - 5:00 pm

 

December 15, 2022
Special Meeting - 5:00 pm

 

2021 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Agenda | Minutes

December 16, 2021 - Special Meeting

(Canceled)

November 18, 2021

(Canceled)

October 21, 2021 

(Canceled)

September 16, 2021

(Canceled)

August 19, 2021 - Special Meeting

Agenda | Meeting Minutes

July 15, 2021

(Canceled)

June 17, 2021 - Special Meeting

(Canceled)

May 20, 2021

Agenda | Meeting Minutes

April 15, 2021 - Special Meeting

(Canceled)

March 18, 2021

Agenda | Meeting Minutes

February 18, 2021 - Special Meeting

Agenda | Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2021

Agenda | Meeting Minutes