Lee's Summit Arts Council

Our Mission

The Lee's Summit Arts Council cultivates and advocates a broad and inclusive vision of cultural arts as an essential component of a vibrant Lee's Summit.


Join the Lee's Summit Arts Council 

The Arts Council currently has one opening for Council Member. All candidates are reviewed and appointed by the Mayor of Lee's Summit. Complete the Interest Form by April 13 to be considered for this opening.

Arts at a Glance

This listing is intended for informational purposes only. Please check organization websites for specific dates, times and the most current event details. If you would like to have your arts or cultural event added to this list, please contact Glenda Masters for approval. 

 

Learn more about the many cultural events taking place in our community 

by visiting the calendar and events pages of the organizations below.

Downtown Lee's Summit
      MCC Longview        Lee's Summit
Chamber of Commerce
             

Lee's Summit
Parks and Recreation

     Historical Society of 
Lee's Summit & Museum
    Mid-Continent Public Library - 
Lee's Summit
   
             
 Lee's Summit Symphony     Summit Theatre Group     Summit Art
             
    Got Art Gallery on 3rd      

 

 Date/Time Organization Event (*Funded in part by Lee's Summit Arts Council.)
     
Thurs. April 19
5:30-7pm
City of Lee's Summit Cultural Arts Meet the Artist Exhibit Reception
Ric Cummings, Fine Art Photographer
Free event open to the public. No tickets required.  

View Ric's video invitation here.


     
Sat. April 21
MCC Longview Flights of Fancy Mega Kite Festival

  
     
Fri. April 27
5:00pm
Downtown Lee's Summit Fourth Friday Art Walk*
     
 Fri. April 27 Summit Theatre Group & Downtown Lee's Summit Cellular Cenes

     
Sun. April 29
2:00pm
Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra Symphony of Chocolate*

Sat. May 5
7:00pm
Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra Cinco de Symphony: Celebrating Cultures


LS Arts Council Links

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LS ARTS Annual Grant Opportunities

The Lee’s Summit Arts Council (LSAC) appreciates the valuable arts programs and services provided by our local arts organizations and citizens. To support cultural arts in our community the LSAC will accept requests for financial support up to $1000 annually. All requests are subject to the LSAC’s review and approval. All requests must be submitted at least 90 days in advance of the event. Requests for annual grants must be turned in by August 1. The annual funding request will be reviewed by the LSAC sub-committee. Recommendations will be made and approved by the LSAC at the September at-large meeting. Applicants will be notified by mid-September.

The following criteria will be considered: community impact, demonstrated need for support, creative use of funds, artistic quality, ability to administer and implement project, and the diversity of population served.

Eligibility:

  1. Support funds must be used for cultural art events/programs that take place in Lee’s Summit.
  2. Individuals or organizations receiving financial support must provide a post event written report within two months of the conclusion of the event. The report should include the following: final overall financial performance, how many people were served, and all public relations materials with Arts Council logo and name, including photos.
  3. Applicants are required to fill out and submit the online application form for consideration. Any questions regarding the form or submissions may be directed to Glenda Masters at 816-969-1032 or glenda.masters@cityofls.net.
  4. All approved grants must include the Arts Council logo on ALL marketing materials.

LS ARTS Annual Grant Financial Support Application

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  • If you have photographs or additional documentation to support your application, please email them to lsartscouncil@cityofls.net. Be sure reference the name of your event and your grant application in your email. Sending additional supporting documentation is optional.

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2016

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7- fine arts dept. 

LSW & LSN Music Parents – Concert

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

 

2015

Downtown Lee’s Summit – 4th Fridays (https://www.facebook.com/fourthfridaysLS/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Poet Laureate

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts  (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC – Longview, Flights of Fancy Kite Festival (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

Historical Society – Truly 150 Sculpture (http://www.leessummithistory.net/)

 

2014

Downtown Lee’s Summit – 4th Fridays (https://www.facebook.com/fourthfridaysLS/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

 

2013

Downtown Lee’s Summit – stART Downtown

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Summit Art Festival (http://summitartfest.org/content/home/)

Kantorei of KC – Summer Choral Institute (http://www.kantoreikc.org/choral-institute/4577239419)

Lee's Summit R-7 School District (http://www.lsr7.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Ensemble Concert (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Preferred Family Healthcare Inc. (http://www.pfh.org/)

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

 

2012

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – stART Downtown

Kantorei of KC – Summer Choral Institute (http://www.kantoreikc.org/choral-institute/4577239419)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Ensemble Concert (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC- Longview Coetrie Theatre Produciton

ReDiscover (http://rediscovermh.org/)

Summit Art – Work Shop & Exhibit (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

 

2011

JoAnn Gloor – Human Figure art appreciation program

New Longview Foundation – World Art & Music Festival (https://www.facebook.com/NewLongviewFoundation/)

Summit Art – Work Shop & Exhibit (https://summitart.org/)

Summit Theatre (http://summittheatre.org/)

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

 

2010

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (http://cityofls.net/Parks)

Paradise Park – Talent Contest

Vagabond Shakespeare, Theater in the Park

Downtown Lee’s Summit – Downtown Days (http://www.leessummitdowntowndays.com/)

Kantorei of KC – Concert (http://www.kantoreikc.org/)

LS CARES – Got Talent (http://www.lscares.org/)

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Kite Fest (https://kitefest.mcckc.edu/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

 

2009

Celebration of Fascination

Jackson County Arts Coalition-Gala

Lee’s Summit Symphony – Concerts (http://www.lssymphony.org/)

MCC – Longview, Literary Fest

MCC – Longview, Metropolitan Ensemble

Summit Art – World Art & Music Festival (https://summitart.org/)

Lee's Summit Arts Council Members


Jeannine Akins Dr. Syrtiller Kabat
Jane Bollin
Mellissa Garris
Gary Fruits
Nick Parker
Jonathan Kitchin
Hopper Thomas
Bob Jones
John Schuler

Bob Jones

John Schuler     
John Schuler     

Interested in joining the Lee's Summit Arts Council? Contact Glenda Masters at 816-969-1032 or glenda.masters@cityofls.net 

As of March 1, 2018 there is one vacancy on the Arts Council. Council members are appointed by the Mayor or Lee's Summit.

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