Cultural Arts Division Launches New Downtown Sculpture Walk
The Downtown Sculpture Walk is a new outdoor public art initiative for the City of Lee’s Summit Cultural Arts Division. The goal is to enhance the vibrancy of our city through the incorporation of unique and engaging public art. Six sculptures will be installed at various high-visibility sites throughout the downtown business district from May 2020-March 2021. Artwork was selected from a national call for artists and juried by members of the Arts Council and Downtown Lee’s Summit.
As a rotating public art exhibit, visitors to the downtown area can expect to see a new rotation of sculptures each spring. The exhibition transforms downtown into an exciting, multi-sensory and interactive destination. Each sculpture is exhibited on-loan to the City for the duration of the exhibit. However, each piece is available for purchase.
This project is made possible through a collaborative partnership between the Cultural Arts Division, Lee’s Summit Arts Council, and Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street. Funding support provided in part by the Downtown Community Improvement District and the Industrial Development Authority.
Explore Public Art Virtually with the OTOCAST Mobile Audio Guide
The Cultural Arts Division provides a mobile audio guide to make the city's permanent and temporary public art more accessible to residents and visitors. Hosted by Otocast, the public art audio guide includes an interactive GIS map of local public art as well as photos of each piece. Artists have also provided audio descriptions of their artwork and the creative process.
OTOCAST can be downloaded for free to any iPhone or Android device. Search your phone's app store for "Otocast" to download.
Have a favorite sculpture?
Vote for your favorite sculpture(s). The winning sculpture will be considered for purchase and given a permanent home around Lee's Summit.