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Public Art

Image of Crescendo metal and glass sculptureThe City of Lee’s Summit believes that public art enhances the quality of life by elevating the aesthetics of our community. The City is home to numerous temporary and public works of art. 


The Lee's Summit Arts Council is currently seeking residents interested in serving on its Public Art Committee. Committee members will lend their ideas, talents and resources for the purpose of developing a public art program for the City. The purpose of the committee is to increase the number of public art works in Lee's Summit as well as generate community engagement opportunities that connect residents and visitors with our city's public art. 


Public Art Committee Interest Form




City Hall Lobby Exhibit 

The Cultural Arts Division showcases the works of regional professional artists through rotating art exhibits at City Hall. Our lobby gallery features 2D and 3D artworks on approximately 4-12 week rotation. Exhibits may feature a solo artist, artists organizations, or a particular theme. Learn how to exhibit your artwork at City Hall. 

Public Viewing Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Exhibits are also available during artist receptions when scheduled.

The Lee’s Summit City Hall is located at 220 SE Green Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.


Current Exhibit

Image of Best of Missouri Hands on the Road Regional ExhibitBest of Missouri Hands On the Road | Regional Exhibit Showcasing Best of Missouri Hands Members

March 4 - May 24 | City Hall Main Floor Lobby

April 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Professional Development Workshop Learn more

April 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Fourth Fridays Art Walk Opening Reception

May 24, 5:30 - 7 p.m. |  Fourth Fridays Art Walk Closing Reception

This exhibit and professional development workshop funded in part by Missouri Arts Council. 

Public Art in Lee's Summit

Image of the sculpture "Emergence".


Artist: Dave Eames of Fossil Forge

Location: City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

Dedicated October 18, 2015 in celebration of Lee's Summit's 150th Anniversary.

This piece of public art was commissioned by the Truly 150 Lee's Summit Committee and dedicated to the City of Lee's Summit to commemorate the City's sesquicentennial. This piece contains a time capsule that will be opened in 2065.




Image of the bronze sculpture "Kids at Heart"."Kids at Heart" Bronze Sculpture

Artist: Kwan Wu

Location: Downtown Lee's Summit near 3rd and Douglas St.

Year: 2009

"Hartley Heart" Neon Light

Artist: Unknown. Refurbished by Dave Eames of Fossil Forge

Location: Downtown Lee's Summit

Year: Refurbished 2018


Crescendo public art installation at Summit Fair Shopping Center."Crescendo" Metal and Glass Scupture

Artist: Jorge Garcia Almodovar

Location: Summit Fair Shopping Center

Year: 2014





The City of Lee's Summit Mural Ordinance was adopted in 2016 and outlines the process by which murals are approved and maintained. A mural permit is required prior to the approval of any mural installation in Lee's Summit.  

Image of an untitled mural by JT Daniels.Red

Artist: JT Daniels

Location: 9 SE 3rd Street in the SE Alleyway. 

Year: 2017





"Welcome to Lee's Summit" 

Mural image coming soon.

Artist: Ted W. Stilwell and Community Volunteers

Location: 230 SW Main Street

Year: 2005