Downtown Sculpture Walk
The 2024 Call for Artists is now open! Deadline to apply is Janury 12, 2024.
The Downtown Sculpture Walk increases access to public art and contributes to the vision of creating a vibrant community. The annual temporary outdoor exhibit features local and national visual artists and greatly supports the revitalization of our award-winning downtown district. The Downtown Sculpture Walk is a collaboration between the City of Lee’s Summit Cultural Arts Division, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc and the Downtown Community Improvement District.
Artists will be selected to install 3D sculptural works of art throughout Downtown Lee's Summit from May 2024 through May 2025.
Applications are accepted via Call for Entry and will be juried by a panel comprised of Cultural Arts staff, Cultural Commission members as well as memebrs of the Downtown Cultural Arts and Design committees. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $2,000 to support costs associated with installation and removal of their artwork.
- Selected artists will receive a $2,000 stipend to support costs associated with travel and installation.
- Artwork and artist will be featured on the City's Otocast Mobile Audio Guide App, providing an opportuntiy for artists to record information about their work.
- Artwork will also be featured on the City's social media, website and email newsletter platforms.
- Artwill will be available for purchase througout the duration of the exhibit, artists receives 100% of sale price.
Sculpture Walk Artist Documents and Forms
2024 Call for Artist Prospectus (PDF)
2024 Call for Artist Online Application (www.CallforEntry.org)
Sculpture Walk Artist Agreement Template
View the 2023 Sculpture Walk Exhibit and Map
Exhibit Your Artwork
The Cultural Arts Division is committed to presenting a range of ideas and artistic explorations that reflect the cultural diversity of Lee’s Summit and the Greater Kansas City Metro Region. Visual artists, artisans, craft guilds, and other organizations are invited to submit an application to have their work considered for a show in the lobby of either City Hall or Police Headquaters. Artists are selected on artistic quality and cultural significance that encourages public engagement and which fosters an appreciation for the arts. All work selected for exhibition must be ofprofessional quality and appropriate for a public business setting.
City Hall Exhibition Application
Proposals may be submitted year-round. Exhibit proposals are subject to availability of space, exhibit calendar, and internal review. The Cultural Arts Division will assist in the development and coordination of the exhibit.
Exhibit Your Artwork at Gamber Community Center
Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation oversees the curation of the gallery located in the lobby of Gamber Community Center. The lobby provides ample exhibit space for large-scale and group curated exhibits. Gamber Community Center hosts numerous classes and private events through out the year offering a steady flow of visitors to the facility.
To have your artwork considered for an exhibit at Gamber Community Center, call 816-969-1580.
Public Artist Registry
Sign up with the Cultural Art Division as an artist and receive information on how to apply for upcoming public art opportunities. Calls for artists for projects in Lee’s Summit are posted on Call for Entry (CAFÉ).
Public Artist Registry