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Peace Poles Community Art Project

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May 1–Oct. 31, 2021

Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

The Peace Poles Community Art Project — a series of poles designed by community members and adorned with original art and messages of peace — is on display in Lenexa's Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park during the summer and fall of 2021. The purpose of the exhibit is to inspire peace, hope, creativity, and community involvement.

The Peace Poles Community Art Project is organized as a partnership between the Lenexa Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Western Johnson County, the Lenexa Arts Council and the City of Lenexa.

International Day of Peace in Lenexa proclamation (PDF)

Judging & Awards

A panel including art professionals judged the entries in May, and awards were announced at a ceremony in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.

Best of Show:
Andy Handwork

First Place:
Geheb & MacDonald Family

Second Place:
Cindy Heller

Honorable Mention:
Marci Blank
Patty Jaksa Brundage
Girl Scout Troop 1790
Janet Hall
Michelle Herman
Laurie Hess
Jennifer & Darlene Lindsey
Abbie Peters
Jill Ragar
Lory Rodak


Peace Poles Auction

The Lenexa Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Western Johnson County will sell the peace poles during a silent and live auction on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy. Free parking is available in the civic campus public garage just south of City Hall.

Bids also will be accepted online Nov. 8–12. Silent auction bidding at the event on November 12 will begin with the highest online bid. A "Buy Now" option will also be available during the online auction.

Online auction
Opens Nov. 8 at 8 a.m. and closes on Nov. 12 at noon

Poles must be paid for and picked up the night of the auction. Bases for the poles (used for display in the park) are included.

The Rotary clubs have selected Project 1020, a cold-weather homeless shelter in Lenexa, as the beneficiary of the auction proceeds.

Peace Poles Exhibit Sponsors

  • Kiewit 
  • Commerce Bank

Peace Poles Auction Sponsors

  • Kiewit 
  • Gill Studios
  • GBA Builders
  • Park University

Interested in sponsoring the Peace Poles Community Art Project or the auction? Questions may be directed to Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, sneely@lenexa.com.

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, sneely@lenexa.com