Art Programs

Under the guidance of the Lenexa Arts Council, we offer a variety of art-related programs throughout the year. These programs span different types of art, including visual, performing, music and literary arts.

Theater on the TrailTheater on the Trail photo

October 9, 2022
2-5 p.m.
Black Hoof Park

Theater on the Trail is a unique event that combines live theater with a leisurely paced walk in one of Lenexa's most beautiful parks. Enjoy fresh air and exercise while also taking in a fun performance with your family and friends!  

This year's Theater on the Trail will be a community theater opportunity involving local volunteer actors. The play is "Twain's Tails," based on the short stories of Mark Twain, adapted by David Taylor London and directed by Jason Coats.

The performance will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Black Hoof Park, 9053 Monticello Rd. Admission is free. Attendees will meet at the Stonewall Shelter and walk as a group to the location of the first scene of the play. After the first scene, attendees will pack up their belongings, and the volunteer cast will guide the walk to the next scene, and so on. Special craft activity for children: Kids will have the opportunity to create a puppet that will be used in a portion of the performance. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and be prepared to walk about 2 miles.

CASTING CALL - We are looking for volunteer community actors! Open auditions will take place in August. Online audition option is open August 1-12, and in person auditions will take place on Saturday, August 6, from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Lenexa City Hall Community Forum. Signing up in advance for the live audition is appreciated, but not required.

Audition details and sign-up

Sunflower Writers Workshop

Sunflower Writers Workshop 

Third Thursday of each month
7–9 p.m.
Held online via Zoom
(workshop link opens at 6:30 p.m.; class starts promptly at 7 p.m.)
Admission is free
Invest in your creativity. Be your own source of inspiration. Try something new! Build community. Develop or refine your public speaking skills. Establish confidence in your own voice. Wherever you are, we're right there with you every step of the way. 

Instructor: Poet Jen Harris. Sponsored by the Lenexa Arts Council in partnership with The Writing Workshop KC.

Workshop details

Bring your favorite writing medium: notebook, laptop. Whatever suits you. 
First hour dedicated to active writing practice through prompts. Second hour dedicated to (voluntary!) reading of the first drafts written during the workshop. You are not obligated to share your work. You are always welcome to stay and listen to others. 

Open to all genres and experience levels! Most appropriate for ages 16+.

This program works to amplify your creative strengths so that you may grow your skill sets and your passions. You will be held accountable for your words and their impact. You are safe to be, here. 

Attend the next workshop

Workshop link opens at 6:30 p.m. Class starts promptly at 7 p.m.


Lenexa Artists' Show

We honor the artists in our community each year by hosting the Lenexa Artists’ Show, which features 2D and 3D works by Lenexa residents only. This is a juried show, and our judges give awards in various categories for exceptional artwork. 

HeART of Lenexa Contest

Create a piece of artwork inspired by something you love about Lenexa and you could win one of several great prizes. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31 of each year.

Lenexa Outdoor Concert Series

Enjoy free outdoor concerts featuring a variety of music types on select Sunday evenings from May–September.

Community Orchestra

Lenexa's Community Orchestra enriches the artistic, musical and cultural climate of our city by providing family-friendly musical entertainment.  

Live music at festivals & events

We promote the arts through live musical entertainment at special events including Lenexa Art Fair, Enchanted Forest and the Lenexa Spinach Festival.

Contact Information

Susanne Neely, 913.477.7131, [email protected]