Lee's Summit has a great variety of arts and culture around town. Grab the family and enjoy a live performance at Howard Station Park or head to Legacy Park Amphitheater for the ultimate experience. Take a tour around town and find the many murals and public art displays. Lee's Summit is lucky to have its very own symphony that graces musical tones throughout the year. There is something for everyone.
Artist Phil Shafer of Sike Style Industries combines Longview's agricultural roots and business elements while depicting the changing of the seasons.
Artist JT Daniels uses this mural to support and uplift the community, blending the character into a design that represent the heartbeat of the urban community.
Artist Fossil Forge created this mural to express the message of "Love Local" in the alley off Third Street in downtown Lee's Summit.
This mural was created in recognition of being awarded America's Great Neighborhood in America by the American Planning Association! Downtown Lee's Summit is one of only four neighborhoods nationally to receive this honor.
Created by Fossil Forge in downtown Lee's Summit, this mural has become a popular spot for pictures of any age!
The Fourth Fridays Art Walk features over a dozen artist pop-ups. Local artist and live music performances showcase their talents in downtown Lee's Summit from April to August each year. Visit the many participating shops and restaurants while strolling the sidewalks of historic downtown!
Check out the public art throughout Lee’s Summit
"Downtown Time" was a creation by local artist Beth Martens, born and raised in Lee's Summit. This piece was from the "Parade of Hearts" art tour.
The Hartley Heart has been an icon in downtown Lee's Summit since the 1950s. The neon light was refurbished in 2018.
Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation has art pieces in various parks as part of the “Sculpture on the Move” program. The latest installation is “Slices of Heaven” at Summit Park. Other pieces can be seen at Lowenstein Park and Legacy Park Amphitheater.
This 25-acre park has a firefighter-themed playground and a memorial area featuring a statue and an inlay of the firefighters' emblem. Named for Bryan C. Pottberg who died in the line of duty during a water rescue exercise.
World-renowned sculptor Kwan Wu created "Kids at Heart," a bronze sculpture and fountain for the people of Lee’s Summit. As the name implies the fountain is located in the heart of the city and has several story plaques on the walls behind it that tell about the fountain and the downtown area.
The Downtown Sculpture Walk is an outdoor public art program featuring vibrant and unique works of three-dimensional art. Each spring brings a new sculpture exhibit created by professional artists from across the country and our own community.
In 2015, Lee’s Summit unveiled a new art sculpture "Emergence" at its Founder’s Day Celebration in honor of the City's sesquicentennial. Designed and created by local artist David Eames of Fossil Forge Design, the sculpture contains time capsule artifacts from 2015 to be opened at the next anniversary.