Congratulations to the ArtsKC Awards Nominees:
The Arts Council of Johnson County congratulates the following nominees on their ArtsKC Awards nominations:
Virtuoso Award: Dr. Ann Kenney, founding member of the Arts Council of Johnson County, member of the Leawood Arts Council and Founding Chair of the Art in Public Places Initiative.
Advocate Award: Mayor Michael Boehm and the Lenexa Arts Council, for their support of the arts through the Lenexa Arts Council including public art, gallery exhibits, and the innovative new Lenexa City Center.
Advocate Award: Dr. Larry Meeker, for his role in helping to secure Johnson County’s 1 % for Public Art Program, advocacy for the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, and his service as the Chair of the Kansas Creative Art Industries Commission.
ArtsKC Fund Excellence: Bank of Blue Valley for diligently and graciously supporting the ArtsKC Fund.
The Arts Council of Johnson County
brings a voice, a leadership presence
Keeps the Arts top of mind every day
A recognized source of expertise and information, the Arts Council of Johnson County strongly advocates and supports the role the Arts play in the future development of the county and the surrounding region as well as in daily life. Our work focuses on:
- Building a creative culture;
- Transforming the region into a vibrant, thriving area desirable to new residents, new businesses, new visitors, more tourists; and
- Helping to bring people together to effect change by supporting and promoting the Arts.
Today, a vibrant Arts community flourishes in Johnson County. Our community enthusiastically supports local Arts organizations and artists by attending performances, festivals, exhibitions and special events. Local artists are able to access affordable meeting, studio, and performing spaces. And, Johnson County has higher than the national average of businesses and Arts organizations working in the creative services industry