The buildings are brighter this year in downtown Overland Park. Lucky for us, local artists have turned blank walls into must-see places. Check out the new murals and our other go-to favorites on your next visit to KC|OP.
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8001 Newton Street
This fish painted by the well-known local artist, Donald “Scribe” Ross is a Bluegill fish, one of the most common in Kansas. While you’re there, stop by the Interurban Arthouse. You can see local artists and makers at work and if you’re lucky, even see a unique art show or performance.
7522 West 80th
This colorful bird was also painted by Scribe and is of a Meadowlark, the state bird of Kansas.
This mural in the downtown corridor overlooks the Farmers’ Market and clocktower and was painted by four local artists, Isaac Tapia, Aaron Sutton, Emily Alvarez, and Rodrigo Alvarez to depict abstract symbols of a multiracial community, cooperation, creativity and man’s relationship with the earth. When you’re there, stop by the Famers’ Market (on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the season) and the cute shops and restaurants in downtown OP, all within walking distance.
Ten Thousand Villages
The mural on the back of Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade store that sells crafts from all over the world, represents the women and cultures who make the works they sell. It was painted by JT Daniels. Check out their rugs and teas!
Another Scribe gem can be found in Prairiefire in the alley to the parking garage where you’ll find a creative world “behind” the cement. While you’re here, Pinstripes is just steps away for a fun game of bocce or bowling and a bite.
Kansas City I’m So In Love
This popular Instagram spot is at 200 E. 20th St. in KC on the Imagine That! building. The fun word bubble style is a great way to tell your friends how you felt about your trip to town.
Find Art Alley in the Crossroads district of Kansas City, near 17th and Locust. It has become the hub of murals in Kansas City and worth checking out. Art here changes quickly; paintings in the alley have been created by people from all over the city, country and world. While you’re here, stop into one of the many breweries in the area and head to Made in KC Marketplace for a fun KC Souvenir.
7522 W 80th
Ten Thousand Villages