What community groups did the ArtHouse have to meet with to gain support for the project?
April 30, 7 pm Citizen Advisory Committee Project Review City Hall Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS
May 1, 7 pm Community Development Comm. Project Review City Hall Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS
May 13, 1:30 pm Planning Commission Project Review City Hall Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS
May 20, 7:30 pm City Council Vote on project City Hall Location: Overland Park City Hall 8500 Santa Fe Drive, OPKS
How was this project funded?
InterUrban ArtHouse was awarded the funds for this project through a Kansas Department of Commerce/Creative Arts Industries Commission grant. An equal amount of funds have been privately raised to match the grant award. These murals are not funded by the City of Overland Park. 10,000 Villages mural was privately funded by the children of Jeanne Stephens Lee Blackmar in memory of her outstanding service to women.
Who owns the walls these are being painted on?
These murals are not on public property, they are on private property and permission has been given by each of the property owners.
What was the process for the mural designs?
The open process for these murals has been almost 2 years in the making, while the overall planning for the IDEA District is in its 4th year of open process meetings. The meetings have mostly been through Downtown Overland Park Partnership's Design committee, which posts monthly with dates times and locations for meetings.
Wass the public able to make design recommendations on these murals?
No, the designs are well beyond the design phase. We are only making minor adjustments. If you would like to share with us your ideas for future murals, please use THIS FORM to tell us what you would be interested in seeing.
How will you make this mural last longer than the one that was on the back of the bird seed store?
The walls are being professionally prepared by a private company that guarantees the murals longevity. Once the murals are painted, they will be sealed with a UV coat, protecting them from fading and then an anti-graffiti coat will be applied to make future clean-up possible.
How does the content of these murals represent Overland Park history?
Although one of the murals (the clocktower mural) has historical references to the indigenous people of this region, history is not the overriding theme of this grant. See the text below each mural below for specific information.