Family Fun

Bringing The Arts to Olathe

For three years in a row the Downtown Olathe Art Festival provided a venue for local and regional fine artists and performing artists to share their work with Olathe and Johnson County. Each of our juried arts festivals featured a fully-accessible venue for more than a hundred visual artists and a stage for many talented performing artists. Each year showcased a number of young and emerging artists, providing them with support and giving them the real-world valuable experience. Annually our Inclusive Community tent provided space for artists with disabilities to exhibit and sell their fine art.

Organizing and conducting an annual arts festival required the commitment and resources of many individuals and organizations. Regrettably, our Board of Directors have concluded that we lack the resources needed to put on a festival in 2015 and succeeding years. This decision does not reflect a lack of public interest in our event, nor a dying love for the arts; it is a decision based on the challenges of mobilizing the funding and volunteer support needed to organize an event with such high standards.

The Board of Directors and the members of the Downtown Olathe Arts Festival, Inc. encourage you to continue to support the arts and to patronize area arts festivals. Local events like the Lenexa Art Festival (, the Art Event at KCC ( and the Swan Art Festival
( need your patronage as well as your volunteer and financial support, and programs like the Johnson County Developmental Supports Fine Art Program ( deserve your support and encouragement if local artists from all ages, abilities and walks of life are to share their gifts with the world. Please join us in supporting others who desire to bring the beauty and enrichment of fine arts to their communities.

Thank you for your shared support of the arts
Mike Anderson
Kim Kramer
Barb Yates
Members, Board of Directors
Downtown Olathe Arts Festival, Inc.



Arts Festival Calendar