Our Mission

To encourage and promote artists and visual arts in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities.

Our Vision: to provide opportunities for networking, education, exhibitions and recognition for members and the art community.

We respect, value and encourage an appreciation for art in an ethical and courteous manner.

Our Artists

Our juried artist members are from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area and excel in the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, mixed media, photography, glass, pottery, jewelry and digital art.

Our Newest Member

“Summit Art has been an amazing community for me to explore and grow as an artist. It is exciting to be a part of such a diverse and passionate group of artists. I only wish I had found them sooner.”

–Jason Shemchuk | Watercolors

Our Activities

  • Monthly membership meetings featuring informative guest speakers and programs.
  • Exclusive members-only events such as workshops, exhibit opportunities, art show previews, and field trips.
  • Photography, Painting and Glass Art critique groups that discuss new works and learn new techniques.
  • Promote local artists in year-round exhibits at various locations throughout the community, at the Summit Art Festival in downtown Lee’s Summit, the annual Summit Art Plein Air Festival, and at our local gallery:  the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.
  • Workshops and Classes for visual arts related professional development, skills advancement, business strategies and social media promotion.
  • Award scholarships to area high school graduates pursuing degrees in visual arts.

Join us so that you, too, can experience first-hand, the pride we take in supporting art and artists in our community!