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 community.

Summit Art believes that a diversity of individual expression makes for better art, a better community, and for Summit Art, a better organization.

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

“What a wonderful opportunity and honor to become a member of Summit Art! The interaction and support from fellow artists and the community is inspirational. “

Jill Calvert | Jewelry Art

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.
  • Exhibition opportunities at local galleries: Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Summit Art Gallery at Powell Gardens, and the new Summit Art Healing Arts Gallery at University Health Lakewood Medical.
  • Local artists featured around the community at various locations: Headquarters Winery & Mercantile, Ahadu Coffee, Lee’s Summit Symphony performances, Lee’s Summit City Hall Gallery, Pergola Park at New Longview, Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival, Summit Art Festival in downtown Lee’s Summit, and Summit Art Plein Air Festival at Crestview Dairy.
  • 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.
  • Student Advisory Council for area high school art students.

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

Diversity & Inclusion

As an organization dedicated to supporting art and artists, Summit Art affirms that art is based on individual expression, and that all individuals have a right to that expression.  We also believe that a diversity of individual expression makes for better art, a better community, and for Summit Art, a better organization.

To that end, Summit Art commits to fulfilling its stated mission free of discrimination, without bias based on sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, international origin, physical abilities, socio-economic status, or gender identity.  Summit Art is committed to maintaining an environment that nourishes respect for the dignity of each member as well as its employees, volunteers, directors and contractors.  Summit Art will proactively seek to achieve diversity and cultural equity in its leadership, partnerships and programs.