Summit Art – About Us

Our mission as a juried nonprofit organization is a commitment to providing exhibition opportunities, professional development and mentoring within Lee’s Summit and the surrounding communities and engaging the public through the support and creation of art.

Our vision is to create an environment for visual artists in which they can exhibit, sell, learn, interact with peers, build inner confidence and add value to business and community.

Our values are to respect and encourage an appreciation for art in an ethical and courteous manner

Summit Art is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) juried membership and volunteer run organization. Summit Art members, who are from the Kansas City metropolitan area, excel in the mediums of watercolor, oil, acrylic, drawing, mixed media, photography, glass, pottery, jewelry and digital art. Our Summit Art Gallery, which is the largest fine art gallery in eastern Jackson County, is located in Saint Luke’s East Hospital 100 NE St. Luke’s Blvd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

The Summit Art Festival, our annual signature event, is held in historic downtown Lee’s Summit, MO in October.

Guest speakers at the monthly membership meetings are geared toward enhancing artistic knowledge while offering interaction and comradery within the membership for personal and professional growth.

Summit Art offers a Youth Scholarship Fund to area high school students working toward obtaining a career in fine arts.

Applicants must submit artwork to be juried to become a Summit Art member. Jury dates are held quarterly. Annual dues are $50, pro-rated for new members. Please visit the apply page for the application and detailed information on how to apply. All Summit Art sponsored events and activities take place solely through the volunteer efforts of our artist membership. Sharing time and talent is crucial to the functioning of our group and expected from all members. We have volunteer opportunities for officers, committees, special projects and during the Summit Art Festival.

Monthly business meetings are held in a conference room at Saint Luke’s East Hospital, on the second Monday of each month. Meetings typically start at 6:15 with a 15-minute “networking” time, followed by a meeting and a guest speaker. A Christmas party, including spouses, is held in lieu of our December meeting. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a monthly meeting as a guest to learn more about Summit Art.

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As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Summit Art relies on your charitable support to transform lives and enrich our community through the visual arts. Your gift also makes it possible to expand opportunities for audiences of all backgrounds providing educational opportunities for people from age five through adulthood, and promote local artists in year-round exhibits at the Summit Art Festival in downtown Lee’s Summit, and our three galleries:  the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital and the Unity Village Chapel Art Gallery Contact US!

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