You have been a great friend of Summit Art! Now, we want you to consider becoming a partner. Here’s why: remember that piece of original artwork (masterpiece!) created by your kiddo or grandchild?

Didn’t it feel good to watch them beam with pride and joy that they had created something so impactful – even if the crayon-colored sky wasn’t blue or the macaroni noodles were falling off or the photo was a bit blurry or the ceramic (…whale?) was a bit lop-sided?

And, today, think of that watercolor on your office wall, or that bronze sculpture in the park, or that photograph of your favorite place. What art treasures are all around you?

That’s the beginning to instilling a love of, and appreciation for, all things art! And, that is what Summit Art’s mission is all about – to encourage and promote artists and visual art in Lee’s Summit and beyond. We do this by providing opportunities for networking, education, exhibitions and recognition for our members and the art community. In real terms, this means we do three main things, all locally:

  • help create new art
  • mentor new artists, and
  • support art education

But, with COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of our annual art festival (our major fundraising event) and the extreme restrictions the pandemic has placed on our galleries at Saint Luke’s East Hospital and Unity Village, we need help from partners like you to maintain our work.


We are asking you to partner with us by granting us the privilege of your support through an affordable recurring gift, while making a promise to help us tell our story.

This kind of support grants Summit Art a distinct advantage in our ability to plan the programs and events which fulfill our mission, based on the actual level of revenue forecast through this program. There’s our annual Summit Art Festival, which brought an estimated 20,000 people to downtown Lee’s Summit in 2019. There’s our Scholarship Program, which has awarded nearly $37,000 to area students since its inception. And, there are classes for both members and the community who want to get more out of their passion for art. So, these gifts have a direct impact on our community! Won’t you join us?

Once this gift is pledged, the amount you select will be automatically drafted. If for any reason you later decide to cancel, it can be easily accomplished. Our board is committed to our mission to support art and artists in our community. We deeply appreciate your consideration of this request.

Every donation makes a difference!