Summit Art was founded in 2004. We are a membership based, non-profit501(c)(3), organization. Member dues, gallery sales, workshop fees, as well as donations and grants sustain us. A Board of Directors and member elected Officers govern us.
Our mission statement, transforming lives and enriching our community through the visual arts, guides us as we pursue our actions and activities.
We are proud members of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, and the Cultural Arts Coalition of Eastern Jackson County. We have been cited as a factor supporting the city of Lee’s Summit, MO, earning the 2010 Creative Community Award from the Missouri Arts Council.
We are a juried group of more than 80 regional and local artists. These members all travel within a 50-mile radius to participate in our meetings and activities. We are proud to say that we are one of the most active art organizations in the Metropolitan Kansas City area.
In addition to mentoring and promoting artists, we strive to increase business participation and community involvement in the arts through exhibits and public art. We are pleased to award annual scholarships to deserving Lee’s Summit R-7 senior art students whom attend Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School, Lee’s Summit North High School, who pursue an art major in college.
Summit Art welcomes all artists, art students, and the public to become artist or “Friends of Summit Art” members. Together, we expect and anticipate a bright future with a focus on encouraging an appreciation for the value of art in everyone’s daily lives.