Theatre in the Park Temporary Art Project at Shawnee Mission Park

  • Commissioning Entity: Johnson County Park & Recreation District
  • Budget: $10000
  • Open Date: 01/10/2022
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 01/27/2022

Brief Description

The Theatre in the Park is located on 10 acres in the northeast corner of Shawnee Mission Park. Each summer, Theatre in the Park presents five popular Broadway-style musicals, with casts featuring actors from the surrounding community. The season culminates with Evening in the Park, an annual, free summertime party in Shawnee Mission Park featuring live music and a movie.

In 2022, as an added feature to Theatre in the Park, the Public Art Program will commission a temporary public art project to add a fun, interactive, and magical component to this much-loved community tradition.

The goals for the Theatre in the Park temporary art installation are to:

– Engage visitors in Shawnee Mission Park and attendees of Theatre in the Park with work that is fun, interactive and/or participatory.
– Create a sense of magic in the park and around Theatre in the Park that can be enjoyed during daylight and evening hours.
– Provide opportunities for local and regional artists.