OVA located in Olathe KS




The need to promote the arts in the community of Olathe was first recognized by a handful of local arts enthusiasts, one was Norma Silvers. She became the first president of the Olathe Arts Council when it was officially founded in 1978.

In 1987, OAC President Deborah Volkland united the Olathe Theatre, Band, Orchestra, Chorus and the Arts Council under one umbrella to form the Olathe Arts Alliance.

In 1993, the Olathe Arts Council, presided over by Don Dane, became known as the Olathe

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Subscription or membership information, if applicable.:

To become a Member the Membership is $25 per year. Memberships includes showing twice at the First Art Gallery of Olathe, able to teach twice a year at the First Art Gallery of Olathe, reduced prices on classes & workshops held at the First Art Gallery of Olathe and much more. Please make your check payable to Olathe Visual Artists. Send your check along with your name, address, phone number, and the media and genre you work in to: Attention Rita Sherman First Art Gallery of Olathe 12755 S. Mur-Len rd. suite B12 Olathe Ks. 66062

Subscription Website: http://olathevisualartists.com

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Our Response to COVID-19:

*We want you to know your safety and security is our prime directive. All our workshops and classes are limited to 4-6 people so we can social distance and everyone has to wear a mask. We clean before and after each class and continue to clean the gallery through out the day.
If you want to schedule a class or art party just for your family we can do that too. We are so happy to have you visit us and know you will be safe attending any of our events.

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