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
To become a Member the Membership is $25 per year. Memberships include showing twice at the First Art Gallery of Olathe, helping with the Olathe Station Art Fair in the spring, 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 11951 Strang Line Rd. Olathe KS 66062
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