RestART LS aims to ignite public art in Downtown Lee’s Summit

Passionate art enthusiasts in the Lee’s Summit area have come together to create RestART (pronounced Rest-Art) Lee’s Summit. The goal of RestART, with help from Downtown Lee’s Summit and local arts organizations, is to bring more public art to the streets of Downtown Lee’s Summit. RestART has formed as a subcommittee of the Cultural Arts Committee of Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street.

“Public art has always been a passion of mine,” said committee co-chair Hollie Couch. “I believe we are finally making headway on bringing that vision to reality in Lee’s Summit.”


Project Highlights:

  • Up to 15 pieces of public art will be selected for creation and placement in Downtown Lee’s Summit
  • Art pieces will be reimagined ‘seats’ made from repurposed seating or fabricated from other materials
  • Art pieces will remain in Downtown Lee’s Summit from April through June 2016
  • An auction of the ‘seats’ will be held in June and proceeds will be shared by the artist and a fund benefitting future art projects
  • Artists will receive a stipend for supplies to create their ‘seat’
  • Monetary prizes will be given to three winners: people’s choice, best entry – artist or group, best entry – student artist or group
  • Early deadline for artist proposals is December 9, with an extended final deadline date being announced soon


Project Details:

Artists will create imaginative ‘seats’ made partially from repurposed or recycled materials, which will be installed along the sidewalks and in the shops of Downtown Lee’s Summit. Seats may be reinterpreted with paint or other embellishments, or new and unexpected forms of seating may be created by fabricating other materials into seating. We welcome the unconventional!


For More Information:

For complete rules and guidelines to enter a ‘seat,’ please refer to the Facebook page ( for submission information.