Creative Commons Exhibitions

The mission of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center art exhibitions program is to celebrate the diversity and rich culture of our home. It is our goal to create thought-provoking exhibitions that encourage a new perspective of Johnson County’s place within the global community. Exhibitions are diverse in medium and artists with a five-show rotation throughout the year.

Many of the works in the exhibit are available for purchase directly through the artist, and all proceeds are retained by the artist.

Current Exhibition

Imagination, David Alston, November 19, 2018-January 26, 2019

Abstract John Lennon Portrait


David Alston is an artist and illustrator, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland who now resides in Kansas. His work involves a vast array of content as he expands his reach to a wider audience. Imagination is the interwoven element in Alston’s paintings as he reimagines the realism found in daily life and alters the image to create an explosive evocation of the soul.

John Lennon, David Alston, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x 36", 2018

Reception Date TBA



Upcoming Exhibitions

Johnson County Employee Exhibition, ArtsKC Benefit, January 28, 2019-March 2, 2019

Green Foliage on Blue Background“To unleash the power of the arts. We will build a city of great dreams and vigorous life, where everyone participates in and benefits from the arts. We Promote, Support and Advocate for the arts. We are a nonprofit organization serving the five-county region- Clay, Platte and Jackson in Missouri; Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.”

-ArtsKC Regional Arts Council

Johnson County employees have been participating in the region-wide ArtsKC Campaign benefit since its inception in 2007. ArtsKC Campaign is supported through the annual Johnson County employee exhibition which includes pieces available for sale through Auction. This annual campaign speaks volumes about the support Johnson County shows for the artistic endeavors of its employees and its residents.

From the Earth, Allison Bowman, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30", 2018 

B1V1 Veterans Exhibition, March 3, 2019-June 15, 2019

In partnership with the Arts Council of Johnson County and After Action Network, Operation: Art, any program designated as B1V1 will include an additional $5 fee allowing a Veteran to join the same participating program at no cost. This charitable program is presented as part of a grant awarded by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission. Learn more about Operation: Art by visiting afteractionnetwork.org.

This exhibition is a culmination of veterans art created through the B1V1 program.