Arts and Culture

Looking to enjoy some local art? See our Exhibitions.

City Center Live is held at Lenexa City Center Community Forum at Lenexa City Hall, 17101 W. 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219.

Calvin Arsenia is an internationally-acclaimed musician and performance artist most known for his elaborate and ceremonious sensory concert experiences. Self-accompanied on the Celtic harp, Arsenia draws from multiple musical disciplines.

Enjoy a free, live performance. City Center Live is a partnership between Johnson County Library and the Lenexa Arts Council.

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This popular meet-up includes a potluck dinner and group discussion about cookbooks, cooking and, of course, food. Each month features a specific nationality or type of cuisine, with discussion led by special guest speakers who are food professionals. You can share new or favorite dishes, test others’ creations, learn about new expert techniques and discuss food with other foodies.

January: Roasted with Maps Coffee
February: Shopping in bulk with Bulk It
March: New York-style foods with The Antler Room
April: Animal themed food puns with Three Dog Bakery

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It’s always tea time when you grow it yourself! Learn about growing, preparing and blending your own herbs for tasty teas. Regina Compernolle, founder and director of Sacred Earth Arts, will demonstrate how to plant everything you need and will share some recipes to get you started. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tea) to drink while you wait for your herbs to grow!

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Sometimes, the only way out is through. Overcome a creative block by sharing your craft in a safe environment. Bring your song, story, drawing or idea to share with participants who are also overcoming the vulnerability required in artistic expression. This interactive workshop will provide coaching tools and encouraging feedback from the instructor and group. Led by esteemed KC musician, performer and composer Laurel Morgan Parks.

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Many people have the urge to reflect back on their life and record their memories. But if you don’t want to tackle writing a book yourself, you do what the Bockelmans did: hire a personal historian. They worked with Amy Woods Butler, a professional life-story writer to publish their joint memoirs in a single volume illustrated with family photos. Join them for a discussion on why we record our life stories, and what it looks like to work with a writer to help get your voice – and your memories – onto the page.

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