Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center (CAC), completed in 2008, provides the city of Lee's Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming. The CAC has fostered student and community creativity and innovation since its creation. It was the vision of MCC to provide a home for the arts in the city of Lee's Summit. With the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant the CAC broke ground in 2006. The CAC is not only a hub for the arts; it is also a FEMA certified disaster relief shelter. One of the only sites of its kind in the metropolitan area.

On average the gallery has seven exhibits per year, two of which are dedicated to our students for, "end of semester" shows and one exhibit is set aside for our, "Lee's Summit Fine Arts Challenge" which is our local high school annual exhibit. Every other year we have an art faculty exhibit showcasing the latest accomplishments and projects of our faculty. The gallery offers 1,600 square-feet of dedicated space for 2D, 3D and 4D works of art. For gallery inquiries please contact Daniel Reneau.

Performances

Spring Play March 27-30, 7:30pm. Check back for more information.

Gallery

It is our desire and ongoing goal to develop a conceptually challenging and educational venue for our students, faculty and communities both near and far.

The gallery showcases the work of our own students and faculty, but also on a regular basis presents exhibits from emerging artists throughout our region and the nation. In addition, the gallery displays the strongest work of our local high school students each January for our annual high school juried exhibit.

Gallery Location: MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center
Contact: Gallery Director Daniel Reneau.

Current/upcoming exhibits

14th Annual Longview Fine Arts Challenge

The MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is proud to present its 14th annual high school fine arts competition and exhibit, The Longview Fine Arts Challenge. High School students who are (or were) enrolled in a fine arts class are strongly encouraged to participate. 

The MCC-LV Fine Arts department and the Cultural Arts Center gallery seek to be an active participant and strong supporter of the excellent artists who attend our area high schools. We hope to foster this relationship by not only providing great opportunities like, The Longview Fine Arts Challenge but also with our exciting year-round gallery programming and our wide selection of fine arts classes as well.

Reception and awards ceremony: Thursday, February 1st, 4 - 7 p.m. 
Gallery dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sataury, February 1-24 
Gallery hours: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Contact: Gallery Director Daniel Reneau.


Past exhibits and performances

14th Annual Longview Fine Arts Challenge winners

1st Place: Homage to Richard Diebenkorn’s “Interior with a Book” by Gwen King, Lee’s Summit West

1st Place: Homage to Richard Diebenkorn’s “Interior with a Book” by Gwen King, Lee’s Summit West

2nd Place: Reflections I Love by Airam Rivera Garcia, Lee’s Summit North

2nd Place: Reflections I Love by Airam Rivera Garcia, Lee’s Summit North

3rd Place: I Hope We Dance Tonight by Autumn Hubbard, Lee’s Summit High School

3rd Place: I Hope We Dance Tonight by Autumn Hubbard, Lee’s Summit High School

13th Annual Longview Fine Arts Challenge winners

1st place: Luring by Stella Klein, Lee’s Summit North

1st place: Luring by Stella Klein, Lee’s Summit North

2nd Place: On the Dock by Ella Breshears, Lee’s Summit West

2nd Place: On the Dock by Ella Breshears, Lee’s Summit West

3rd Place: Busy Berlin by Naomi Rendell, Lee’s Summit West

3rd Place: Busy Berlin by Naomi Rendell, Lee’s Summit West

Albatross by Isley Lynn

Albatross by Isley Lynn


Become a friend of the Cultural Arts Center

The satisfaction of giving comes from knowing you are investing in the lives of students, who made a commitment to better themselves and their community through education. Donations of any amount are accepted and are considered tax deductible. For detailed information on giving, use the 'Become a friend' button below. If you prefer to make a contribution over the phone, please contact the MCC Foundation Office 816.604.1195 or email mcc.foundation@mcckc.edu.

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Contact

For tickets or information about upcoming productions or for rental information contact Ryan Crider.