New members welcome!

​​​​Due to COVID 19 the De Soto Arts Council is currently meeting via Zoom.  For more information call 

The Art Center is on the lower level of De Soto City Hall at 32905 West 84th Street in De Soto, KS 6018. Use the

northwest entrance, go to lower level.


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Our membership includes both novice and professional artists, as well as those who enjoy the arts and want to see the arts continue to develop in our community.

High School memberships are available!


Public Art can help tell De Soto’s stories, engage people in meaningful ways and provide valuable, interactive experiences to all.

The De Soto City Council and the De Soto Arts Council are seeking Artists who wish to submit their artwork for display in the city on a leased basis..  

Sculptures would be on loan to the city for a stipend amount of $2,000 payable to the artist for a 1 year lease with consideration for possible purchase by the city at the end of 1 year at a predetermined amount.  Sculptures must be suitable for long-term display.  The sculpture must be considerable in scale as many sites are viewed from a distance. Suggested Minimum size is 4 ft. The durability and size of the piece will be a consideration for selection. Sculptures must be capable of being properly secured to the ground or concrete.

Initially, two Art sculptures will be selected annually and placed at locations agreed upon by the De Soto Arts Council and the De Soto City Council. One in the Spring, 2021 and another in the Fall, 2021.

Deadline for Submission:

    Spring Sculpture- April 15, 2021- Spring submission

    Fall Sculpture - June 1, 2021-Fall submission

Open to artists 18 years of age or older.  All entries must be original work.

See Sculptures for additional information and payment of fee.



November 5 & 6, 2021

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Attention Artists

Opportunity for Public Art Sculptures to be placed in De Soto, Kansas  

De Soto Art In Public Places

Art Classes are currently unavailable due to COVID 

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