Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center to open in June

Jim Cunningham
May 11, 2017 - 7:30 am

The new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is preparing to open after years of planning and construction. 

Artists, landscapers and other contractors are putting the final touches on the project located at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park.

VIDEO: Take a tour inside before it opens

The county has spent more than $22 million converting the old King Louie West bowling lanes and ice rink, said Austin Falley, Johnson County spokesman.  

A lot of families are looking forward to the museum's new children's exhibit, said director Mindy Love. "It's bigger and better than it was before," Love said. "It's about two and a half times the space it was before, and a lot more environments for them to explore."

KMBZ had a sneek peak while the center was under construction in August 2016

"It think that this space does a lot of things," Falley said. "It provides us with amazing new space for our museum, for Theater in the Park for their off-season and a very, very population-dense part of the county, for community development."

The grand opening for the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center is June 10 from 9:00 to 5:00.

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