Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) Emerging Artists Program will host its annual Holiday Art Sale on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The public is invited to stop in and enjoy refreshments, conversations with the artists and a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The sale will take place at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212.
The JCDS Emerging Artists Program exists to develop the skills of Emerging Artists so that they may reach their full potential and receive income through the sale of their art. It provides an opportunity for this group to build meaningful relationships with professional artists in settings that are typical for those who are part of the local art community. The Emerging Artists are in varying stages of their artistic development and have all expressed a strong passion and enthusiasm for creating art. Creating art has also provided an opportunity to earn money in an industry that is not typically an option for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.