The Historic Downtown District offers many unique shops and restaurants all nestled in a six-block area in the core of Lee’s Summit. The residential area surrounding the downtown retail district features a variety of historic homes and churches built in the 1880s.
Frontier Justice is the Midwest’s premier firearms and shopping destination offering a full continuum related to firearms, including everything from training to products for the beginner, to the most accomplished firearms enthusiast.
Legacy Park has 12 baseball fields, six girls’ softball fields and eight soccer fields on 704 acres of park land. A 45,000 square foot Community Center includes meeting rooms, a recreational pool, fitness center and gymnasium for racquetball and basketball. or cityofls.net.
Longview Mansion & Farm were built in 1914 by R.A. Long for his daughter, Loula Long Combs, a world renowned horsewoman. This site was once known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Farm” and is now a premier special events facility with 17 buildings on the National Register of Historical Places.
Missouri Town 1855, located at Lake Jacomo, depicts an era of peace and prosperity that preceded the Border and Civil Wars in the mid 1800s. Reconstructed buildings and landscape illustrate a typical town of that time period.
Paradise Park is fun and adventure all-in-one. In addition to miniature golf, enjoy go karts and Jr. go karts, batting cages, rock wall, bumper cars and the Children’s Edutainment Center Play and Discovery.
Powell Gardens is a 915-acre botanical garden located 20 miles East of Lee’s Summit on Highway 50. Set among lush rolling hills, Powell Gardens encompasses exquisite display gardens, trails, lakes, windswept meadows and more. Open year round.
Summit Waves is a family outdoor aquatic center and recreation center at Harris Park that includes a 900 foot “action river,” children’s water playground, two water slides, six lane lap, bath house and concession area.
Solve various puzzles and codes hidden throughout escape rooms that will need to be cracked and assembled to escape before the times up. Trapped KC is great for team building, small groups and family activities.
Unity Village is known for the iconic Unity Tower that houses Awaken Whole Life Center, offering massage, yoga, and retreats. Brides and meeting planners find the wide-open spaces, Mediterranean architecture, and stunning fountains to be the perfect backdrop for their events. The 1,200 acre property also features a “green” hotel, par-36 golf course, bookstore and coffee shop, and walking trails.
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The next Meet the Artist event features local artist Pamela Covington. Join us as Covington chats with guests in the lobby of City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine sampling available, compliments of Third Street Social. ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Local Artist Pamela Covington
October 19, 2017, 5:30pm - October 19, 2017, 7:00pm
The next Meet the Artist event features local artist Pamela Covington. Join us as Covington chats with guests in the lobby of City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and wine sampling available, compliments of Third Street Social.
Covington is a modern abstract painter. Her work is a mix of styles ranging from sleek and contemporary to rustic and organic. She doesn’t limit herself to any particular format, technique or current trends in the art world. She constructs her paintings using layers of thick and thin color, using brushes, palette knives, paint sticks, and found objects.
“My work is both deliberate and unintentional. I often start with a deliberate framework, color, or composition and then allow the freedom of expression, intuition, and introspection to dictate the direction of the painting before moving into the next phase of the process. It is working in this space where I find the most profound joy,” Covington said.
Covington has lived in California and New York City but has called the Kansas City area home since 2000 and recently moved to a small lake community just outside of the city surrounded by the beauty of woods and water.
Covington is an award winning artist who travels the country exhibiting her work in juried art shows. She first found a passion for art in high school as an escape, then went on to major in graphic design in college. After college she owned a hair salon for many years but always worked on and sold paintings and drawings on the side. Then, in 2009 she rededicated herself to painting and began making major life shifts and changes in order to fully pursue her passion.
Covington said she finds inspiration from the works of Kandinsky, the New York School of Abstract Expressionism from the mid-century, as well as being in nature and in the study of symbolism and spirituality.
Her artwork will be on display at City Hall during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until mid-January 2018.
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