The City of Parkville sponsored its third purchase award for Paint Parkville. This year’s theme was the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Mayor Nan Johnston presented the City’s award to Chris Willey at an event at the Cathy Kline Art Gallery on October 1, 2017.
From September 24-29, artists from around the Kansas City metro area converged in Parkville for Paint Parkville 2017. Paint Parkville is an annual outdoor plein air painting event hosted by the Cathy Kline Art Gallery with the goal of fostering art appreciation by inviting the public to observe artists in action.
This is the third year that the City has sponsored a purchase award for Paint Parkville. Prior themes included Parkville and the new entryway sign along Highway 9 near Coffey Road east of downtown Parkville. The new painting will be displayed next to the other purchase awards at Parkville City Hall.
Chris Willey was recognized at the Board of Aldermen meeting on December 5, 2017, for her winning painting.
For more information, please contact City Clerk Melissa McChesney at Parkville City Hall at (816) 741-7676.