Cultural Arts

About Us

The Cultural Arts Center (CAC), completed in 2008, provides the City of Lee's Summit and the Kansas City metropolitan area with quality arts programming. The CAC has fostered student and community creativity and innovation since its creation. It was the vision of MCC to provide a home for the arts in the city of Lee's Summit. With the help of a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant the CAC broke ground in 2006. The CAC is not only a hub for the arts; it is also a FEMA certified disaster relief shelter. One of the only sites of its kind in the metropolitan area.
On average the gallery has seven exhibits per year, two of which are dedicated to our students for, "End of Semester" shows and one exhibit is set aside for our, "Lee's Summit Fine Arts Challenge" which is our local high school annual exhibit. Every other year we have an art faculty exhibit showcasing the latest accomplishments and projects of our faculty. The gallery offers 1,600 square-feet of dedicated space for 2D, 3D and 4D works of art.
For gallery inquiries please contact Daniel Reneau.


Fall Schedule 2017

The MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center is the home of the Summit Theatre Group and the Kansas City Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Support quality programming at the MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center by becoming a Friend of the Cultural Arts Center at


Wings By: Arthur Kopit

October 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 7:30
October 22 @ 2:30 2017
Emily Stilson, 70-years old and a celebrated former aviatrix and stunt pilot, suffers a stroke and is plunged into a world of disorientation and grief. Memories flood in between painful attempts to re-learn the basic functions of everyday life. Visit for tickets.

MCC-Longview Literary Festival

October 27 9 a.m - 5 p.m.
Each year, MCC-Longview hosts the Longview Literary Festival. Join us as we explore diversity across the literary world.

MCC-Longview Playworks Project

November 2 @ 7 p.m.
Before there was 3D or surround sound movie theaters, there were Silent Films. The early beginnings of Hollywood introduced us to Laurel and Hardy as well as Charlie Chaplin in the simplest form of movie making: The Silent Film.

Silents Night Film Festival

November 15-17 @ 7:30 p.m.
Join the students of MCC-Longview as they showcase the dramatic, comedic, and thought provoking works of the world stage. Each year, Director Kittie Hardin directs the Playworks project with the Longview acting students to showcase the diverse array of creative works each student is exploring.

Art Gallery

Monday - Thursday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 1p.m.

Face Down, Palms Up / A Solo Exhibition by Brandon Briscoe

August 31-September 30
Considering the impact of these stars, or “idols”, and the seemingly authoritative power they can possess over our lives, it is worth noting, what happens when they fade or fall away?

3rd Annual Here and Now: A Look at the Local Arts

October 13 - November 12
This exhibit is entirely focused on artists living solely in the Lee’s Summit and Southeastern Jackson County area. What we found during this process was that our local community houses a large number of talented artists that are making great developments within their practices. There is a great sense of artistic diversity happening right here in our own backyard and we hope you are able to join us in appreciating these talented artisans.

End of Semester Student show

December 5 - 10
At the end of each semester we give our enrolled art students an opportunity to showcase their amazing art works in our gallery. This provides our students a proper and professional format to exhibit their work and it allows families, friends and our MCC-Longview community a chance to see what they’ve been up to all semester.

Past Exhibits

Cultural Arts Center Gallery

It is our desire and ongoing goal to develop a conceptually challenging and educational venue for our students, faculty and communities both near and far. The gallery showcases the work of our own students and faculty, but also on a regular basis presents exhibits from emerging artists throughout our region and the nation. In addition, the gallery displays the strongest work of our local high school students each January for our annual high school juried exhibit.

Andrew Lyles


Carole Gray


Carole Gray


Art Gallery


Beginnings and Endings

We have a terrific group exhibit showcasing the work of five Longview students
(Noshaba Bahkt, Brenda Phillips, Tony Harrison, Julie Iseman and Blade Sbisa).

All of the work, in some way, deals with entanglement and the difficulty of finding the origin of a particular/singular meaning. In addition, the idea of, "beginnings and endings" is put into question as well. Challenging our notions of linear objectives and clearly seen or expected outcomes.

End of Semester Student Exhibition

The MCC-Longview art department showcases the fantastic work of our students each semester. Here is a sampling of the works you will see at this semester’s exhibit.

Game Over - A Solo Exhibit by Josh Yearout

Josh Yearout's work encompasses many popular culture references from the 80s and 90s, often reusing and repurposing his favorite television icons. These references become the backbone of his roaming and eclectic nature and influence his physical studio process as well. Yearout uses found objects and alternative materials, many times breaking them down only to build them back up again. Particularly in his paintings, Yearout utilizes heavily layered, covered, cut apart, reassembled processes and at times even paints on both sides of his works creating double-sided paintings.

Game Over - A Solo Exhibit by Josh Yearout

Yearout is a studio resident with Imagine That! Kansas City, a creative arts studio for individuals with developmental disabilities located in the Crossroads of Kansas City, Missouri. IT!KC supports individuals by providing the tools and materials necessary for those individuals to create art and the supports necessary for them to define themselves as artists. The studio’s artists are supported by a team of trained artists that strive to integrate the studio into the larger art community. Each artist is encouraged to express themselves through a variety of artistic mediums and is given the opportunity to show and sell their art in a variety of venues.

Game Over - A Solo Exhibit by Josh Yearout

Imagine That! is a program offered by Resources for Human Development (RHD), a non-profit, human services organization founded in 1970. RHD operates in 15 states and provides a variety of services addressing intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, homelessness, addiction recovery and more.


Get In Touch.

For tickets or information about upcoming productions, or for rental information please contact Ryan Morehead at 816.604.2200.