KCUR Arts
2:05 pm
Thu November 21, 2002

New Art Collection in Overland Park opens to the public

In 2002, the Overland Park Convention Center opened ...with more than 60 sculptures and paintings created by regional artists.

Overland Park, KS – In 2002, the Overland Park Convention Center opened...with 237 thousand square feet of exhibit space, wireless Internet access, and more than 60 sculptures and paintings created by regional artists. But, industry analysts say it's a challenging time for any convention center to open. According to a study released last month by the U.S.Conference of Mayors, travel and tourism spending is down in the nation's top 100 metropolitan areas. As KCUR?s Laura Spencer reports?officials are hoping ART will make a difference.