2023 Lawrence Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition (ODSE)

The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission’s Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition has a proud tradition. The exhibition was founded by Jim Patti in 1987 and is sponsored by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, which receives financial and staff support from the City of Lawrence. Artworks are displayed in downtown Lawrence, along Massachusetts Street, at Theatre Lawrence and in other areas.

Here’s a PDF version of the 2023 Brochure/Map.  In addition to being a popular annual exhibition for locals and visitors, artists gain hands-on professional experience developing and installing artworks in the public realm.

Media release - June 30 opening/sculpture walk (Link)

People can also view this year’s artworks or conduct self-guided tours by using the Otocast app which can be found at your favorite app store:

nine sculpture images arranged as a header

2023 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition sculptures

2023 Participating Artists

  1. David Vertačnik, Lawrence, KS
  2. Jacob Burmood, St. Joseph, MO
  3. Will Vannerson, Kansas City, MO
  4. Myles Schachter, Lawrence, KS
  5. Pat Slimmer, Lawrence, KS
  6. Alicia Kelly, Lawrence, KS
  7. Sarah Gross, Lawrence, KS
  8. Mara Strayer, Lawrence, KS
  9. V. Skip Willits, Comanche, IA

Previous Exhibitions