FEBRUARY FINAL FRIDAY IS ArtDOG
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Arts are focus of Final Friday
Final Friday — As the name implies, Final Friday happens the last Friday of each month. Art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops around Wichita stay open late and welcome visitors. Recognizing that Downtown is the artistic and cultural center for the region, the Q-Line trolley service transports art lovers to the concentration of venues in Downtown. The ride is free and allows attendees to park once and visit several galleries.
Hours vary between galleries but all are open during the core hours of 7p.m. to 9 p.m. Most galleries use Final Friday to unveil and debut new shows or as a closing reception. All venues are free and open to the public and several galleries incorporate artist demonstrations and/or live music. Not only does this event give guests the opportunity to view creative art space, it also is an excellent time to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists.
What galleries participate in Final Friday?
Galleries, museums, restaurants, and retail shops from across Sedgwick County often participate in this event. A full listing may be seen under the resources tab. You may also download a reference map of the concentration of galleries and shops that are in Downtown with the Q-Line trolley route.
Can I buy art tonight?
Absolutely. Not only does this event give guests the opportunity to view creative art space, it also is an excellent time to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists.
Plan to attend next time
Make plans to attend this month's Final Friday on February 28 and the next Final Friday Gallery Crawl set for Friday, March 28.
How can I find out about all the Downtown activities & events?
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The Sculpture Walkabout was initiated by Mayor Carl Brewer and showcases area artists. The art is chosen from a juried competition and is available for purchase. Sculptures are located in Old Town on north Mosley and Mead between Douglas and Second Street and on the Intrust Bank Arena plaza. The cash award will be presented to the artist at the annual Arts Council Art Awards Dinner in November. Learn More
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Final Friday Transportation
Final Friday Feb 28
Support your favorite Wichita arts organizations!
5014 E. Central
Phone: (316) 686-2177
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A percentage of sales will go to Wichita's at Risk Kids.
7724 E. Central #300
There's still time to take part in this group show in support of the arts in Wichita. Just submit artwork, ready to hang or display, to be sold during the month of March to benefit the arts in Wichita.
307 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 265-0667 website
Beadazzled will be hosting a variety of glass artists melting glass in the studio for Final Friday. Stop on by and warm up by a torch while watching some of the best lampworkers create!
1528 W. Douglas
Make a Pendent night, Magnet or small Sun Catcher
111 S Ellis
Phone: (316) 682-5600
"LAST CHANCE SALE" If you missed our January Sale, here's your LAST CHANCE for special discount prices throughout the gallery! Special One Night Only Deals on artwork!
Featured artists include: Bob Schwan, Brian Hinkle, David Murano, Matthew Hilyard, Craig Klinedinst, Marc Bosworth and other gallery artists
Open Fridays 11:00 am to 4:00 pm & by appointment
Refreshments will be served. Parking and Entrance on south side of building.
829 N. Market
Life's Unwritten Pages
Newman University Art/Graphic Design Students
334 N. Mead St.
28th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show - A Kansas Kennel Club Exhibition
This juried exhibit, featuring the artwork of Man's Best Friend, will have proceeds supporting the Wichita Kennel Club and the winner will have their work purchased by the sponsor Purina.
2301 E. Douglas Ave
This one of a kind exhibition will feature art work from high school students. This show features pieces by students both with and without disabilities. Some worked together to collaborate on pieces featured in the show. This show will be at East High School in the performing arts foyer.
Refreshments will be served.
300 N. McLean Blvd.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Art by USD 259 Elementary School Students
412 E. Douglas
"Dichotomies" by JOHN ELLERT
Abstracted and Traditional Views of the World as Seen Through the Photographer's Eye
Featuring the Ceramics Works of DAN GEGEN
321 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 250-0888
Oil & acrylic flower paintings by Eunice Kim
924 W. Douglas - 2nd Floor
Phone: (316) 530-2203 website
Harvester Arts launches this Final Friday, Feb. 28th 8-11 PM, with a crowdsourcing exhibition of local artists' and designers' logo submissions for the new arts organization. The winning design will be announced between 8:30-9 PM, the winning designer awarded a $500 prize, and Harvester's first visiting artist will be announced. The announced artist will be given full access and use of Harvester's 5,000 sq. foot NEST Space for 2 weeks culminating in a Final Friday showing, satellite exhibitions, and community participation. Meet founders Kate Van Steenhuyse, Kristin Beal, and Ryan W. Gates as they discuss Harvester Arts' mission to offer thoughtful, high quality visual arts programming that will engage the community through critical dialogue and the creation of new work. Then party with the Harvester team over vittles, refreshments, DJ, and high school yearbook photos!
*Please note, the 2nd floor NEST space is not handicap accessible.
325 E Douglas Ave
Phone: (316) 712-4950 website
View the Center's new collection which features 83 pieces from 27 artists - each with a direct connection to Kansas. Featured artists include John Ernatt, Chris Gulick, Lauren Fitzgerald and Dave Yust.
401 S. Seneca
Wichita Women Artists
Mardi Gras style live music, beverages and chef-prepared tapas will be provided.
121 N. Mead St. Suite 107
Final Friday at Mead Street Gallery. Featuring oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel paintings and sculpture by gallery members. Come meet the artists!
3805 E. Harry Ste. 105
Phone: (316) 771-7377 website
"Intersections" paintings by Richae Morrow
Morrow's paintings combine abstract structural and organic imagery to form new environments. Structure is most often presented in the form of a grid, while the organic component may take shape as a form, pattern or gesture. The organic component takes on a more robust life - stronger and more vibrant - when intersected with a structural element.
200 N. Broadway
ArtDOG - Orpheum Theatre Open House
Open House in support of the Wichita Community Foundation's Art Day of Giving. Trey Allen will be on-hand taking pictures on the historic Orpheum stage.
Show your support of the historic Orpheum Theatre on Art Day of Giving by joining us for Final Friday. We'll be giving guided tours of the theatre AND you can get your pictures taken on the historic stage by a professional photographer. Bar and concessions will be open as well.
Contact Jennifer Wright for more property information.
2611 E. Douglas
Reverie Coffee Roasters is celebrating Final Friday with new mixed media art from Sarah and Ian Stewart. Hear live, acoustic music from local songwriter Aaron Lee Martin and enjoy some German-inspired fare from the Let'm Eat Brats food truck. 6-9 pm, for all ages.
Fitzgerald, a 2007 Friends University graduate, will exhibit some of her cut paper artwork.
922 E. Douglas Ave.
12 - 7:30 p.m.
Pueblo Pottery of the New Mexico Indians
Pueblo Indian pottery from the American Southwest is recognized around the world for its excellence and uniqueness, its marvelous variety and links to tradition.
228 S. Market
Kreations of Kindness: What your relationships SHOULD be.
3555 E. Douglas Ave.
Original Etchings, Aquatints, Monotype and Other Fine Art Prints by local, regional, and international artists. Join us Final Friday, January 25, for refreshments and an opportunity to view our extensive collection of recent and antiquarian prints.
Exhibition: Kansas: The Lost Art of Looking
features photography and glass by Bob Benson and Robin Lies
The Newman University Steckline Gallery will present "Kansas: The Lost Art of Looking" by Bob Benson and Robin Lies as the fifth show of its 2013-2014 season.
1720 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-3700 website
Acrylic works from local artist Dana Seiler
Growing up in the middle of a wheat field near Andale, Kansas, Dana Seiler has always had a fascination with this crop. From her bedroom window, she watched the waves of green, then gold sway with the persistent Kansas wind. This interest grew into a symbol of wheat’s relevance in her life as well as the lives of her family and friends. After graduating from Kansas State University, her wheat fascination followed her to Garden City, Kansas, for her first art teaching position and later to the University of Northern Colorado where she completed her Master of Art and Design. Happy to have landed a job close to home, Dana now teaches elementary art in Wichita.
During her summers off, Dana enjoys traveling. A common thread that she encountered was the pineapple as a symbol of hospitality and welcome. Slowly pineapple made its way into her art, not only because of its symbolism, but also because of its beautiful texture and amazing taste.
523 E. Douglas
Original paintings executed by our Emerald City Chorus four-legged artists
View the Artwork, enjoy appetizers and entertainment!
Cash bar provided.
Emerald City Chorus
ArtDOG (Day of Giving)
Phone: (316) 303-1996
Featured Artists: Clark Britton, digital painting; Kay McCrea, jewelry & photography; Wyatt McCrea, sculpture & drawings
216 N. Mosley
Art from Stacey Pogue
Musick from The DeVeils
Prints by Printpop artist Tyson Schroeder will be available and 100% of proceeds will go to the James Bulger House. All prints are printed on 11x17 water color paper, and are wonderful quality. Prints are limited edition and personally numbered, limited to 50 prints.
Three lucky people who attend Whimsical Ruckus will win their choice of 36 inch posters from the PrintPop.com collection. One extra-lucky person will win a 36 inch Canvas print. All you have to do is show up and drop by the PrintPop table to enter.
623 W. Douglas
ART DOG PARTICIPANT
Featured art by ART PARTNERS resident artists: LEE SHINEY, TREVOR STEWART, SUSIE CUNNINGHAM, STACEY SCHOFIELD. Arts Partners is a comprehensive prek-12 educational program that integrates visual and performing arts into all areas of the curriculum.
204 S. Main
Western Lithograph - Fine Art Press
Prairie Print Makers
In us at the Museum for a Final Friday ArtDOG Event celebrating the Art Day of Giving featuring "Live Printing" a demonstration by members of "Tornado Alley Press."