Final Friday Gallery Crawl

The Final Friday gallery crawl is a unique opportunity for thousands of students, families and art lovers to engage with local art each month at unique locations in Downtown and throughout the city. This grassroots event continues to thrive because of the collective vision and collaboration of galleries and artists.

As the name implies, Final Friday happens the last Friday of each month. Hours vary between galleries, but most are open during the core hours of 7pm to 9pm. 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.

Free Trolley to Galleries

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 along Douglas Avenue in Downtown. The ride is free and allows attendees to park once and visit several galleries.

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Future Dates

This month's Final Friday will occur on January 25, 2019. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Aero Plains Brewing
117 N Handley St 
Wichita's Littlest Heroes Final Friday Showcase

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Wichita's Littlest Heroes

WLH has been invited to partake in a Final Friday at Aero Plains Brewing. The theme will be "Non-Verbal" "Just because I may not communicate doesn't mean I dont have anything to say.".

We want to show the world what our Heroes have to say! We will have wine and light snacks.

City Arts
334 N Mead 
Final Friday at City Arts

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Bill Goffrier and photography by Dale Strattman

"Authenti-City"
Bill Goffrier is inspired by the places he has visited and viewed in Wichita, especially the often overlooked gems. The "Authenti-City" series features works that focus on the textures and details of the city.
Full exhibition will run through March 20, 2019

Dale Strattman photography opening
More an introspective than a retrospective, photographs from Dale's 40-year career have been organized (or as they say, recontextualized) to reveal the hidden motives driving the images.

Creative Bliss Therapy
100 E Waterman St. Ste 115 
Final Friday at Creative Bliss Therapy

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by art therapists, social workers, counselors, community artists and creative individuals from all walks of life.

January's exhibition is in collaboration with WSU's Center for Combatting Human Trafficking and is entitled An Invitation to Courageous Conversations: Exploring the Holistic Responses to Trafficking, This exhibition will feature artworks which reflect on the various impacts of human trafficking, personal responses, and recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Call for artists is still open for this exhibition. Please visit our website for details! www.creativeblisstherapy.com

We feature the art of art therapists, social workers, counselors, community artists, and creative individuals from all walks of life on Wichita’s Final Friday Art Crawl. Come see art works of various media, meet some of the artists, and learn about art therapy! Viewing the artworks is free, snacks are provided (while they last), and selections of art will be for sale.

Downtown Senior Center
200 S Walnut 
Meet the Authors

Exhibition Hours: 2pm-4pm

Featuring artwork by Write Again authors

The Downtown Senior Center will be having a Meet the Authors Final Friday event on February 22nd from 2pm-4pm at 200 S Walnut Wichita, KS 67213. Come mingle and meet the authors of our very own Write Again book. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided.

Full exhibition will run through February 22, 2019.

Fredo's Wine and Tapas
301 N. Washington  
Tapas and Libations

Exhibition Hours: 3:00pm-2:00am

Featuring artwork by Fredo

Come out and enjoy amazing food, with an amazing live band!

Friends University - Riney Fine Arts Center
2100 W University Ave 
Jordan Kirtley Gallery Opening

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Jordan Kirtley

Friends University will host a gallery reception for local mixed-media artist Jordan Kirtley. The reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in Riney Fine Arts Center Jan. 25 from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit is titled Observable Universe. “My subject matter ranges from the minuscule – a blueberry – to the celestial – Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. I treat both in the same way, constructing them of pencil, paint and marker on paper, housed in wood boxes. In doing so, the irregular segments of fruit in a lemon slice take on the same scale and consequence as the craters and ridges of a planet’s terrain,” Kirtley said.

Observable Universe will be on display until Feb. 16 and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio member station.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Gallery XII
412 E. Douglas Ave. 
"Twelve Squared: Small Works Invitational," also featuring Ceramics by Diel Gray

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-10pm

Invitational features small works by 75 artists, as well as Diel Gray

Full exhibition will run through January 19, 2019

Garvey Center
250 W Douglas Ave #100 
316-261-5325
Final Friday at Garvey Center

Exhibition Hours: 6 pm-8 pm

Featuring artwork from A. Bower Studio, Drone-tography, Heatstrokes316, Art by Michella Tripoli, Trinity Academy Students, Iris Fletcher, Fabes Belher and Otey Visual Arts

Featuring music by Bruce Huss

Coffee available from Reverie Roasters - Cafe at the Kiva

Cash Bar!

We have FREE covered parking in our garage and an open lot behind the Garvey Center. The Q Line will stop at our front entrance on Douglass.

Special thanks to OpenStudios for collaborating with us to provide this fresh, new art vibe at the Garvey Center.

Harvester Arts
215 N Washington Ave 
Art Alas

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Nydia Blas (Ithaca, NY), Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX), H Pearl (The Dalles, OR), Tatiana Svrckova Larsen (Sandy, UT), Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre (visiting artist Mexico City, MX), Audra Wolowiec (New York City, NY) and The Old School Art Collective (various locations)

Art Atlas is an invitational exhibit at Harvester Arts in Wichita, KS, running January 24 through February 23, 2019. In this exhibit, seven artists from the Harvester Arts Community Fellowship program have selected artists whose work explores themes mirrored in their own work.

Participating artists include Nydia Blas (Ithaca, NY), Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX), H. Pearl (The Dalles, OR), Tatiana Svrckova Larson (Sandy, UT), Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre (visiting artist Mexico City, MX), Audra Wolowiec (New York City, NY), and The Old School Art Collective (various locations).

The Community Fellows curating this exhibit are Cheyla Clawson, Kevin Kelly, Hallie Linnebur, Meghan Miller, Amanda Pfister, Kristen Phipps, and Aaron Vague. The overarching goal of the exhibit is to broaden the artistic dialog in Wichita by bringing together external influences that span both place and time.

Exhibition made possible by support from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation and the Art Council. Harvester Arts is an artist residency program in Wichita, Kansas that provides a thoughtful platform for visual arts experimentation that engages the community through critical dialog and the creation of new work. Visiting Resident Artists are partnered with local artists, student groups, and area creatives to engage with each other's ideas and processes.

Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
1710 East Douglas Avenue 
Final Friday at The Gnome

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork and photography by Ian Clark and Nick Drake

Grab a beer and support local art!

Must be 21 to enter.

Krystle Cole Fine Art Gallery
4600 W. Kellogg Drive 
January Animal Art Safari

Exhibition Hours: 10am-7pm

Featuring artwork by Krystle Cole

Hi, my name is Krystle Cole. I’m a local Wichita artist, and I'd like to invite you to a very special exhibition at my gallery. Over a hundred of my colorful animal paintings are on exhibit. There are dozens of dogs, cats, zoo animals, and farm animals. Also, if you would like to see me work, I will be painting in the studio section of my gallery most Saturdays.

Prints of all my paintings are on sale for only $15 unframed and $25 framed - these are great gifts for the animal loves in your life!

Krystle Cole Fine Art is located in Towne West Mall in Wichita, KS in a corner space that’s across from Kay Jewelers and near the North Mall Entrance where the JoAnn Fabrics used to be.

If you can't make it to my gallery, my art can also be viewed online at - www.KrystleCole.com

Krystle Cole Fine Art is located in Towne West Mall in Wichita, KS in a corner space that’s across from Kay Jewelers and near the North Mall Entrance.

Lucky's Everyday
1217 E Douglas 
Beyond Lunacy

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Stephanie Jeanes

Full exhibition will run through April 19, 2019

Mark Arts
1307 N. Rock Road 
En Route: Paintings by Kristen Shannon

Exhibition Hours: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Featuring artwork by Kristen Shannon

Kirsten Shannon’s abstract painting style is characterized by vibrant colors, loose layering and freewheeling marks. This is her second solo show. Shannon is an Oregon native who has called Wichita home since 2008.

Support for the exhibition comes from 6 Meridian, Vantage Point Properties, Chris & Charise Dakhil and Matt & Nancy Michaelis.

Full exhibition will run through March 17

Monica's Bundt Cake
1328 E Douglas 
Final Friday at Monica's Bundt Cake

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Austin McKeown

Mud Haus
922 East Douglas Avenue 
Mud Haus Venue & Showroom

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by 2Dogs Designs, Vincent Wood and Craig Campbell

OpenStudios - The Renfro
612 East Douglas Avenue Suite 101 
(316) 262-1404
Final Friday with CJOY

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by CJOY

January marks the beginning of a new 2019 Door of Dreams, as well as the end of my time here in OpenStudios at the Renfro. I hope you will all stop by one last time and make your mark on the new Door of Dreams. It will be the 4th door in the series of a project that's meant to represent the hopes and dreams of people from the community over the next 5 to 10 or so years... Most importantly, it's meant to inspire each individual that makes a mark on the door to really think about the fact that YOU are the key to unlocking your dreams... you don't have to wait on someone or something else to make a positive change.

Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 E Douglas, Ste 100 
Songs and Photos from the Garden

Exhibition Hours: 9:00am-5:30pm

Featuring artwork by Robin Macy, singer/songwriter; John D Morrison, photographer

Robin Macy will sing selections from her CD, “Songs From The Garden”, accompanied by Kentucky White and Joshua Pickenpaugh. Music sets are between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Gallery will feature photographs of the art that is tended at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 E. Douglas Ave 
Inside Job

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by various RSG represented and consigned artists

This exhibition represents the gallery staff's current favorite pieces that surround them at work each day. They each selected artworks from five categories: Traditional, Contemporary, Estate, Print, and 3D. The show will include short descriptions of why they chose each work of art so viewers can get a look inside the minds of Reuben Saunders Gallery!

Full exhibition will run through February 16, 2019

Reverie Roasters - Cafe at the Kiva
220 W Douglas Ave  
Final Friday at Reverie Roasters - Cafe at the Kiva

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Lauren Doshier

Reverie Roasters will be open. Cash bar will be available throughout the galleries in the Kiva Mall.

The Hive
200 Broadway Suite 110 
Entomophilia

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Madison Leierer

Join us Final Friday at The Hive for an evening celebrating our namesake—bees (and other bugs too)! Arachnids, insects...our featured artist Madison Leierer has always loved them, and the older she's grown the more she grows to appreciate them. Her goal with this series is to paint bugs in a different light. Bugs build the foundation of our planet, and Madison believes we should learn to appreciate them more. She wants to use her art to help others see these amazing, important creatures the way she sees them!

Artist Bio: Madison Leierer enjoys using her work to show the oft-overlooked beauty and richness of nature. She uses various mediums such as colored pencil, watercolors, ink, pastels, and anything else imaginable to achieve bright, vivid colors in her work. Her favorite things to draw include animals, people, plants – basically anything that is alive. Madison Leierer is 18 years old, born and raised in Wichita, KS and is currently attending Kansas State University to study Biochemistry and Entomology. She has won multiple awards for her art including a regional Scholastic Gold Key and a regional Scholastic Silver Key.

Andrea Harris Merrigann from Perfectly Blended Bakery will also be providing the treats: cookies baked with cockroach flour for your tasting pleasure! (She also makes non-bug infused cookies, but these are gonna be a fun experiment that tastes great and contains 40% more protein than normal wheat flour!)

Full exhibition will run through January 2019

The Studio | School
751 s George Washington Blvd 
Final Friday at The Studio | School

Exhibition Hours: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Featuring artwork by Terri Harrison: Quilts; Susan de Wit: Felting; Paula Smith: Fibers; Denise Renee: Weavings

The Workroom
150 North Cleveland 
(316) 295-4520
Final Friday at The Workroom

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Richard Crowson

Richard Crowson is an artist, a musician, an editorial commentator and cartoonist for KMUW and former editorial cartoonist for over 20 years with the Wichita Eagle.

We are so excited to offer his first ever collective show of his comical, witty and often controversial cartoons. His work has been described as "an example of political satire and editorial commentary at its best. Depending on your point of view, it may have made you think, it may have made you mad or it may have made you chuckle" and we hope this Final Friday it may even make you buy and add a piece of this local genius' work to your art collection!

Join us 6-9pm for art, a glass of wine and live music by Craig Owens and Dale Black.

Third Place Brewing
630 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 833-2873
Final Friday at Third Place Brewing

Exhibition Hours: 4pm-11pm

Featuring artwork by Aubrey Olson

I have always liked art my entire life. After taking a design class in high school I became especially interested in ink pen art. Although ink pen is my favorite, I love all art and do not limit myself to one media. I use colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, water colors and ink pens. When not drawing I stay at home with my 10 month old little boy. I am also training for the Chisholm Trail Marathon here in Wichita this March.

Vanya Designs & Custom Sewing
520 South Commerce 
(316) 665-6552
Final Friday at Vanya Designs

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9:30pm

Vanya Designs is turning 10! Join us for a birthday party celebrating our years in business. The invite is open to all our past and current clients, friends, family, and those of you wondering what exactly Vanya Designs is all about. We will have a history of the company on display as well as an exhibit featuring some of Alicia's designs throughout the years - including the VERY FIRST dress she ever made - at AGE 7!!! Please RSVP.

Vertigo 232 Gallery
232 N. Market 
All You Need...is Love

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by national, regional and area artists

Full exhibition will run through February 1, 2019

Submit Your Event

Since there is no designated organizing body for Final Friday, all participating venues are required to do their own marketing and advertising. Downtown Wichita does provide a listing on our website of all venues that are participating for the general public and visitors to use.

Submit your Final Friday exhibit info no less than one week prior to the event in the following format to be listed on the Downtown Wichita website. Fill-out the form below or email your submission to julie@downtownwichita.org.

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