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 April 26, 2019. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Future Final Fridays will occur every month, except for the month of December due to the holidays. Mark your calendars for the following 2019 dates to never miss a Final Friday:

  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
2nd Street Gallery & Studio
1646 E 2nd St 
Variety & Spice Exhibit

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Skip Kreibach

Full exhibition will run through April 30, 2019

420 S Commerce
420 S Commerce St 
Final Friday at 420 S Commerce

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Adam Sweetman, Jeremy Williams, Jim Gross, Jim Simpson and Kelly Rundell

520 Commerce St
520 Commerce Street 
Final Friday on Commerce Street

Exhibition starting at 6:30 pm

Featuring a collection by J. ANDREW

Final Friday is here again! Visit J. ANDREW to get a special preview of our Summer Collection! We’re adding dozens of new styles including a number of new silver bead bracelets and body chains!

We’ll be set up outside our studio a 520 S Commerce!

City Arts
334 N Mead 
Final Friday at City Arts

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Ande Hall

A solo exhibition of nature inspired art by mixed media painter Ande Hall. The opening is during April 26 Final Friday, Wichita's monthly art crawl, and the exhibit will be up until May 22. The Main Gallery at CityArts is huge, so I made a bunch of huge paintings. Most include fabric and shiny, sparkly things. Free admission.

Full exhibitions will run through April 26, 2019

Cjoy Soulworks
110 N. St. Francis 
JOHNICO @ Cjoy Soulworks

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by JOHNICO

Join us this April Final Friday in the Opening Reception for Key Creative Josh Johnico!!!

Cjoy Soulworks is THRILLED to announce JOHNICO will be our next featured guest artist! Josh Johnico is a relentless artist with a passion for painting. He believes in painting nearly every day no matter his surroundings or situation. He believes that if you are to be an artist you have to put in the work. A father at 5 he also believes in instilling the Arts into his children's lives as well. Johnico's main medium is oil paint, and his main focus is Native American art, portraits and abstract art.

Lively cello music will be painting the atmosphere for this event by Key Creative Seth Girton

Dod Installations, Inc.
243 N. Vine St 
Fire, Art & Music

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Tina Dod

Fairmount Coffee Co.
3815 E 17th St N 
Final Friday at Fairmount Coffee Co.

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring photographs by Ted Ayres

Fiber Arts Center of Wichita
751 George Washington Blvd 
Final Friday at the Fiber Arts Center of Wichita

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-0pm

Featuring artwork by Wichita Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Explore the enormous possibilities when weaving on recyclable materials using a variety of traditional and more contemporary fibers to create unique and quirky works of art.

The Wichita Fiber Arts Center is located at the South end of the Studio School. It is at Morris and Geo. Washington Blvd., behind Senseney Music Co. Turn west on Morris, off of Grove, then drive to end of Morris.

Fisch Haus
524 S Commerce St 
XX9

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Andrea Coates, Annie Dunning, Natalia Lopez, Erika McIlnay and Holly Osborn

The XX series, now in its ninth edition, is a biennial invitational exhibition series that features five different female artists each year; every new group of participants being chosen by the previous five. This “tag” structure should, through its natural progression, offer the Wichita community an expansive range of work, both geographically and conceptually. There is no set criteria for acceptable medium or genre, as long as the work is unique and exceptional. The intention of this exhibition is not to focus simply on art made by women (just as a show featuring only male artists isn’t presented as a “men’s show”); rather, to highlight the work of five extraordinary artists that happen to be women.

Full exhibition will run through June 7

Friends University - Riney Fine Arts Center
2100 W University Ave 
Friends University Student and Faculty Art Show

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Friends University students and faculty

Friends University will host a Final Friday reception featuring work by Friends University faculty and students. The reception will take place April 26 from 5-7 p.m. Artwork will include drawings, paintings, design, sculpture and more.

“This gallery opening provides a unique opportunity for us to showcase and celebrate the amazing talent located within the Friends University Art Department,” said Lauren Miller, gallery coordinator.

The show will include 30 students and eight faculty contributors and will be on display through Saturday, May 18.

The reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in Riney Fine Arts Center at Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. The reception is free and open to the public.

This 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.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6 pm-9 pm

Open Studio Artists: Liv+work, Meghan Hayes, Hallie Linnebur, Aromatherapy & Art
Other Artists Lineup: Paula Andrea, Stacy Egnor, Tabitha Webb Art, Schumann Art, Luke Swearingen, Celine Sengvilay, Drone-tography, AB Art Studio, Alegria Fair Trade, Jamie Driggers Trades of Hope, Jodi Ostlund, Nese International, Inspired by Nature and Annelyse Whitney
Music by Pianist Ashley Small

The GORGEOUS event cover photo is by Drone-tography. Go check them out! We have FREE parking in our open lot behind the Garvey Center. The Q Line will stop at our front entrance on Douglas.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork and photography by Aaron Santry

We're excited to have our gnomie Aaron Santry back with his amazing photography! Check it out here https://www.scatteredlodgephotography.com/

House of Sharp
520 N Washington Ave 
Grand Opening for House of Sharp

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

IT'S OFFICIAL! House of Sharp will be opening the doors to their first location April 26th at 5 pm!

Get a tour of the inner workings of the metal fab shop, enter some awesome drawings, and browse not only our metal creations, but other custom goods created by local artists. Cash bar, live music, and horderves as well!

Come celebrate with us!

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art
430 S. Commerce Street, Suite 200 
FEMME Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Stephanie Ward and Lindy Wiese

Stephanie Ward is a native of Wichita, Kansas specializing in surreal, whimsical, drawings and paintings that all come from her mind and how she views the world with her disabilities that have never held her back from being one of the most creative individuals I know! I’m very happy to include her work in this exhibition this summer! We are exhibiting numerous, never before seen, works. Her work has been displayed at The Smithsonian in Washington DC, the JFK Hall of Representatives and toured the USA with Volkswagen and VSA Arts. Her work has also been used in marketing campaigns with Deluxe Checks.

ICT Pop-Up Urban Park
121 E Douglas Ave 
FINAL FEST Music and Arts Festival 2019

Exhibition Hours: 3pm-11pm Final Fest is a free music and arts festival based in Wichita, KS that works to bring an all ages and diverse crowd together to enjoy local music, art, and food. Festivities will be held in the heart of downtown at the Urban Pop-Up Park on Douglas Ave on the Final Friday of April.

Featuring musical performances by The Cavves, Mess, Faux Reality, Love Seats, Cartwheel, Backseat Vinyl, VEHICLES, Lewelheds, Daydream, Ellie Green, Said Solemn

Featuring an interactive art Installation by Mary Alexis Wirths

Pop-up Vintage Clothing Shop with:
GABRIELLE GRIFFIE (www.depop.com/yungdevotion)
LAZARUS MASSEY (www.depop.com/lazarusmassey)

Uno Mas ICT, U-Hungry TRUCK, Little Lion Cafe and Nora's Kitchen will be serving the park

Sponsored by 360Wichita.com, Downtown Wichita, Midwest Drum and Percussion, WSU School of Art, Design and Creative Industries Community and Social Practices class, Dempsey's Biscuit Co, ICT Soup // Creative Crowdfunding Dinner, ALT 107.3, KMUW

Journey The Way
147 S. Hillside 
“Art is in All of Us”

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork from over 50+ students with special needs from East High School

KU School of Medicine- Wichita
1010 N. Kansas St. 
"Learn - Care - Heal"

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Tina Murano

"Learn - Care - Heal" is a custom glass mosaic tile mural installation at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. It is a statement piece of KU pride, welcoming visitors entering our building and representative of our work within Kansas communities. Handmade in a classic design by mosaic artist Tina Murano, it communicates the message of serving Kansas.

Founder of Murano Studios, Tina is a regionally known artist and art consultant. She has over 25 years of experience in the visual arts and has been commended for her numerous collaborative and integrated public art projects.

Join us on Final Friday for the dedication of this artwork. Tina will give a brief artist talk about the project at 6 p.m. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Newman University - Steckline Gallery
3100 W McCormick St 
Say Good Night, Gracie

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Werner, Maria Somes and Laura Thompson

Mary Werner, Maria Somes, and Laura Thompson present works spanning 50 years on the feminine, fashion, feminism, and function of women.

The opening reception will double as a retirement party for Mary.

Art for Lunch will be held Tuesday, April 30 at noon.

Phlox
2nd & Mead St 
Final Friday with Phlox: Season Opener

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Featuring flow art by Phlox

THIS IS A WEATHER PERMITTING EVENT, WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES!!!!!

We are excited to kick off a new season of Final Friday with Phlox!!! Come join us in Old Town Square around dusk to watch a dazzling and possibly dizzying display of FIRE, LED, and DANCE!!

Our troupe specializes in all flow art including but not limited to: Poi, Hoops, Staves, Fans, and Fire Breathing!!

Groovy tunes with our resident DJ's Sleep Psycles and Goaty the Kid!!!

This is a kid friendly event, but please keep an eye on the little ones. Just be cautious of them and keep them away from open flames and outside the LED perimeter!!

Tips are greatly appreciated and insure that we can continue our event for years to come!

Be ready to be amazed, and remember to cheer for your dancers!!

For booking please email Tyler at Phlox.Kansas@gmail.com or visit the Phlox Kansas facebook page at www.facebook.com/PhloxKansas.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 E. Douglas Ave 
Shapes of the Land - KANSAS

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Cally Krallman, Kim Casebeer, Cristine Sundquist, Phil Epp, Mark Flickinger, Matthew Richter, Beverly Dodge Radefeld, Michael Duane and Todd Matson

Join us as we celebrate the Kansas landscape! This show will feature forms in nature; including man made objects as they appear within the landscape. Viewers will observe how each artist uniquely perceives the beautiful state of Kansas.

Full exhibition will run through May 25

The Hudson
508 S Commerce St 
Final Friday at The Hudson

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-10pm

Featuring live demonstrations of screen printing techniques by WSU student artists from Tornado Alley Press

Happy hour in the Urban Garden from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - $3 sangria and beer served by Xclusive. We will have fire pits and yard games, as well as beats by Accent Mobile Music. Watch live demonstrations of screen printing techniques by WSU student artists from Tornado Alley Press. Demonstrations will be done every 30 minutes from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Available merchandise for purchase.

"The purpose of Tornado Alley Press is to promote the appreciation of printmaking; to support student printmakers and foster artistic growth through the exchange of ideas and knowledge; and to raise funds in order to assist in financing student travel to national conferences. Tornado Alley press also works to organize workshops and support visiting artist projects."

Last but certainly not least, KC Women's Events "Spoil Me Silly" will be hosted inside, and will have lots to check out, including live music from Les Coates, henna artistry with Henna by Synergy Arts, and free massage therapy. Check out their Facebook event page for more information about "Spoil Me Silly."

The Hudson
508 S Commerce St 
Final Friday at The Hudson

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-10pm

Featuring live demonstrations of screen printing techniques by WSU student artists from Tornado Alley Press

Happy hour in the Urban Garden from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - $3 sangria and beer served by Xclusive. We will have fire pits and yard games, as well as beats by Accent Mobile Music. Watch live demonstrations of screen printing techniques by WSU student artists from Tornado Alley Press. Demonstrations will be done every 30 minutes from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Available merchandise for purchase.

"The purpose of Tornado Alley Press is to promote the appreciation of printmaking; to support student printmakers and foster artistic growth through the exchange of ideas and knowledge; and to raise funds in order to assist in financing student travel to national conferences. Tornado Alley press also works to organize workshops and support visiting artist projects."

Last but certainly not least, KC Women's Events "Spoil Me Silly" will be hosted inside, and will have lots to check out, including live music from Les Coates, henna artistry with Henna by Synergy Arts, and free massage therapy. Check out their Facebook event page for more information about "Spoil Me Silly."

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Lisa Coogias

"I am a mother of 4. I paint things. People are my inspiration. I have a thing with faces. Painting people solidifies them in my memory. Blessed with a vivid imagination, I have found that changing my perception can created shifts in my external reality. I'm trying to learn from the reality presented to me. The act of painting, creation itself. I manifest my reality. In art and in life. In my explorations of the abstract, I like to imagine the subtle, the ethereal. When boundaries blur, where does one entity end, and another begin? I play with lights and darks and experiment with contrast. I work in layers. I adore painting with acrylic. It can be opaque but also transparent depending on what I'm needing. It is such a flexible medium."

Thomas Grey Interiors
121 N Mead Suite #107 
Thomas Grey Interior Grand Opening

Exhibition begins at 4 pm

Featuring artwork by Tony Ferraro, James Wesley Furniture, Aaron Patton, Polly Gentry, Steve Murillo and Danielle Stephen

We can’t wait to show you what happens when you decide to become an entrepreneur in Wichita. The TGI showroom is the sum of so many supportive parts and we’re excited to show you what we’ve done with our new space. Come join us on April’s Final Friday for Wichita heavy hitters like Tony Ferraro, James Wesley Furniture, Aaron Patton, Polly Gentry, Steve Murillo, Danielle Stephen as they premier new art. We will also have food, music, local art and fun as we open our doors to the public for the first time.

Vagabond
614 W Douglas Ave 
Final Friday at the Vagabond

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Madison Leierer

Madison Leierer will have her collection of mix media on display with prints for sale.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 N. Market 
"Dialectial Paradox"

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Ray Carney and Christopher Gulick

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S Main 
Prairie Print Makers of Wichita

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by C.A. Seward and other local artists

Full exhibition will run through April 2020

WSU ShiftSpace
416 S Commerce, Suite 102 
WSU Graphic Design Identity Senior Show

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork from Brittany Allen, Fania Cobo, Kandyse Davenport, Drew Dietz, Tessa Downs, Hannah Foster, Alex Haro, Jason Holt, Yu Ting Huang, Jaci Ignudo, Adam Keirsey, Catherine Madison, Jesus Originales, Hannah Ryan, Shane Stofferan, Carlyn Walsh and Tasha Wentling

A portfolio review will be open to the public on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm at WSU ShiftSpace Gallery.

Full exhibition will run through May 17

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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