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 February 22, 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:

  • March 29
  • April 26
  • May 31
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 30
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
2nd St Gallery & Studio
1646 E 2nd St 
Portraits: People or Pets

Featured artwork from over 14 local artists

Full exhibition will run through March 23, 2019

Aero Plains Brewing
117 N Handley St 
Final Friday at Aero Plains Brewing

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Drone-tography

Drone-tography is excited to announce that their final friday for February will be at Aero Plains Brewing in the Delano District! We have new selections of framed metal prints and vintage steampunk lamps. Come grab a local brewed beer and buy some local art!

Full exhibition will run through March 22

City Arts
334 N Mead 
Final Friday at City Arts

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring "Life and Beauty Amidst a War" by Joshua Griffis, "Changing Landscapes" by Zach Arroyo and "Authenti-City: Wichita in Oils" by Bill Goffrier

Full exhibitions will run through March 20, 2019

Clifton Collective
3700 E Douglas Suite 40 
Final Friday with Robin Macy

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Robin Macy

New plants up for adoption and a Final Friday featuring the ultimate plant lady, Robin Macy, steward of the Bartlett Arboretum.

Macy’s compositions are inspired by the Kansas heartland and her ongoing work at historic Bartlett Arboretum, the century-old bountiful patch of nature located in Belle Plaine, KS where she and her guitar-slinger husband, Kentucky White, call home.

Come for the tunes, the charismatic stories behind the music and local shopping. Sips and eats promised.

Fisch Haus
524 S Commerce St 
Final Friday: Living Statues

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork, music and unique talents by Georgia Anderson, Cherenkov Rad, Patrick Duegaw, Rebecca Hoyer, Casey Joy, Jennifer Larsen, Linnebur and Miller, Malissa Long Wilson, Meghan Miller and Carlos F Palomino-Davila

Join us for the 11th ANNUAL FINAL FRIDAY @ the FISCH HAUS. The family-friendly Living Statues event offers a unique, inspired environment to sketch, photograph, paint, or otherwise immortalize Ballet Wichita dancers.

The dancers perform a series of short interpretive tableaux throughout the evening, coordinated by a soundtrack composed specifically for the event by a local musician: this year we're very happy to welcome back Georgia Andersen, the composer of some of our most memorable Living Statues events over the years.

This year, we're shaking it up a bit...not only painting the dancers, but painting ON the dancers! From 7-8pm, nine fabulous Wichita artists will create their own works of art on nine dancers wearing white unitards, then those dancers will pose from 8-10.

The audience is welcome to bring their own drawing materials, but we will also have paper and various drawing implements available courtesy of Lawrence Photo.

Bring your drawing materials, cameras, and willingness to play. Interactive #FinalFriday.

Friends University - Riney Fine Arts Center
2100 W University Ave 
The Art of Teaching Gallery Opening

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Kansas K-12 school teachers

Friends University will host a Final Friday reception featuring Kansas K-12 school teachers. The reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in Riney Fine Arts Center Feb. 22 from 5-7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

“Friends University wanted to have an event that supported art educators and retirees from across the state. It is exciting that the public will have the opportunity to support Kansas teachers by attending the exhibit and purchasing artwork from these talented artists.” said Karen Scroggins, assistant professor of graphic arts, director of visual arts program and curator for the show.

Full exhibition will run through March 23

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

Exhibition Hours: 6 pm-9 pm

Featuring artwork by students from The Independent School, Meredith Radke-Gannon, Jennifer Larsen, Michella Tripoli, Michael Herring Art, Josh Johnico, Ashley Reid, Barbara Haynes, Secily Mills-Cruse, Leierer Art, Aida Bell Artist, Ted Adler and Juanata Saunders

Music by Independent students

$100 Gift Card to Georges French Bistro Giveaway. LIKE Garvey Center's FB page and complete an ENTRY FORM at any artist's table during February's Final Friday ICT!

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)

Come check out the dance performance by Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre at 7:30pm or at 8:30pm.

The Community Fellows curating this exhibit are Cheyla Chandler, Kevin Kelly, Hallie Linnebur, Meghan Miller, Amanda Dickinson Pfister, Kristen Phipps, and Ap 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. Art Atlas is an invitational exhibit at Harvester Arts in Wichita, KS, running January 24 through February 23, 2019.

Exhibition made possible by support from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation and the The Arts 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 Sara Crow

Grab a beer and support local art!

Must be 21 to enter.

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art
430 S. Commerce Street, Suite 200 
Pop of Color - The Solo Exhibition of Lindy Wiese

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Lindy Wiese

Krystle Cole Fine Art Gallery
4600 W. Kellogg Drive 
Free Smiles

Exhibition Hours: 10am-7pm

Featuring artwork by Krystle Cole

Hi, my name is Krystle Cole. I love painting animals and spreading joy :)

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. If you are an animal lover like me, then my art is sure to bring a smile to your face!

Prints of all my paintings are on sale for only $15 unframed and $25 framed - these are great gifts for the animal lovers 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

KU School of Medicine - Wichita
1010 N. Kansas St. 
The Birds and The Beasts

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Garrett Briggeman

"The Birds and The Beasts" is an exhibit featuring watercolors by artist Garrett Briggeman. It will be on display in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West.

From the very detailed to the wildly abstract, watercolor is the perfect medium for what Kansas artist Garrett Briggeman is trying to capture with his paintings. His most recent works are all centered throughout the animal kingdom. From birds and insects to the beasts that roam, these images touch on all things great and small. Capturing the mood of each creature is very important in conveying the tone of each piece. The look in the eye of one animal versus the screaming maul of another, is the main focus of each painting. Based out of Wichita, Garrett spends his time as a stay-at-home father of two, a musician and watercolor artist.

L'image
615 W Douglas Ave 
Final Friday at L'image

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring aerial photography by Paul Bowen

Opening reception of Aerial Photography by Paul Bowen. Free snacks and drinks(21+) will be available Friday, February 22nd in the Delano District from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Full exhibition will run through Saturday, March 16

MakeICT
1500 E Douglas Ave 
Final Friday at Make ICT

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

Featuring sculptures by Daniel Herrer, Alberto Sosa, Arturo Sosa and Robert Maxwell.

There will be food, drinks, and a raffle for piece of art created by the artists. Please come out and support the arts!

Midwest Center for Photography
1215 Franklin St 
2019 Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring photographs by various international and national photographers
Evan Anderman, Denver, CO; Amy Anderson, Minneapolis, MN; Vera Benschop, Denver, CO; Bruce Berkow, New York, NY; Roger Boulay, Winona, MN; Amy Brenner, Cincinatti, OH; Blair Butterfield, Randolph, VT; Leslie Carpenter-Holt, St. Paul, MN; Patrick Carr, Evanston, IL; Jo Ann Chaus, Edgewater, NJ; Patricia Christensen, Glenview, IL; Dave Conkling, Grinnell, IA; Ron Cooper, Englewood, CO; Robert Crifasi, Boulder, CO; Marilyn Crocker, Evanston, IL; Austin Cullen, Nacogdoches, TX; Michael Darough, Waco, TX; Michael Elenko, Vashton, WA; Jane Feely, Highland Park, IL; Brian Garbrecht, Elgin, IL; George Gati, Poughquag, NY; Marcia Getto, Madison, WI; Nadide Goksun, Scarsdale, NY; Camila Gomide, Baltimore, MD; Anna Grevenitis, Brooklyn, NY; Stephanie GuIllen, Zurich, Switzerland; Douglas Hill, Los Angeles, CA; Charles Hively, Brooklyn, NY; Patty Horton, Huntsville, AL; Rion Huffman, Pittsburg, KS; Paul Jett, Accokeek, MD; Jacob Moffett, Nacogdoches, TX; Makotu Nakagawa, Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki, Japan; Elizabeth Panzer, Accord, NY; Lyndsy Rommell, Bucyrus, KS; Leah Schrententhaler, Milwaukee, WI; Ron Testa, Wilmette, IL; Ilya Trofimenko, Dresden, Germany; Ed Webb, Pecos, NM; Natalie Weber, Glenview, IL; Stephen Wilson, Groveland, IL; Don Wolfe, Matfield Green, KS; Jon Wollenhaupt, Sacramento, CA; Dan Younger, St. Louis, MO.

The Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to categorize their best photographs to the following genres and compete for the $500 of Director's Choice Awards: PORTRAIT - LANDSCAPE - INTERIOR SPACE - NATURE - STREET PHOTOGRAPHY.

To view photographs and for more information, please visit: http://www.mwcponline.com/2019-mwcp-juried-exhibition.html

Mud Haus
922 East Douglas Avenue 
Final Friday Concrete Sculpture Demo

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Craig Campbell

Come join us at the Mud Haus and see first hand how artist Craig Campbell creates one of a kind works of art from concrete

Newman University - Steckline Gallery
3100 W McCormick St 
Lov(ed): Final Friday with Jennie Kimbrough

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Jennie Kimbrough

Today’s society has many pictures of “love.” Be it a fairytale romance, the gratification of social media popularity, or focus on physical beauty, society shows us an unattainable definition of who is loved and how love feels. Love is not that, but more. Each person, no matter their appearance, status, place of residence, race, age, is created to be loved, and is loved. Deeply. Truly. These paintings are not about dividing us by category, be it political affiliation, nationality, race, status, age, gender. Instead they unite us. We are all human. All beautiful. These portraits are of all of us, each person deserving to be loved, capable of love. Each portrait is painted of an individual just as they are. No pose, no background, just them. Their beauty is held in who they are, and in the humanity that connects them all. This series of paintings is made to fill the space available with faces. Individuals becoming a collective, a community, an expression of what love looks like.

Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 E Douglas, Ste 100 
Final Friday at Prairie Vistas Gallery

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring photography by John D Morrison

The exhibition of John D Morrison's photos of the Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine, Kansas continues this month

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 E. Douglas Ave 
Then and Now

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Justin Zielke, James Borger, Carlos Soto, Doug Osa, Mark Flickinger, Christopher Terry and Brian Hinkle

This exhibition seeks to collectively honor classical art in today's world. Works will vary from simply celebrating classical themes or techniques to juxtaposing traditional and contemporary methods.

Full exhibition will run through March 23

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce  
The Nine Trees of God: works in fiber, text & glass by Sherry Waters

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Sherry Waters

Full exhibition will run through February 28, 2019

The Health Connection
1709 W Douglas 
Final Friday at The Health Connection

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Zeb Campbell and Jeremy Parks

The Studio | School
751 s George Washington Blvd 
Final Friday: North by Northeast Art Show

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by the students of North and Northeast high schools

Join us this Friday for a collaborative exhibition featuring the students of North and Northeast high schools. Over 80 young artists created artwork to share with you, show your support by celebrating with us on, February 22nd, 5-9PM.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Jana's Campaign

In recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, join Jana’s Campaign as they present an art exhibit showcasing the talents of various local youth artists.
To submit your creation or for more information check out our website: www.janascampaign.org/events or send us an e-mail at janascampaign@gmail.com
10% of all sales on February 22nd will be donated to Jana's Campaign.

Third Place Brewing
630 E Douglas Ave Ste 150 
Faces of Latin America

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Paula Andrea

Wichita-based engineer, singer and painter Paula Andrea brings ‘Faces of Latin America’, a series of portraits depicting various ethnic groups from Latin America. Originally from New York City and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, cultural diversity and pride in one’s heritage have always played important roles in shaping her life experiences and have become key elements in her art. From familiar faces like Frida Kahlo to lesser known Colombian communities like the Wayuu indigenous people, the collection celebrates the richness of Latin American heritage.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 N. Market 
Final Friday at Vertigo 232 Art Gallery

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring a senior showcase by Diana Velasco, Claire Kelly and other West high school students

WSU Shiftspace
416 S Commerce, Suite 102 
Wichita State Silo Shop

Exhibition hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by graphic design seniors and juniors

Join us for Silo Shop, where the graphic design students at WSU promote and sell their work. All of the products are custom, handmade, and includes a variety of products like stickers, pins, and fun poster prints for sale! CARD AND CASH ACCEPTED.

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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