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 27, 2018. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Upcoming Final Friday dates for 2018 include May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, September 28, October 26 and November 30.

ABLS A Paul Mitchell Salon
105 South Broadway Avenue 
(316) 440-2777
Imagine Dragons

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Kathleen Brophy

Aero Plains Brewing
117 North Handley Street 
(316) 448-2811
Goffrier Plain Air Wichita

Exhibition Hours: 3pm-12am

Featuring oil & watercolor paintings by Bill Goffrier.

An exhibit of small paintings of local landmarks and urban landscapes.

Alzheimer's Association
1820 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 267-7333
Free Your Mind

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Zavier Barrow

Zavier Barrow has been creating artwork throughout his senior year of high school, and will be showing off his works at the Alzheimer's Association.

Artwork can be purchased for a minimum of a $5 donation.

Hit the Spot will be selling delicious desserts with a portion of sales going toward the Alzheimer's Association.

Artist Central Studios & Gallery
5014 East Central Avenue 
(316) 686-2266
Spring Bling

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Exhibition will feature artwork by Cast One, Cazor, Nervz, and Alex Rawlings.

The collective of artists' work in a variety of mediums, collage, acrylics, mixed media reflecting the things that inspire these artists to create.

Live music will be provided by Jack Hale and refreshments provided by Old Mill Tasty Shop.

Beautiful Day Cafe
2516 East Central Avenue 
(316) 977-9333
A Different Way

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by LCM, Lynda Carrier-Metz.

Broadway Autopark
303 South Broadway Avenue 
Johnny UltraVex: Prints and Paint

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Johnny UltraVex.

Johnny UltraVex is bringing his works indoors. This anonymous Wichita artist will feature his original linocut prints and watercolor paintings at the Broadway Autopark Apartments. You may have seen Johnny's hand carved relief prints of local Wichita scenes around town, or you may have seen his features in the Wichita Magazine and JustPrintMakin.com This will be your chance to find them all in one place. Come enjoy these unique pieces in a very beautiful setting.

CityArts
334 North Mead Street 
(316) 350-3245
"No Middle Ground," "Sing in me, oh muse. And through me, tell the story. – Homer," "Intermixture," and "From Barbara's Bench"

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Tim Stone, Denise Irwin, Robin Valenzuela, and Barbara Vogt.

Exhibition will run through May 19.

encompas
801 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 448-0427
Final Friday at encompas

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Jim Simpson & Michael E. Pointer.

Jim Simpson's painterly compositions and Michael E. Pointer's fresh photographic images, each provide a unique and fresh take on the regional scene.

FISCH HAUS
524 South Commerce 
(316) 200-5200
Living Statues 2018

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature the talented Ballet Wichita dancers.

Fisch Haus is pleased to announce the tenth anniversary of Living Statues. This is an annual family-friendly event that offers a unique and inspirational environment within which the public is invited to sketch, photograph, paint, or otherwise immortalize a group of talented Ballet Wichita dancers. The dancers will perform a series of short interpretive tableaux throughout the evening, coordinated by a soundtrack composed specifically for the event by Georgia Andersen and Cleme.

Everyone is welcome to bring their own drawing materials. They will also have paper and various drawing implements available courtesy of Lawrence Photo.

Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center
2100 W University Ave 
(316) 295-5000
Final Friday at Friends University

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Exhibition will feature artwork from Friends University faculty and students.

Friends University will host a Final Friday reception featuring work by Friends University faculty and students. The reception will take place April 27 from 5-7 p.m. Artwork will include drawings, paintings, design, sculpture and more.

The show will include 30 students and eight faculty contributers and will be on display through Saturday, May 26.

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.

Gallery Alley
616 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 264-6005
Final Friday at Gallery Alley

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Doug Billings

Gallery Old Town
141 North Rock Island Suite 10 
(316) 262-2720
Sticks & Stones

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Exhibition will feature Wichita State University Sculpture Guild Members.

Come join the members of the WSU Sculpture Guild at Gallery Old Town. From abstract to modern, the new works of art are sure to please. The Gallery is a hot spot on Final Friday. In the middle of Old Town, the space is surrounded by great places to eat, more galleries to visit, and many live music venues.

Ganesh Yoga Studio
1809 North Broadway Street 
(316) 444-0288
#MeToo

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Northeast Magnet High School's Feminist Club.

Northeast Magnet High School's Feminist Club is proud to present or annual art show, this year titled #MeToo. This is an amalgamation of art from current students, alumni, and students from other schools. The Feminist Club is always searching for ways to bridge gaps, think critically, and improve the world.

Harvester Arts
215 Washington North 
(316) 530-2203
At a Distance #2 Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by international artists.

Exhibition will feature works from sixteen different countries around the world. All pieces in the gallery are created at a distance, in the artists' absence. This is a multimedia experiment including video, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, audio, performance, and interactive art.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork by Peter Pelas from Evolutionary Lens Photography.

Grab a beer and support local art!

Must be 21 to enter.

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art
430 South Commerce 
(316) 512-5045
Solo Exhibition of Mark Birchfield

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature artwork by Mark Birchfield.

Additional works by Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese will be on display.

ICT Urban Pop-Up Park
121 East Douglas Avenue 
Final Friday at the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, Tribal Roots Style

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring live music, local art and food trucks.

Stop by the Pop-Up Park this Final Friday to enjoy a variety of art forms including amazing food, awesome artwork, live DJ's and more.

Kind Kravings will be there in their double decker bus from 3:30pm-close celebrating their 4th Anniversary.

Artwork by Lauren Doshier and Samuel Agoitia.

DJ's include Modacai, Jamanda, Hoov, & Lotusflow.

Krystle Cole Fine Art
4600 W. Kellogg Drive 
Cat-Tastic Animal Art Spectacular

Exhibition Hours: 10am-9pm

Featuring artwork by Krystle Cole.

The exhibit features original paintings of animals by Krystle Cole. Many new works including cuddling cats, an elephant and other zoo animals, and many breeds of dogs.

Krystle Cole Fine Art is located in Towne West Mall in Wichita, KS in a corner space near the north mall entrance.

L'image
615 West Douglas Avenue 
(316) 618-4839
Beginning, Intermediate & Master Artists

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by members of the Kansas Art Guild

L'image welcomes the Kansas Art Guild members to #FinalFridayICT in Delano. Meet the artists and browse their original works on display. Admission is free and complementary refreshments will be available.

MakeICT - Wichita's Makerspace
1500 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 712-4391
Making a Silver Lining

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

Featuring artwork by MakeICT makers.

Making MakeICT will feature the work of Makers across all areas of MakeICT. Members will be creating artwork that includes product packaging with silver inside.

Mead Street Gallery
121 North Mead Street 
(316) 262-5192
Final Friday at Mead Street Gallery

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Dan Welty

Exhibition will run through May 19.

Midwest Center for Photography
1215 Franklin Street 
(316) 269-1250
DOMESTICITY

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring photography by national and local artists.

Domesticity is a primarily household act, an activity and chore with devotion to family and home life. One in which we do with pleasure to sustain life with the personal characteristics that makes it our own. The building of the family unit, the organization of personal possessions, the nourishment provided from the meals we prepare, and the art of creating a space of comfortable respite is a great necessity of the human condition, of survival. Photographs using domestic subject matter, images of people and places we call home, of family, of shelter, are what make up the images in this exhibition, encompassing a range of approaches from the traditional codes of domesticity to alternative modes of home making.

Monica's Bundt Cake Co
1328 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 630-9555
Monica's Final Friday

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Wichita spray paint artist, Leo Kiesling.

Newman University Steckline Gallery
3100 McCormick Street 
(316) 942-4291
Colorful Abstracts

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8:30pm

Featuring photography by Bob Benson

Exhibition will run through May 18.

Old Town Square
301 North Mead 
Final Friday with Phlox

Exhibition Hours: 8pm-11pm

Featuring fire, LED and dance by Phlox Kansas.

Come join Phlox Kansas in Old TOwn Square around dusk to watch a dazzling and possibly dizzying display of fire, LED, and dance.

Their troupe specializes in all flow art including, but not limited to: Poi, Hoops, Staves, Fans, and Fire breathing.

DJ Karetaker will be providing live music.

This is a family-friendly event, but please keep an eye on little ones.

Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 214-7566
Train Tracking in Kansas

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by John D. Morrison

"Train Tracking in Kansas" features John D Morrison's photographs of U.P. 844, the last steam locomotive purchased by the Union Pacific. The exhibit also includes Morrison's unique presentations of entire BNSF trains as they roll past El Dorado Lake.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 682-1481
Stilled Life

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Trisha Coates.

About the artist: Trisha Coates received her MFA in Ceramics in 2014 from Wichita State University. Before relocating to the Midwest in 2012, she lived on the New Hampshire seacoast, teaching and maintaining a studio practice. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country, and she is currently a Lecturer of Ceramics at Butler Community College in El Dorado, KS.

Reverie: Cafe at the Kiva
220 West Douglas Avenue #62 
Tourist

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Taryn Jeffery

Reverie Coffee Roasters would love to see you for coffee and conversation this Final Friday at their Downtown location, Cafe at the Kiva! Their cafe will be open until 8pm to view Taryn's art and enjoy their coffee.

About the artist:
Taryn is a sophomore at East High School and a lifelong resident of Wichita, Kansas. Although she plans to go into a field of science when she reaches college, art has always been a passion of hers. Her first artistic focus was drawing, and at age 11 she found herself absorbed in the hobby of sculpting with oven-bake clays. By the time Taryn started middle school, she was alternating between these two forms of art, developing her skills in both. She loves experimenting with colors, and her favorite part of painting is mixing them. This is why she focuses a lot of her art on the use of color. The set of paintings she has included here are those which have been the most helpful in her growth and development as an artist; they have helped her to develop many new skills and allowed Taryn to explore her own artistic path.
"For anyone viewing them, I hope that they will simply sit back and enjoy each landscape, like a tourist that gets to enjoy the beauty of every place they travel."

Parking options include 2 hour on-street parking on Douglas or a parking garage west of the cafe. They will validate your garage parking for free.

RiverWalk Church of Christ
225 N Waco St 
(316) 265-9653
The Great Scream: Northeast Magnet High School Seniors

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Northeast Magnet High School's Fine Art seniors.

Seniors from USD250 Northeast Magnet High School will be displaying their artistic creations on a night that's guaranteed to be a Screamin' good time. The artistic mediums include: drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Please join these budding artists as they share their talent with the community.

Tessera Fine Art Gallery
412 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 262-2435
Final Friday at Tessera Fine Art Gallery

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring distinct mixed media perspectives from Jae Eaton & Christine Young.

The Douglas Apartments
200 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 768-6776
The Douglas Final Friday

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring work by various local artists and live music.

Join The Douglas Apartments in their luxurious sky lounge to enjoy local art, boutiques and live music.

Take the main entrance located on Market St. and take the elevator to the 7th floor.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 S Commerce St 
(316) 303-1996
This, That & The Third

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Alexis Rivierre.

Exhibition will run through April 29.

The Frame Guild
506 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 684-1361
Maize High School Senior Art Show

Exhibition Hours: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Maize High School seniors.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Mika Holtzinger and live music from Craig Owens.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Eric Frank from EJF Studios.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 North Market Street 
(316) 264-2450
Rock & Robot

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by regional and local artists

The exhibition will feature a mixed theme of rock & roll and robots. An exhilarating exhibition of sights and sound. The exhibition will include art, audio installation, mural painting and video. Also on display will be old vintage iconic rock posters provided by Eber C. Buckman, a live mural created by Graeham Jarvis and friends, and a live audio installation by Mark Walker and friends.

Wichita Bar Association
225 North Market Street 
(316) 263-2251
The Legal Eclectic

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork from attorneys and their family members. Exhibits will include paintings, photography, and woodworking items.

WSU Shift Space
416 South Commerce 
(316) 266-6476
Head in the Clouds

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork from the Wichita State University BFA in Graphic Design graduating students.

View the work that the 2018 Graphic Design graduating class has been working on throughout their college careers.

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 kelsey@downtownwichita.org.

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