First Friday Gallery Crawl

The First 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, First Friday happens the first Friday of each month. Hours vary between galleries, but most are open during the core hours of 7pm to 9pm. Most galleries use First 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.

Transportation Options
Explore the core and gallery hop using the free Q-LINE Trolley shuttle service that runs up and down Douglas Avenue. Electric scooter and bicycle rentals are also available. Discover additional transportation options.

First Friday Events

This month's First Friday will occur on September 6, 2019. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Art House 310
310 South Laura Street 

Exhibition Hours: 6-10pm

Featured Artist: Tim Webb & Malissa Long

Title of Exhibition: Art House 310 First Friday – Tim Webb & Malissa Long

Full Exhibition: Show hangs through September 24th, 2023.

Facebook | @ArtHouse310, Instagram | @ArtHouse310, TikTok 

Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
1710 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 771-2110

Artist: Caitlyn Rose

We're excited to welcome Caitlyn Rose as our featured artist for September.

Grab a beer and support local art!

Mulberry Art Gallery
2721 E. Central Avenue, Suite #215  
(316) 365-9461

Featured Artist: Sheldon Draper

Title of Exhibition: A Collection of Paintings by Sheldon Draper

Exhibition Hours: 6-9pm 

Join us Friday, September 1st at Mulberry Art Gallery for the opening exhibition of a collection of paintings created by Sheldon Draper.

Old Cowtown Museum
1865 Museum Boulevard 
(316) 219-1871

Come out for First Fridays Under the Stars!

We will have live music by Profanity on the depot stage, along with live music by Matthew Brown in the Saloon. We will also have food trucks, drink truck, gunfights, games, mini-melodramas and more! The schedule for each Friday will be posted a couple weeks in advance, so watch our page for updates!
Admission is just $7/person, Cowtown members, military and teachers get in free!

Also, for the first Friday of Riverfest, June 2, your Riverfest button will get you free admission!

Come see us in the Old West, where the past is present! 

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023 AT 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

Exhibit: "Stroke by Stroke' - Richard Davies / "NINE LIVES" - Brian Hinkle

Opening Reception: September 1, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

2721 E Central Ave 

Title of Exhibition: First Friday POP UP at Revolutsia, by Haute Handmade Pop Up Market Handmade Markets

Featured Artists: Various Local Vendors

Exhibition Hours: 5 pm-8 pm, Friday, Sept. 1

Event Description: 

Join us for our monthly #FirstFriday Pop Up Market at Revolutsia! Local artisans to shop & support, delicious food & drink, and jammin’ music!

Revolutsia is a growing collection of shops, small businesses, restaurants and bars made of stacked shipping containers! The space is super rad, for indoor and outdoor community gathering and create event engagement. Located at Central & Volutsia near Downtown Wichita.

Exclusively, just for the night, Haute Handmade Market will pop up with over a dozen makers featured outside each store front!

Add this stop on your First Friday art crawl and shop your favorite makers with a TOP-NOTCH artist line up in a laid back setting with music, food and drinks ... both indoors and outdoors!

It's the ultimate stop for #FirstFridayICT! What better reason to come out and support handcrafted businesses by shopping + eating + drinking local!

2721 East Central Avenue 
(316) 290-9596

Featured Artist: Maddie Lanning 

Hand painted watercolor pieces by Artist Maddie Lanning. 

One of the many artists at the Revolutsia First Friday POP UP event. 

Uniquities Home
141 N. Rock Island 

Event: Cutting Boards by Whitney Vandergriend 

Event Description: Unique, creative cutting boards created by Wichita's own Whitney Vandergriend. Join us to shop for unique finds for your home and visit with our feature artist Whitney!

Friday Store Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

White Crow Cider Company
1236 East Waterman Street 

Title of Exhibition: Prism Imperfect

Featured Artist: Prism Imperfect

Exhibit hours: Thursday 3-9, Friday 3-10, Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-6

Event Description: Come check local tie dye artists Prism Imperfect and their stunning, colorful artwork. They even do custom pieces on request! Grab a cider and enjoy. 

Future Dates

The majority of the galleries that currently participate in Final Friday have announced plans to shift their monthly event to First Friday, beginning in September. Since there is no "governing body" that oversees Final Friday, Downtown Wichita generally takes direction from what the majority of the local galleries wish to do. As of now, Downtown Wichita plans to transition the Final Friday calendar to First Friday beginning in September as well. In order to make this transition as seamless as possible, the usual listing and interactive map for both the August Final Friday (August 30) and September First Friday (September 6) will be created.

Mark your calendars for the following 2019 First Friday dates to never miss an event:

  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

Submit Your Event

Are you an artist or gallery owner interested in being included on the First Friday list? Contact us for more information. Since there is no designated organizing body for First 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