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

Next month's Final Friday will occur on September 29. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Future dates for Final Friday throughout 2017 include October 27 and November 24.

Aida's Coffee House
920 East 1st Street North 
(316) 262-6721
Voices in Oils

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Gregory Walker.

Beautiful Day Cafe
2516 East Central Avenue 
(316) 977-9333
Final Friday at Beautiful Day Cafe

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Casey Joy.

Bring your friends and enjoy the positive vibes, soulful art, and tastey treats! Beautiful Day Café has welcomed back local artist Casey Joy with open arms and will be opening their doors as well for special hours 5:30-8pm for this September Final Friday 29th. Casey will have her "Doors of Dreams" , an ongoing art project, on hand for the community to participate in should you choose to do so. All you have to bring is a positive thought, favorite quote, or dream for the future. Drinks and desserts will be available for purchase from Beautiful Day Café. Prints, cards, and original works of art will be available for purchase from Casey Joy.

CityArts
334 North Mead Street 
(316) 350-3245
"The Long and the Short and the Tall," "Meandering," "Edit," and "colorGrok."

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Charles Baughman, Envision artists and John Pirtle.

Exhibitions and the artists involved include: "Abstract Impressionist Prairie Views" by Charles Baughman, "Glaze" a CityArts Ceramics Exhibition, "Bounded Not Boundaries" by Envision artists, "Clubhouse Lunch: a Mysterious Land of Pictures" by John Pirtle, and "Social Change" a street photography exhibition.

Full exhibition will run through October 21.

Confluence Community Center
520 South Commerce 
Final Friday at the Confluence Community Center

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Angie Evans.

The Confluence Community Center will be celebrating the Finale of their Immigration Celebration by bringing together the community.

The event will include art, dancing and music to represent the variety within our community and celebrate the rich diversity in our city.

Angie Evans will be showcasing her amazing granite abstract art.

Friends University
2100 W University Ave 
(316) 295-5000
Final Friday with Friends University Fine Arts

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Friends University Alumni.

Gallery Alley
616 East Douglas Avenue 
Movie in the Alley

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

This month Liv+Work and J. ANDREW have teamed up with the Tallgrass Film Festival to provide a free screening of Scream starring Tallgrass Film Festival special guest Rose McGowan.

Spaces will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your own chair.

Gallery Alley has been transformed from an underutilized eyesore to a vibrant hub for local artists and musicians to showcase their craft. This project is an initiative of Downtown Wichita and is funded by the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation.

GoCreate
4000 East 17th Street North 
(316) 978-2738
GoCreate - Member Creations

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Allen Works, Walsh Oak & Iron, and other numerous GoCreate members.

Hair Rocks by Deb & Company
511 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 303-6867
Final Friday by Sparkle & Sass

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Jess Huffman and Allison Lamm.

Harvester Arts
215 Washington North 
(316) 530-2203
Filtered Reality

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Regina Klenjoski-choreographer and Kaitlyn Wall and Corbie Leiker- visual artists.

Watch the artists as they run through their performance. The main performance will occur on October 1 from 6pm-9pm.

Harvester Arts presents Filtered Reality, a collaboration between choreographer Regina Klenjoski (Regina Klenjoski Dance Company) and visual artists Corbie Leiker & Kaitlyn Wall. This performance is an evening of movement in life and in multiple realities with sound design and live performance by Ryan Windham and film by Brad Schelton. Filtered Reality features exhilarating site-specific dance, provoking life-size charcoal drawings, live music and dreamy film work that explores the line between fantasy and reality as we wrestle with illusions in our digitally driven world. Harvester Arts, (supported in part by the Wichita Arts Council), is a platform for visual arts experimentation that engages the community through critical dialog and the creation of new work. Filtered Reality was created in response to Harvester Arts residency artist Cheyla Clawson Chandler’s frames + facades that was presented in February 2017.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork by Heather Byers.

This month's featured artist is Heather Byers. She will be showing a collection of mixed media sewn/painted pieces. Grab and beer and support local art!

Exhibition will run through October.

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art
430 South Commerce 
(316) 512-5045
Duo Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese.

3 years of being in business, come celebrate with us with the owners' duo exhibition.

The exhibition will run through October 21.

L'image
615 W. Douglas Ave. 
All Around Kansas

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring the photography of Joe Montiel.

Join us on a Kansas Journey through the lens of Joe Montiel. "I love traveling the state and capturing the beauty of Kansas." - Joe Montiel

Exhibition will run through October 2.

Lawrence Photo Print and Frame
6508 East Central Avenue 
(316) 267-3700
The Life and Times of Highland Cemetery: an Artist Tribute

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring photography by various local photographers.

Limitless Yoga
357 South Pattie Street 
(316) 253-4260
In My Solitude

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

Featuring artwork by Jan Klassan and Melinda J Weis.

There will be a yoga class at the studio from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Liv + Work
515 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 841-8865
Debut of Collective Collage Works

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Ross McEwen.

Join collage artist Ross McEwen at Liv+Work this September's Final Friday.

Sip some wine and shop while in the store.

P.S. Hitting all of your fave #FinalFriday spots just got easier! The Q-Line Trolley now travels Douglas Avenue from the Historic Delano District all the way to the Douglas Design District. Hop on and off all you want on Friday evenings until 1am - it's free!

MakeICT - Wichita's Makerspace
1500 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 712-4391
Annual Benefit MakeICT Art Auction

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Join the artists, craftsmen and builders of MakeICT at the Gallery for a night to remember on Final Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6-10 p.m. On display will be a collection of art that combines the skill and creativity of the vibrant local maker community. The pieces in this collection are an intersection of art, technology, science, and culture that the members of MakeICT have donated for a silent auction and some smaller items for direct sale. Funds raised will be used to purchase equipment to enhance our local community makerspace.

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

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring photography from various national artists.

Topographies explores the notion of place and one's connection to a particular environment. The photographic works presented in this exhibition range from a detailed exploration of a particular location to a visual documentation of one's personal interaction with their surroundings. The act of observing exterior or interior space through capturing the visual qualities of a location portrays a sense of visual mapping. As topographies encompass many different ways of describing and documenting location, from the physical landscape of a terrain, to the in depth history related to a geographic region, the works presented in this exhibition will represent what it means to examine topographically with the medium of photography.

Exhibition will run through October 13.

Mrs O'Leary's
 
(316) 262-0600
The Art of Recovery

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Consumers of Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas.

Murillo Studio & Gallery
121 N. Mead St. 
Wichita Phenomena Closing Reception

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring photography by Lisa Sparks.

Black and white images of Wichita icons, cityscapes and cloudscapes.

Taking up phenomenology as an artistic method, Lisa Sparks focuses her attention on the city producing images that reflect her grasp of the place and her response to its charms. “I capture the emotion of a moment through a vista. But with an awareness of history, I’m also slicing through time...like an MRI captures a slice of the body’s inner-workings and history. I filter my experience of Wichita through my comprehension of the world at large - relating each view to something I've seen before.”

Live music from folk singer Amy Koger will be provided.

Exhibition will run through September 29.

Newman University Dugan Conference Center
3100 McCormick Street 
(316) 942-4291
Cultural Extravaganza

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

This event will feature live performances including traditional song, dance, poetry and fashion performed by the Newman University Multicultural Leadership Organization.

The event will take place at the Newman University Dugan Conference Center of the Dugan Library. The Newman University Sloppy Joe Improv group will be MC'ing the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

Newman University Steckline Gallery
3100 McCormick 
Plenty

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Andrew DeCaen.

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University will present “Plenty” featuring art by Andrew DeCaen. The exhibition will begin with a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29, and will be on display through Oct. 20. Both the reception and admission to the gallery are free and open to the public.

The exhibition “Plenty” continues DeCaen’s interest in themes of eating and food, exploring images of kitchen rituals as reflections of our interior and exterior lives. The works use understated yet powerful connections between contemporary and historical images to ask open-ended questions.

Exhibition will run through October 20.

Phlox at Old Town Square
794 East 2nd Street North 
Final Friday with Phlox: Curtain Call

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-12am

Come down around dusk to Old Town Square and watch a dazzling display of fire and dance!

From flaming poi, staves, hoolahoops, swords, breathing, and maybe more surprises!

LIVE DJ with Karetaker!

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

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!

Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 214-7566
Prairie Grass Portraits

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by John D. Morrison.

Exhibition will run through December 20.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 East Douglas Avenue 
The Wichita National Ceramics Invitational

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring ceramics by Doug Casebeer, Mark Arnold, Daphne Roehr Hatcher, and Dave Hiltner.

A silent auction of selected works will take place. The proceeds will benefit the Wichita State Ceramics Empty Bowls event.

Exhibition will run through October 21.

Siva Yoga Studio
416 South Commerce 
(316) 650-9187
Melted Wax on Canvas

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Carolynn Schultz.

Sullivan Higdon & Sink
255 North Mead Street 
(316) 263-0124
The Sheep Show

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-8:30pm

Featuring artwork from local and national advertising award winners, including P. Scott Flemming, Devin Brown, Landon Barton, Dustin Commer, Meg Stessman, Mike McCoy and more.

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

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

Featuring artwork by Christina Penn, Hayley Daniels, Racheal Martinez, Niki and John Ellis, and Nicolette Ternes.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 S Commerce St 
(316) 303-1996
After Thirty + Years: Peters/Waterman-Peters

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring paintings by Barbara Waterman-Peters and ceramics & mixed media by Larry Peters.

Well-known Kansas artists living and working in Topeka, KS.

Exhibition will run through September 29.

The Fusion Restaurant
1812 West Douglas Avenue 
(316) 558-5311
C.A. McJack's World of Art and Books

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by C.A. McJack

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Josh Johnico.

Live music from Anibal Rivas and Jeff Stidham will be provided.

Urban Interiors by Farmhouse 5
509 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 295-2314
Pitkin Colorado Rice Paper, Batik Paintings, and Monotype Printing

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Becka Jahelka.
Urban Interiors will also be featuring all rugs 40% including clearance.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 North Market Street 
(316) 264-2450
Black and White and Everything In-Between

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature 40 local and regional artists including Jack Wilson, Dustin Parker, Matthew Hilyard, Kevin Mullins, Tara Hufford Walker, Mark S. Walker, Ric Sallee, Ted, Ann & Aaron Krone, Melissa Slates, SHannon Renee Trevethan, Greg Turner, Ed Langston, Sara Crow, Denise Jackson Simon, and many more.

Mediums include photography, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawing including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc.

Full exhibition will run through September 29.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 South Main Street 
(316) 265-9314
Wichita Art History Retrospective

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork from Cecil McAlister, George Bellis, C.A. Seward, Elizabeth Sprague, Bruce Moore, Skip Harwick, and John Noble.

Exhibit funded by a grant through the Lois Kay Walls Foundation. The museum has served the community since 1939 and receives public support through the City of Wichita and the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners.

Wine Dive
4714 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 613-2772
Acrylic's on canvas

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Breann Dickerson

The Wine Dive will be hosting their Final Friday event downstairs in their private dining room/wine cellar. Water, sangria, and snacks will be provided.

Youth Horizons
1601 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 262-8293
Breaking the Cycle: The Power of Play

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by children from the Youth Horizons mentoring and residential programs.

Live music and refreshments will be provided.