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 November 24. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

The next Final Friday will be January 26, 2018, due to the holiday season in December.

Aero Plains Brewing
117 N. Handley St. 
(316) 448-2811
Michael Potts Mural

Exhibition Hours: 3pm-12am

Mike Potts uses photography, sculpture, and painting as methods for expressing his vision of Art. His painting ranges from very controlled and methodic methods to an erratic and spontaneous use of color, body language, and brush stroke. In addition to his original and commission work, Mike travels the country offering unique experiences to audiences large and small as a live performance painter. He uses his artistic gift to help raise money for various charities and in the process, provides audiences a glimpse at some of the most basic principles artists use to establish resolve in their most personal work.

Aero Plains Brewery commissioned Potts to paint 8 panels to create a large mural of a vintage Beech Aircraft Model 18 airplane for its tastings room.

Arkansas River between Waterman and Douglas
400 West Waterman Street 
(316) 293-1234
DNA

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring a sculpture by local artists Mike Miller and Marc Durfee.

Featuring DNA, a larger-than-life floating sculpture. DNA is the firs tinstalliation in the ArkArt program, a new local initiative designed to activate the Arkansas River by displaying temporary art in and on the river. DNA is located in Downtown Wichita between the Waterman street and Douglas Avenue bridges.

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

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Erickson.

Join Beautiful Day Cafe in an opening reception for Artist Mary Erickson this Final Friday. These beautiful pastel works of art are a must see. In this month of giving and thankfulness Mary Erickson has chosen to donate ALL of the proceeds from her art sales to an organization called Food For Life Global. The organization serves approximately 2 million plant based meals DAILY to the worlds hungry. Meet the artist, enjoy some beautiful artwork, and enjoy the special menu that Beautiful Day will be cooking up for this event.

Dock 410
410 South Commerce Street 
(316) 262-7330
Cowboys, Cowgirls and Fish with Smeared Lipstick

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Steve Fairchild

FISCH HAUS
524 South Commerce 
(316) 200-5200
Within and Without

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Danielle Head.

At 12:20 on November 24th 1963, the death of Lee Harvey Oswald was transmitted into the homes of millions of Americans on live television. Having issued no confession, the subsequent investigation of the alleged presidential assassin was left to material remnants, traces, and recollections of the father, son, Marxist, G-man, patsy, nobody. Dallas police meticulously collected and cataloged Oswald’s belongings – physical evidence for decoding the immaterial unknown. From unassuming articles of clothing to sheets of blank paper, the most banal objects gained unexpected significance because of their ominous association. More than five decades later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has become a cultural cliché – a curiosity spot for conspiracy theorists and tourists. Within and Without examines the specter and material remnants of Lee Harvey Oswald, the unknowable figure at the center of this American myth.

Danielle C. Head was born in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1985. In 2007 she received her BA from Hampshire College in Film, Photography, and Video. In 2011, she received her MFA in Photography from Indiana University. She lives and works in Topeka, Kansas where she serves as Assistant Professor of Photography at Washburn University. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2017, work from her series, Within and Without was accepted by the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Illinois for inclusion in the Midwest Photographer's Project print collection.

Exhibition will run through December 29.

Gallery XII
412 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 267-5915
Paintings by Jim Clements and wood working by Bob Brown.

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jim Clements and Bob Brown.

Harvester Arts
215 Washington North 
(316) 530-2203
Harvester Arts Christmas Market

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Erickson.

Harvester Arts kicks off its second annual holiday market on Final Friday November 24, 2017, from 6-9 p.m. The market will be stocked with handmade and one-of- a-kind gifts and holiday decor made by local artists and craftspeople, including many of the 2017-18 Harvester Arts Community Fellows.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork by Kristen Phipps.

Must be 21 to enter.

HUE Gallery of Contemporary Art
430 South Commerce 
(316) 512-5045
Rhonda Bunch-Davis, Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Rhonda Bunch-Davis.

The exhibition will run through December 1.

Keiter Nursery & Firewood Outlet
6441 South Broadway Avenue 
(316) 648-8557
Uniquely Crafted by Travis & Alex

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-ppm

Featuring artwork by Travis Sandy and Alex

Krystle Cole Fine Art
4600 W. Kellogg Drive 
Grand Opening Exhibition: Colorful Pet Art and Surreal Landscapes

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Krystle Cole.

Limitless Yoga
357 South Pattie Street 
(316) 253-4260
Soul Portraits

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

Featuring artwork by Casey Joy

Attend a free yoga class from 5:30-6:30pm followed by art from 6:30-8:30pm.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Jackie Krusenclaus, a Kansas City artist.

Exhibition will run through December 23.

Midwest Center for Photography
1215 Franklin Street 
(316) 269-1250
Tenth Annual Ten X Ten - Small Works Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring photography from various local and national artists.

The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition with an opening reception in November for Black Friday Sales. TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.

Newman University Steckline Gallery
3100 McCormick 
Dirty Laundry and Other Stuff

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by artists in The Big Nasty Press.

The Steckline Gallery at Newman University will present “Dirty Laundry and Other Stuff,” a portfolio by The Big Nasty Press featuring works by a dozen different artists.

Inspired by a fascination with hand-made paper, recycling and laundry. Printed on paper made from dryer lint, Big Nasty Press's portfolio "Dirty Laundry" explores creative, expressive images that, individually, may at first appear mundane, but taken as whole, deliver an unsettling and ambiguous narrative.

Exhibition will run through December 15.

Peerless
919 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 516-7275
Final Friday at Peerless

Exhibition Hours: 8pm-2am

Featuring artwork by Mason Monigold, Matthew Clagg, Frank Bravo and Levi Morgan. Also featuring live music by Filius Sol, Davy Trechak, Living Ghost, Information Welfare, Golden Living Room, and Moody.

21 and over.

Prairie Vistas Gallery
3236 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 214-7566
Kansas Prairie Photographs

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by John D Morrison.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 East Douglas Avenue 
Small Works for Big Holidays

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

This show was an open call to local artists who submitted entries for exhibition. This showcase is a great way for artists to get samples of their work in front of an audience.

Exhibition will run through December 23.

Reverie Coffee Roasters
2611 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 201-1144
Daily Zeitgeists

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Join Reverie Coffee Roasters for coffee and conversation on this November's Final Friday!

About the Artist:
Steven Campbell is currently working on his BFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting. Steven often uses sketching and doodling as a means to not only practice his craft, but also take a break from the time consuming process of completing his usual large scale oil paintings. These quick works often manifest whimsical character portraits. These characters are saturated by elements of everything from Steven's sense of humor to his heritage. The portraits have no real intent, other than a quick expression of subjects or materials immediately available.

Siva Yoga Studio
416 South Commerce 
(316) 650-9187
Perfectly Imperfect

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Stella Hankins.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 S Commerce St 
(316) 303-1996
Glass Extravaganza!

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring glass artists including Scott Garrelts, Joe Fernandez, Grant Charpentier, Zacheri Arroyo and Rollin Karg.

Exhibition will run through November 24.

The Workroom
150 North Cleveland 
(316) 295-4520
Holiday Market & Open House

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork from various local artists.

IT'S AN ARTY PARTY!
The Workroom invites all of their wonderful artists for a party just to celebrate the work that they make. The event will be open to the public to meet the artists, enjoy live music, eats and drinks, and shop at the mini market outdoors. Firepits, carolers, string lights, cider, and more!

The Workroom will be hosting a showcase to highlight local art as a gift giving option this holiday season featuring goods $100 or less made by local artisans.

Urban Interiors by Farmhouse 5
509 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 295-2314
Fatbird Foodboards & Etc.

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring jewelry by Meri Maple.
Frappe Vino will be serving samples of frozen cocktails & wine, in-store specials feature 40% off all Christmas décor.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 North Market Street 
(316) 264-2450
Meet Me in the Woods

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature artwork by Amy Baptista, Emma Ehart, Abram Howell, Jarrod Maddux, Katherine Perez, Heather Powell, Stacy Renee, Joanna Thomas, Michella Tripoli, Kristen Tripp, and Addie Wise.

Wine Dive
4714 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 613-2772
Kibby Gets a Little Sister

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring children's author Andrea Cassell.

WSU ShiftSpace
416 South Commerce 
(316) 266-6476
Fantastic Dreams: Daring to Defy Interactivity

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Annie Edwards, Lauren Schilling, and Seth Roeder.

The artists featured comprise the studio arts graduating class representing ceramics and print media.

The Wichita State Graphic Design students will also be featuring their Silo Shop outside of WSU Shiftspace Gallery. Silo Shop is a pop-up shop of unique, handmade goods and holiday cards.

Check out #SiloShopICT and #WSUdesign on Instagram to see sneak peeks of products.

Exhibition will run through December 9.