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 23, 2018. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

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

Aerial.
1716 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 201-6759
Tape Installation

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Kristen Phipps

Please join Aerial. for beer + art + fashion during special hours on the night of the 23rd.

Artist Central Studios & Gallery
5014 East Central Avenue 
(316) 686-2266
The Jo Zakas Art Collection - Art Feeds the Soul

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by various artists

Open for public viewing, silent bids and on-the-spot sales, ending with a lively auction hosted by Jon Boldenow. All proceeds will go to the Jo Zakas Legacy Foundation, a 501 (c) non-profit that works to help at-risk children and adults overlooked by other organizations.

Exhibition will run through February

Beautiful Day Cafe
2516 East Central Avenue 
(316) 977-9333
Dual Citizenship

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Mackenzie Brister

Dual Citizenship is an oil-pastel painting series that explores and examines the landscapes of the two places I call home. It was created as part of the 2016 Yes!Vember challenge to complete ambitious creative works.

CityArts
334 North Mead Street 
(316) 350-3245
"A Still Path," "In My Solitude," "Active Imagination," and "Nature Inspired"

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Rob Compton, Jan Klassen, Lori Wright and Tracie Lyn Huskamp

Exhibition will run through March 24.

Delano Barbeque Company
710 West Douglas Avenue 
(316) 260-4950
From Wichita out into the World

Exhibition Hours: 5-7:30pm

Featuring photography by Kris Hammer.

Delano Bed and Breakfast
305 South Elizabeth 
(316) 201-3120
Shades of Spring

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring Jewelry Botanica by Becky Miller.

Becky Miller's Jewelry Botanica, hand-sculpted floral design jewelry in polymer, paper and precious metal clays.

FISCH HAUS
524 South Commerce 
(316) 200-5200
Chester I. Lewis Park - Reflection Square Park

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature a project by three graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning from K-State's College of Architecture, Planning & Design (Students: Skylar Brown, Andrea Lemken, Wei Sun, with faculty advisor Katie Kingery-Page).

Chester I. Lewis Reflection Park in Wichita, Kansas is a downtown pocket park commemorating the life of a prominent lawyer of the Young Turks era of the NAACP. Part of Lewis' legacy, the Dockum Drugstore Sit-In of 1958, was the first sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Although the park opened in 2000, it was not designated to commemorate Chester Lewis until 2007. At that time, the city installed a sculpture representing a lunch counter. In its current condition, Lewis park is underutilized. In the contemporary context of dialogue on memorials in public space, the student design team sees its role in this hypothetical project as working with community partners to advocate for strengthening the park’s commemorative significance and providing inclusive green space in the downtown. The park’s location within blocks of the actual Dockum Drugstore Sit-In site broadens the scope of design to include the adjacent streetscape. The design team addresses the future potential of Lewis Park through three lenses: cultural inclusiveness, theories of nature and psychological restoration, and linking strands of civil rights history through city streetscapes. Findings from community input result in a series of proposals—work in progress intended to promote community dialogue for the future of the park.

Exhibition will run through March 30.

Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center
 
Final Friday at Friends University

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Aaron Krone.

Exhibition will run through March 24.

Gallery Old Town
141 North Rock Island Suite 10 
(316) 262-2720
WSU Sculpture Guild Member Show

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Exhibition will feature Wichita State University Sculpture Students.

Gallery XII
412 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 267-5915
The Works of Shirley Glickman

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Shirley Glickman.

Harvester Arts
215 Washington North 
(316) 530-2203
COSTUMES + REGALIA: How to Dress for Celestial Events

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Stop in on Final Friday to see items for Harvester Arts' upcoming Jump!Star event and bring a costume or item of distinctive clothing that you'd like to add to our display for the March 2 event.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-11pm

Featuring artwork by Dana Cornell

Must be 21 to enter.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Exhibition will feature artwork by Stephen Smith.

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

Exhibition will run through March 23.

KMUW
121 North Mead 
(316) 978-6789
KMUW Art Reveal featuring Wil Fathi

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Wil Fathi.

Since its inception in 2004, KMUW's Artist Series has grown to include works by 28 local artists. Join us on Final Friday at KMUW as we celebrate the latest addition by artist Wil Fathi. Wil's artwork, created especially for KMUW, will be featured on coffee mugs and t-shirts during KMUW's upcoming spring pledge drive. An exhibition of this piece and additional works by Wil Fathi will be on display at KMUW in Old Town through April 2018.

Krystle Cole Fine Art
4600 W. Kellogg Drive 
Lyrical Abstract Paintings

Exhibition Hours: 10am-9pm

Featuring artwork by Krystle Cole.

The exhibit features original abstract paintings, pet paintings, and surreal paintings by Krystle Cole.

L'image
615 West Douglas Avenue 
(316) 618-4839
Destination To Be Determined

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Kylie Macias.

The mystery is constant - What's next, what about that, what if this, how come those. 'Destination To Be Determined' aims to focus on the positive possibilities of the great unknown because after all, the ride up is only as great as we make it. Join L'image and Kylie Macias for a night full of good vibes, unique art and free goodies.

Exhibition will run through March 10

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

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

Featuring artwork by MakeICT makers.

Making MakeICT will feature the work of Makers across all areas of MakeICT.

Mayflower Clinic
401 East 1st Street North 
(316) 558-3991
Arts for a Cause

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by local artists.

The Mayflower Clinic will have several restaurants donating food and spirits as well as the WSU band providing live music.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by the Kansas Academy of Oil Painters and James Tomes.

Exhibition will run through March 24.

Midwest Center for Photography
1215 Franklin Street 
(316) 269-1250
MEMORY - Group Photography Exhibition

Exhibition Hours: 7pm-9pm

Featuring photography from various international artists.

Exhibition will run through March 16.

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

Exhibition Hours: 8pm-2am

Featuring artwork by the artists at Hell Bomb Tattoo.

21 and over.

Reuben Saunders Gallery
3215 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 682-1481
"...and the moment's gone."

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Doug Osa

Doug Osa draws inspiration from things like spending time with his grandkids, the character of the declining structures in Kansas City, and the landscapes near his home in Olathe.

Statement from the artist: "The paintings and etchings for my upcoming show are taken from a body of work that is based on events, locations and relationships that are personal to me."

Exhibition will run through March 23.

Siva Yoga Studio
416 South Commerce 
(316) 650-9187
No Love Logos (And Other Creative Work)

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by AIGA Wichita graphic designers and artists.

No Love Logos will be a show collecting rejected (but still cherished) design work and showing it some love.

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

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Novelene Ross.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring work by Lauren Mercado, Laura Boller, Emma Grebe and Deborah Gallardo.

Come join The Douglas in the Sky Lounge to enjoy local artists, music, boutiques, shops and MORE! They will also be featuring local food and conducting tours throughout the night to showcase some of their amazing floor plans that are move-in ready.
Take main entrance located on Market St. and take the elevator up to the 7th floor.

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 S Commerce St 
(316) 303-1996
GROWTH RINGS

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-10pm

Featuring fiber work by Denise Renee.

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

Exhibition Hours: 6pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Christopher Ward

Live music will be provided by Craig Owens

Third Place Brewing
630 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 833-2873
North American Landscapes

Exhibition Hours: 4pm-11pm

Featuring photography by Daniel de La Fé

"I permanently “borrowed” my dad’s camera during first year at college, which, along with my backpack, was the only proper hiking gear I owned. I quickly realized that photography was the way I could discover the world, invoke emotion, and access my creative perspective. I find inspiration every day from my faith in God, my family and true friends, and the endless thoughts running through my mind.

The great outdoors drives my passion for adventure and exploration. The world offers so much to see, and photography allows me to slow down to take in all the majestic beauty from a rejuvenated perspective each and every day."

Chef Roberto will be serving delicious street tacos to pair perfectly with a Third Place Brewing beer.

Must be 21 to enter.

Vertigo 232 Art Gallery
232 North Market Street 
(316) 264-2450
More/+ or Less/- USD 259 Art Show

Exhibition Hours: 5:30pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by USD259 students and area business donations of all kinds.

This event will benefit the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center in observation of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. There will be a silent auction at the event as well.

William J Reals Gallery Art-West
1010 North Kansas Street 
(316) 293-3400
RAMKO 0218

Exhibition Hours: 5pm-7pm

Featuring artwork by Kody Ramsey

Kody Ramsey, also known as RAMKO, is an abstract artist from Wichita, Kansas. He uses multiple mediums to create mid-century-inspired artwork. When he's not painting, he's usually building furniture or writing music.

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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