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.

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Envision Arts Gallery
801 East Douglas Avenue 
(316) 440-1699

The Envision Arts Gallery is proud to welcome Students of Heartspring in their group exhibition Choose Joy in celebration of Autism Awareness Month.

Choose Joy is a heartwarming exhibition that celebrates the beauty and joy of the world through the creativity of students from Heartspring. Each student has created artwork full of vibrant colors, whimsical shapes, and imaginative designs that are sure to bring a smile to your face. Choose Joy is a reflection of the students' positive outlook on life and their ability to find joy in even the simplest of things. We invite you to experience the joy and wonder of the world in this one-of-a-exhibition.

Heartspring, based in Wichita, KS, provides a nurturing environment for children and young adults with multiple intellectual and developmental needs, including autism, speech and language challenges, mobility issues, and emotional regulation difficulties. Learn more about Heartspring at

Join us for First Friday at the Envision Arts Gallery on April 7 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM to celebrate the opening of this unique exhibition. Throughout the evening you can experience their artwork and participate in art activities.

On display in the Patricia A. Peer Window Gallery April 7 - 28

Learn more at:

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

Join us to welcome Tania Pemar as the featured artist for the month of April! Grab a beer and support local art for First Friday, April 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.

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

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 April 7th

Event Description: 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 gatherings and creating event engagement. We are 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 storefront!
Add this stop on your First Friday art crawl and shop your favorite makers with a TOP-NOTCH artist lineup in a laid-back setting with music, food, and drinks ... 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!

The Fiber Studio & Gallery
418 Commerce  


Exhibition Hours: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Event Description: 

A Retrospective of Mixed Media and Collage.  
Opening April 7, 6 PM to 9 PM.   The exhibit continues thru Final  Friday's April 29 & May 26 and First Friday May 5.

fiberstudio/gallery, 418 S Commerce, Wichita, KS

For more details or make an appointment please phone 316-303-1996;

The exhibition runs from APRIL 7, OPENING; CONTINUING THRU MAY 26

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

Title of Exhibition: Brittons Pork and Beings

Featured Artist: Steve Britton

Stop by early for best selection. Opening First Friday March 3,

Exhibition Hours: 5-9 p.m.

Event Description: Vertigo232 @232 N. Market and Steve Britton present humor in paint! Final Friday (March 31st) and First Friday (April 7th). Tasteless humor and mediocre art combined into one show. "Lowering art critic's expectations for over 20 years but still a lot of laughs". Come for the fun! Stay for the snacks! 

Full Exhibition: Opening Final Friday March 31 -First Friday April 7

White Crow Cider Company
1236 East Waterman Street 

Title of Exhibition: Andy Meyer Photos

Featured Artist: Andy Meyer

Exhibition Hours: Thursday 3-9, Friday 3-10, Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-6

Event Description: Come check out local artist Andy Meyer at White Crow Cider Company. 

Full Exhibition: Apr 7th-April 30th

William J. Reals Gallery of Art-East
1010 N. Kansas 
(316) 293-2643

Featured Artists: Carissa Dacayo

Title of Exhibition: Window Into Daydreams

Exhibiton Hours: 5-7 p.m. on April 7

Full Exhibition: through May 31.

Event Description: 

"Windows Into Daydreams," an exhibit by Carissa Dacayo, will open April 7 in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. 

A First Friday opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the West Atrium at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome. 

The William J. Reals Gallery of Art is free and open to the public. The public entrance is the patient entrance on the east side of the building (1001 N. Minneapolis). Parking is available in the visitor parking lot or on Minneapolis Street.

Artist’s statement: A peek inside someone’s daydream. Wacky, adventurous or cozy. Catered to the daydream’s owner, but a nice pit stop for you. These detailed, vibrant paintings act as an escape from the mundane. They are illustrated portrayals of what goes on inside our minds for brief moments. The little details offer a way of travel through each piece and add to the daydreamer's narrative. The vibrant color adds to the dream-like scene from exaggerating color in our everyday surroundings. Their purpose is to give the viewer a break from anything that may be burdening them.

Contact Jennifer Eaton at 293-3534 or with questions or for more information.

The exhibit, which features watercolor, gouache and acrylic paintings, will be on display through May 31.

Upcoming Event: April 7

The next First Friday event will take place on Friday, April 7. A list of participating venues will be available on this webpage one week prior to the event. Mark your calendars for the following 2023 First Friday dates to never miss an event:

  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6
  • November 3
  • December 1

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 First 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

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