Final Friday, January 27

Final Friday — As the name implies, Final Friday happens the last Friday of each month.  Art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops around Wichita stay open late and welcome visitors. 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 in Downtown. The ride is free and allows attendees to park once and visit several galleries. View the trolley route on the printable Downtown venues map (In Progress).

Hours vary between galleries but the majority 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.

Download Printable Map with Concentration of Downtown Venues, Q-Line Route (In Progress)

View Online Interactive Map of All Venues in Wichita (In Progress) or view the "Resources" above

What galleries participate in Final Friday?

Galleries, museums, restaurants, and retail shops from across Sedgwick County often participate in this event. A full listing may be seen under the "Resources" tab. You may also download a reference map (currently in progress) of the concentration of galleries and shops that are in Downtown with the Q-Line trolley route.

Are you an artist or gallery owner intersted in being included on the Final Friday list? Email the WDDC or call at 316-264-6005.

Can I buy art tonight?

Absolutely. 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.

Plan to attend next time

Next month Final Friday will occur on January 27. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Remaining 2017 Final Friday dates: January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27 and November 24

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Sculpture Walkabout

The Sculpture Walkabout was initiated by Mayor Carl Brewer and showcases area artists. The art is chosen from a juried competition and is available for purchase. Sculptures are located in Old Town on north Mosley and Mead between Douglas and Second Street and on the Intrust Bank Arena plaza.

Download and view the 8th Annual Sculpture Walkabout 2016-2017 Brochure

View a video highlighting the 8th Annual Sculpture Walkabout

Final Friday 1/27
C F G H M N P R T V W
1215 W. Franklin

TEN X TEN

7-10pm

Featuring photography by various national artists.
TEN X TEN is an annual small works exhibition. The exhibition focuses on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.

Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and purchase some collectible work from worldwide artists in the gallery or online.

Full exhibition will run through December 31.

524 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 200-5200 website

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Elected

7-10pm

Join Fisch Haus on Final Friday as they host an evening of fun and games, offered in an attempt to enjoy some non-partisan companionship during this inaugural month. They'll have several tables of board games, cards, and puzzles set up, so come ready to play!

412 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Final Friday at Gallery XII

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Hugh Greer.
Also featuring ceramics by David Long.

Full exhibition will run through January 24.

215 N. Washington

Crazy for Christmas 2016

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Alli Sutton, Erin Raux, Mike Miller, Linnebur & Miller, Hugo Zelada-Romero, and Lisa Rundstrom.

at (316) 530-2203 for more property information.
1710 E. Douglas

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Johnny Freedom and Angie Evans.

Full exhibition will run through February.

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 518-0044 website

Chimera Effect

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Christopher Ward.
There will be one piece of art for sale, in a silent auction setting, that 10% of the profits will go to each of the following organizations: The Arc of Sedgwick County, Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, GLSEN Greater Wichita, Let's Rock & Roll & Change the World Inc. So, 50% of the sale of the piece will go towards all of these incredible causes!
Lolo's Crepes will be serving hot, savory, sweet, and delicious crepes outside the gallery.

Full exhibition will be shown for one night only.

121 N Mead Ste. 107
Phone: (316) 262-5192
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm

Mead Street Gallery

6:30-9pm

Featuring artwork by Pat Danzinger.

Full exhibition will run through December 27th.

3100 McCormick

Lightfast

5-7pm

Featuring prints by Sarah Sanford.

The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus.

Full exhibition through February 17.

Peerless    
919 E. Douglas

Johnny Freedom and Kody Ramsey

7pm-2am

Featuring artwork by local artists Johnny Freedom and Kody Ramsey.

3215 East Douglas Avenue
Phone: (316) 682-1481 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon - Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Sensitive Search

5:30-9pm

Featuring artwork from Tim Stone.

Full Exhibition from January 27-February 19.

2611 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm

Return of Yukon Bill: Goffrier Oils of Alaska and Wichita

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Bill Goffrier.

Back from his journeys in Alaska, Bill is sharing oil paintings and prints of Alaskan landscapes, side by side with new Wichita cityscapes.

Full exhibition will run through December 28.

412 E. Douglas, Ste. C
Phone: (316) 267-5915
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 3pm, except Thurs 12pm - 6pm

Holiday Art Boutique

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various local artists.

Full exhibition will run through December 15.

418 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 303-1996
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: By Appointment

Another Look...Featuring the studio art of Diane Thomas Lincoln

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by by Diane Thomas Lincoln, 1948-2012.

The Hudson    
508 S. Commerce St.

Echoe

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Jim Phillips.

150 N. Cleveland
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 11-4 & Sat 10-5

Final Friday Holiday Open House

6-9pm

The Workroom is hosting a showcase to highlight local art as a gift giving option this holiday season featuring goods $100 or less made by local artisans. The exhibit will be on display and items for sale Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.

Tilt Union    
209 E. William St, 6th Floor Suite 610

TOTEMS - A Curious Exhibit of Lost Creatures

7-10pm

Featuring artwork by Brad Ruder.

New screen printed artworks by Brad Ruder, will be shown in the small gallery space in the front of the Tilt Union studio.

232 N. Market
Phone: (316) 264-2450 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Man Quilt 3

6-9pm

Featuring 30 Art Quilts by Marcus Marshall.
Also featuring selected artwork from The Don and Evie Hufford Collection for Sale.
Luke Swearingen will also be presenting new pieces made for his pre-Valentine's Day sale!

204 S. Main
Phone: (316) 265-9314 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm

Picture Postcards

5-7pm

Located in the Davis Gallery on the first floor.

A century ago, a postcard craze swept the nation! Mailed by the millions and collected in special albums, postcards are now considered novelties, found primarily in museum gift shops and specialty stores. In this exhibit, the museum examines early postcards with local Sedgwick County connections. The cards exhibited date from the early 20th century and are from the Sandbox Collection of artifacts.

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C F G H M N P R T V W
1215 W. Franklin

TEN X TEN

7-10pm

Featuring photography by various national artists.
TEN X TEN is an annual small works exhibition. The exhibition focuses on offering affordable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.

Support the shop small, shop local business model of the gallery and purchase some collectible work from worldwide artists in the gallery or online.

Full exhibition will run through December 31.

524 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 200-5200 website

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Elected

7-10pm

Join Fisch Haus on Final Friday as they host an evening of fun and games, offered in an attempt to enjoy some non-partisan companionship during this inaugural month. They'll have several tables of board games, cards, and puzzles set up, so come ready to play!

412 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

Final Friday at Gallery XII

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Hugh Greer.
Also featuring ceramics by David Long.

Full exhibition will run through January 24.

215 N. Washington

Crazy for Christmas 2016

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Alli Sutton, Erin Raux, Mike Miller, Linnebur & Miller, Hugo Zelada-Romero, and Lisa Rundstrom.

at (316) 530-2203 for more property information.
1710 E. Douglas

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Johnny Freedom and Angie Evans.

Full exhibition will run through February.

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 518-0044 website

Chimera Effect

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Christopher Ward.
There will be one piece of art for sale, in a silent auction setting, that 10% of the profits will go to each of the following organizations: The Arc of Sedgwick County, Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, GLSEN Greater Wichita, Let's Rock & Roll & Change the World Inc. So, 50% of the sale of the piece will go towards all of these incredible causes!
Lolo's Crepes will be serving hot, savory, sweet, and delicious crepes outside the gallery.

Full exhibition will be shown for one night only.

121 N Mead Ste. 107
Phone: (316) 262-5192
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-3pm

Mead Street Gallery

6:30-9pm

Featuring artwork by Pat Danzinger.

Full exhibition will run through December 27th.

3100 McCormick

Lightfast

5-7pm

Featuring prints by Sarah Sanford.

The Steckline Gallery is located inside the De Mattias Fine Arts Center on the Newman University campus.

Full exhibition through February 17.

Peerless    
919 E. Douglas

Johnny Freedom and Kody Ramsey

7pm-2am

Featuring artwork by local artists Johnny Freedom and Kody Ramsey.

3215 East Douglas Avenue
Phone: (316) 682-1481 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon - Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Sensitive Search

5:30-9pm

Featuring artwork from Tim Stone.

Full Exhibition from January 27-February 19.

2611 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-8pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm

Return of Yukon Bill: Goffrier Oils of Alaska and Wichita

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Bill Goffrier.

Back from his journeys in Alaska, Bill is sharing oil paintings and prints of Alaskan landscapes, side by side with new Wichita cityscapes.

Full exhibition will run through December 28.

412 E. Douglas, Ste. C
Phone: (316) 267-5915
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 3pm, except Thurs 12pm - 6pm

Holiday Art Boutique

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various local artists.

Full exhibition will run through December 15.

418 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 303-1996
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: By Appointment

Another Look...Featuring the studio art of Diane Thomas Lincoln

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by by Diane Thomas Lincoln, 1948-2012.

The Hudson    
508 S. Commerce St.

Echoe

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Jim Phillips.

150 N. Cleveland
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 11-4 & Sat 10-5

Final Friday Holiday Open House

6-9pm

The Workroom is hosting a showcase to highlight local art as a gift giving option this holiday season featuring goods $100 or less made by local artisans. The exhibit will be on display and items for sale Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.

Tilt Union    
209 E. William St, 6th Floor Suite 610

TOTEMS - A Curious Exhibit of Lost Creatures

7-10pm

Featuring artwork by Brad Ruder.

New screen printed artworks by Brad Ruder, will be shown in the small gallery space in the front of the Tilt Union studio.

232 N. Market
Phone: (316) 264-2450 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Man Quilt 3

6-9pm

Featuring 30 Art Quilts by Marcus Marshall.
Also featuring selected artwork from The Don and Evie Hufford Collection for Sale.
Luke Swearingen will also be presenting new pieces made for his pre-Valentine's Day sale!

204 S. Main
Phone: (316) 265-9314 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm

Picture Postcards

5-7pm

Located in the Davis Gallery on the first floor.

A century ago, a postcard craze swept the nation! Mailed by the millions and collected in special albums, postcards are now considered novelties, found primarily in museum gift shops and specialty stores. In this exhibit, the museum examines early postcards with local Sedgwick County connections. The cards exhibited date from the early 20th century and are from the Sandbox Collection of artifacts.

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