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.

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

View Online Interactive Map of All Venues in Wichita 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 June 24. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

Remaining 2016 Final Friday dates: July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28 and November 25.

How can I find out about all the Downtown activities & events?

Join our confidential email list here. Click on "Special Events News" to receive weekly Downtown Events Emails.

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.

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42 Below    
1203 E. Douglas

42 Presents Final Friday

8pm-12am

Featuring artwork by Courtney Leach, Kelly Capadona, Paige Opliger, and Crystal Moody.

Glass Blowing by Adam Posten and Ray Bowers.

Full exhibition through August.

612 E. Douglas Ste. 102

Juicy Weather

6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jami Babcock.

5014 E. Central Ave
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 11am- 4pm or by appointment

The Dance, Art of the Ballet

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by David Christiansen.

Full Exhibition through August.

CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

CityArts Final Friday

Artless
by various artists - ARC of Sedgwick County Exhibition

Mapping of Communication
by Envision artists

Small Works
by Josh Tripoli

6-8pm

Full Exhibition: July 29 through August 20

710 W. Douglas

There is No Place Like Kansas

5-8pm

Featuring photography by Robin Johnson.

10% of the nights proceeds will be donated to the Mike Orth Family First Adoption Fund.

305 S. Elizabeth St.

Christmas in July

5:30pm-8pm

Featuring Jewelry Botanica created by Becky Miller.

Dock 410    
410 S. Commerce

Fine Art Photography

6-10pm

Featuring photography by Mark & Taylor Wilkes

2300 E. Douglas Ave

2016 Annual Wichita Riverfest Photography Contest Reveal

5:30-8pm

Featuring local photographers.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a preview of all photos entered in the contest. Presentation begins at 6:00pm.

412 E. Douglas

The Nature of Things by Doug Billings

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Doug Billings.
Also featuring ceramics by Wayne Conyers.

Full exhibition will run through August 23.

301 N. Washington
Phone: (316) 461-9608 website

Live Painting by Jason Jewett

6-9pm

Featuring artist Jason Jewett

Must be 21 to enter. Jason Jewett will be displaying his painting and will be doing live painting. He will have art available for sale.

924 E. Douglas

Finally Final Friday at Handpicked LA

7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by painter and textile artist Emily Miller Yamanka.

Also, music will be provided by singer/songwriter Di Besh.

1710 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: 3pm - Midnight

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Scott Iwig

Full Exhibition: July 28 through August 25

Must be 21 to Enter. Let'm Eat Brats will be out for dinner, so grab a beer and support local art!

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Fri - Sat: Noon-4:30pm

INSPIRE, Chapter 3

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Andy Carey, J.M. Culver, Julie Hansen, Paulette Insall, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Greg Navratil, Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles, GG Reid, HM Saffer II, Xanthippe Tsalimi, Brianna Vanacoro, Jeanne Ward, Sean Christopher Ward, Stephanie Ward, Lindy Wiese and Ernest Vincent Wood III.

Full Exhibition: June 17 - July 16

INSPIRE is an exhibition featuring artists from coast to coast, aimed at inspiring our audience of Wichita's to be more creative in their day-to-day life. Each artist has a unique approach to creating their works, whether it is process, or how the work is applied or displayed.

This month, there will also be an unveiling of two extra large works by Sean Christopher Ward being installed in the The Finn Loft's Suite 500 and Suite 600 windows, a few doors down from HUE.

147 S. Hillside St

Josh Johnico

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Josh Johnico.

Josh Johnico has a unique take on graphic graffitti styled painting. Come by and enjoy his work with us!

Junto    
416 S. Commerce Suite 106

Art and Soul: Artists Create for Wesley Children's Hospital

6-9pm

Featuring Karg Glass - "Kids Corner"

121 N. Mead Ste 104

Works by Brady Scott

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by Brady Scott.

110 N. St. Francis

Confessions of a Fingernail Designer

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Sarah Nash.

1718 W. Douglas

Voices from the Streets

7-9pm

Featuring living art display.
Also featuring ceramics by Wayne Conyers.

Enjoy living art, local artist, experts from the street sharing their story of hope and survival, refreshments, guest speaker Professor Chad Kraus KU School of Architecture, and a meet and greet with the founders of Let's Rock & Roll & Change the World.

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

Some Cows and Hipsters

6:30-9pm

Featuring works by Steve Fairchild

This show will hang from July 29 - August 22.

Steve's work includes paintings using primitive stencil technique, wooden fish carvings, mobiles and works of metal. The subject matter of all his pieces are whimsical, primitive, full of movement and bounding with brilliant colors.

Rebecca's    
300 N Mead Ste. 106A

2016 Summer Fashion Line Up

10am-8pm

Featuring artwork by Rebecca Simpson.

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

Not Just Another Pretty Face: Exploring the Figure Through Art

6-9pm

Featuring artwork from Sienna Clark, Louis Copt, Gabby DeFonso, Hanna Eastin, Linda Ganstrom, and James Ackerly Porter.

Full Exhibition through August 20th.

2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
No Longer Slaves

6-9pm

Featuring photography by Katie Maher.

Full Exhibition through August 23.

Reverie Roasters will be having live music performed by Lane Turgeon Combos 6-8pm, and Lolo's Crepes serving dinner.

922 E. Douglas Ave

From the Clay… Native American Pottery

2-7:30pm

Featuring artwork Pueblo Potters.

412 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-2435 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm

All Creatures Great and Small

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Kathy Hisel.

Full exhibition through August 20.

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

David Lee Quick's Sixty-year Art Sampler and Nicki Albright's Kiln Formed Glass

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by David Lee Quick and Nicki Albright.

Exhibition for David Quick will run through July 29th.
Exhibition for Nicki Albright will run through August 26th.

The LUX    
120 E. 1st St

Final Friday at The LUX
Presented by Shay Chic Events

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Brickmob and Cast One.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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

The Workroom Final Friday

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Delilah Reed.

Live Music will be provided by Anibal Rivas and Jeff Stidham.

3700 E. Douglas, Ste 59

MAGENTA by Juli Saga & TISSU's 2nd Anniversary

5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Juli Saga.

515 S. Main St. Ste. 115

Pop-Up Art Showcase

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Mika Holtzinger

623 W. Douglas Ave
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

"Recollection: A Journey of Fragments"

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Brittany Schaar

Full Exhibition: July 29 through August 19

Brittany Schaar is a Wichita, Ks artist whose primary media are pencil drawings and acrylic/oil paintings. Her work is often inspired by the relationships we are all interconnected in within our daily lives. "Recollection: A Journey of Fragments" focuses on memories: "It is interesting to me that the human brain, each time it remembers something, becomes more fragmented and distorted. In truth, our brains 'make up' or 'imagine' the truth. In many cases, your brain will fabricate your memory. The longer the time span, the harder it is to remember the facts, the reality."

at (316) 518-9399 for more property information.
416 S. Commerce Suite 102
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Wed - Sat: 1-4pm

Veteran: Robert J. Dole Va Art Show

6-10pm

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42 Below    
1203 E. Douglas

42 Presents Final Friday

8pm-12am

Featuring artwork by Courtney Leach, Kelly Capadona, Paige Opliger, and Crystal Moody.

Glass Blowing by Adam Posten and Ray Bowers.

Full exhibition through August.

612 E. Douglas Ste. 102

Juicy Weather

6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jami Babcock.

5014 E. Central Ave
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 11am- 4pm or by appointment

The Dance, Art of the Ballet

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by David Christiansen.

Full Exhibition through August.

CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

CityArts Final Friday

Artless
by various artists - ARC of Sedgwick County Exhibition

Mapping of Communication
by Envision artists

Small Works
by Josh Tripoli

6-8pm

Full Exhibition: July 29 through August 20

710 W. Douglas

There is No Place Like Kansas

5-8pm

Featuring photography by Robin Johnson.

10% of the nights proceeds will be donated to the Mike Orth Family First Adoption Fund.

305 S. Elizabeth St.

Christmas in July

5:30pm-8pm

Featuring Jewelry Botanica created by Becky Miller.

Dock 410    
410 S. Commerce

Fine Art Photography

6-10pm

Featuring photography by Mark & Taylor Wilkes

2300 E. Douglas Ave

2016 Annual Wichita Riverfest Photography Contest Reveal

5:30-8pm

Featuring local photographers.

Doors open at 5:30pm for a preview of all photos entered in the contest. Presentation begins at 6:00pm.

412 E. Douglas

The Nature of Things by Doug Billings

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Doug Billings.
Also featuring ceramics by Wayne Conyers.

Full exhibition will run through August 23.

301 N. Washington
Phone: (316) 461-9608 website

Live Painting by Jason Jewett

6-9pm

Featuring artist Jason Jewett

Must be 21 to enter. Jason Jewett will be displaying his painting and will be doing live painting. He will have art available for sale.

924 E. Douglas

Finally Final Friday at Handpicked LA

7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by painter and textile artist Emily Miller Yamanka.

Also, music will be provided by singer/songwriter Di Besh.

1710 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: 3pm - Midnight

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Scott Iwig

Full Exhibition: July 28 through August 25

Must be 21 to Enter. Let'm Eat Brats will be out for dinner, so grab a beer and support local art!

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Fri - Sat: Noon-4:30pm

INSPIRE, Chapter 3

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Andy Carey, J.M. Culver, Julie Hansen, Paulette Insall, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Greg Navratil, Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles, GG Reid, HM Saffer II, Xanthippe Tsalimi, Brianna Vanacoro, Jeanne Ward, Sean Christopher Ward, Stephanie Ward, Lindy Wiese and Ernest Vincent Wood III.

Full Exhibition: June 17 - July 16

INSPIRE is an exhibition featuring artists from coast to coast, aimed at inspiring our audience of Wichita's to be more creative in their day-to-day life. Each artist has a unique approach to creating their works, whether it is process, or how the work is applied or displayed.

This month, there will also be an unveiling of two extra large works by Sean Christopher Ward being installed in the The Finn Loft's Suite 500 and Suite 600 windows, a few doors down from HUE.

147 S. Hillside St

Josh Johnico

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Josh Johnico.

Josh Johnico has a unique take on graphic graffitti styled painting. Come by and enjoy his work with us!

Junto    
416 S. Commerce Suite 106

Art and Soul: Artists Create for Wesley Children's Hospital

6-9pm

Featuring Karg Glass - "Kids Corner"

121 N. Mead Ste 104

Works by Brady Scott

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by Brady Scott.

110 N. St. Francis

Confessions of a Fingernail Designer

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Sarah Nash.

1718 W. Douglas

Voices from the Streets

7-9pm

Featuring living art display.
Also featuring ceramics by Wayne Conyers.

Enjoy living art, local artist, experts from the street sharing their story of hope and survival, refreshments, guest speaker Professor Chad Kraus KU School of Architecture, and a meet and greet with the founders of Let's Rock & Roll & Change the World.

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

Some Cows and Hipsters

6:30-9pm

Featuring works by Steve Fairchild

This show will hang from July 29 - August 22.

Steve's work includes paintings using primitive stencil technique, wooden fish carvings, mobiles and works of metal. The subject matter of all his pieces are whimsical, primitive, full of movement and bounding with brilliant colors.

Rebecca's    
300 N Mead Ste. 106A

2016 Summer Fashion Line Up

10am-8pm

Featuring artwork by Rebecca Simpson.

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

Not Just Another Pretty Face: Exploring the Figure Through Art

6-9pm

Featuring artwork from Sienna Clark, Louis Copt, Gabby DeFonso, Hanna Eastin, Linda Ganstrom, and James Ackerly Porter.

Full Exhibition through August 20th.

2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
No Longer Slaves

6-9pm

Featuring photography by Katie Maher.

Full Exhibition through August 23.

Reverie Roasters will be having live music performed by Lane Turgeon Combos 6-8pm, and Lolo's Crepes serving dinner.

922 E. Douglas Ave

From the Clay… Native American Pottery

2-7:30pm

Featuring artwork Pueblo Potters.

412 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-2435 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm

All Creatures Great and Small

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Kathy Hisel.

Full exhibition through August 20.

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

David Lee Quick's Sixty-year Art Sampler and Nicki Albright's Kiln Formed Glass

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by David Lee Quick and Nicki Albright.

Exhibition for David Quick will run through July 29th.
Exhibition for Nicki Albright will run through August 26th.

The LUX    
120 E. 1st St

Final Friday at The LUX
Presented by Shay Chic Events

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Brickmob and Cast One.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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

The Workroom Final Friday

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Delilah Reed.

Live Music will be provided by Anibal Rivas and Jeff Stidham.

3700 E. Douglas, Ste 59

MAGENTA by Juli Saga & TISSU's 2nd Anniversary

5pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Juli Saga.

515 S. Main St. Ste. 115

Pop-Up Art Showcase

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Mika Holtzinger

623 W. Douglas Ave
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

"Recollection: A Journey of Fragments"

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Brittany Schaar

Full Exhibition: July 29 through August 19

Brittany Schaar is a Wichita, Ks artist whose primary media are pencil drawings and acrylic/oil paintings. Her work is often inspired by the relationships we are all interconnected in within our daily lives. "Recollection: A Journey of Fragments" focuses on memories: "It is interesting to me that the human brain, each time it remembers something, becomes more fragmented and distorted. In truth, our brains 'make up' or 'imagine' the truth. In many cases, your brain will fabricate your memory. The longer the time span, the harder it is to remember the facts, the reality."

at (316) 518-9399 for more property information.
416 S. Commerce Suite 102
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Wed - Sat: 1-4pm

Veteran: Robert J. Dole Va Art Show

6-10pm

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