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Arts are the focus of Final Friday

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 all participating galleries for July 25 on interactive map

View a printable map of concentration of Downtown venues on July 25

Hours vary between galleries but all are open during the core hours of 7p.m. to 9 p.m. 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.

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 of the concentration of galleries and shops that are in Downtown with the Q-Line trolley route.

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

Make plans to attend this month's Final Friday on July 25 and the next Final Friday Gallery Crawl set for Friday, August 29.

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. The cash award will be presented to the artist at the annual Arts Council Art Awards Dinner in November. Learn More

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6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

All locations with an asterisk are part of Chakra Fest

1702 W Douglas
Phone: (316) 265-5659 website
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Amira Dance: 2nd Chakra, Orange. It is called the sacral chakra, responsible for emotion, energy, sensuality and creativity.

5014 E Central
Phone: (316) 686-2266 website
5-7pm

Featured Artist: Marissa Kucharek, photographer

Marissa is a 2016 Graduate of North High & plans to attend college for a degree in Fine Arts.

Also showing is Mixed Media by Bruce Robinson. Other artists are Jo Zakas & Bob Bayer.

Bella Luz    
300 N. Mead St. #105
Phone: (316) 440-2590 website
6-8 pm

Bella Luz has work from over 30 local/Kansas artists every day!

1528 W Douglas
Phone: (316) 260-1124 website
6-9:30pm

Exhibit: The Beauty of Fused Glass

Featured Artist: JoAn McGregor

Make a sun catcher, $15 each 3" x 3" (Final Friday Special) or make a Pendent $15 each

Vicki Nunn will at Blue Swallowtail Studio with some retired items of Silpada jewelry for sale

111 S Ellis
Phone: (316) 682-5600 website
6-10pm

Exhibition: Tactile Diagrams

Featured Artist: Marc Bosworth of Wichita and Eric Dodson of Kansas City, mixed media works

Also featuring new fiber works by Beth Golay

Refreshments will be served, parking and entrance on South side of building

613 West Douglas
Phone: (316) 440-4846 website
6-8:30pm

Exhibit: The Collective Works of Kristen Phipps

120 E First Street North
Phone: (316) 260-4496 website
6-9pm

Featured Artists: Cort Anderson, photogrpher, Natalie McDonald, Travis Hinnen, multi-media artist.

Light refreshments will be provided

Cort Anderson: www.cortanderson.com

Travis Hinnen: www.travishinnen.com

Hosted by Shay Chic Events & Design: ShayChic.com

CityArts    
334 N Mead
Phone: (316) 350-3245 website
9am-9 pm

Main Gallery Exhibition: Prairie Dust & Kanscpes: Works by Kansas Photographers Harold Gaston & Dave Leiker.

Boardroom Gallery: Common Ground: Works by Kim Lister, Barbara Vogt, Kay McCrea & Wyatt McCrea.

Balcony Gallery: 2nd Annual ARC of Sedgwick County Art Exhibition

Main Gallery Hall: Melanie Beltz

Century II - 1st Floor Concert Hall Foyer: Landscape Journey: Paintings by Noah Flores

Century II - 2nd Floor Concert Hall Foyer: Explore the Shore: Digital Art by Charles Gaynor

CITYARTS XTRAVAGANZA!

This Final Friday CityArts is also throwing a party to celebrate their 10 year birthday in Old Town Square! Join the fun with birthday cake, CityArts class demonstrations and the 6th Annual Sculpture Walkabout unveiling!

2300 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 264-3013 website
5:30-7pm

Riverfest 2014 Photo Contest Award Presentation and Exhibit

Exhibit: the winnings works from the Riverfest 2014 Photography Contest

Awards will be presented in seven categories. The Best of Show photo will also be revealed!

Put us on your Final Friday itinerary and share a snack, a sip and some beautiful photos with your fellow Riverfest fans!

418 Commerce
Phone: (316) 303-1996
6-10 pm

GLACIATED: New Work in Clay by John McCluggage

412 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 267-5915 website
5:30-10pm

Exhibition: 5th Annual Crazy 8's Small Works Exhibition

This popular exhibition features over 75 small works by local and regional artists. All works are either 8"x8" or 12"x12".

Also featuring ceramics by late Gordon Zahradnik

508 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 263-9455 website
7-10 pm

Exhibition: For Lack of a Better Name Art Show

Featured Artists: Jovana Mendoza, Indiana Elfman, Kaitlin Parks, Graeham Jarvis

***Also part of Chakra Fest

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Go Away Garage: 3rd Chakra, Yellow. This is the solar plexus, governing mental function, power and freedom to be yourself.

416 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 530-2203 website
Exhibit: In The Thick of It

Featured Artist: Anne Schaefer

In her two-week residency at Harvester Arts, Philadelphia artist Anne Schaefer is creating a large-scale installation along the 50' wall in WSU's ShiftSpace gallery. Experiential in its scale and optically charged through Schaefer's careful combination of colors, the work seeks to cultivate a perceptually immersive experience for the viewer.

Maple & Seneca
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Ice Dreams: 8th Chakra, Pink. higher heart chakra, governs the bridge between emotions and intellect, this governs unconditional love.

121 N Mead St. Suite 107
Phone: (316) 262-5192 website
6:30-9 pm

Featured Artist: Vicki McIlroy

Exhibition: Welcome to my Abstract World

Shalo Maida is displaying art on back wall

Gallery members have small works as well

1328 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 630-9555 website
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Monica's Bundt Cake: 5th Chakra, Blue. Also called the throat chakra, this is the home of speech, control and self expression.

125 N Rock Island
Phone: (316) 262-0600 website
Mrs. O'Learys is pleased to feature 3 up and coming artist. Their art combines tradition Native art with a new vision.

Please join us and meet these wonderful artist: Giizhig Rutledge 16 yrs. Ojibwe/Meskwaki, Kineu Rutledge 21 yrs. Ojibwe/Meskwaki and Taiomah Rutledge 23 yrs. Ojibwe/Meskwaki.

We will have great food and Wine-a-Rita's for you to sample, demos to watch and additional artist to meet. Samples for Joni's house and nest class will also be here and hopefully we will have spaces left in class on Saturday for those of you who want to sign-up.

2nd & Mead
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Old Town Square: 6th Chakra, Blue. It is called the third eye chakra, this is responsible for imagination, intuition and insight.

151 N Rock Island, 1D
Phone: (316) 214-7566 website
6:30-10pm

Kansas Landscape Photography by John D Morrison

2611 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 201-1144 website
6-9pm

Photo Encaustic: Aaron Bowen

Music: Electronic Synaxis

Food: Mexian Grill Chino's Parrilla

430 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 260-1121 website
7-9pm

1st Anniversary Party for Shelter Salon, as well as works from the new HUE Gallery

HUE Gallery Artists: Sean Ward & Lindy Wiese

On display Friday night only!

Music by Andrew Foshee, light food & drinks will be served

416 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 650-9187 website
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

Siva Yoga Studio: 7th Chakra, Violet. called the crown chakra, this is the center for spiritual connection, knowledge and unity.

1720 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-3700 website
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

The Donut Whole: 4th Chakra, Green. The chakra of the heart stands for love, balance and compassion.

414 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 263-2214 website
6-10pm

Exhibition: The Gender Projects

Featured Artist: Audra Miller

216 N Mosley
Phone: (316) 712-4623 website
6:30-9:30pm

Exhibition: "Unfinishe ."

Featured Artists: incomplete two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and film by B.B. Blank, Ian Blume, Jillian Vanessa Blume, Seth Blume, Brent Duncan, Marc Durfee, Conan Fugit, Alisha Gridley, Christopher Gulick, Hallie Linnebur, Isabel Lopez, Skyler Lovelace, Jaki McElroy, Phillip "Hamdog" Nellis, Jessica Papaioannou, Dustin Parker, John Pirtle, Randy Regier, Lee Shiney, Allison Sutton, Alex Twitchel, and Wendy Valladars.

This show explors the unfinished and the abandoned, and why, sometimes, things just don't get done.

150 N Cleveland
Phone: (316) 295-4520 website
5-8:30pm

Grand Re-Opening in The Workroom's new space!

Live music, food, drinks, local art

3700 E Douglas, 59
Phone: (316) 737-8787 website
6:30-9pm

Exhibition: Painted Ladies and Other Specimens

Featured Artist: Leanne Dougherty

WaterWalk    
515 S Main, Condo 503
Phone: (316) 219-6060 website
6-8pm

Exhibition: We Skipped the Light Fandango

Featured Artist: Elly Fitzig

617 W Douglas
Phone: (316) 558-5660 website
6:30-9:30pm

This month, 8 different locations are hosting an interactive exhibit as part of Chakra Fest. Each exhibit represents each of the chakra energy systems. Learn how to create balance and unity increasing your quality of life.

WellDone Skate Supply: 1st Chakra, Red. It is called the root chakra, the first chakra is for instinct, survival and sense of security

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