Final Friday, February 24

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 March 31. Participating venues will be listed on this website no less than a week before the event.

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

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

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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 2/24
4 A C F G H K M N P R S T U V W
42 Below    
1203 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 264-4200 website

42 Below Presents Final Friday

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Ishmael Ridge, Jeffrey Pierson and Farley Charwell.
Also featuring glass blowing by Adam Posten and Cory Reida and music provided by DJ Bam Alviles.

117 N. Handley
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Wed-Thurs 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11:59pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Final Friday at Aero Plains Brewing

7-9pm

Featuring live blues from Terry Harrison.
Must be 21 to attend.

1215 W. Franklin

Identity-Group Exhibition

7-9pm

Featuring photography by various national artists.
The self-reflective group exhibition "Identity" takes an introspective look and aims to represent the interrelated current of personal identity in America. The photographic works selected for this exhibition will not only celebrate the diversity of America, but will help bring together the unique identities and family heritages that shape this country.

Full exhibition will run through March 10.

CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 350-3242 website

Final Friday at CityArts

6-8pm

Featured Exhibitions include: "Testing" by Curt Clonts, "Ditch" by Conan Y. Fugit, "The Rhythm and Power of Landscapes" by Pam Hayes, and "Pulp" by Philip H. Nellis.

CityArts is also hosting a WebFest in the Digital Arts Studio, second floor. This event features nine short films. Audience members are invited to view and vote on their favorite shorts. Some content featured in the shorts may not be suitable for young audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Full exhibition will run through March 25.

Contact Sean Jones for more property information.
416 S Commerce Ste 106
Phone: (316) 215-4517 website

Bad News Company Final Friday Pop Up Shop

5:00-10pm

Clutch Studio will be hosting Bad News Company during February's Final Friday events. Get immersed in a next-level visual experience. Expect some of their new merchandise, along with a live art show by Los and James, and exclusive gear for all attendees. Churro Chop will also be serving hot and freshly made churros along side complementary Nitro Joe's cold brew coffee!

7202 E. 21st St. N.

Impressionist Oils & Pastels

5:30-8pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Erickson and the late Hermine Greywall.

Contact Mary Ellsworth for more property information.
Fisch Haus    
524 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 200-5200 website

Sound Art

6-9pm

February's Final Friday event features the work of nationally recognized sound artist, composer, musician, blogger, podcaster, professor, conductor, KNOBfest organizer, and general man-about-town Aleks Sturnfeld-Dunn. The gallery will be darkened to create an entirely immersive environment, as the work is intended to be experienced aurally rather than visually.

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

Self Contained

5:30-10pm

Featuring new paintings by Jan Butler.
Also featuring ceramic "New Surfaces" by David Self.

Full exhibition will run through March 29.

215 N. Washington

frames & facades

6-9pm

Featured a dancer performance by Cheyla Clawson Chandler, Harvester Arts local resident artist.

This local residency will use movement to explore how we all navigate our current reality and understand a sense of self physically, digitally, and in relation to others. Cheyla will work with a small group of dancers to create an intimate movement experience. Satellite Artists for this residency will use this performative work as the starting point to create something completely new integrating movement and visual art.

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

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Newman University student Victoria Connelly.
Victoria's work includes acrylic on canvas and ink bleeds. Grab a beer and support her first Final Friday show!
Must be 21 to enter.

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website

The Cliff's Edge

6-10pm

Featuring a Solo Exhibition by Nicholas Kriefall from Kansas City, Missouri.

HUE Gallery will also have numerous artwork by various artists of HUE in the back gallery space, including many new works by Lindy Wiese, Sean Christopher Ward, Iris Fletcher, Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, Artist, Stephanie Ward and Angie Evans.

Lolo's Crepes will also be on site serving up their delicious savory and sweet crepes.

Contact Sean or Lindy for more property information.
1010 N. Kansas

Nature's Way: Acrylic Paintings and Mosaic Landscapes

4:30-6:30pm

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita is hosting the February Final Friday in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West and will be featuring artwork by Roshunda Holt.

Full exhibition will run through April 28.

Contact Jennifer Eaton for more property information.
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 James Tomes.

Full exhibition will run through March 25.

1328 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm

Monica's Final Friday

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Vanessa Vargas.

Come in and join Monica's Bundt Cake in celebrating the February Final Friday! Monica's is pleased to welcome a local talented artist to showcase their hard work!

3100 McCormick

The Overlooked

5-9pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Lyman.

This exhibition is a series of graphite and acrylic works by Sean Lyman. The exhibition focuses on a multitude of mundane objects and spaces that we deal with in everyday life, but are often overlooked and taken for granted.

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

Contact Mary Werner at (316) 942-4291 for more property information.
Peerless    
919 E. Douglas

Final Friday at Peerless Bar

8pm-2am

Featuring a collaboration of artists including Aaron Horner, Matt Langley, Kelly Capadona, Amber Kossar, Megan Lockwood, Hunter Garrett, Travis Means, Matthew Ahern, Michael Broadnax, Stephanie Garcia, Toby Olson and Michelle Nooney.

416 S. Commerce
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Final Friday at Jones Gallery

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Angie Evans.

Angie Evans is a native Wichitan who has been producing original artwork for over 20 years. Her passion started with black and white photography at a young age and ultimately grew into a business, New Traditions Photography, where she specialized in portrait and wedding photography.

Being a proficient artist in several different mediums, Angie's most recent passion is for acrylic abstract fluid painting. She has also begun creating handmade fine silver jewelry that mimics the fluidity of her paintings.

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

Lupoli

5:30-9pm

Featuring artwork from Josh Tripoli and Rebekah Lewis.
The individual and collaborative art of Rebekah Lewis and Josh Tripoli are featured this Final Friday. Two creative and productive artists combine their talent to work together as LUPOLI.

Full Exhibition from February 24-March 5.

2611 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 201-1144 website

Charcoal Drawings

6-8pm

Featuring artwork by Zach Rathbun.

Join Reverie for another great Final Friday! Enjoy charcoal drawings by local artist, Zach Rathbun, with coffee and conversation.

430 S. Commerce Ste 400
Phone: (316) 260-1121 website

Final Friday Bazaar on Commerce St.

6-9pm

Featuring artists include Haute Handmade Pop-Up, WE ARE WICHITA, Kody Ramsey, Joseph Rincones Pottery, Nectar Republic, Swiss Pointe Designs, Liv+Work, Emily Haltom Textiles, Urban Handcrafted Design and Archival Jewelry by Channing Taylor.

The Flying Stove and Sunflower Espresso will be serving delicious fare outside the event.

Contact Megan McClendon for more property information.
Silo Shop    
416 S. Commerce

Silo Shop Pop-Up Shop

6-10pm

Featuring handmade goods from Wichita State AIGA Graphic Design Students.
Visit the Silo Shop just outside of WSU Shiftspace Gallery to see what the Wichita State Graphic Design students have to offer.

416 S. Commerce, Ste 104
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-11am, 5pm-10pm

Potent Capsule

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by KayCee Green.

139 N. Mead

Final Friday at Space Station

5-8pm

Featuring artwork by Matt Langley.

The event will feature a local food truck, art, and clothing.

412 E. Douglas, Ste C
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm

Small Works

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

Full exhibition will run through March 21.

Contact Teressa Sliger for more property information.
418 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 303-1996 website

Welcome to Roswell: Not Your Grandma's Ceramics

6-10pm

Featuring new ceramics and collage by Dallas Dodge.

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

Local Photographers & Local Scenes

6-9pm

Featuring photography from local Wichita photographers.
Join The Workroom for an #igwichita meetup to meet other local photographers of all levels and see feature photography of local scenes on exhibit.

509 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 295-2314 website

Final Friday

5-9pm

Featuring the entire collection from J. Andrew Designs. The exhibition will feature his new spring creations. His jewelry is handcrafted in his Wichita studio with natural stones and vintage pieces. His works will be available for purchase.

614 W Douglas Ave
Phone: (316) 303-1110

Walking NYC

7-9pm

Featuring artwork by David Ronnebaum.

232 N. Market
Phone: (316) 516-5455 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Beneath the Surface

5:30-8pm

Featuring artwork by USD 259 Students and local artist donations including performances.

Featuring an art show and silent auction in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This event will be a benefit for The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center sponsored by Wichita West High School and Wichita Public Schools.

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

Furnishing the Atomic Age

6-9pm

Located in the Davis Gallery on the first floor.

The "Atomic Era" Exhibition will be having its final days at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. See how much the "Atomic Era" had an effect on Wichitans during that time period.
This event is free and open to the public.

1845 Fairmount St
Phone: (316) 978-6190 website

Art That Touches Your Heart "If You Have a Dime, You Have a Piece of Black Art"

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by local and national artists.

Contact Danielle Johnson for more property information.
416 S Commerce Ste 102

At a Distance

6-10pm

Featuring the work of artists from three continents, including two live telepresent performances during the reception.

Full exhibition will run through March 11.

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Final Friday 2/24
4 A C F G H K M N P R S T U V W
42 Below    
1203 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 264-4200 website

42 Below Presents Final Friday

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Ishmael Ridge, Jeffrey Pierson and Farley Charwell.
Also featuring glass blowing by Adam Posten and Cory Reida and music provided by DJ Bam Alviles.

117 N. Handley
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Wed-Thurs 3pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11:59pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Final Friday at Aero Plains Brewing

7-9pm

Featuring live blues from Terry Harrison.
Must be 21 to attend.

1215 W. Franklin

Identity-Group Exhibition

7-9pm

Featuring photography by various national artists.
The self-reflective group exhibition "Identity" takes an introspective look and aims to represent the interrelated current of personal identity in America. The photographic works selected for this exhibition will not only celebrate the diversity of America, but will help bring together the unique identities and family heritages that shape this country.

Full exhibition will run through March 10.

CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 350-3242 website

Final Friday at CityArts

6-8pm

Featured Exhibitions include: "Testing" by Curt Clonts, "Ditch" by Conan Y. Fugit, "The Rhythm and Power of Landscapes" by Pam Hayes, and "Pulp" by Philip H. Nellis.

CityArts is also hosting a WebFest in the Digital Arts Studio, second floor. This event features nine short films. Audience members are invited to view and vote on their favorite shorts. Some content featured in the shorts may not be suitable for young audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

Full exhibition will run through March 25.

Contact Sean Jones for more property information.
416 S Commerce Ste 106
Phone: (316) 215-4517 website

Bad News Company Final Friday Pop Up Shop

5:00-10pm

Clutch Studio will be hosting Bad News Company during February's Final Friday events. Get immersed in a next-level visual experience. Expect some of their new merchandise, along with a live art show by Los and James, and exclusive gear for all attendees. Churro Chop will also be serving hot and freshly made churros along side complementary Nitro Joe's cold brew coffee!

7202 E. 21st St. N.

Impressionist Oils & Pastels

5:30-8pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Erickson and the late Hermine Greywall.

Contact Mary Ellsworth for more property information.
Fisch Haus    
524 S Commerce
Phone: (316) 200-5200 website

Sound Art

6-9pm

February's Final Friday event features the work of nationally recognized sound artist, composer, musician, blogger, podcaster, professor, conductor, KNOBfest organizer, and general man-about-town Aleks Sturnfeld-Dunn. The gallery will be darkened to create an entirely immersive environment, as the work is intended to be experienced aurally rather than visually.

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

Self Contained

5:30-10pm

Featuring new paintings by Jan Butler.
Also featuring ceramic "New Surfaces" by David Self.

Full exhibition will run through March 29.

215 N. Washington

frames & facades

6-9pm

Featured a dancer performance by Cheyla Clawson Chandler, Harvester Arts local resident artist.

This local residency will use movement to explore how we all navigate our current reality and understand a sense of self physically, digitally, and in relation to others. Cheyla will work with a small group of dancers to create an intimate movement experience. Satellite Artists for this residency will use this performative work as the starting point to create something completely new integrating movement and visual art.

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

Final Friday at the Gnome

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Newman University student Victoria Connelly.
Victoria's work includes acrylic on canvas and ink bleeds. Grab a beer and support her first Final Friday show!
Must be 21 to enter.

430 S. Commerce, Suite 200
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website

The Cliff's Edge

6-10pm

Featuring a Solo Exhibition by Nicholas Kriefall from Kansas City, Missouri.

HUE Gallery will also have numerous artwork by various artists of HUE in the back gallery space, including many new works by Lindy Wiese, Sean Christopher Ward, Iris Fletcher, Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, Artist, Stephanie Ward and Angie Evans.

Lolo's Crepes will also be on site serving up their delicious savory and sweet crepes.

Contact Sean or Lindy for more property information.
1010 N. Kansas

Nature's Way: Acrylic Paintings and Mosaic Landscapes

4:30-6:30pm

The KU School of Medicine-Wichita is hosting the February Final Friday in the William J. Reals Gallery of Art-West and will be featuring artwork by Roshunda Holt.

Full exhibition will run through April 28.

Contact Jennifer Eaton for more property information.
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 James Tomes.

Full exhibition will run through March 25.

1328 E. Douglas
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm

Monica's Final Friday

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Vanessa Vargas.

Come in and join Monica's Bundt Cake in celebrating the February Final Friday! Monica's is pleased to welcome a local talented artist to showcase their hard work!

3100 McCormick

The Overlooked

5-9pm

Featuring artwork by Sean Lyman.

This exhibition is a series of graphite and acrylic works by Sean Lyman. The exhibition focuses on a multitude of mundane objects and spaces that we deal with in everyday life, but are often overlooked and taken for granted.

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

Contact Mary Werner at (316) 942-4291 for more property information.
Peerless    
919 E. Douglas

Final Friday at Peerless Bar

8pm-2am

Featuring a collaboration of artists including Aaron Horner, Matt Langley, Kelly Capadona, Amber Kossar, Megan Lockwood, Hunter Garrett, Travis Means, Matthew Ahern, Michael Broadnax, Stephanie Garcia, Toby Olson and Michelle Nooney.

416 S. Commerce
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Final Friday at Jones Gallery

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Angie Evans.

Angie Evans is a native Wichitan who has been producing original artwork for over 20 years. Her passion started with black and white photography at a young age and ultimately grew into a business, New Traditions Photography, where she specialized in portrait and wedding photography.

Being a proficient artist in several different mediums, Angie's most recent passion is for acrylic abstract fluid painting. She has also begun creating handmade fine silver jewelry that mimics the fluidity of her paintings.

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

Lupoli

5:30-9pm

Featuring artwork from Josh Tripoli and Rebekah Lewis.
The individual and collaborative art of Rebekah Lewis and Josh Tripoli are featured this Final Friday. Two creative and productive artists combine their talent to work together as LUPOLI.

Full Exhibition from February 24-March 5.

2611 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 201-1144 website

Charcoal Drawings

6-8pm

Featuring artwork by Zach Rathbun.

Join Reverie for another great Final Friday! Enjoy charcoal drawings by local artist, Zach Rathbun, with coffee and conversation.

430 S. Commerce Ste 400
Phone: (316) 260-1121 website

Final Friday Bazaar on Commerce St.

6-9pm

Featuring artists include Haute Handmade Pop-Up, WE ARE WICHITA, Kody Ramsey, Joseph Rincones Pottery, Nectar Republic, Swiss Pointe Designs, Liv+Work, Emily Haltom Textiles, Urban Handcrafted Design and Archival Jewelry by Channing Taylor.

The Flying Stove and Sunflower Espresso will be serving delicious fare outside the event.

Contact Megan McClendon for more property information.
Silo Shop    
416 S. Commerce

Silo Shop Pop-Up Shop

6-10pm

Featuring handmade goods from Wichita State AIGA Graphic Design Students.
Visit the Silo Shop just outside of WSU Shiftspace Gallery to see what the Wichita State Graphic Design students have to offer.

416 S. Commerce, Ste 104
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-11am, 5pm-10pm

Potent Capsule

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by KayCee Green.

139 N. Mead

Final Friday at Space Station

5-8pm

Featuring artwork by Matt Langley.

The event will feature a local food truck, art, and clothing.

412 E. Douglas, Ste C
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-3pm

Small Works

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

Full exhibition will run through March 21.

Contact Teressa Sliger for more property information.
418 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 303-1996 website

Welcome to Roswell: Not Your Grandma's Ceramics

6-10pm

Featuring new ceramics and collage by Dallas Dodge.

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

Local Photographers & Local Scenes

6-9pm

Featuring photography from local Wichita photographers.
Join The Workroom for an #igwichita meetup to meet other local photographers of all levels and see feature photography of local scenes on exhibit.

509 E. Douglas
Phone: (316) 295-2314 website

Final Friday

5-9pm

Featuring the entire collection from J. Andrew Designs. The exhibition will feature his new spring creations. His jewelry is handcrafted in his Wichita studio with natural stones and vintage pieces. His works will be available for purchase.

614 W Douglas Ave
Phone: (316) 303-1110

Walking NYC

7-9pm

Featuring artwork by David Ronnebaum.

232 N. Market
Phone: (316) 516-5455 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Beneath the Surface

5:30-8pm

Featuring artwork by USD 259 Students and local artist donations including performances.

Featuring an art show and silent auction in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. This event will be a benefit for The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center sponsored by Wichita West High School and Wichita Public Schools.

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

Furnishing the Atomic Age

6-9pm

Located in the Davis Gallery on the first floor.

The "Atomic Era" Exhibition will be having its final days at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. See how much the "Atomic Era" had an effect on Wichitans during that time period.
This event is free and open to the public.

1845 Fairmount St
Phone: (316) 978-6190 website

Art That Touches Your Heart "If You Have a Dime, You Have a Piece of Black Art"

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by local and national artists.

Contact Danielle Johnson for more property information.
416 S Commerce Ste 102

At a Distance

6-10pm

Featuring the work of artists from three continents, including two live telepresent performances during the reception.

Full exhibition will run through March 11.

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