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 and the 8th Annual Sculpture WalkAbout

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: 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.

Final Friday 8/26
A B C D F G H I K M N R S T U V W
829 N. Market

In Perspective

5:30-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Fabian and Envision Artists who are blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled.

1520 E. Douglas Ave. Suite 100

BPC Block Party

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Several Local Artist And live performances by Linnaberry Wine and Mountain Deer Revival

This Final Friday event is in conjunction with Builders Plus Construction's Grand Opening Block Party! Food trucks on site will include Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch, Charlie's PizzaTaco and Wichita Brewing Company.

1215 W. Franklin

2016 Hot New Pics Show

7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by various photographers.

Full exhibition through August 26 through September 9.

at (316) 269-1250 for more property information.
CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

Wichita Sculptors Guild Exhibition, "Woman" by Kelsy Gossett, "Waiting for the Bus: Drive by Observations" by Connie Bonfy, and "Still: In Motion" by Tim Stone

6-8pm

Featuring artwork by Kelsy Gossett, Connie Bonfy and Tim Stone.

Full exhibition August 26 through September 24.

Dock 410    
410 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 262-7330 website

Green Kansas Plains

6-10pm

Featuring photography by Mark & Taylor Wilkes.

FNL Denim    
106 S. Emporia
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 10am - 5pm

Local Artists

5pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jeremy Krubsack, Max Krubsack and Alec Campbell.

Full exhibition through September 30.

412 E. Douglas

Pastel Paintings

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Ellen Williford.
Also featuring ceramics by Yusef Etudaiye.

Full exhibition will run through September 27.

924 E. Douglas

Finally Final Friday at Handpicked LA

6-10pm

Featuring jewelry by Stella+Dot jewelry stylist Bridgett Bogart.

Live music will most likely be provided.

215 N. Washington

Satellite Artist Exhibition

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Trisha Coates and Cal Shi.

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

Capturing Nature's Finest Moments

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Tom Stybr

Full Exhibition: August 26 through September 30

Must be 21 to Enter. Let'm Eat Brats will be out front from 6-8pm.

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

New Age Art

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Laurie Maves, Brianna Vanacoro, Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles, Stephanie Ward, GG Reid, Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Jeanne Ward, Xanthippe Tsalimi, and J.M. Culver.

There are new works displayed by Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, GG Reid, Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese. HUE Gallery is also beginning our “Boost & Embolden” program, in which artists 0-18 can add their name to the raffle to use the back gallery’s north wall as a display space for their work for a month period. Applications are accepted online at: www.huewichita.com/be-app/

111 E. Douglas

ICT Chalk Talks Final Friday

5-8pm

Featuring a live drawing session by Graeham Jarvis.

147 S. Hillside St

Jamin Still

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Jamin Still and music by Josiah Zimmerman.

Come enjoy the illustrative work of Jamin Still and the musical sounds of Josiah Zimmerman.

325 E. Douglas

Project Access 17th Anniversary

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Corbett, Terry Corbett, Denis Bengston and Michael Fallier.

Music provided by Lisa Hittle and Randy Zellers.

Project Access is a program created by the Central Plains Health Care Partnership. This event is to thank the local health care community, funders, donors and supporters involved with Project Access.

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

Mead Street Gallery

6:30-9pm

Featuring works by Jay Raheem.

This show will hang from August 26 - September 24.

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.

3100 McCormick

Subject Matters

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by Tara Hufford Walker.

"Subject Matters" features a collection of acrylic paintings that begin with collages, all created by arranging and re-arranging images cut from magazines in an aesthetic montage, then enlarged to scale and transferred to canvas or Masonite panels.

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

Full exhibition from August 26 through September 23.

1144 Bitting St.
Phone: (316) 351-7778 website

R Coffee House

7-11pm

Featuring artwork by Angela Vasquez.

Live jazz music will be provided.

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

Things Could Get Messy

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

This Final Friday exhibition will be a fundraiser to support the K-12 art programs in Kansas.

2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Reverie Coffee Roasters

6-9pm

Featuring photography by Katie Morford.

Full Exhibition through September 28.

For August Final Friday at Reverie, Reverie Coffee Roasters are featuring local photographer, Katie Morford! Katie Morford is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer based out of Haven, Kansas. She co-founded indie publishing house Crosshair Press and published her debut co-authored novel, "Kenan," last year under pen name Karis Waters. For Final Friday, LoLo's Crępes will be serving delicious French/Japanese inspired street crepes from 11am-9pm.

139 N. Mead St.
Phone: (316) 295-3365 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 12-8pm

Not Human Space Station Final Friday

5-8pm

Featuring artwork by TJ Hooker and Piper Lou-Renee'

Live music will be provided.

412 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-2435 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 3pm, except Thurs 12pm - 6pm

Art for Arthritis Preview Show

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

Full exhibition through September 20.

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

Eleanor Heimbaugh - Ceramic Sculpture And Nicki Albright - Kilnformed Glass

6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Eleanor Heimbaugh and Nicki Albright.

222 S. Commerce St.
Phone: (316) 440-7542 website

Art Show by Litsey

11am-10pm

Featuring artwork by International Artist and Art Dealer Brent Litsey, Wichita Native.

This will be Brent's final show in Wichita. He will be moving on to Paris, France, Monte Carlo, and the World Art Tour.

The LUX    
120 E. 1st St

ArtBeat - Final Friday at The LUX
Presented by Shay Chic Events

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Fernando Aguayo, photography by Evangelina with Vivid Pixels, music by William Bloom and Bri Mcbride, and performances from all four Artbeat Hosts.

All proceeds will go to KSUN 95.9 radio.

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

Georges Bishop

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Georges Bishop, printmaker.

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

141 N. Rock Island

Wild Mustang Photography Exhibit

5-9pm

Featuring artwork by Ze Bernardinello.

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

Head Rush

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Kylie Macias

Full Exhibition: August 26 through September 23.

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

Building Bridges ICT

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jenna Farhat, Maira Salin, and Sheona Sleiman.

A Community Mural Painting Event will also hosted by the WSU SHIFTSPACE Student Group and the Muslim Students' Association.

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Final Friday 8/26
A B C D F G H I K M N R S T U V W
829 N. Market

In Perspective

5:30-8:30pm

Featuring artwork by Fabian and Envision Artists who are blind, visually impaired and multi-disabled.

1520 E. Douglas Ave. Suite 100

BPC Block Party

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Several Local Artist And live performances by Linnaberry Wine and Mountain Deer Revival

This Final Friday event is in conjunction with Builders Plus Construction's Grand Opening Block Party! Food trucks on site will include Noble House Hawaiian Plate Lunch, Charlie's PizzaTaco and Wichita Brewing Company.

1215 W. Franklin

2016 Hot New Pics Show

7pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by various photographers.

Full exhibition through August 26 through September 9.

at (316) 269-1250 for more property information.
CityArts    
334 N. Mead
Phone: (316) 512-5045 website
Hours: Regular Business/ Venue Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

Wichita Sculptors Guild Exhibition, "Woman" by Kelsy Gossett, "Waiting for the Bus: Drive by Observations" by Connie Bonfy, and "Still: In Motion" by Tim Stone

6-8pm

Featuring artwork by Kelsy Gossett, Connie Bonfy and Tim Stone.

Full exhibition August 26 through September 24.

Dock 410    
410 S. Commerce
Phone: (316) 262-7330 website

Green Kansas Plains

6-10pm

Featuring photography by Mark & Taylor Wilkes.

FNL Denim    
106 S. Emporia
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 10am - 5pm

Local Artists

5pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jeremy Krubsack, Max Krubsack and Alec Campbell.

Full exhibition through September 30.

412 E. Douglas

Pastel Paintings

5:30-10pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Ellen Williford.
Also featuring ceramics by Yusef Etudaiye.

Full exhibition will run through September 27.

924 E. Douglas

Finally Final Friday at Handpicked LA

6-10pm

Featuring jewelry by Stella+Dot jewelry stylist Bridgett Bogart.

Live music will most likely be provided.

215 N. Washington

Satellite Artist Exhibition

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Trisha Coates and Cal Shi.

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

Capturing Nature's Finest Moments

6-11pm

Featuring artwork by Tom Stybr

Full Exhibition: August 26 through September 30

Must be 21 to Enter. Let'm Eat Brats will be out front from 6-8pm.

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

New Age Art

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Laurie Maves, Brianna Vanacoro, Juan Jose Hoyos Quiles, Stephanie Ward, GG Reid, Sean Christopher Ward, Lindy Wiese, Laurie Maves, Jonathan McAfee, Ernest Vincent Wood III, Jeanne Ward, Xanthippe Tsalimi, and J.M. Culver.

There are new works displayed by Jonathan McAfee, Brianna Vanacoro, GG Reid, Sean Christopher Ward and Lindy Wiese. HUE Gallery is also beginning our “Boost & Embolden” program, in which artists 0-18 can add their name to the raffle to use the back gallery’s north wall as a display space for their work for a month period. Applications are accepted online at: www.huewichita.com/be-app/

111 E. Douglas

ICT Chalk Talks Final Friday

5-8pm

Featuring a live drawing session by Graeham Jarvis.

147 S. Hillside St

Jamin Still

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Jamin Still and music by Josiah Zimmerman.

Come enjoy the illustrative work of Jamin Still and the musical sounds of Josiah Zimmerman.

325 E. Douglas

Project Access 17th Anniversary

6pm-8pm

Featuring artwork by Mary Corbett, Terry Corbett, Denis Bengston and Michael Fallier.

Music provided by Lisa Hittle and Randy Zellers.

Project Access is a program created by the Central Plains Health Care Partnership. This event is to thank the local health care community, funders, donors and supporters involved with Project Access.

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

Mead Street Gallery

6:30-9pm

Featuring works by Jay Raheem.

This show will hang from August 26 - September 24.

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.

3100 McCormick

Subject Matters

5-7pm

Featuring artwork by Tara Hufford Walker.

"Subject Matters" features a collection of acrylic paintings that begin with collages, all created by arranging and re-arranging images cut from magazines in an aesthetic montage, then enlarged to scale and transferred to canvas or Masonite panels.

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

Full exhibition from August 26 through September 23.

1144 Bitting St.
Phone: (316) 351-7778 website

R Coffee House

7-11pm

Featuring artwork by Angela Vasquez.

Live jazz music will be provided.

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

Things Could Get Messy

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

This Final Friday exhibition will be a fundraiser to support the K-12 art programs in Kansas.

2611 E. Douglas Ave.
Hours: Regular Business Hours: M-F 7:30am-8pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm
Reverie Coffee Roasters

6-9pm

Featuring photography by Katie Morford.

Full Exhibition through September 28.

For August Final Friday at Reverie, Reverie Coffee Roasters are featuring local photographer, Katie Morford! Katie Morford is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer based out of Haven, Kansas. She co-founded indie publishing house Crosshair Press and published her debut co-authored novel, "Kenan," last year under pen name Karis Waters. For Final Friday, LoLo's Crępes will be serving delicious French/Japanese inspired street crepes from 11am-9pm.

139 N. Mead St.
Phone: (316) 295-3365 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Fri 12-8pm

Not Human Space Station Final Friday

5-8pm

Featuring artwork by TJ Hooker and Piper Lou-Renee'

Live music will be provided.

412 E Douglas
Phone: (316) 262-2435 website
Hours: Regular Business Hours: Mon-Sat 11am - 3pm, except Thurs 12pm - 6pm

Art for Arthritis Preview Show

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by various artists.

Full exhibition through September 20.

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

Eleanor Heimbaugh - Ceramic Sculpture And Nicki Albright - Kilnformed Glass

6pm-10pm

Featuring artwork by Eleanor Heimbaugh and Nicki Albright.

222 S. Commerce St.
Phone: (316) 440-7542 website

Art Show by Litsey

11am-10pm

Featuring artwork by International Artist and Art Dealer Brent Litsey, Wichita Native.

This will be Brent's final show in Wichita. He will be moving on to Paris, France, Monte Carlo, and the World Art Tour.

The LUX    
120 E. 1st St

ArtBeat - Final Friday at The LUX
Presented by Shay Chic Events

5pm-9pm

Featuring artwork by Fernando Aguayo, photography by Evangelina with Vivid Pixels, music by William Bloom and Bri Mcbride, and performances from all four Artbeat Hosts.

All proceeds will go to KSUN 95.9 radio.

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

Georges Bishop

6-9pm

Featuring artwork by Georges Bishop, printmaker.

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

141 N. Rock Island

Wild Mustang Photography Exhibit

5-9pm

Featuring artwork by Ze Bernardinello.

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

Head Rush

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Kylie Macias

Full Exhibition: August 26 through September 23.

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

Building Bridges ICT

6-10pm

Featuring artwork by Jenna Farhat, Maira Salin, and Sheona Sleiman.

A Community Mural Painting Event will also hosted by the WSU SHIFTSPACE Student Group and the Muslim Students' Association.

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