The Final Friday Art Crawl is a free Wichita event held on the last Friday of each month that allows the public to enjoy artwork and light refreshments at galleries, museums, restaurants, and other venues all over Wichita. All participating venues are free and open to the public on Final Friday. Hours may vary from location to location, but most are open 7-9 p.m. You’ll be amazed by the diverse art being made by Wichitans, and you might be surprised at how many galleries we have and how active the arts community is in Wichita. Of course, if you see something you love, buy it if you can! You’ll be purchasing directly from the artist, and in most cases, your new art piece will be one-of-a-kind.
A lot of the action happens in and around downtown, and that’s a good starting place. You can park near one of the participating venues, then hop the Q-line trolley (free) to get from one place to the next. The shuttle is available from 6 p.m. to midnight and circulates throughout downtown. If you see it passing, simply step out to the curb to flag it down.
There are other Final Friday locations outside of the downtown area, which often include the Wichita State University student center, Newman University’s Steckline Gallery, and Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center, to name a few.
To find a map of participating Final Friday venues and Q-line stops, visit the Final Friday page on the Downtown Wichita website.