The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum generally hosts its annual Art and Book Fair on Mothers Day weekend. The fair is a fantastic and FREE Mothers Day event.
This is a great opportunity to find wonderful art to buy, pick up great used or rare books, stroll through the museum’s sculpture garden, tour the art museum, enjoy live music and delicious food from the Muse Cafe or the food trucks parked outside.
The art show and sale portion of the event is held outdoors.
Artist tents will be scattered around the paved areas of the museum grounds, where you’ll find paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed-media, and other art that will make a perfect gift or new treasure in your own collection.
You’ll not only be able to peruse and purchase art, but also chat with the artists themselves.
The book fair will be held inside the museum.
Hundreds of books in every genre will be available – not only books about art, but also fiction, biographies, Kansas/regional literature, cookbooks, coffee table books, children’s books, and more.
And this year, local authors will be on hand to sign and sell their published books.
Besides the art and the books, live music performances throughout the day and great food will make the event even more special.
Date: Generally held on Mothers Day weekend. Stay tuned for 2019 dates.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Location: The Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. in Wichita
Cost: FREE admission to the museum, with the exception of the Monet to Matisse exhibit, which will be $10. Plan some spending money; art, books, and food will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit the Wichita Art Museum website here.