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ICTArtDOG: An opportunity to give back!

ICTArtDOG is providing a way for Wichita to give back to our local art associations again this year. ArtDOG (Art Day Of Giving) is a 24-hour charitable giving campaign to support area art nonprofits. This year ArtDOG will take place April 24, 2015. There are many activities you can attend and organizations to which you can give back for all they do for our local community.

Here are just a few of the wonderful events these non-profits have planned. There are actually many more! You can see all the events and donate online here: ICT ArtDOG Events. Attending an event is great, and most of them are inexpensive or even free, but since this day is all about supporting arts organizations, financial donations are highly encouraged! You can do this online – just go to the ArtDOG link above to donate to any of the participating organizations.

FREE Admission to the Sedgwick County Zoo
Date: April 23
Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: 5555 W Zoo Blvd, Wichita, KS 67212
It’s a Party for the Planet. The Zoo’s Earth Day environmental fair coincides nicely with Wichita’s Art Day of Giving. (Note that fair will be held on Thursday, April 23.) Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits are geared toward kid in 3rd through 5th grade, but everyone is welcome.

Sneak Peek of the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Botanica
Date: April 24
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: 701 Amidon
This event allows you to take a special peek at the soon to be Chinese Garden of Friendship at Wichita’s beautiful Botanica Gardens. All funds raised during the Art Day of Giving will go to purchase benches for the Chinese Garden of Friendship. Suggested donation $20.

Art is Happening at Old Town Square
Organization: ARTS COUNCIL
Location: Old Town Square, near 2nd Street and N. Mead, downtown Wichita
Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Come see art happening, as you watch talented painters, hear wonderful singers, and watch great performances. All of these in one place! Suggested donation levels $50, $100, $500

Chris Cakes Pancake Feed
Organization: Music Theatre for Young People
Date: April 24
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: 760 W Douglas Ave – Historic Delano District – The Chocolate Fountain Showroom
Come have fun while eating delicious pancakes. All you can eat pancakes and sausage for $6 a person.

Live Art Happening of Historical Nature
Organization: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Date: April 24
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: 204 South Main, Wichita, KS 6720
Go visit the Museum to see the Annual Local Art History Exhibit: The Art of George Bellis. Admission is free and open to the public + free souvenir! Suggested donation levels: $35, $250, $500.

CYT Encores – An Art Day of Giving Concert Event
Organization: Christian Youth Theater
Location: Morning Star Christian Church
Time: 6:30-10 p.m.
CYT Wichita’s first Encores concert event! Enjoy a free evening of musical performances. Suggested donation levels: $10, $50, or $100

Organization: Emerald City Chorus
Date: April 24
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Location: Renfro Studio, 612 E. Douglas
Enjoy special treats and refreshments while admiring colorful and decidedly unique works of art made by the furry friends of Emerald City Chorus members. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the talented human members of the group. 🙂 Suggested donation levels: $10, $20, $50

MakeICT Grand Open House
Organization: MakeICT
Date: April 24
Time 6-9 p.m.
Location: 1500 E. Douglas
All ages are welcome to come see the new makerspace of MakeICT, watch a 3-D printer in action, and try your hand at a few maker projects.

Tallgrass Movie Murray-Thon
Organization: Tallgrass Film Association
Location: The Anchor, Lucky’s, The Monarch
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Your $15 donation entitles you to the official Tallgrass ArtDOG button which includes: Three Bill Murray films: STRIPES at The Anchor, GROUNDHOG DAY at Lucky’s and LOST IN TRANSLATION at The Monarch. Food Specials from The Anchor, plus food trucks, The Flying Stove and Hopperoni Express. $1.50 Craft Beer Draws from local breweries at each venue.

ArtDOG Party with the Wichita Blues Society
Organization: Wichita Blues Society
Date: April 24
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Location: Spirit’s Pub, 231 E Main, Valley Center
Live music from Code Blue, beer sampling, and a prize for the best doggie-themed shirt or hat. No cover, but donations are requested to help WBS get matching funds from the Wichita Community Foundation. Suggested donation levels: $25, $100, $400

For more information and events visit ictartdog.org

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