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Final Friday Food Truck Rally at the Wichita Boathouse

Final Friday Food Truck Rally Wichita Boat House

The Wichita Boathouse will be the scene for the Final Friday Food Truck Ralley each month. Admission is FREE for all ages. Manny local artists & small business vendors will be set up at the Wichita Boathouse. There will be a booze truck, yard games, and more!  The monthly event starts at 5 p.m. on the […]

Wichita First Friday Art Show

First Friday

The First Friday Art Crawl has been an ongoing free event in Wichita for years and years. The Art Crawl allows the public to enjoy art and light refreshments at art galleries, museums, restaurants, and other venues all over Wichita. Other cities also have monthly art crawls, and over the years a tradition has developed […]

Phlox: Fire + Dance

This amazing group in Wichita dances with fire

This is a must-see local show – and it’s free! Wichita has a talented group of local performers who put on an amazing show combining dance and movement with fire. The group, called Phlox, will be performing regularly throughout the season – weather permitting – in Old Town Square. Whatever time the show is scheduled […]

Art That Touches Your Heart at City Arts

During the month of February 2022, you can find Art That Touches Your Heart on the walls of City Arts. The 11th annual Art That Touches Your Heart (ATTYH) exhibit returns to CityArts until February 25, 2022. The exhibit features work by 19 artists that convey a wide range of personal expressions about the contemporary […]

Let There Be Lite-Brite

This art on First Friday in Wichita will have you feeling bright and nostalgic. “Let There Be Lite-Brite” will feature artists’ work in an unusual medium — the popular retro Lite-Brite toy. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] The show begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Nov. 6 at the District on Commerce.   Many […]

June Final Friday at Garvey Center

Garvey Center gets to host Final Friday again this month, with art, music, food, drink, and plenty of space for everyone to stay safe. The event is Friday, June 26, from 6-9 p.m. Here are their plans for this month’s Final Friday at Garvey Center:  “We are SO excited to have Final Friday back at […]

Final Friday at Revolutsia

Lots is happening for Final Friday at the new shipping-container shopping center on East Central Ave. in Wichita. They’ll have an evening of music, art, food, and culture with no admission fee to the event. (Just budget for food, drinks, and shopping.) Here’s a description of events from the Facebook page! What’s Happening: *Join us […]

Trolley Trivia!

The Q-line trolley running along Douglas Ave. in Wichita

Add some excitement to your Friday evening with Riverfest trivia on the Q-LINE trolley! The Q-Line is Wichita’s free trolley that operates along Douglas Ave. On Friday night, it runs all the way from Seneca to Edgemoor from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. So as you’re out and about this Friday night, find the unmarked […]

FinalFest: Free music and arts festival in Wichita

Wichita Final Fest

Final Fest is back in Wichita for 2019. It’s a FREE music and arts festival designed to bring an all-ages and diverse crowd together. Final Fest will showcase local music, artists and food. The festivities will be held in the heart of downtown at the ICT Urban Popup Park on Douglas (between Market and Main […]

Final Friday art show at Aero Plains Brewing

Bill Goffrier Final Friday at Aero Plains Brewing

Join Aero Plains Brewing this Friday for a Final Friday art exhibit of local oil painter Bill Goffrier. Bill has been active in the Wichita art and music scene for several decades. We are featuring his small oil paintings of urban landscapes of Wichita during the month of April-May and having his opening this Friday. […]

FREE: Final Friday Exhibit Opening at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host a free Final Friday exhibit opening on Friday, September 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The opening will feature a look back at highlights from the Lois Kay Walls Gallery exhibits at the museum. The exhibit will include work from artists Cecil McAlister, George Bellis, C.A. Seward, Elizabeth Sprague, […]

New “Pop-Up Park” grand opening in downtown Wichita

Downtown Wichita new pop-up park grand opening

There used to be a hole back behind some buildings on Douglas Avenue downtown. That hole has been filled with a brand new “Pop Up Park) – a temporary urban park that will be a nice place for everyone in Wichita to enjoy. The pop-up park is open daily. Most of the food trucks park […]

March Final Friday: Photography by Travis Hinnen

Delano Barbecue Company is hosting a Final Friday event featuring the photography of Travis Hinnen. The event will be held March 27, 2015. 10% of the evening’s proceeds will go to Dilly’s Place, a non profit raising funds to build a handicap accessible playground. Show is kid-friendly. A Lego table and Free S’mores Bar will […]

Final Friday Art Exhibits at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

This Final Friday in Wichita, be sure to stop by the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to catch the special visual arts exhibits. Admission is free and all four floors of the museum will also be open. First, celebrate our local built environment with the paintings of Wichita Artist Bill Goffrier, who uses the old world […]

FREE Family Event at Exploration Place

Exploration Place will host another FREE Final Friday exhibit opening this weekend that’s perfect for families. The Bridging Art and Science Final Friday exhibit opening will be held on Friday, February 27 in the bridge area just off the main lobby. During this free, family-friendly event, visitors will see original art by 10th, 11th, and 12th graders […]

FREE Final Friday Art Show and Live Music at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

FREE Final Friday event at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum featuring art and music by Bill Goffrier

This is an older post and may contain outdated information. See the most current info here: Wichita Final Friday Art Crawl. For August’s Final Friday event at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita-born artist Bill Goffrier’s Scenes of a Local Historical Nature will be on exhibit, while he and Karlee Goffrier entertain visitors with vocal […]

Reverie Coffee Roasters Grand Opening Event

reverie coffee roasters grand opening event

I met the owner of Wichita’s newest coffee roasters during Riverfest this year, and since my husband, “Mr. On-the-Cheap,” is a coffee-roasting aficionado, I made a point to stop and chat about green coffee beans and all manner of coffee-brewing methods and gadgets. This weekend, June 28-29, Reverie Coffee Roasters will celebrate the grand opening […]

RESCHEDULED for Mar. 1: Free Family Final Friday Event at Exploration Place

exploration place

****** Hi there! This is an older post and may contain outdated information. For the most current information see this post: FREE Family Final Friday Event at Exploration Place ****** Because of the snow, this event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 1, 2013. Exploration Place will hold another Bridging Art and Science Final Friday […]

FREE Family Art Event at Exploration Place

This coming Final Friday, October 26, 2012, Exploration Place will be holding a FREE family art event in the bridge area just off the lobby. The new Final Friday event is called Bridging Art and Science and will focus on how art and science mix. Families will have the opportunity to make their own works […]

Arts Education Open House at CityArts

CityArts will hold an art education open house on Friday evening, October 29, 2010, from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Art instructors will open their classrooms to visitors to answer questions about their classes and demonstrate some of what they do. Also, a preview of the Countdown to Christmas Mini-Workshops will be available with a special […]