2018 is shaping up to be an amazing year - with the Brown v. Board Mural Project nearly underway, First Friday Artwalk going strong - AND we are excited to introduce you to the Artistic Expressions Healing Arts INITIATIVE!

 

ARTSConnect FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK

During the ARTSConnect First Friday Artwalk, we find our city filled with art, friends and exciting special events. Every month is different - and every business is different, so please check our Gallery Features page for information each month and then join thousands of people in this fantastic monthly event! 

BROWn v. BOARD MURAL PROJECT

This mural will be painted across the street from the Brown v. Board National Historic Site. The mural will explore themes of equality and justice through the eyes of young people in our community. Artist Michael Toombs will direct the painting of the 130' x 30' wall along with a team of artists and hundreds of members of the community. We believe that there could not be a better time to push forward the central tenets of the Brown case – bringing this important part of American history to life anew.

ARTISTIC EXPRESSIONS HEALING ARTS INITIATIVE

This program, created by artist John Sebelius, serves as a national model for innovative and meaningful treatment of active duty service members suffering from PTSD. More than 200 veterans at The Stress Disorder Treatment Program at Colmery-O'Neil VA in Topeka, KS have completed the program and experienced profound changes as a result. We are grateful for your support of this groundbreaking program.

TOPARTS GrantS PROGRAM

Funded by the City of Topeka and administered by ARTSConnect, the 2016 & 2017 TopArts Grants Program were each an incredible success - and now we are ready to accept applications for the 2018 program. Grants are available in two categories – public arts & arts access and applications are due no later than February 5th, 2018 at 5p.