Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon): Beauchamp's is again exhibiting "In the Spirit", a show for the Lenten & Easter seasons. The show features a collection of traditionally made
icons by Peggy Shopen as well as other Jewish & Christian imagery. A new "bison" themed exhibit will open mid April. 5:30-8:30p.
Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd): It's April and SPRING has sprung at Warehouse 414! We are featuring wonderful art and jewelry by local artists along with vintage furniture and décor. Include Warehouse 414 on your list of stops during the Artwalk. We are located just east of 2nd & Madison at 414 SE 2nd. You can also view the exhibit during our regular business hours: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat - 11a-5:30p. First Friday Artwalk - 5:30-8:30p.
Mulvane Art Museum (17th & Jewell): Opening reception for Marydorsey Wanless Retrospective and Boom: American Printmaking 1960-2000. Also on view through May 14: 2016 Mulvane Art Museum Juried Ceramics Exhibition and Prairie Memories: The Art of Glenda Taylor. 5-7:30p.
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Pl): is celebrating 100 years as an art organization with an exhibit in April, juried by Michael Allen, preparator of exhibitions at the Mulvane Museum of Art. Highland Park High School art students will also exhibit their works. Please join us in celebration of this exciting event. The guild offers a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior art student, deadline April 15. See our website for application. 5-8p.
NEW TO THE ARTWALK!!! Ronald McDonald House (825 SW Buchanan): Enjoy thephotographic artistry of Brad Mangas, whose natural images are a source of peace and strength in his life. His work will be on display at the historic Ronald McDonald House, a place of peace and strength for families. The 106-year-old former home of the first female U.S. Treasurer Georgia Neese Gray now serves as a home-away-from-home for families of very sick children being cared for in a nearby hospital. Refreshments will be provided. 5-8p.
Kansas Ballet (5240 SW 17th): Friends, don't miss this this one-time spring break Bharatanatyam workshop in Topeka. Beginners welcome! Esteemed artist and instructor, Krishnapriya Pramod, will teach 3 series for ages 5-8; 9-12; 13-Adult. 5-7p.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): FLAPPERS WANTED! Join us April 1st from 5 to 9 in the evening, for Vintage Vibe’s Roaring 20’s Party! Dressing up is highly encouraged!! This month we will be spotlighting “Roaring Vintage”, an exclusive jewelry line by Artist Britta McKee of Tobias Designs. We will have our famous brew & snack bar in our Speakeasy from 5pm to 9pm (Speakeasy password: long live vintage). 20% off all Vintage Jackets during the month of April! Vintage Vibe’s Sunday Market is NOW OPEN - join us on Sundays (April-August) from 11a-3p!
Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage Blvd - Fleming Pl): Fed up with the current political season? Escape with a little satire of Michelle Leivan’s new work “My Selfie, Political Tricksters & People I Know” inspired by her equal opportunity loathing of politics contrasted with comforting images of friends and family. Stop in all month during business hours. Opening reception is on April Fool’s Day during the Frist Friday Art Walk from 4-7p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th, 2nd Fl): Come see the world through the lens of Charles Benton, a native Kansan who loves to travel. He discovered photography would be his artistic outlet, taking more than just vacation pictures. The photos on exhibit display some aspect of nature as their subject. Wear blue & help spread awareness for Autism. We will display a piece of art by an autistic student, which will be raffled to raise money for Topeka Area Autism Network. Snacks, soda, beer & wine provided. 5-8p.
The Tasteful Olive Topeka (2900A SW Oakley - Brookwood): Enjoy Healthy Smoothies made with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and sample over 65 oils and vinegars! 15% OFF entire purchase tonight and tomorrow. FREE Spice Blend if you bring in receipt from any ARTwalk participant. 5:30-7:30p.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (1515 SW 10th): This is your last chance to see “Foundations: Work by the Founding Members of NCECA”, featuring work by Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkus, Rudy Autio, Warren MacKenzie and Nan McKinnell. These artists and others on display were founding members of NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Also, help us celebrate the 10th Annual Edible Book Festival. See what culinary creations your fellow Topekans have created based on the content or shape of a book ‒ from puns to literal interpretations. Or, join us on SECOND Friday (April 8) for “Art2Wear”, an exhibit exploring wearable sculpture for the body. Admire work by artists who design fine art clothing - some are wearable, while others are avant-garde. The exhibit runs from April 8-May 15. 5:30-8:30p.
Topeka Performing Arts Center (214 SE 8th): Join us with Spenser Acker in making the world a beautiful place! Chalk will be available to color the sidewalks at TPAC in recognition of Autism awareness. Special giveaways from Blue Man Group will begin at 6:00p. Bring the kids and color the world beautiful. View the amazing work by Spenser Acker. For more information on his work, visit his website. 5:30-7p. Instagram: @tpactix
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th): First Friday Art Walk is already here again! Be adventurous and get out of the house Friday, April 1st, and get to downtown Topeka! Stop in Prairie Glass Studio and learn a little or a lot about fused glass art. Lots of new Spring pieces available! Looking forward to seeing you all! Located under Juli's Coffee & Bistro in the Gizmo building. 5-8p. Instagram: @prairieglasskymm
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): Explore, create and experience art with the students of Topeka Lutheran School! Art education is so important to children of all ages. Join us for an art exhibit featuring Topeka Lutheran School students using a variety of mediums. Visit with the students, parents, staff and alumni of Topeka Lutheran School as we display their artwork, show unique opportunities that TLS offers, plus interactive art for the kids. You are invited to come by 905 N. Kansas Avenue on April 1st from 5:30-8:30p. Bring a friend with K-8 children who might be interested in Topeka Lutheran School! 5:30-8:30p.
Valeo Expressive Therapies @ Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas, 2nd Fl): The Creations of Hope gallery continues to feature the exhibition, "Shadow and Light," showcasing the talents of local Topeka artists Melissa Elrod and Candis Roberts. Bold in color, form, and content, the artworks on display reveal personal narratives that confront and explore themes of both 'shadow' and 'light,' and in this way, courageously promote a view of healing that is less about eliminating hardship than it is about moving forward in spite of it. The exhibition will remain on display through April 30th, 2016. 5-8p.
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas): Lots to see and do at Yeldarb this month. Featured artist Johanna Hanks is exhibiting a large collection of landscapes. Her love of art will inspire you. Rachel Taylor will perform from 6 to 8. Meet our exhibiting artists and enjoy demonstrations in the garage studio. Visit the Creations of Hope exhibit and portrait photographer Ali Rene on our 2nd floor. If you cannot join us on First Friday visit us during regular hours Wednesday through Friday 10 to 6 and Saturday 10 to 5. 5:30-8:30p.
Yeldarb Art Studios (907 N Kansas): invite you to meet the 9 artists in residence. Each has their unique art available and several offer classes. There will be pottery and glass marble making demos by 3 artists in the garage studio and fused glass in the classroom from 6 to 8. Art Studios are not open on a regular basis so don’t miss this opportunity to meet these talented artists; Poca Kim, Janet Bailey, Kathleen Cobb, Tamra Yancey, Ali Rene, Patty Kahn, Dana St. John, Jim Bauer, and Merl Miles. 5:30-8:30p.
Boho Mojo (631 S Kansas): Returning again this year is our local poet Ashanti Spears. Come hear her recite live! Also featuring two amazing autistic photographers, Mark and Heather. Each has a bunch of photography for sale, and for April 1st only, you can order a selection of their work on your very own shirt! No foolin'! We've got blue-themed food for the Light It Up Blue event, and as always check out our specials on Fair Trade apparel and gifts. It's gonna be a blast! Join us at Boho Mojo! 5-8p. Instagram: @bohomojoks
aMUSEd Gallery (115 NW Laurent): 3rd Annual aMUSEd FANtabulous Comic Book/SciFi Art Showcase! Come celebrate fan art inspired by all things geek. Be sure to vote for the Viewers Choice Award. This show displays until May 6. Also available during normal business hours. 5-9p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Angela Lexow is the featured artist at STUDIO 831 in April & May. Here are her thoughts on this show, entitled Nature's Palette: "I have no fear of color, and love to use it in all aspects of my work. All the pieces for this show were inspired by nature, but also by a photographer's work. Each piece is my interpretation of an artist's photograph (with their permission). I have been lucky enough to work with great photographers, some local and some from New Mexico." 4-8:30p.
Wolfe's Camera (635 S Kansas): Our photo gallery celebrates opening a new show by Kathy Shogren. Kathy lives in Assaria Kansas. Kathy photographs the fine details and textures of life. Kathy says "my photography journey has taken me down the red dirt roads, the roads less traveled and the roads not taken by most." Come see the beautiful and wonderful photos. Wolfe's recently concluded a macro photography contest. Come see enlargements of photos by our contest winners. 9a-8p. Instagram: @wolfescamera
Topeka High (800 SW 10th): Come see Topeka High's latest batch of student work! Students will be showcasing their talents in sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, digital & B&W photo, graphic design, and jewelry. So stop by to see the extraordinary work being done! Enter on the Western St. side and come up to the 3rd floor to view the gallery. 5-7p.
Contemporary Jewelry Studio (929 S Kansas, 2nd Fl): Stop by and receive a $50 certificate you can use toward a future custom order. This certificate is valid between May 1, 2016 through May 31,2016. If you order custom name/monogram rings for couple/family during April, design fees will be waived ($150 value per each ring). 5-8p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon): Hard edged reality is envisioned by Doug Frye through his paintings on raw surfaces. He uses the underlying surface color, which can be seen through the medium, creates the tone and mood of the painting. By combining the passive observer with the emotional content of the subject a therapeutic force is created. Soho Interiors will host the exhibit beginning this Friday, April 1. We invite you to join us for a remarkable presentation of Doug Frye Art. 5:30-8:30p.
SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): Please start your February ARTWalk with SouthWind, featuring the Art of the Plains exhibit. Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The exhibit features the work of 30 artists who are “Signature” members of the American Plains Artists organization. This will showcase representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region-its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life. We will also have a book signing with Jim Ransom, a local poet, signing his book "Immortal Prairie and other poems." 5-7p. Instagram:@southwindartgallery
The Merchant (913 S Kansas): Americana Troubadour Charlie Barber w/ Steve Hearrell Live 5-7:45p. Our featured artist is Carrie Hilgert. She will have her wonderful paintings & brings such great energy to our space. Vidhi will be in house offering up henna. $3 empanadas & hand brewed coffees from Le Petit Bon Bon. Metal Work by Danny Munk from Slick Clark designs in Perry. Maybe even a little fire spinning between 7-8p... Art. Music. Food. Fashion. Fun. Meet your friends at The Merchant. 5-8p. Instagram:@themerchantonline
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th, Wakarusa): Come see our new space and try samples of wine featuring Kansas grapes, including our new Dessert Wine: Crevasse. Slushies, Pours and Bottles ... all available for purchase! Picnics and snacks welcome. Enjoy a bottle of wine or a slushie while watching the sunset. (Only alcohol produced at Glaciers Edge Winery is able to be consumed on our property; guests consuming alcohol must be at 21 yrs old .) Location: South side of Topeka, 1.7 miles E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4-8:30p.
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas, 2nd Fl): Our show, entitled “Mindscapes” is where memories from a childhood mingle with those from the fantasy world. Featuring Katherine Settle, an artist of the Two Wolves Collective. Katherine creates amazing art from anything she can get her hands on. Paintings, drawings and sculpting, she creates from a mental or psychological scene or area of the imagination: Join us for the opening reception, cash bar and great artworks!. Two Wolves Artists are: Katherine Settle, Amber O’Dell, Morgaine Hawley, James Taylor, Dan Brennan, Alexander Lancaster, Micah Offerner, Anthony Schewd, Mike Smith, Buck Reist, Justise Mongold, Pake McNally, and Jennifer Bohlander. 5-10p. Instagram: @a_wolf_of_two
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Celebrating National Autism Awareness, Check out our Blue Light Specials for the evening!!!! 5-8p.
Haven Arts (837-1/2 N Kansas): is proud to bring another beautiful, dynamic show to the city of Topeka! Our featured artist for April is John Holcolm. John is a painter who was born and raised in Kansas. The modern world is a blur, and he loves the idea of a simple moment to pause and enjoy a non-moving image. His paintings are all centered around life and its simple joys which are often surrounded by unknown hardship. As always, we will also be showcasing the work of our resident artists - Staci Dawn Ogle, Shelly Bedsaul, Ryan Ogle, and Erin Hatton. Join us for an evening for the senses! 10a-9p.
The Open Window (927 N Kansas): Join the Open Window for this First Friday Art walk! Experience some unique one of a kind items and leave with some fantastic deals for your home or business!! Rosewood Winery will be giving out samples of their amazing wines!! Artists this month are Margaret Ramberg displaying her oil, and watercolor paintings. And of course come out to see her beautiful pottery. Margaret is a teacher at Seaman High School. Jessie Logan is our other featured artist. She enjoys using different styles and mediums. Her work can be seen in oils, acrylics, and resins! Jessie retired from a 40 year career in makeup artistry. Thursday - Saturday 11a-5p. Instagram: @townoto
Kaw River Rustics (901 N Kansas): When you visit Kaw River Rustics. it is like going back in time when slat board floors and stone walls were the norm. The décor is reclaimed wood with multiple independent spaces featuring various artists, antiques, vintage, retro, and many unique items. Stop in and chat with Chris, Bob, & Diana they love to hear stories about historical North Topeka. Four generations of this family have made North Topeka home. Don't forget to sample the fresh baked goods and pick up a jar of pickled green beans. You never know what you will find at Kaw River Rustics! 9a-9p. Instagram: @kaw_river_rustics
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): At Matryoshka, our featured artists will be the Topeka West Artomaton Club. They are a group of very talented young artists that took it upon themselves to help their fellow classmates afford college. The Artomaton is a wonderful machine that, when a person puts in fifty cents or a dollar, will dispense a wonderful piece of art, and that money goes to the Topeka West Art Scholarship to be awarded to a talented art student. The students in the club are excited to show their work in NOTO, and the sponsors of the club, cannot wait to share their art with the local art appreciators of Topeka. Also, the Heels for Combat Boots babes will have a booth outside of Matryoshka. The pin-up ladies are raising money for veterans by selling pies & taking pictures. 10a-9p. Instagram: @notomatryoshka