Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): Join Vintage Vibe for the First Friday Artwalk! Marie Antoinette will greet you at the door. It’s the perfect time to fall in love with French & romantic items! Our famous Summer Brew and cannoli cheeseballs will be served from 5-9p. The artist of the month is Tamera Haefner. Receive a flower with your purchase on February 13th! Get your flapper dress ready for March, more details coming soon! Follow us on instagram: @vintagevibetopeka. Visit our website to learn about The Vintage 12. 9a-9p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th Ave, Ste 100): Dip into chocolate with our infamous chocolate fountain with various “dippers” and other tasty treats while enjoying the cutout paintings by Doug Frye. Doug envisions hard edged reality through his paintings on raw surfaces by using the underlying surface color, creating the tone and mood of the painting. As always, we will have snacks, soda, and a selection of chocolate inspired beers and wines. 5-8p.
Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd): Featuring artist Linda Shoults, the exhibit will include oil paintings of wildlife, the Flint Hills and scenic Kansas prairies. Her passion for nature and wildlife is evident in her art. We have home décor, furniture, ART and so much more!! 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 artist’s reception, 5:30-8:30p.
NEW TO THE ARTWALK! Ricks Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery (5120 SW 28th) is a full service dermatology clinic specializing in skin cancer removal and facial reconstruction. In the newly renovated space we are co-located with a cutting edge medical spa offering non-invasive medical technologies, Botox, and fillers. Come and see our rotating art and learn about Topeka’s unique spa experience. 5-7p.
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd)opens a new exhibit. The guild is proud to celebrate its 100th year in 2016. Please join us as we celebrate all year with exciting exhibits. The guild is a non-profit organization. During the school year we share our art space with local high schools. In February, Jefferson West High School art students will show their work. Member artists will also be in Fairlawn Mall to help children and adults who want to make Valentines for Meals on Wheels. Come join the fun and see beautiful art. 5-8p.
Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts (115 SE 6th): We have two great headliners! Joshua Cochran has improved his skills greatly since last year’s Chocolate Walk and has presented in many FFAW’s and special showings since. He is an artist ready to tour the world! Fred Appelhanz is a skillful musician on the Dulcimer as well as an accomplished poet. Take a listen and enjoy excerpts from his wonderful book, Valley View Farm! We’ll have decadent hot chocolate and Laura’s wonderful brownies. Yum! 5-8p.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): Our featured artists for the month of February are Sean O’Callaghan & Alessandra Chavez. Sean teaches design and drawing & Alessandra is a sophomore student at Topeka High School. We will display their drawings & watercolor all month long. Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? We have unique art & jewelry handmade by local artists. Regular hours are Tues-Sat from 10a-6p. 10a-9p.
Wolfe’s Camera (635 S Kansas): Three way fun at Wolfe’s. Wear jeans and visit Wolfe’s – we will donate $5 to Harvester’s Foodbank for every jeans wearing customer who signs our register. Wolfe’s is part of the Downtown First Friday chocolate event. Oh yes, 20% off larger metal prints. See great metal photos in our gallery. 9a-8p.
Fairlawn Plaza (21st & Fairlawn): Chef Alli is presiding at the stove, serving up Skillet Pork Chops with Bacon, Apples & Cream. You can make a valentine for the Meals on Wheels folks while listening to Roy Tanner on violin. Don’t miss trying a Chocolate Wine Shooter…peruse the art by Colorfields, Irma Wager, June Walsh & Kay Frantz… visit the Topeka Art Guild… check out a display of Vintage Valentine updates from the graphic arts students at Washburn Tech… peek in the shops to see what’s new… pet some pets from Helping Hands… really, so much fun in one spot! 5-7:30p.
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): In the window this month is an exhibit of artworks by the teachers who will be offering classes at NOTO Arts Center this Spring. The amazing Sara O’Keeffe, Arts Center Manager, has put together some outstanding classes. Ceramics, watercolor painting, jewelry, printmaking and some great workshops for kids as young as 3 with an adult helper. 9a-9p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon): “Pen and Ink” by Deane Burgess is the featured exhibit at Soho Interiors in Westboro. Mr. Burgess taught art for thirty-two years in local schools prior to becoming an administrator. Soho Interiors is pleased to show his collection of “Kansas Notables,” Taos Pueblo and others. The works of Burgess exemplifies the precision and skill of fine, realistic drawings. This is art to appreciate. See you Friday! 5:30p-8:30p.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (1515 SW 10th): February is your last chance to get to the Sabatini Gallery for the exhibit “Multiple Voices Multiple Histories: Reimagining the Civil War” which runs through February 14. “Multiple Voices Multiple Histories: Reimagining the Civil War” is a reflection on the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This series of broadsides were created in collaboration between Richmond poets and graphic designers at VCU’s Bowe House Press. 9a-9p.
The Merchant (913 S Kansas) is one of the 17 Chocolate Stops in Downtown Topeka. We will celebrating the one and only Marge Heeney’s 90th Birthday in style with Big Daddy Live in the basement. Featured artist: Stephanie Weiss. Henna by Vedhi. Fire Spinner: Julia Phillips. Great Gift idea from Manestream Hair and Health products. Carlos from Le Petit Bon Bon will be selling $3 empanadas and hand poured coffees. Meet your friends downtown. 5-8p.
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Join us for the Downtown Chocolate Walk!!!! New products to sample… In store purchases are 20% off to First Friday Shoppers! 10a-9p.
Kaw River Rustics (901 N Kansas): What’s hidden inside that building on the corner? Paintings, sculptures, carvings, ink drawings, pencil drawings, Indian art, photographs, metal art, organic products, fiber art, and live, wood-edged furniture. Our gallery is large and includes antiques, eclectic items and gifts. Come visit our KRR family and find that perfect something at Kaw River Rustics 9a-9p.
Beauchamp’s Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon) is featuring the work of nationally recognized artist Phil Starke. The show consists primarily of miniature Kansas and New Mexico landscape imagery. Phil’s work will be exhibited at Beauchamp’s through March 2nd and followed by a Lenten/Easter season exhibit of icons and prints in the Judeo Christian tradition. 5:30-8:30p.
Two Days Market (829 N Kansas): Spring is peeking in around the corners at Two Days for our February opening – come and be refreshed and see what’s new for the season. Open February 5 & 6 at 9 a.m. each day for the best selection!! Topeka’s only monthly market! 9a-9p Friday, 9a-3p Saturday.
The Tasteful Olive (2900 SW 29th) will offer samples of a cold Bruschetta, Espresso Cookies and Maple Covered Nuts, made with their own oils and vinegars. You can also sample over 65 olive oils, balsamic vinegars, wine vinegars and gourmet oils.Come taste and purchase unflavored olive oils at a buy one, get one half-off sale price! OPEN 5:30-7:30p.
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas, 2nd Floor) will re-open at a new location, February 5th, during First Friday Art Walk. This month’s feature exhibition is titled “Through My Eye Lens.” The exhibit is an exciting overview of today’s fine art photography. Every school of thought from the traditional to the experimental and perhaps controversial is represented. We look forward to a lively discussion. Photographers from Seattle, Washington, Arizona and many parts of Kansas will display their photography for a chance to sell their work and compete for a Best in Show award juried by James “Gook” Taylor. 5-10p.
NOTO Arts Center (935 N Kansas): Join The Craftivists at the NOTO Art Center for a fun, free public art activity during the February First Friday Art Walk. Write a short love note, positive expression or a sweet fortune on paper to insert into a hand-stitched fabric heART pouch. Open to all ages & skill levels. Supplies provided. Visitn the Morris Gallery at NOTO Arts Center to see “Colecciones” – a mixed media show by Stephanie Munoz O’Neil. O’Neil has created new, colorful works featuring collections that have drawn designs surrounding her heart & other art works that reflect connections. 5-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Anne Kufahl is our February Featured Artist, with an exhibition entitled “Phthalo Spring Green.” Anne’s new paintings embrace symbols of spring through various scenes that represent the renewal of a new season and of my interest and commitment to work.” 4-8:30p.
Boho Mojo/Reliant Apparel (631 S Kansas): Wood and Turquoise! Digital illustration! And CHOCOLATE! You can’t go wrong with Boho Mojo this First Friday. In addition to delectable treats and stunning art, we have 40% off throughout the art walk! Stop by and satisfy your sweet tooth for fun, fashion, and fair trade. 5-8p.
SouthWind Art Galley (3074 SW 29th): Please start your February art walk with SouthWind, featuring our 2016 Collector’s Exhibit. Reception from 5-7p with gorgeous works from 16 of our most collectable artists. Join us for refreshments, good conversation and see new works by Kim Casebeer, Judy Mackey, Cally Krallman, Hugh Greer, Stan Herd, Brian Slawson, Doug Osa, Dana Hassett, Don Tiller and more. NOTE! We’ve changed our artwalk hours from 5-7pm!
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas) opens this month with new artists and lots of great artwork suitable for Valentine’s gifts. Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like a unique one of a kind gift you picked out personally. Attractive gourd jewelry and décor by Nancy Overmeyer is our newest addition. Also new is lampwork glass by Wyatt Segrist that is different from any glass we have offered previously. Featured painter, Kathleen Cobb, offers her vision of Kansas that reflects her profound connection with the subject. 10a-9p.
Yeldarb Art Studios (907 N Kansas): Visit Yeldarb Art Studios and 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. 5pm – 9pm.
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th): Join us to celebrate our re-opening! Stop out & try samples of wine featuring Kansas grapes and see our new expanded tasting room. Slushies, Pours and Bottles … all available for purchase! We have a limited amount of Cranberry Wine left. Picnics and snacks welcome. (Only alcohol produced at Glaciers Edge Winery is able to be consumed on our property; guests consuming alcohol must be at least 21 yr old .) Location: South side of Topeka, 1.7 miles E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4-8:30p.
Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage, Ste B – Fleming Place): “Prairies and Prints” featuring artist Becky Drager with new originals and prints inspired by the distinctive landscapes and rural places in and around the flint hills of Kansas in dazzling color that will tease all of your senses. 4-7p.
aMUSEd Gallery (115 NW Laurent): Not one but two great artists are being featured this month at aMUSEd! Photographer Morgaine Hawley and Bone & Metal Sculptor Ptr Sponseller. Although very different, both artists provide the viewer with an “other worldly” feel. Free parking and refreshments. 5-9p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th): Stop by from 5-8p for the First Friday Art Walk. Treat yourself to some chocolates and shop from our LOVEly works of fused glass art! New Valentine’s themed jewelry, dishes, and other great gifts made and ready! Stop in and find the perfect gift! We are located in the Gizmo building below Juli’s Coffee & Bistro. We look forward to seeing you! 5-8p.
Haven Arts (837-1/2 N Kansas) features “White Noise” – an interactive installation. “White Noise” is an invitation to the creative process. The artist begins with a word, a concept, a mood, then spends hours exploring the possibilities for the best visual to express it. Even the duplication of a landscape, a portrait or vase of flowers depends on the artist’s personal translation to make it unique. Only when the composition is complete in the mind does the technical application to canvas begin. How would you see it? 5-9p.
Brown National Historic Site (1515 SE Monroe): Artwork from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Living the Dream Art Competition will be on display. Mixed media artwork from the YWCA F.E.A.T.S. Afterschool Program, “Art is My Voice,” which includes fourth and fifth grade students from Highland Park Elementary School will also be on exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. 4-7p.
Mulvane Art Museum (1700 SW Jewell): Will celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions and student awards will be announced at 6p. Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell, on view through March 5, 2016. Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition, on view through March 5, 2016. Non-Objective: From the Mulvane’s Permanent Collection, on view through March 9. 5:30-7:30p.