Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd): Join us for the Black & White exhibit as our 10 year anniversary celebration continues!! During the First Friday Artwalk Topeka music educator and singer Mark Camacho will perform cabaret music. Enjoy wine, snacks, music, and art! We have home décor, furniture and countless treasures!! Located just east of 2nd & Madison. You can also view the exhibit during our regular hours: Tues-Sat from 11a-5:30p. First Friday hours are 5:30-8:30p.
Valeo Behavioral Health Care (Creations of Hope Gallery - Upstairs at the Yeldarb Gallery @ 909 N Kansas) proudly presents Rise: Female Empowerment Through Art featuring artists Dotti Cobb, Mary St. John, & Patricia Pickering. Three artists present a journey through multi-faceted layers, textures, bold colors and photography chronicles that showcase personal growth and healing, societal change, self-esteem and resiliency in recovery. Opening reception from 5-8p. Gallery hours are Weds.-Fri. from 10a-6p and Saturday from 10a-5p. Creations of Hope gallery is a collaborative space for artists experiencing mental illness to show and sell their artwork while also advocating for mental illness awareness. 5-8p. Instagram: @creationsofhopegallery
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas): Come to Yeldarb’s Big Birthday Bash! We are celebrating the day with art, wine and song. Help us launch our summer project, a new mural in honor of our 5th year. Admire Naomi Cashman’s watercolor exhibit Natural World, her best ever! Violinist Tiffany Jirik will play while you taste fine wines by Wyldewood Cellars. Relax in our courtyard and visit artists in their studios. Come help us celebrate our birthday! Yeldarb regular hours are Weds-Fri from 10a-6p and Sat from 10a-5p. First Friday hours are 5:30-8:30p.
Mulvane Art Museum (1700 SW Jewell): Now on view and closing on July 2 is Boom! American Printmaking 1960-2000. American printmaking exploded during this time period. Marydorsey Wanless Retrospective features alternative, historical photographic media by contemporary former WU professor. Exploring Civil Rights is a series of reflections by WU students on the Civil Rights movement. Klassics for Kids through Sept. 3 will feature great children's activities right in the gallery! 5-7:30p.
John R. Adams Gallery @ WU Art Department (Just south of the WU football stadium at Durow & Jewell): Join the WU Art Department as they open an exhibition entitled UNEARTHED: Discovering Heroes in the Classroom celebrating the stories of Unsung Heroes and the impact their stories have on the hero within. This incredible exhibition includes the work of: Morgen Agesen, Tori Agler, Carly Anderson, Ashley Beteta, Jack Bohm, Jessica Crawford, Kaily Davis, Clare Fallon, Felicity Hoang, Allison Riner, Mackenzie Sothers, Emmalyn Voth, Katey Yee, Aric Zillinger, Annalise Johansen, Haley Tew, Lacey Powell, Lexi Balaun, Avery Stratton, Sarah Erickson, Haley Swedlund, Shelby Boggs, Ross Bowman, Madie Carter, Laura Cox, Emily Dew, Sloane Dyer, Ashley Henderson, Lacey Henderson, Jeanene Herin, Amanda Hough, Wes Johnson, Nolan Kean, Jake Leenerts, Kelsie O’Mara, Sara Redger, Paige Rhoads, Ethan Royer, Emily Smith, Madeline Smith, Craig Thomas, Zachary Hander, Clayton Meininger, Lilly Olivas, William Elliott, Ian Walker, Paisley Blackwell, Kayla Marple, Cassidy Fleck, Jacob Buchanan, Joshua Graf, Paul Litsey, Hayden Ball, Abigail Miller, DeVora McKinsey, Breiana Moore, Eli Schneider, Josiah Engstrom, Andrew Ross, Michael Berndt and Brad LeDuc. 5-8p.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): July is the time to celebrate America and Vintage Vibe will be celebrating with industrial items that built this beautiful country! "Industrial décor" describes utilitarian objects such as wire baskets or metal wheels that are used for functional style and we are excited to show you how to use these items in your home! July's spotlight item will feature stainless steel by SS Design Concepts. SS Design Concepts is the success story of modern day industry and we are proud to be NOTO's retailer of these products! Tina Brackman will be our featured artist of the month, her ceramic pieces make great gifts! Summer brew and sweet BBQ savory crackers will be served from 5-9p. Vintage Vibe will be closed July 2nd-3rd. Join us in celebrating our 4th anniversary on July 6th-10th with 10% off each item you purchase! First Friday hours are 10a-9p. Instagram: @vintagevibetopeka
NexLynx Gallery of Arts (123 SW 6th, 2nd Fl): Discover art downtown and enter for a chance to win two free tickets to the Brew at the Zoo on September 24th. Then view nature and the Flint Hills captured in the paintings of Susan Rose. Susan is inspired by the beauty of the prairie, the sky and the creatures that call it home. She is particularly drawn to focus on the small, but stunning, elements in nature that are easily overlooked or taken for granted. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p.
Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage - Fleming Place): Experience "technology-free virtual reality" this First Friday! Artist Stan Metzger is a Topeka artist who delights in immersing the viewer into his paintings. Breaking every rule in landscape painting, his panoramic high definition American scenes are carefully planned to be viewed from only two feet away. This vantage point allows you to be suddenly transported into a "technology-free virtual reality" absorbing the entire scene as if you were actually at the location seeing it live. It is truly something you have to experience to believe. A selection of his original work will be at Art Print Express for the months of July and August. This will be your only opportunity for this "technology-free virtual reality" experience anywhere in Kansas. Stop in to see the show during regular business hours: Tues-Fri from 10a-6p and Sat from 10a-1p. Opening artist reception is on July 1st during the First Friday Art Walk from 4-7p.
Topeka Art Guild and Gallery (5331 SW 22nd - Fairlawn Plaza) continues to celebrate 100 years of art with their July exhibit. Included will be art work by Honorable Mention scholarship winner, Brooke Province, a 2016 graduate of Topeka West High School. The Art Guild is a non-profit organization promoting learning and appreciation of art in the community since October 1916. The Guild scholarship program was established in 1983 for students wanting to pursue higher education in fine arts. Looking for an adoptable pet? The gallery is also featuring photos from Helping Hands Humane Society of available pets. Join us for treats, drinks and fun. 5-8p.
Wolfe's Camera (635 S Kansas): Join us to sample old time candy starting at 5p Friday. Find great ideas for creating a unique photo wall or photo gallery in your home at Wolfe's. Shop our Biggest Clearance Ever while Wolfe's closes out thousands of products during our big store reorganization sale. 9a-8p on Friday and on Sat from 9a-3p.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (1515 SW 10th): This exhibit leaves little question about photographer Erwitt's love of man's best friend. But these are anything but typical dog shots. As Erwitt says, they're "dogs in pictures, not pictures of dogs." This exhibit runs from June 4-July 31 from 9a-9p.
The Tasteful Olive Topeka (2900A SW Oakley - Brookwood): Now serving you in NOTO on 1st Fridays!! Come sample olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts and salt- free spices along with some little food tastings from the same. Visit us during our regular store hours in the Brookwood Shopping Center where you will find other products like olives, pastas & sauces, ANH coconut oil, olive spreads, hair & skin products, books and more! 785.272.7700. Mon-Fri from 10:30a-5:30p and Sat from 10:30a-4p.
Kaw River Rustics (901 N Kansas) will showcase photographer Steve Bateson as our artist of the month. Steve recreates rural and rustic images using micro-photography of vintage transportation and signage. Come check out his show at Kaw River Rustics! Our performing artist is Mario Campo. Mario uses his pan flute to mesmerize guests with the soothing, rhythmic and authentic sounds of his ancestors. Come enjoy the relaxing sounds and take home a CD. Returning to Kaw River Rustics is acrylic artist Bob Adams. His abstract works are vivid and striking. Check out the classes scheduled for July and August, in our event center. Stop in early and register before they fill up. If you are interested in reserving a space for your special talent, contact Diana for the details. Art, art, everywhere - NOTO is becoming the ‘place to be’ and experience art and the amazing artists that walk among us. 9a-9p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon): Live music is the medium of artistic expression at Soho Interiors this July First Friday. We are featuring recording artists, LYNCH - one part Kansan, one part nomad. From down under, to the great white north, they play happy songs. Begin your Fourth of July celebration by joining us for a lot of fun at Soho Interiors in Westboro Mart. In addition to enjoying the music of our surrounding artists from Kansas City, we will offer door prizes and refreshments to beat the heat. 6-8p.
Discover Nature Gallery (1100 SE Rice Rd) will present a sneak preview of Matt Dieterich’s work. Dieterich's work was among those featured in the USPS 2016 Forever Stamp Collection which celebrates the National Park Service Centennial. 5-8p.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): Stacy Swann is July’s featured artist at Matryoshka. Stacy creates realistic sketches focusing on the beauty and silent language of hands. She highlights symmetry and the power of emotional interpretation of abstract art with her acrylic paintings. Stroll in to see Stacy’s work and check out our unique, handmade items from local artists. The Soiled Doves will be rocking the back patio of Matryoshka. Their music is full of twists and turns with various elements of metal, hardcore, and progressive rock being at the forefront. Tues-Sat from 10a-6p. First Friday hours are 10a-9p. Instagram: @notomatryoshka
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas, 2nd Fl): Featured artist is Brian Broxterman who works with colored pencil to create his artworks which are on display for the month. Of course we have new artworks from our collective hanging throughout the gallery. Vidhi Shah returns with her henna talent to add to the excitement. Our collective includes the following artists: Dan Brennan, Katherine Settle, Jason Riedel, Morgaine Hawley, Buck Reist, Amber O'Dell, Oshara Meesha, Pake McNally and Alexander Lancaster. 10a-9p.
Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon) continues our exhibit People We Know, a figurative show featuring some of the best artists, (past and present), from the region. Included are artworks by Robert Sudlow, Barbara Waterman Peters, Nora Othic, Joel Dugen, Elsie Bowman, Mike Henry and many others. Also, there will be live music and other events taking place in the Westboro Mart......and, as always, great snacks and refreshments. 5:30-8:30p.
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th, Wakarusa): Spend your First Friday at the winery and try samples of our new releases: Quartzite and Alluvium. We will have the wood fired oven turning out pizza from 5-8p. Enjoy wine and slushie by the pour or a bottle and watch the sunset from the porch or patio. (Only alcohol produced at Glaciers Edge Winery is able to be consumed on our property; guests consuming alcohol must be at 21 years old.) We are on the south side of Topeka, 1.7 miles east of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4-8:30p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th - Under Juli's Coffee & Bistro): Friday starts our BIG Christmas in July promotion! Stop by during First Friday Art Walk and get a peek at all the new 2016 Holiday Ornaments! All of the new ornaments will be 20% the entire month of July if you pre-order and pre-pay. They will be ready to be picked up after September 1st. Come in and see what all the excitement is about! 10a-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Barbara Waterman-Peters is the featured artist for July at STUDIO 831! She will be showing Recent Work from My Men Series. Barbara says: "After over 20 years of depicting women in my art, I turned to a new and very interesting subject: MEN! The paintings here are a selection from the series. Mythology, of course, provides an eternal framework, but I have also delved into such diverse sources as an anthology called "What is Man?" which was edited by Waller Newell who adds his own wisdom, it serves up rare insights into the human condition from male points of view!" 4-8:30p on First Friday.