Beauchamp’s Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon – Westboro Mart) Rodney Troth has been a popular painter in Topeka art circles for over 25 years now. In recent years, his focus has changed from traditional “Sudlow-esque” landscapes to a range of colorful abstract paintings often influenced by the landscape. Beauchamp’s Gallery will hold an opening reception for Rodney in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk on July 5th. His show “New Works by Rodney Troth” can be seen at the gallery thru mid August. 5-8:30p.
Whitehall Fine Gifts (3410 SW 10th Ave) First Fridays are a great time to not only support local artists but also EXPLORE local business. How many times have you driven by the “little blue store” just off 10th & Frazier wondering whats inside? What a perfect time to make that stop in and trust us, be amazed! In addition to offering talented local art you’ll find more choices varieties of art glass, mint antiques, jewelry & yummy chocolates than you ever imagined. We hope you’ll join us! 10a-5:30p.
BOHOmojo (728 S Kansas Avenue) has joined with other members of the Downtown Topeka Advertising Cooperative Association to sponsor a photo contest and exhibit. Entries will be exhibited along Kansas Avenue (weather permitting) and in participating businesses. Get Downtown during the July 5 First Friday Art Walk to see these fabulous photos and pick your favorite. Top prizes go to public favorites. 5-8p.
SoHo Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon) features Topeka in Black & White, by Ron Flier, is the feature exhibit at Soho Interiors, 3129 SW Huntoon St. (Westboro). Join us this Friday, June 7 for First Friday to view the meticulous conte drawings that bring to life the blood, sweat and tears of Topeka’s formative industrial years. Each drawing tell their story through the stark contrast created by Flier’s medium, conte crayon
Topeka Art Guild Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Place – Fairlawn Plaza) continues with “Zoom In, Zoom Out” exhibit. Imagine looking at still life, landscapes, and florals through binoculars or magnifying glass. All media including textile art are on exhibit. Featured artist in July is Carol Hagen with oil and acrylic media of landscapes and florals. Carol began painting in 1994 and has exhibited at many venues in the Topeka area. For more information go to Topeka Art Guild Gallery.org. 5-8p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th Ave. Suite 100) Triple Featured First Fridays with Art & Book Signings. View the works of three talented artists and authors. Both artists and authors, Cynthia Stotlar and Esther Luttrell are showing art of acrylics, oils and watercolors whereas Carol Yoho will be showing her digital photography. The first 25 visitors will receive a FREE autographed book, A Caregiver’s Companion, Spiritual Support for the Stressed Out Soul by Cynthia Stotlar. 5-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 North Kansas Avenue) LARRY PETERS is our Featured Artist for July. His new work uses powdered graphite, lead foil, sand paper, ink, oil pastel, watercolor, colored pencil on paper mounted on panel. These images deal with a major cultural issue. 4-8:30p.
The Collective Art Gallery (3121 SW Huntoon) “Water Works” is an all-member group exhibition on the theme of water. Come see this unique view of individual expressions on a single idea! 5:30-8:30p.
TWO DAYS Monthly Market (924 N. Kansas) will be making an awesome announcement during the July Art Walk! Come see what’s up with us and CELEBRATE!!! 9a-9p on Friday; 9a-3p on Saturday.
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N. Kansas) July marks the 1st birthday of Yeldarb and we are going to party. Kirk Drager who performed at our opening last year will be back. Special birthday treats will be served and there will be free Yeldarb Art Walk T-shirts while supply lasts. Fiber artist Betsy Roe is featured this month and new to the gallery are David Zlotky, Lavonna Creviston and Dave Jones. Come help us celebrate on First Friday but shop any week of the month. Regular hours are Wed-Fri 10a-6p; Sat. 9a-5p. First Friday hours are 10a-9:30p.
4 Girls’ Garage (837 N. Kansas Ave.) is exploding with sparkling new merchandise and spectacular deals at July’s ArtWalk! Our artist is Raegan Koepsel, a 16-year-old aspiring artist, sculptor and honor student from Topeka! 9a-9p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th Ave) will have a SPECIAL for First Friday: Make a Pendant for just $10! We will also be taking part in the Amateur Downtown Photography Contest. Stop by and vote for your favorite! 10a-8p.
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (837 1/2 N. Kansas Ave) Sue Edgerton unveils her interactive art project exploring freedom of speech. Two artists, Jessica Staton & Erin Hienrich, reveal their beautiful art for the 1st time. Always painting something new, our collective includes Ryan & Stephanie Cavanaugh, Poca Field, Jennifer Bohlander, Sue Edgerton, Buck Reist and Alexander Lancaster. Buck Reist’s drawing demo “Characters and Caricatures” @ 9 Refreshments @ the dry bar. Music by Judd Manson and Mark Banks. 5-10:30p.
Colorfield’s Gallery & Hotshop (6826 SE Stubbs Rd) Celebrate Independence Day by watching Blue, White & “RED HOT” glass paperweights being made by artist Bret Ebberts! Besides live glass blowing demonstrations, you will find more hand-blown vases, ornaments and sculptures featured in their gallery/studio. Roxanne Ebberts will be showing paintings, drawings, original Kansas notecards, photography, and hand-made mixed media jewelry. Also there are self guided garden tours of extensive landscape & vineyard. 4:30p-8:30p.
Rusty Haggles Antiques (826 N Kansas Ave) Kansas Lavender Farms will be selling fresh flowering lavender plants. This is a narrow window of time; the blossoms are only available a few more day. Get them while you can.
See the new exhibits by artists Shirley Akers, Shelly Bedsaul and Robert Hubbard.
Lots of new inventory brought to you by our vintage and antiques dealers and consignors.
More than 50 Radios: short wave, am/fm, consoles, table top units, all sizes, brands, and condition
Prairie Meadow Greenhouse (7321 SE 45th Street) Join us for a fun evening in the country. July’s featured artist is Tim Bauer. Tim’s paintings are primarily along the impressionistic/abstract genre with bold use of color. Check out Tim’s paintngs along with several select, whimsical sculptures! Listen to a live band from 6-9pm, enjoy refreshments and there will be a drawing for an Herb & Spice Bouquet from Prairie Meadow. 4:30-9p.
Oddfellows Fine Books and Collectibles(117 SW 6th Ave) Every FFAW we will be hosting a local author’s books signing. For July we will have Deb Bisel signing her new book “Kansas Forts & Bases; Sentinels on the Prairie”. 5-8p.
The Eclective (900 N Ks Ave) Topeka author Jennae Noelle will be signing her new children’s book Happy Birthday, Pink Dog, from 5:30 to 8:00. The featured artists are The Craftivists, noted for their magnets, buttons, pendants and picture frame art. There will also be music from Mother Kali and beer tasting from Lawrence’s Free State Brewery.
The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (1515 SW 10th Street) continues “Unearthed” – the 12 Annual Art Exhibit for Children, all about BUGS! Seven artists share their work, all inspired by the incredible world of insects. The exhibit continues through July 21. On July 12, Joan Danziger speaks about her amazing glass and wire sculptures in the Marvin Auditorium. Curate This! – “The genius of Our Age” continues through August 11 in the front gallery. Five high school students selected, researched, and planned their art exhibit from the TSCPL art collection. We help people ‘get’ art!
Upstage Gallery (720 SW Jackson – Jayhawk Tower) July featured artists include Kerry Thonen, mixed media artist, and Zane Richards, digital photographer. Also featuring artistic fruit carving demonstration from artist Randy Fay. Other artists on exhibit include: Randy Fay, Angela Lexow, Roura Young, Barbra Solberg, Patricia Kovulchuck, Joe Williams, Michael Mize, Tim Nevius, Jilli Nel, Sarah Diekmann, Heidi Anderson, and Mary Anderson. 5-9p.
Offices that Work (3615 SW 29th Street)features artwork by Diane Lawrnece. From her bio: Forms that radiate vibrant color energize my soul and lead me on a delightful journey into expression with watercolor. The vehicle for this color discovery may be a brilliant poppy or a shimmering fish; they are both wondrous creations of nature and a celebration of life. Originally from St. Louis, graduated from Kansas City Art Institute, taught in the public school system of Independence, Missouri before moving to Kansas in 1975 to devote herself to her art full-time.
The Merchant (913 S Kansas Ave) Our artist of the month is: Allan Burgess. Native American Artist. We are also one of the First Annual Downtown Amateur Photography Contest stops. Be sure to stop in and vote for “Peoples Choice”. Refreshments, Double loyalty Points and a good time!