Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd): Join us for the opening of the BLACK & WHITE exhibit juried by Judith Sabatini, Barbara Walterman-Peters and Ye Wang. We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Warehouse 414 with black & white ART!! You will not want to miss this exhibit that showcases the talent of local and the surrounding area artists. We have home décor, furniture, ART and so much more!! Located just east of 2nd & Madison at 414 SE Second Street. You can also view the exhibit during our regular hours: Tues-Sat from 11a-5:30p. First Friday Artist's Reception: 5:30-8:30p.
Mulvane Art Museum (1700 SW Jewell – WU Campus): Reception for Exploring Civil Rights, featuring photographs, videos and reflections by students who participated in a Washburn University travel course: Exploring Civil Rights. Through July 2. Also new: Klassics for Kids. Drawn from the Mulvane's permanent collection, this exhibition of art from the 16th through 20th centuries has depictions of brains, fantastic rooms, scary and imaginary animals, superheroes, baseball bats, fighting silverware and finger-wagging grownups. Through Sept. 3. Still on view: Boom: American Printmaking 1960-2000 and Marydorsey Wanless: Retrospective - both through July 2nd. 5-7:30p.
POP UP EVENT!!! Kaw Valley Bank (1110 N Kansas – NOTO): 2nd Annual Kaw Valley Bank Community Block Party!! Our way of saying thank you to the community with complementary family friendly entertainment: Live band, drum line, mariachi, children's bounce houses, face painting, food, and alcoholic beverages. Art will be on display in our Trust Building 5-9p during the artwalk!
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (1515 SE Monroe): In celebration of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary this year, the Brown National Historic Site is showcasing an art, pottery and jewelry exhibit that depicts the collaboration between the Native-American and African-American cultures. The exhibits will highlight African-American and Native-American artwork that is often hidden, but not forgotten and tells the tale of the two tribes and how both tribes helped to shape the history of the United States. 5:30-7:30p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): Join us by kicking off summer in your favorite vacation clothes and enter for a chance to win two free entries to the Topeka Zoobilee on July 9th. Then enjoy the vibrant, abstract paintings of Janet Bailey in her exhibit, Earth, Sky and Beyond. Janet feels that even though she does abstract work, you don’t just throw the paint on. You really have to think about layers, colors, and design of each piece. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p. Instagram: @NexLynx_GalleryOfArts
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): June at Vintage Vibe will feature the works of two very talented local artists - Sunda and Tembo from The Topeka Zoo!! Vintage Vibe will host a "Trunk Show" this month that will feature vintage trunks, elephant trunk paintings and vintage elephant items! All proceeds from the elephant trunk paintings and vintage elephant items will go directly back to The Topeka Zoo!! Join us in supporting your Topeka Zoo and take home a one-of-a-kind painting!! Our famous summer brew and Savory Snack Crackers will be served during the Artwalk from 5-9p! Visit Vintage Vibe Wednesday-Sunday and join us again in July for industrial inspiration! 10a-9p. Instagram: @vintagevibetopeka
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Place – Fairlawn Plaza) opens a new exhibit in June as we continue to celebrate 100 years of art. Founding members of the guild were instrumental in opening the Mulvane Art Museum in 1923 where members exhibited their work. The American Magazine of Art featured a two page article about the guild in July 1924, written by nationally recognized art connoisseur, critic and writer Mr. Edward Longstreth. The Guild celebrates our beginnings and welcomes new artist members. June featured artist and long time member, Connie English will exhibit her work. She is a signature member of the Kansas Watercolor Society. Visit us on First Friday or during our regular hours, Wednesday thru Saturday, 11a-5p.
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Photography Contest in Downtown Shops, Gil Rumsey Art on display and 20% off Absolute Design purchases 5-8p.
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): From the Artists' Hand - True Artist's Printmaking featuring Humberto Saenz. This is the first in a series of events co-sponsored by the Tonantzin Society, the Mulvane Museum and NOTO ArtsPlace surrounding the Arts USA - MAAA exhibit Estamos Aqui at the Mulvane in July! 4-8p.
Topeka Performing Arts Center (214 SE 8th): PHOTO CONTEST! Theme: What Makes My Community Special? TPAC is hosting a photo contest for local 4-H'ers in Shawnee county. Judging will take place during the day with prizes for winning photos announced at 7pm. Age categories: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Stop by and see the photos taken from our community showcasing what makes it special! #TopCityLove 5:30-7p. Instagram: @TPACtix
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th – in the Gizmo building): Visit Prairie Glass Studio during the First Friday Art Walk. Father's Day is right around the corner. Get great gift ideas for dad while checking out locally made fused glass art! Enjoy appetizers and make a suncatcher for the special price of $15 only during the artwalk! 5-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Barbara Waterman-Peters is the Featured Artist for June at STUDIO 831! with her exhibit entitled Recent Work from My Men Series. 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? Edited by Waller Newell who adds his own wisdom, it serves up rare insights into the human condition from male points of view! Glennie Buckley and Barbara Waterman-Peters will have a book-signing of their book, The Fish's Wishes, from 4:00 until 8:30 PM! If you’ve been meaning to get a copy, now is a great opportunity to meet both the author and the illustrator! 4-8:30p.
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas, 2nd Floor): 2016 Aaron Douglas Art Fair Featured Artist Oshara Meesha is our featured artist this month! Oshara is no stranger to Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den. Alexander Lancaster met Oshara over 4 years ago at the art fair with a great appreciation for her talents. Since then Oshara has shown her artworks and jewelry in our gallery numerous times and joined the Two Wolves Collective with a mission to make this her year and move forward with success in her art journey. We believe this year she has proved to do just that. Join us during our opening reception to celebrate the art of Oshara Meesha and her accomplishments this year. 5-9p. Instagram: @a_wolf_of_two
Creations of Hope: A collective gallery by artists expieriencing mental illness (Upstairs at the Yeldarb Gallery – 909 N Kansas): Creations of Hope presents The Visionary Spoon - an exhibit by three artists who transform everyday objects into objects of wonder. The journey begins with the three dimensional abstractions of Matt Coward, leads through the fantastical alien vistas of Robert Harsh’s imagination created from found objects, and ends in the intricately detailed watercolors of Janice Atkins illustrating her daily challenges. This exhibit will be on display May–June at the Creations of Hope Gallery: A collective gallery by artists experiencing mental illness focused on advocacy through art. Regular hours are Weds-Fri from 10a-6p and Sat from 10a-5p. Instagram: @creationsofhopegallery
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (1515 SW 10th – Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library): Join us for a sneak peek of our 15th annual art exhibition for children, Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs. This exhibit officially opens on Saturday, June 4. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs leaves little question about photographer Erwitt's love of man's best friend. As Erwitt says, they're "dogs in pictures, not pictures of dogs". This exhibit runs from June 4 - July 31. Come again for our Dog Dogs Everywhere Dog Fair from 10a-1p on June 4. Visit the dog fair for treats, K9 health education and lots of fluffy friends to cuddle (you can even take one home)! 5-8p.
Ricks Advanced Dermatology & Skin Surgery, PA / Radiance Medical Spa, PA (5120 SW 28th) offers Mohs Surgery for the highly specialized surgical treatment for the removal of skin cancer. Dr. Matthew Ricks, owner and founder, is the only fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in Kansas outside of the Kansas City metro area. In addition, general dermatology is also offered for the treatment of mole removal, nail fungus, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and full-body skin exams. Radiance Medical Spa brings the newest technologies in skincare to Topekans and surrounding communities to eliminate the need to travel to Kansas City to receive the best cosmetic procedures available on the market. 5-7p.
NOTO Arts Center: Morris Gallery (935 N Kansas): View Quincy Global Classroom Art Exchange Ehiibit, Culture. Students of Quincy Elementary Signature Art School express eight studio habits of the mind that they practice. Don't miss this exceptional exhibit. Refreshments will be served. 5:30-8p.
Cashmere Popcorn (728 S Kansas): Open late for First Friday. Hope to see you. Thanks to all those who came last month for our salsa popcorn. We are still deciding what to do for this 1st Friday......come find out. Tues-Fri from 10a-6p. Saturday 10a-4p.
The Tasteful Olive Topeka (2900A SW Oakley – Brookwood): is serving up several bruschettas on crackers and natural soda drinks made with balsamic vinegar. 3:30-8p.
Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon – Westboro Mart) is opening a new exhibit entitled "People We Know (a figurative show)". This group show will consist of artworks that incorporate the human figure. Included will be paintings by current artists Barbara Waterman Peters, Nora Othic, Zac Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown & many others. Also included are works by past greats Robert Sudlow, Ruth Bohan & Elsie Bowman. 5:30-8:30p.
Boho Mojo/Reliant Apparel (631 S Kansas): Let's get together for a photo contest! Come to Boho Mojo for food, fun, and fair trade, and while you're here take a look at this year's entries in the Fourth Annual Downtown Amateur Photography Contest. Vote for your favorite! As usual we'll have great deals on fair trade art, jewelry, and apparel, as well as TWO new deals on custom orders from Reliant Apparel! See you there! 5-8p. Instagram: @bohomojoks
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th): 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 .) Located south of Topeka, 1.7 miles east of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4-8:30pm.
Discover Nature Gallery (1100 SE Rice): Need a break from the rat race? Discover Nature Gallery features nature and wildlife images by Robert Victor. Victor's images of tranquil landscapes or the awe of wildlife will help soothe the frustrations of life. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs. Daily 10a-5p. First Friday 5:30-8:30p.
Soho Interiors (3129 Huntoon): Artist and animator, Mack Schroer, will be be painting atop a scaffolding for the Soho Interiors storefront window display from Friday, June 3 starting at 2p until dark. Sketchbooks and printed material will be available for a hands-on display of Mack's creative process from thumbnail sketches to completed, colored prints and animated shorts. Soho Interiors warmly welcomes Mack back on a First Friday. Come, enjoy the experience! 2-8:30p.
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas): Featured artist is Lola Williams. Formally trained at KU, abstracts are her passion & Lola has a unique talent. New photography studio, Smash Glam, celebrates their grand opening during the June FFAW. The Smash Glam team specializes in commercial photography, professional headshots, production makeup and custom portraiture. Merl Miles, Dana St. John and Jim Bauer will be demonstrating in Batperch Studio in the back of Yeldarb. Rain or shine we will be open! Yeldarb regular hours are Wed-Fri from 10a-6p & Sat from 10a-5p. First Friday from 5:30-8:30p.
Yeldarb Art Studios (907 N Kansas): Visit Yeldarb Art Studios and meet the 11 artists in residence. Each has unique art available and several offer classes. There will be pottery and marble 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, Smash Glam, Patty Kahn, Rachel Albrecht, Dana St. John, Jim Bauer, and Merl Miles. 5:30-8:30p.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas) welcomes summer and celebrates the growth of the district! We are especially excited for the addition of The Wheel Barrel and the soon-to-be-open Norsemen Brewery. The gallery wall will feature local art and the shop is now carrying items from Beer Kissed, a company that specializes in beer flavored caramel and chocolate sauces and popcorn. Don't forget to check out the local handcrafted goods and art while spending time browsing the arts district with family and friends. Tuesday-Saturday 10a-6p. First Friday 10a-9p. Instagram: @notomatryoshka
Wheel Barrel (925 N Kansas) welcomes you to the art walk! Did you know that beer cocktails are all the rage? During the June First Friday Artwalk, we will introduce two signature beer cocktails at a special price. You will love them as much as we do! The summer music series has started with a bang, and we are now ready to begin movie night in the beer garden. Stay tuned to the Facebook page for times and dates. Hours are Tues-Thurs from 11a-8p and Fri & Sat from 11a-Midnight. Sunday Brunch from 10a-3p. First Friday Hours are 11a-Midnight. Instagram: @the_wheel_barrel
SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): Join us for some fun and amazing art! Come see our America the Beautiful exhibit. This show features scenes and landscapes of the United States. Whether it is a seascape, mountain range, forest scene, lake views, or the flint hills, you will see something that captures the diverse life and landscape of the U.S. Among the artists whose new works are featured in the America the Beautiful exhibit are: Kim Casebeer, Hugh Greer, Judith Mackey, Cally Krallman, Doug Osa, Brian Slawson, Dana Hassett, David Volbracht, Deborah Hanes-Nelson, Nancy Whitaker, Virginia Grass-Simmons, Jean Terry, John Van Sickel, Cristine Sundquist, Jerry Gaddis, Mary Binford Miller, and our very own Apollonia Jamison. 5-7p. Instagram: @southwindartgallery
POP UP GALLERY!! Golden Rule Remodeling (114 SE 8th) is excited to feature the work of a local artist and friend, John Holcomb. John is a painter from the literal middle of the west – Kansas. He uses the simple life that the quiet countryside provides as a cornerstone for his creative work. From a still life to remembering the past to immortalizing dude’s who play sportsball – it’s all about distilling life down to its simplest joy. Every color, line and shape is simplified and drawn from reference material through the lens of how John sees the world. His work has been featured in Food Network, the Smithsonian Institute Arts blog, National Geographic blog. He was honored to be featured in American Illustration 35. The best way to follow John is on Instagram (@john_holcomb). He promises his works-in-progress to what-is-John-eating post ratio is high (in favor of the process DUH!!!)." 5:30-8:30p. Golden Rule Instagram: @goldenruleremodel. John Holcomb Instagram: @john_holcomb
Amused Gallery (115 NW Laurent): Ever So Knotty: A Shibari Photography Exhibit. Amused Gallery is thrilled to present a truly unique exhibit featuring Allison Koerner-Smith's photography inspired by the Japanese art of Shibari (rope bondage). Along with photos, we also have created interactive exhibits crafted with rope, snacks and beverages. Submit your suggestion for a title for one of Allison's photos and, if chosen, get a free print!! This show is meant to be provocative not shocking. Although there isn't any nudity, due to mature subject matter, we are giving this show an R rating. We are located at 115 NW Laurent (one block west of Kaw River Rustics). 5-9p.