Mulvane Art Museum (17th & Jewell): Continuing on view – “Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell,” extended through March 22. Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition, through March 5. 5:30-7:30.
Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage – Fleming Place): Alleyways and Hidden Places by Doug Frye is the featured exhibit for March. You’ll discover secreted beauty in unexpected places through the eyes of the artist. There will be an artist reception during the First Friday Art Walk March 4th. But if you can’t make it, don’t hesitate to stop in to see the show during business hours, Tues-Fri 10a-6p & Sat 10a-1p or watch the video of Doug Frye talking about his work on Facebook.
Washburn University Art Department (John R. Adams Gallery – near Durow & Jewell): The “India Experience” Study Abroad Photographic Exhibition will run from Feb 29th-Mar 11th. Opening Reception is on March 4th at 5:30 PM. 5:30-8:30p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): Get into the Irish Spirit while enjoying the laser artwork by Pradeep Bangalore. Pradeep creatively constructs fine art utilizing a blend of cutting edge Laser and computer graphics. He calls this process “lasered layers”. The 3-D artwork consists of painstakingly assembled multiple layers of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper. Wear green & receive a St. Patty’s Day prize! We will feature Irish themed/greenish snacks, soda, beer and wine. 5-8p.
Creations of Hope Gallery (909 N Kansas): Hope Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition titled “Shadow and Light,” featuring 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 artworks will be on display from March 4th through April 30th 5-8p.
Yeldarb Art Studios (907 N Kansas) invites 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.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (1515 SW 10th Ave): Join the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery for two new exhibits: In conjunction with the 50th annual conference of NCECA taking place in Kansas City in March, the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery opened a new exhibit from our permanent collection, Foundations: Work by Founding Members of NCECA. We all look to teachers and mentors for inspiration and guidance, spend the evening admiring work by Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkus, Rudy Autio, Warren MacKenzie and Nan McKinnell. Also, don’t miss our exploration of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – discover the beauty of Roy G. Biv. Travel through a rainbow of artworks and explore the wonder of color in this especially vivid exhibit. Roy G. Biv will be at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery until March 26. For a full list of events: www.tscpl.org/gallery. Remember to also join us Second Friday Fun Night on March 11 from 5-8p. The Art activity of the evening will be make your own colored lens microscope, so you can see the world in whatever color you want! 5-8:30p.
Mulvane Art Museum (1700 Jewell): Don’t miss your last chance to see two great exhibitions that close on March 5th: “Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Waddell” and Washburn University Art Department Student Exhibition. “Hallowed Absurdities” raises issue regarding gun use in our society. Also on view until March 9th: “Non-Objective” From the Mulvane’s Permanent Collection” 5:00-7:30.
SilverSparkle (3121 Huntoon – Westboro Mart): The Westboro Mart has long been a proud part of the First Friday Artwalk, but now the SilverSparkle shop, a part of SilverBackks, is a part of this cohort, and for first friday, will be offering a sneak peak into this year’s offerings. Take a tour, and learn about this ALL volunteer organization. The Sparkle Sisters will also be offering a small side walk sale to benefit SilverBackks Programs. Crafters and Bargain hunters will love the fabric remnants for $1 and costume dresses for $10.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): Join Vintage Vibe for the Monthly Artwalk Weekend, March 4th & 5th as we celebrate Spring with our annual Garden Party! Vintage Vibe will be stocked up with all the fun vintage garden supplies you are looking for, including gazing balls, wheel barrows, watering cans and so much more! Our spotlight item this month is the NEW Spring line of Mona B Bags & Accessories! Our famous “Dirt Pie” and Summer Brew will be served from 5pm-9pm March 4th. 9a-9p.
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd): Spring is in the air with beautiful landscapes, florals and more in bright sunny colors at reasonable prices. Member artists work in all media including fiber, pastels, ink, oil, watercolor and photography. Also see guild member works at the nearby Eagle Auto Wash. Washburn Rural High School art students will show their work during March. Come enjoy good food & drink in our gallery First Friday. Regular daytime hours are Wed-Sat, from 11:00-5:00 if you cannot make it on First Friday. 5-8p.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): We are continuing our Teacher/Student Topeka High art show series! This month we will be featuring photography teacher Josh Davis (digital photography), and students Tyler Krentz (digital photography), Alexandria Turvey (mixed media), and Felicia Garcia (colored pencil drawings). We also have new items in the shop just in time for spring! 10a-9p.
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas) is celebrating spring with wine & song. Southwind Celtic Streams led by Diane Gillenwater will perform Celtic music from 6 to 8. Can’t wait to get in the garden? We have metal sculpture & bird houses for your patio. Ready for flowers? Just pick a floral painting by Barbara Waterman-Peters, Naomi Cashman, Hi Stockwell or Doug Frye. To add spring to your wardrobe pick a silk scarf or knit shawl. Visit us during regular hours Wednesday through Friday 10 to 6 and Saturday 10 to 5. 5:30-8:30p.
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! 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 21 yrs old .) Location: South side of Topeka, 1.7 miles E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4-8:30p.
SouthWind Art Galley (3074 SW 29th) will be the exclusive host for the 2016 American Plains Artists Signature Exhibit titled, Art of the Plains, the exhibit features the work of 30 artists who are “Signature” members of the American Plains Artists (APA) organization. They are nationally recognized artists from throughout the United States who have earned the right to APA Signature status. It will showcase realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region-its landscape, wildlife, people, and way of life. 5-7p.
NOTO Arts Center (935 N Kansas) will have four clay artists who are associated with the Washburn University Art Department: Monette Mark, Chris Arensdorf, Ryan Caldwell and Larry Peters. Ryan and Monette will be showing installation pieces; Chris is showing utilitarian functional ceramics and Larry Peters will be showing his recent work, “Fetish Jars.” This show corresponds with shows at the Library’s Sabatini Gallery and at Mulvane Art Museum. All are coordinated with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference in Kansas City. 5:30-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Anne Kufahl continues as our Featured Artist for March. Come see her beautifully realized contemporary figurative paintings! Glennie Buckley and Barbara Waterman-Peters will have a book signing of their first collaboration, The Fishes Wishes, all evening! 4-8:30p.
Boho Mojo/Reliant Apparel (631 S Kansas)will be featuring the art of Kerrts Kazuka, a local digital artist. Meanwhile all things spring, green, and delicious are here to get you in the mood to get lucky! Dance a jig of joy for food and fun! 5-8 pm.
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas, 2nd Floor): “Mindscapes” is an exhibit in which memories from a childhood mingle with those from the fantasy world. Featuring Katherine Settle, an artist of the Two Wolves Collective. Katherine’s 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, food menu and great artworks! 11a-10p.
Ricks Advanced Dermatology/Radiance Medical Spa (5120 SW 28th) offers Mohs Surgery for the highly specialized surgical treatment for the removal of skin cancer as well as general dermatology services. 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. It was Dr. Ricks’ vision to integrate advanced techniques in dermatological surgery, general dermatology and cosmetic medicine under one roof in a state-of-the-art brand new facility. 5-7p.
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): Washburn Rural National Honor Society art sale benefit for the High School Art Department, the Capper Foundation and Vida Ministries. The students will be selling a collection of prints by Washburn Students and the Capper Foundation. This will be a super opportunity to buy great art at very reasonable prices. Also – Clay wheel throwing and hand building demonstrations by Washburn University students and NOTO ArtsPlace teachers. Keep your eye on NOTO ArtsPlace.com for announcements about classes and workshops for all ages in the coming months. 4:30-9p.
The Tasteful Olive Topeka (2900A SW Oakley): Come experience the marvelous tastes of over 65 olive oils and balsamic vinegars! Also enjoy Pizza Bites made with our products and Natural Soda Drinks with balsamics! 5:30-7:30p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon): We will show the fine works of T.R. Bauer this month beginning with the First Friday of March. We expect a large participation. Join us for an opening reception and hear the artist talk at 7p. His oils and acrylics exhibit fine skills in the use of color and texture in landscapes and more. A must see at Soho in Westboro. 5:30-8:30p.
The Merchant (913 S Kansas Ave) is one of the “Spring. Green & Delicious Downtown Art Walk” stops. The Merchant will have live music in the basement: BIG Daddy LOUD. Our Featured Artist: Stephanie Weiss. Women Empowerment is hosting a Meet & Greet. Jeremy Mansfield will be in house talking about our Irish drink samples. Carlos from Le Petit Bon Bon will be serving up $3 empanadas & hand brewed coffees in the basement. Vidhi D Shah will be offering up some Fine Henna. Everyone is out by 8p. Our after party show: Tyler Gregory Live at The Merchant Underground $10 @ 8:30p. 5-8p.
Beauchamp’s Art (3113 SW Huntoon) is opening a new exhibit especially for the Lenten/Easter season. The show entitled In the Spirit will feature icons by Lawrence based icon writer Peggy Shopen as well ad a diverse collection of Jewish & Christian themed works by various artists. The exhibit can be seen through mid April. 5:30-8:30p.
Haven Arts (837 N Kansas, 2nd Floor): Come on out to our grand opening and ribbon cutting at 5:30! Our featured artists for March are our 4 resident artists: Shelly Bedsaul, Staci Dawn Ogle, Ryan Ogle & Erin Hatton. We are also privileged to have two very talented guest artists – Katherine Settle and Jamie Colón. 5-9p.
Topeka High (10th & Western): Come see Topeka High’s latest batch of talented students! We’ve been diligently working to fill up our gallery for your viewing pleasure. This month we will be showcasing sculptures, photography – both film & digital, oil paintings, drawings and much more! Enter on Western St. Side and head up to the 3rd Floor Gallery! 5-7p.
aMUSEd Gallery (115 NW Laurent): Please join us for an encore presentation by reclaimed metal & bone sculpture artist Ptr Sponseller and photographer Morgaine Hawley. Both outstanding artists will be conducting drawings for a piece of artwork @ 8:30pm. Must be present to win. 5-9pm.
Sunyoung Cheong Contemporary Jewelry (929 S Kansas, 2nd Floor): To celebrate spring in Kansas, the state of Kansas pendant designed and made by artist will be available for sale. Only ten pendants will be on display for First Friday Art Walk in March. (Special FFAW price: Small for $125 and Medium for $135) 5:30-8p.
Rusty Haggles Antiques (826 N Kansas) has new Artists in the Lofts! Fireflies Studio – niche specializing in miniature doll houses and furnishings. A dynamic studio with a defining flare, Brandy Harper Photography, has a redesigned studio. Faith Hope Love Photography has extraordinary things coming in April. One Loft Studio Available! Contact Jean@rustyhaggles.com. Find designer jewelry by Jan Schuesser & Shirley Aker’s paintings of cows and the Flint Hills. Rusty Haggles has: breweriana, liquoriana, tobaccaiana, railroadiana… Find us at 826 N Kansas, www.rustyhaggles.com and Facebook! 9a-9p.
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Sampling of Resident Chef Product! Lots of new Spring Items for home decor and gift giving. 5-8p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th): First Friday Art Walk is here again! Swing by Prairie Glass Studio located in Downtown Topeka on March 4th from 5pm-8pm. Treat yourself to some appetizers while viewing all the new sunflower line and Kansas themed fused glass art! We are located on 8th Ave. in the Gizmo building below Juli’s Coffee & Bistro. We look forward to seeing you! 5-8p.