Washburn University's John R. Adams Gallery (Washburn University Art Building – 1746 SW Durow): Duplicate is a solo exhibition featuring the art of Senior Graphic Design major Amber Coultis. Showing in both floors of the John R. Adams Gallery, the work installed will be of varying mediums based on the concept of duplication and the different ways it can be achieved. Open for viewing February 27th through March 10th, the Gallery is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm. The Reception for the show will be on March 3rd from 7 to 9 pm & the Gallery Talk will be on March 8th at Noon. 7-9p.
Juli's Coffee & Bistro (110 SE 8th): Kevin Kirkwood, local photographer, will be displaying his Kansas Landscape photos in many different mediums. Local phenom Rachel Taylor will play live music from 5:30-8:30p and Juli's will have coffees to sample from all over the world. 5-9p.
NOTO Arts Center (935 N Kansas) is excited to present artists Becky Drager and Cally Krallman, Side by Side: Complementary Urban and Rural Visions. Drager and Krallman come together for the first time to exhibit their colorful paintings in a compare and contrast show. Drager is focusing on the urban city, mainly Topeka scenes while Krallman is focusing on her rural Kansas landscapes. Both artists love to use colorful palettes to paint their regional art that records our place in time and captures the ordinary in a not so ordinary way. Along with the art there will be music provided by Six Mile Creek - Kirk Drager and Jim Campbell. Please come by and enjoy the art and music of these local Topeka artists. 5:30-8:30p.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): What is March Madness without a Man Cave?! Just Madness! This month we are celebrating everything that makes The Man Cave great! No shabby chic, no painted furniture and no pale pink! Expect to find beer glasses, vintage road signs and tons of rusty goodness!! Man has a second best friend and its called Scrubby Soap. This months spotlight item is guaranteed to get the grease off after a hard day of manly work! Artist of the month will feature greeting card artist Tamera Haefner and Daisy Troop 3638 will be our special guest during First Friday with their Girl Scout Cookies!! Our famous 'Vintage Brew' and Garden Dill Savory Cracker Mix will be served during the Artwalk from 5-9p. Get your 1960's frock ready for April! Vintage Vibe is having a "Groovy Garden Party" that will be so far out Woodstock would be jealous! Stay up to date with us by following our Facebook or Instagram. 10a-9p. Instagram @Vintagevibetopeka
Creations of Hope Gallery (909 N Kansas): Join the Creations of Hope Gallery as we celebrate our inaugural exhibition featuring the work of over 70 artisans. The mission of the Creations of Hope Gallery is to raise awareness of mental health by celebrating art as a source of hope and resiliency. Fridays, 12-5, open late the first friday of the month. Instagram @creationsofhopegallery
Topeka Art Guild and Gallery (Fairlawn Plaza - 5331 SW 22nd Pl): Artworks on display by our community of local artists include all media with beautiful 2D landscapes, stills, animals and more in a variety of styles. You will also find 3D works in ceramics, glass, and wood. Art is an individual expression of both artist and buyer, giving the buyer an opportunity to express in their home or office their view of the world and culture. The guild also features art works by local high schools. Washburn Rural High School will show art in March. As a community service, the guild offers annual scholarships through an application process to graduating high school seniors who seek to further their art studies. The guild is a non-profit volunteer member organization Visit the gallery during the week west end of Fairlawn Plaza Mall, Wed. thru Sat. 11a-5p. FFAW hours are 5-8p.
NexLynx Gallery of Arts (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): View the first ever collaborative paintings from five local Topeka artists and five Topeka Zoo animals. The selected artists are Staci Dawn (African Elephant), Bob Hayes (Hissing Cockroaches), Alexander Lancaster (Gorilla), Jessie Logan (Red-Tailed Boa), and Nicole Maddox (Tiger). Along with these one-of-a-kind masterpieces, our gallery will be filled with other Zoo Animal paintings with special “guest critters” from the Topeka Zoo for your enjoyment. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p. Instagram@nexlynxgallery
Topeka High (800 SW 10th – Western Street entrance): Make sure to stop by Topeka High this month to see this semester's batch of talented students! We will have artwork on display from our Photography, Drawing, Ceramics, Design, Sculpture, & Jewelry classes. Enter on Western St and head up to the 3rd Floor Gallery! 5-7p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th): Spring is around the corner and Prairie Glass Studio is ready! Lots of new kitchen accessories available just in time for wedding season! Need some festive green jewelry for St. Patrick's Day? We have more than we know what to do with! Stop in and try some on! Look forward to seeing all of you walking around in beautiful Downtown Topeka! 5-8p.
Darcie Lane Studios (922 N Kansas): Darcie Lane Studios is a collaborative effort. We encourage other artists to establish themselves within the art community through our co-op program, giving an opportunity for growth and to make a profitable living doing what they love. Other things we do…Gallery Sales, Arty Parties, Kid’s Art Adventures, Expression Sessions, Wellness Info and Classes, NOTO First Friday Art Walks, HeArt Forward: Community Outreach and Volunteer Group. Regular Hours are Wed & Thurs from 4-8p, Fri from 1-8p and Sat from 10a-5p.
Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop (725 S Kansas): Join us March 3rd for the 1st Annual Whitson Elementary Art Show Preview. Students at Whitson Elementary will be learning fun art techniques and creating unique art pieces as a fundraiser for new playground equipment. Before the auction on March 8th, join us at Leaping Llamas March 3rd for a preview of the students’ wonderful work! 6-8p. leapingllamasart
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Featured artist is Diane L. Lawrence’s work entitled Tornadoes and the Prairie. My interest in colors and movement, such as found in cloud formations, has led to a fascination with tornadoes and the prairie. Although a tornado can be a frightening storm the colors and form are intriguing and challenging. I am also drawn to the prairie’s vastness and seasonal transformations and I am humbled by the natural beauty. Come see these exquisite paintings on silk! 4-8:30p on First Fridays or by appointment by calling 785-224-5728.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): Our featured artist for March is Buck Reist. The series he’s working on is one of pure, nerdy, geeky, animated fun. The subject matter involving ninja turtles, superheroes, pop culture. This series sums up the joys of his childhood, and a large part of it still makes him happy today. This show is guaranteed to be fun for all ages and bring a smile to your face. Regular hours are Tues-Sat from 10a-8p. FFAW hours are 10a-9p. Instagram @notomatryoshka
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th Street - Wakarusa): Green slushies, vignoles and catawba! All new for March and St. Patrick's Day! Our featured artists will be the Silver Winds Flute Ensemble, playing Irish music! Enjoy wine and green slushie by the pour or a bottle of wine 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 least 21 years old .) We are on the south side of Topeka, 1.7 miles E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. FFAW hours are 4-9p.
Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon – Westboro Mart): Don’t miss our new exhibit entitled Out of the Flint Hills, which showcases the artwork of Dale Hartley. Dale's ceramic vessels, ceramic tiles glazed with prairie imagery and oil on canvas artworks will be featured by Beauchamp's thru mid-April. Dale lives and works out of her Buckeye Creek Studio situated in the Flint Hills near Emporia. A reception for the artist will be held in conjunction with the art walk. 5:30-8:30p.
Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd) has decided to continue our winter break from the First Friday ARTWalk through March. We are making changes in the showroom and gallery and, hopefully, will be back in April looking all bright and different! Come visit us during our regular business hours, which are Tues-Sat from 11a-5:30p.
SOHO Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon – Westboro Mart) is pleased to show the works of Shannon M. Deatrick. Shannon moved to Missouri from Iowa to pursue painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she currently studies. She works primarily in oil, and is heavily influenced by environment and relationship. Deatrick's interest in advocacy has nurtured a value of vulnerability, and cultivated a search for reciprocal empathy and connection through her work and daily life. This body of work is driven by her exploration of figure and space as still life, and how situation produces empathy within the viewer. Come meet the artist and experience her perspective through the manipulation of color, light, and composition. 5:30-8:30p.
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): Eleanor Heimbaugh presents her exhibition entitled Trace Artifacts of the Future, a remarkably innovative and highly interactive exhibit of ceramics and mixed media sculpture. The future of clay sculpture right here in our north Topeka gallery. Eleanor received her BA at Washburn, completed her MFA at Hays and is an assistant professor of art at Bethany College in Lindsborg. This will be one of the best shows of world class contemporary art in Topeka this year! Don't miss it. Eleanor will attend the First Friday 'closing reception' in April. 4:30-8:30p.
Architect One, Inc. design open house (915 S Kansas): Add a one-of-a-kind "pop up" exhibition to your plans this Friday. View a display of architectural renderings created by 3rd year architecture students from K-State. The students were invited by Architect One to create designs utilizing the now-vacant lot on the NE corner of 10th & Kansas Ave. The public is welcome to walk in and view this exciting student works and imagine the possibilities! Students will be in attendance. 5-7p.
Amused (907 N Kansas): Our main gallery ecstatically presents in their collaboration as Pandamonium Arts, Jordan Brooks & Nathan Biester. This Dynamic Duo Art Show explodes with color and expression. Artist talk (Q&A) @ 8:10p. Live music by Cody Church. The boutique shop is featuring the emotionally-affecting works of artist Joey Embers whose personal life reflections are profoundly exposed. Also check out new works by Mad Panda Glass and Ptr Sponseller. Regular hours are Wed-Fri from 1-6p and Sat from 11a-5p. FFAW hours are 1-9p.
712 Innovations (712 S Kansas): 712 Innovation is excited to have Portraying My Love of the Land, Near and Far by Kathleen Cobb on display. The main focus of her painting is capturing the beauty of the Kansas landscape and the American West. Join us for cozy and comfortable paintings that bring back heart-warming old memories to you! 712 Innovations is a cowork / makerspace and small business incubarot for Topeka & Shawnee County. Take a tour today and experience how you can take the next step to make your dreams a reality. 6-8p.