The Dillon House (404 SW 9th) is decorated by Porterfield's Flowers for the holidays - and it is a sight to see! We will host an open house free to the public to see this breathtaking sight. We also will have the Topeka High School photography students showcasing their photos of the Dillon House as well. Aboud's Catering will have delicious bites for everyone to enjoy. Come by and see us from 5-8p!
Norsemen Brewing Company (830 N Kansas): Join us for this one night art show on the top level of Norsemen Brewing Company in the heart of the NOTO Arts District. We are hosting Artist Oshara Meesha this month. Oshara works with a variety of mediums and creates her art with a focus on mind, body, and spirit. 5-10p.
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Place - Fairlawn Plaza Mall): The Topeka Art Guild celebrates Kansas Art by Kansas artists through the month of November. This exhibit was juried by Mario Montecinos. Winners are Lila Bartel with Amazing Grace, watercolor, first place; Deborah Hanes-Nelson with Living Water, watercolor, second place; Kathleen Cobb, A Day Near Manhattan, oil, third place. Artists receiving honorable mentions are Naomi Cashman, watercolor; Connie English, watercolor; Bernadette Robbins, clay; David Schock, watercolor. Join guild members to view these beautiful art works and many other Kansas themed works. While in our gallery vote for your favorite piece of art during the month of November. If you cannot join us for FF, gallery hours are Wed-Sat from 11a-5p. We are located across from the Lazy Toad in Fairlawn Plaza Mall. 5-8p.
Creations of Hope Gallery (909 N Kansas) presents My Life: My Voice which is an exhibit by Linda Kramer currently on display at the Creations of Hope gallery. Linda states her exhibit is retrospective of art that is “my visual voice leading to the recognition and articulation of thoughts and feelings.” Through her art, Linda shares her story of healing from loss and trauma. My Life: My Voice will be on display through November. The Creations of Hope Gallery is a collaboration of artists with the shared mission of raising awareness of mental health. Regular hours are Fridays from Noon-5p and Saturdays from 10a-3p. FFAW hours are 5-8p. Instagram @creationsofhopegallery
NexLynx Gallery of Arts (123 SW 6th): Stop in & celebrate with us! We are a 2017 People’s Choice finalist. View well-known artist, Becky Drager’s “Topeka in Color” exhibit where she uses her color-infused style to capture the beauty of Topeka in her paintings, inspiring the viewer to see our city in a new way. Listen to the live music of Kirk Drager, a unique voice on the local music scene, with his repertoire of Alt-Country, Rock, & Bluegrass. Enter for a chance to win Lenny’s Holiday Gift Basket. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p. Instagram @NexLynxGallery
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): We love supporting local people in a variety of platforms. For the November First Friday Art Walk, we will have featured artist Sheila Wolf with her beautiful stoneware. Local author Whitney Estenson will be joining us as well. Whitney is a native of Topeka, Kansas. She teaches middle school Journalism and is the author of The Ascendant Series; House of Aries and House of Taurus. For more information on Whitney and her series, visit her website www.theascendantseries.com. We will feature specials during the month of November to help you with your holiday shopping. If you’re looking for a unique gift for that hard to buy for person, we have you covered. Regular hours are Tues-Sat from 10a-8p, FFAW hours are 10a-9p. Instagram @matryoshkatattoo
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Our November exhibit, Artists’ Favorites, will feature a favorite work by each of our artists: Michael Bradley, Kathleen Cobb, Anne Kufahl, Diane Lawrence, Gwen McClain, Larry Peters, Tyler Quintin, Hi Stockwell, Lois VanLiew, Trudy Waterman and Barbara Waterman-Peters! The show opens on First Friday, November 3, from 4-8:30 PM at STUDIO 831 in NOTO! In case you missed it in October, come see it this First Friday! Regular hours are by appointment by calling 785-224-5728. FFAW hours are 4-8:30p.
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th St - Wakarusa): Tanks-For-Giving begins First Friday at The Winery! We will have the tasting porch, fireplace and patio ready for you to spend your November First Friday Art Walk at the winery. We will offer special discounts for your donations to Harvesters: 5 items equals 5% discount, 10 items equals 10% discount on our bottled wine products (some exclusions apply). Our featured musical artists will be Silver Winds Flute Ensemble. Tod's BBQ will be in the parking lot. Enjoy wine and slushies by the pour or a bottle while enjoying live music and awesome BBQ! Feel free to bring lawn chairs to enjoy our outside vineyard view! We will be open late to celebrate First Friday! (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. Regular hours are Fri from Noon-9p, Sat from Noon-6p and Sun from Noon-5p. FFAW hours are 3-9p.
Topeka High (800 SW 10th - 3rd Floor): Come to Topeka High to see the gallery filled with wonderful work created by our amazingly talented students from a range of art media. Topeka High students will also be showing artwork at The Dillon House and Kaw Valley Bank for the month of November. Enter on the Western Street side and head up to the 3rd floor! Looking forward to seeing you! 5-7p.
Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon - Westboro Mart) new exhibit Flora & Fauna will be on display featuring the paintings of Matthew Richter and Susan Rose. Matthew is known for his studied depictions of plant life in the prairie. Susan, who also paints prairie imagery, is known for paintings that also include animals of the prairie. Meet both artists at a reception held in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. Additionally, the annual "Plaza Glow" holiday kick-off will be happening at the Westboro Mart. There will be carriage rides, carolers, dancers, food trucks, and even Santa will be on hand. Its a great family event to start the holiday season. 5:30-8:30p.
Portico (900 N Kansas): CHRISTMAS is here!! We are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Consider Portico as your vintage headquarters! Check out our homemade soaps and unique handmade jewelry, too. Stop by for a yummy, warm beverage! See and be seen at Portico. FFAW hours are 10a-9p.
Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop (725 S Kansas): Join us as we showcase Art from the Heart, a program through TARC. Art from the Heart is offered twice a week and taught by an instructor from Washburn University/Mulvane Art. We use multi-media to create beautiful artwork and big mac switches to make sure that every person has the opportunity to participate and express themselves through art. All adaptive equipment is operated by a big mac switch. We use a variety of media including: paint, photography and mixed media arts. 11a-8p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th - Garden Level): Join us at our fused glass shop on 8th street where beautiful, handcrafted jewelry, ornaments, dishes and more fill the studio. This First Friday is dedicated to CASA, an organization near and dear to Kymm's heart. 50% of all sales go to CASA. Come in any time between 10 and 8 and if you see something you love, we'll wrap it up and put our PGS touch on it. We think you will love all the 'prettys' on display. We're getting all holiday'd up. We'll look forward to seeing you this Friday. 10a-8p.
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Come take a peek at Holiday Decor! 20% off all purchases!!!! 5-8p.
Rita Blitt Gallery & Sculpture Garden at the Mulvane Art Museum (1700 SW Jewell - WU Campus): We have BIG NEWS! It's the grand opening of the Rita Blitt Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Washburn University celebrates the legacy of award-winning artist Rita Blitt as the Mulvane Art Museum unveils the Rita Blitt Gallery & Sculpture Garden. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden will connect Rita's art to White Concert Hall, creating a meaningful link between the performing and visual arts on campus. 5:30-7:30p. Instagram @mulvaneartmuseum
Wolfe's Camera (635 S Kansas): New gallery photos - the winners of the Kansas Ranchland Trust photo contest printed on canvas. See new Luke Bigler "drone's eye view" of Ad Astra atop the statehouse along with great pearched hawk photos and much more! 9a-8p.
SOHO Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon - Westboro Mart): SOHO Interiors, a division of Studio Furniture is celebrating 50 years of family business this First Friday with Plaza Glow, the annual turning on of the lights. Take your picture with Santa for a donation to Toys for Tots, listen to live music with artists, Brett and Emily Lynch, see photography, drawings and ceramics by artist, Mark Ralston, sample festive refreshments, ride in a horse drawn carriage, and much more. Westboro Mart is where you will want to be this Friday to enjoy the finest in art and culture during the Golden Anniversary Gala of Studio Furniture/SOHO Interiors and Plaza Glow located at Huntoon and Oakley in Westboro. Stores open at 10a and Plaza Glow festivities take place from 5-9p.
Amused Gallery & Gifts (907 N Kansas): We are hosting the 2018 Character of Topeka Image Contest finalists! Stop in and vote for the images that will be included in this wonderful calendar campaign. Topeka City of Character is a non-profit organization on a mission to promote good character in all aspects of our community. For more information www.topekacharacter.org. As a special offering, we are displaying works of art that are approximately 6"x6." Small Art, Big Impact is a chance to show that artwork doesn't have to be large to be a dynamic addition to our visual spaces. And because some artwork does come in larger sizes and difficult to hide under a tree, we are offering no interest layaway on our artwork. Expanded Holiday hours coming soon as well as specials on Small Business Saturday, November 25th. Regular hours are Weds & Thurs from 1-6p, Fri from 11a-6p, Sat from 11a-5p. FFAW hours are 11a-9p. Instagram @amused_in_noto
Easterseals Capper Foundation (3500 SW 10th - Entrance is off Orleans): Discover some of Topeka's very best artists with a special cause! Easterseals Capper Foundation will be featuring art pieces and more at our annual First Friday Sale. Items are created by individuals with disabilities. Proceeds of these sales directly benefit the artist. Select items 20% off. Stop by between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and get to know some of the artists in person! Our November featured, Artist is Henry.Henry enjoys working in most mediums but really looks forward to working with acrylics. He loves the impressionistic style because it makes him feel relaxed and easy, and enjoys brushing on globs of paint Refreshments will be on hand. Help us create a more inclusive world for everyone! FFAW hours are 9a-8p.
SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): SouthWind's Best Holiday Miniature Show Ever IV features more than 100 miniature original artworks from artists from over Kansas and the U.S. as well as new work from Kansas-born landscape artist James Pringle Cook. Don't miss our EXCLUSIVE on original paintings by Rita Blitt. 10a-6p. Instagram @southwindartgallery