Final Friday – June 29, 2012
It’s the last Friday of the month, which means that June’s Final Friday will be celebrated in downtown Wichita. For those who may not know about Final Friday, it’s a monthly event that celebrates the local arts and culture in Wichita.
Every last Friday of the month, area art galleries, retail shops, museums and restaurants stay open late to welcome visitors.
Art galleries usually use the day to unveil new artwork or as a closing reception for a show. Since many of the Final Friday art galleries are close together, visitors can view several galleries all in one evening.
Art shows aren’t the only things to see while out on Final Friday. You can also listen to live music at many downtown restaurants or participate in other unique Final Friday activities.
All Final Friday venues are free and open to the public. There is also a free Qline trolley service that will also transport art lovers to the Downtown venues. The trolley ride is allows attendees to park once and visit as many Final Friday galleries/events as they wish.
Schedule Alphabetized – Friday, June 29, 2012
6 – 9:30 PM: Above & Beyond, 214 N. Washington
Gregory Folken will showcase painting and printmaking exhibit.
6 – 8 PM: Artworks Gallery, 7724 E. Central Ave.
Topeka artist Louis Copt will showcase his Kansas landscape paintings in oil and acrylics.
6 – 9 P.M.: Beadazzled Art Glass Studio, 307 N. Mead St.
Glass artists will be performing glass melting magic in the studio.
6 PM: Bella Luz, 300 N. Mead St.
Wichita artist Bruce Bentley will exhibit his various works: glass, metal and ceramics.
6 – 9:30 PM: Blue Swallowtail Studio, 1712 W. Douglas Ave.
"Make a Pendant Night” for $10
6 – 9:30 P.M.: Bungalow 26, 613 W. Douglas Ave.
Lacey Patterson of Daydreamer Face and Body Art will present a live body painting demonstration.
6 – 9 PM: C.A.F.E. Gallery at Inter-Faith Ministries, 829 N. Market
Artwork by members of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.
5 – 9 P.M.: CityArts, 334 N. Mead St.
5:30 – 9 P.M.: Collectors Fine Art Gallery, 340 S. Main St.
Permanent exhibit will debut oil landscapes by James L. Crawford (1919-2010) and watercolor figure studies by architect Paul Cavanaugh.
6 – 10 PM: Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce St.
Exhibit “The Urban Experience” by Doug Billings features hand-pulled original prints, hand-made books and acrylic paintings.
5 – 7 PM: Friends University Fine Arts Center, 2100 W. University Ave.
Opening reception for a special exhibit that features the works of all current Gallery XII members.
5: 30 – 10 PM: Gallery XII, 412 E. Douglas Ave.
Special exhibit of new photographs by Justin Bayles & ceramics by Brandon Smith.
5 – 7 P.M.: Gessler’s Drugs, 4817 E. Douglas Ave.
Local Wichita artist, Joie Hall Vitkus, oils, watercolor, and pastels will be on display.
7 – 10 PM: Go-Away Garage Gallery, 508 S. Commerce St.
Solo exhibition featuring Alex Walker “Paint as People”
6 – 8 P.M.: KMH Gallery at Kansas Masonic Home, 401 S. Seneca
Exhibit will feature multimedia art from Travis Hinnen, Christina Rodriguez and P.K. Lippoldt.