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Meet & Greet with Randy Cohen

Meet & Greet with Randy Cohen

We believe that Arts Save Cities. Join us for a free, community meet and greet event with Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy of Americans for the Arts. Randy will share new economic impact data from arts & culture efforts in Wichita, and how they play a critical role in tourism.

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Nominations Now Open for 2017 Annual Arts Council Awards

Nominations Now Open for 2017 Annual Arts Council Awards

The Wichita/Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council established the Annual Arts Council Awards in 1969 to recognize and honor those businesses, foundations and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and humanities in Wichita/Sedgwick County. These awards focus attention on the importance of the arts as they relate to the quality… Continue Reading

Arts Save Cities

Arts Save Cities

The Arts Council believes that Arts Save Cities. We also believe:  In Advocating for Public Art & Aesthetics As one of the nation’s 50 largest cities, The Arts Council advocates for the importance of developing a public art program that ensures art and artists are as a part of the City’s public amenities design plans as… Continue Reading

Sculpture WalkAbout

Sculpture WalkAbout

The inspiration for Wichita’s Sculpture WalkAbout can be attributed to past Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and local arts supporter Dora Timmerman-Bayer. It is a yearlong sculpture exhibition of the region’s premier three-dimensional artists. The Arts Council’s WalkAbout committee, in cooperation with the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County, oversees the project with support from private… Continue Reading

2017-2018 Arts Council Membership Campaign

2017-2018 Arts Council Membership Campaign

Become an Arts Council Member & Take Pride in YOUR Local Arts!  Join at the $250 level and your membership benefits include tickets to the Annual Art Awards, the first Thursday in November. View the membership levels below to learn more. Be a SUPER HERO – $750 Membership offers emailed throughout the year (e.g. discount… Continue Reading

Feature: Prairie Vistas Gallery

Feature: Prairie Vistas Gallery

John Morrison has lived in Wichita for more than 30 years, and has long admired its landscape. In the early 2000’s, Morrison started photographing the Kansas landscape. “Contrary to the opinion of some, the Kansas landscape is extremely varied, though it does not shout for attention,” he says.  In 2005 he opened Prairie Vistas Gallery… Continue Reading

Feature: Wichita Symphony Orchestra

Feature: Wichita Symphony Orchestra

During WWII there was a nationwide call to create symphony orchestras in cities and regional hubs across the US to bring cheer to the communities, and ultimately their returning troops. Prominent musicians and WSU partners in the Wichita Community met and founded the Wichita Symphony Orchestra in 1944. The Wichita Symphony Orchestra is one of… Continue Reading