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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 the team of architects and engineers to enhance quality of life experiences throughout our city.

In Quality of Life Experiences for all Wichita Citizens
Quality of Life must incorporate the arts, beyond merely their aesthetic functions, in order to create a vibrant, inclusive and diverse community that fosters civic pride and participation, stimulates the economy, attracts tourists, revitalizes neighborhoods and addresses social problems. The arts must exist throughout civic structure – from youth programs and crime prevention to job training and race relations. The arts cross all quality of life boundaries to lift our community to a place of well-being for all citizens.

In Elected Offcials who Champion Arts and Culture in Wichita
The Arts Council will continue to be supportive of elected officials who foster the link between economic development and a thriving arts and cultural community. We will continue to identify appropriate times to speak at Council meetings in order to offer our recommendations and fulfill our responsibility documented in the current City of Wichita Cultural Plan to be the focal point on arts and cultural issues.

In Partnerships…

We offer our Arts Organization and Artist membership as an easy way to form partnerships and provide a united front – bringing arts/quality of life awareness and projects to everyone in our community.

…and Advocating for our Partners

As an Arts Organization or Artist member, be prepared to join a dedicated, passionate group of members who advocate for local arts organizations and artists and support special artist projects and events.

Learn more about Arts Council memberships and become a member today!

2016 Annual Arts Council Awards

Arts Council’s 47th Annual Art Awards Eleven Wichita individuals, cultural organizations and businesses will be recognized for their work to further the growth and development of arts in the Wichita area during the 47th annual Art Awards dinner, sponsored by Westar Energy, Corporate Caterers, the Arts Council and the City of Wichita. The event will… Continue Reading

CityArts Summer Winter Schedule Available Now

CityArts Summer Winter Schedule Available Now

Click for the CityArts New Website Winter Class Schedule is available now! CityArts is a center for artistic creation and appreciation, featuring exhibitions of local and regional art as well as year-round art classes for youth and adults. CityArts’ classes are taught by professional artists. Call If you have class registration questions, please call 316-350-3245. 334 N. Mead Wichita, KS… Continue Reading

CityArts Boutique

CityArts Boutique

The CityArts Boutique carries one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and unique gifts made by local and regional artists who receive 70 percent of each sale. The CityArts Boutique is the perfect place to purchase gifts and support local artists at the same time. The Boutique has everything from bracelets made out of Kansas license places to ceramic… Continue Reading

Arts on Broadway

Arts on Broadway

Arts On Broadway is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance fine arts opportunities for the metropolitan Wichita community. Experience the joy of fine performances from a wide variety of artistic genres in an inspirational venue. Dedicated to celebrating all art forms, Arts on Broadway is planning to host several events throughout each season to exhibit exceptional vocal and instrumental musicians as… Continue Reading

Shift Space Gallery, WSU

Shift Space Gallery, WSU

Location:  416 S. Commerce, Suite 102 Phone:  316-978-7706 Email:  Lisa Rundstrom@wichita.edu Shift Space Gallery, WSU: is the School of Art & Design’s off-campus student gallery, now located in the Commerce Street Art District. The gallery’s name is derived from its original status as a “roaming” gallery that moved from location to location with each exhibition. A… Continue Reading

CityArts Event Venue

CityArts Event Venue

Book your event at CityArts Event Venue.  Our facility can handle business meetings, family gatherings, Receptions, Showers, Birthday and Retirement parties for groups from ten to one hundred guests with tables and chairs provided.  With flexible booking rates, open catering and a sound system available for use it is a great place to hold your… Continue Reading

Arts Council Names 2013 Award Recipients

Arts Council Names 2013 Award Recipients

Each year, the Arts Council honors individuals, foundations and businesses that have made significant contributions to the arts in the Wichita area.  The 2013 recipients are: Chris Shank — Gordon W. Evans Award given to a patron demonstrating outstanding leadership and special support for the arts. Joan Cole – Arts Advocate/Individual given to an individual… Continue Reading

Corry Academy of Irish Dance

Corry Academy of Irish Dance

Corry Academy is an Irish Dance Studio located in Andover, Kansas. Since 2001 the academy has welcomed hundreds of girls, boys, and adults alike to the world of Irish Dance. The academy provides dance lessons for boys and girls from the age of 4 and up who are interested in dancing just for fun, as… Continue Reading

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates artists, art-making, critical dialogue and community. They promote personal and professional development of artists of all levels of expertise through year-round workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting and drawing, printmaking, woodworking, furniture design and more. http://www.andersonranch.org/ Continue Reading

Dance

Ballet Wichita 125 N Market, Suite 1531 Wichita, KS 67202 Contact: Barbara Chamberlin Phone: (316) 687-5880 Studio Phone: (316) 692-8449 E-mail: bchamberlin@swbell.net Web Site: www.balletwichita.com Friends University Ballet 2100 University Wichita, KS 67213 Contact: Stan Rogers Phone: (316) 295-5848 Fax: (316) 295-5593 E-mail: rogersst@friends.edu Web Site: www.friends.edu/academics/CBASE/DIV_FINEARTS/ballet.aspx Wichita Grand Opera – Century II Concert Hall 225 W. Douglas Wichita, KS… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation

The Foundation provides financial assistance to artists who work in a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpting or printmaking, are in the early or developmental stage of their career, and demonstrate a commitment to making art a lifetime career. http://www.elizabethgreenshieldsfoundation.org/main.html Continue Reading

Inter-Faith Ministries CAFE Gallery

Inter-Faith Ministries CAFE Gallery

829 N. Market Wichita, KS 67214 (316) 264-9303 E-mail: www.ifmnet.org Hours: weekdays 8am-5pm For more information about CAFE Gallery exhibitions and tours contact Kathy Hull at (316) 978-7722 or kathy.hull@wichita.edu  For more information about the Holy Image class or exhibition contact Diane Thomas-Lincoln at (316) 978-7706 dglinc@sbcglobal.net or Annette LeZotte at (316) 978-7710annette.lezotte@wichita.edu Continue Reading

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. http://www.pkf.org/ Continue Reading

Art Advisory Committee

Who: The Art Advisory Committee consists of the directors of the various attractions and arts organizations throughout Wichita and Sedgwick County. What: Created by the Arts Council, the Art Advisory Committee advises the Arts Council in the development and implementation of a plan to coordinate the community cultural resources for all museums/attractions/arts organizations in Wichita/Sedgwick… Continue Reading