March 19th Mayoral Candidate Forum


Wichita’s mayoral candidates already shared their opinions about the arts. Now it’s time to hear from all of the finalists for Mayor and City Council Districts (Districts 2, 4 and 5) at a Thursday, March 19 Candidate Forum sponsored by the Arts Council. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. for a reception; the forum will start at 6 p.m. in Century II’s Mary Jane Teall Theater (225 W. Douglas). We encourage you to forward this information to your friends, co-workers and fellow arts supporters. A strong turnout from the arts community will send a loud message to the candidates that the arts matter in Wichita, We all have a stake in Wichita’s quality of life!

The Candidate Forum is intended to be a resource for voters who are interested in finding out where candidates stand on arts and culture issues that impact Wichita. That is why we need your input. What arts and culture-related questions do you have for the City Council candidates? This is a critical and challenging time for arts and culture programs in Wichita, and candidates need to be able to answer the tough questions. We want to have a productive dialogue, so please be sure to write your questions in a courteous manner.

You can send them to us on Facebook and Twitter using #ArtsMatterICT or e-mail them to

Mayoral Candidate Forum

The Arts Council is hosting a Wichita Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, February 12 at Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theater. Please join us:

Social: 5:15-6:00

Forum: 6:00-7:30

The arts enhance our quality of life, promote economic development and help build vibrant and connected communities. The arts are a vital part of our city’s future; this forum will focus on city government’s role in supporting the arts and implementing a comprehensive cultural plan. Questions will allow candidates to share their knowledge and level of support for arts and culture  in Wichita.

We have an exciting opportunity to make our voices heard through our votes – and the time is now! One of the primary colors in the Wichita flag is red; as a show of solidarity and unity we are asking those who support arts and culture in Wichita to wear red at this event. Our hope is this show of solidarity will make an impression on each candidate and increase their awareness of how important arts and culture are to a large proportion of voters.

This event is sponsored by The Arts Council, KWCH and KMUW. Also, please mark your calendars for the City Council Candidate Forum on March 19th.

The Art Shoppe @ CityArts Boutique

The Art Shoppe @ CityArts Boutique
The Art Shoppe @ CityArts provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to sell their work in Old Town Square. It gives patrons the opportunity to shop for affordable locally made artisan goods, with prices ranging between $15 – $250.

A variety of art forms are represented in The Art Shoppe, including painting, glass, pottery, printmaking, photography, jewelry, fiber and apparel– all made by local and regional artists, many of whom also teach  classes at CityArts.

Bonus: The Art Shoppe @ CityArts is open  24/7 online! Browse and buy local artisan goods online anytime.

For inquiries about showing artwork in the Shoppe or to set up curbside pick up for a purchased piece please contact:

CityArts Front Desk
(316) 350-3245

Hours of Operation:

M-TH: 9 am-8 pm | F: 9 am-5 pm | SAT: 9 am-3 pm | SUN: 12-5 pm


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 event.
CityArt Event Venue
CityArts is a focal point for all cultural arts in our community.  It is a home for gallery exhibitions and arts events.  Centrally located in the Old Town District, in walking distance from hotels, restaurants and shops.

For Booking Availability call 316-350-3245.


334 N. Mead St

Wichita, KS 67202