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Art in the Park Saturday Sep. 24th in Newton, KS- Carriage Factory Art Gallery

  Join Carriage Factory Art Gallery 10am-2pm

 Enjoy these Saturday activities (Sept. 24) in the gallery’s courtyard park  adjacent to the

  • Free children’s activity stations for all ages, including a scavenger hunt! 10 a.m. to noon.

  • The NUTS (Newton Ukulele Tunes  Society) performing, 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Salted Creamery…

The Big Picnic

Kansas City's Big Picnic

The Nelson Atkins Museum will hold its annual Big Picnic on July 19th from 4-7 p.m.    Activities are for the whole family, even the 4-legged family!  Live music, puppets, acting performances, lawn games, sculpture tours, artists on site working plein-aire and art for kids to create are just a few of the activities.   You can bring…

The Mulvane Loans Painting to Embassy in Moscow


Cally Krallman, Grazing on the Prairie


The Art in Embassies program of the U. S. State Department recently contacted the Mulvane Art Museum to lend several large paintings to the American Embassy in Moscow.  The ambassador to Russia is originally from Wisconsin and would like landscapes of the Midwest and West for the embassy.   He selected works…

Drawn to War


Drawn to War The Political Cartoons of  Louis Raemaekers is on display at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.  The show will run through October 18,2015.

Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers has been called the “supreme cartoonist of the war” and used colored pencils to create his political cartoons to show…

Jeff Hanson, “Blind Artist”

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Jeff Hanson, Festival in Holland


22 year old Jeff Hanson is an artist, and also legally blind.    He has low vision from an optic nerve tumor associated with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis. The tumor caused severe vision loss in 2005, requiring chemotherapy and radiation.   He paints in spite of his low vision, using…

$50,000 Awarded to Adorn Commerce Street Art District with Light Sculptures

If art belongs to everyone, public art displays are always an excellent way to spend city money. Before long Wichita citizens and visitors will be presented with light sculptures from local artists every time they drive by Commerce and Waterman near Intrust Bank Arena. The city has just awarded $50,000 for this pubic art project and artists are invited to…

New Bill to Allow Tax Incentives for Artists

NOTO Art District in Topeka 

Some of Wichita and Topeka’s city art supporters have proposed a bill that would allow art districts to be created throughout the state and local governments a chance to create tax incentives to encourage artists to stay and the neighborhoods to grow.  Often when an arts district forms, the property values go…

Public Funding of the Arts

Most people will say they support the arts – but do they really?  Have a listen to Spencer Museum of Art Director Saralyn Reece Hardy discussing government funding of the arts, the importance of art education and what happens when we fail to fund the arts.