On October 24th, we dedicated this mural located at 3rd & S Kansas Ave. Painted by a dedicated team of artists alongside nearly 500 members of the community, this summer-long project has been a labor of love - a reminder of the responsibility that we each have to build a better world.
During the ArtsConnect First Friday Artwalk, we find our city filled with art, friends and exciting special events. Every month is different - and every business is different, so please check our Gallery Features page for information each month and then join thousands of people in this fantastic monthly event! Click here to view the November First Friday Features!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Arty Awards. It was a spectacular evening. Congratulations to all of the finalists and honorees. We will be posting photos from the red carpet and videos from the awards presentation as they are available. Stay tuned for the next big thing from ArtsConnect! Thank you, Topeka!!
This mural is located across the street from the Brown v. Board National Historic Site. The mural explores themes of equality and justice through the eyes of young people in our community. Artist Michael Toombs directed the painting of the 130' x 30' wall along with a team of artists and thousands of members of the community. We believe that there could not be a better time to push forward the central tenets of the Brown case – bringing this important part of American history to life anew.
Funded by the City of Topeka and administered by ArtsConnect, the TopArts Grant Program funds projects and programs that seek to increase access to the arts as well as programs that seek to create new works of public art. The 2019 application period is now closed and you can see the list of grantees here.