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JANUARY 4, 2019

NexLynx Gallery (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): Discover art downtown with an opening reception for artist Morgan Celeste. Morgan enjoys working with acrylic, mixed media, and watercolor in a variety of styles. Giving her art an eclectic appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. She will be showcasing pieces inspired by nature - from soft flowers to rocky brooks. Relax from all the holiday festivities and enjoy delicious breakfast-themed snacks and cures for your holiday hangover. FFAW hours are  5-8p. Find us on Instagram @NexLynxGallery.

Creations of Hope Gallery (727 S Kansas): Featuring artwork by Lacy Noll. The artist shares this about the exhibit: “Art for me has always been a coping mechanism to avoid and deflect the harder parts of my life. Since becoming an adult, my current pacifier has been my career as an officer and my art is used as an opportunity for income and self expression." FFAW hours are Noon-8p.

Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Place - Fairlawn Mall): Topeka Art Guild & Gallery is full of beautiful paintings, photography and textile art - all priced at $100 and less. You will also find a wide assortment of glass art, pottery, gourds and jewelry. Gift yourself or someone special with original art. Artist Mary Bauer is featured this month and she specializes in fine ink drawings and acrylic . The guild will host an exhibit by Shawnee Heights High School art students. Join our local artists and students for great food and conversation on first Friday. The gallery is located at the west end of Fairlawn Plaza Mall. Regular gallery hours Wed-Sat 11a-5p. FFAW hours are  5-8p.

Stephen Smith Gallery (931 S Kansas): Joining the Gallery are two fine art photographers bringing their unique approaches to creating imagery that fosters respect for the natural world. Vincent Farnsworth (Montrose, CO) explores landscape as a panoramic vista stretching across the entire field of view. John Finch (Wichita, KS) exemplifies love and respect for nature from all corners of the world. Finch draws you in with visual appeal, as well as the written word. We like to call Finch a "storyteller".  Meet John on the 4th! FFAW hours are  4:30-8p. MORE INFO

Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): Matryoshka's featured artist is Allison Koerner-Smith. As an artist, Allison works hard to develop pieces that speak both to her and to others about the beauty that exists. Different mediums allow her to express different ideas. After spending many enjoyable hours repurposing items from broken jewelry, this is now ready to be reloved in a fresh new piece! FFAW hours are 10a-9p. Find us on Instagram @matryoshkatattoo. MORE INFO

Amused (907 N Kansas): We are repeating “Small but Mighty” this month! Local artists have created 6" x 6" pieces of art. A statement on their own or dramatic in a collection. It's easy to find a spot for these. We are still hosting a “chair-ity” event benefiting the Quincy Elementary Art Department. Artists have embellished children's chairs to be auctioned off. Bidding (on Facebook or in person) ends January 19th. All proceeds will be used to resupply the school's art department. Regular hours are Weds & Thurs from 1-6p, Fri from 11a-6p, Sat from 11a-5p and Sun from Noon-4p. FFAW hours are  11a-9p. Find us on Instagram @amused_in_noto. MORE INFO

SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): Happy New Year from SouthWind Art Gallery! Stop by this January to see new paintings by Zak Barnes and Cristine Sundquist. Also, don't miss our "Welcome to Winter" show, with fine art paintings by Brian Slawson, Kim Casebeer, James Pringle Cook, Dana Hassett, Philip Hershberger, Judith Mackey, John Roush and more. FFAW hours are  5-7p. Find us on Instagram @southwindartgallery. MORE INFO

STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): STUDIO 831 will be closed for First Friday Art Walk on January 4, 2019. Please join us in February. FFAW hours are  4-8:30p. MORE INFO

39 West Gallery (909 N Kansas): Explore our newest interactive art exhibit, a jumbo spirograph! Create and take your own design over 2 ft in diameter right off the wall! Interact with art while exploring work from various 39 West artists as well as our featured "90's Retro" exhibit. Art work from Michelle Leivan, Phyll Klima, Marie Plinsky, Staci Dawn Ogle, Diane Wurzer, Tricia McCourt, Kathy Pflaum, Ann Palmer, Jim Stukey, Carol Williams, Brenda Meairs, Sean Blake, Ryan Ogle, Felix Harrington, Nathan Beister, Jodee Jenson and more. Regular hours are Weds-Sat from 11a-3p. FFAW hours are 11a-9p. Find us on Instagram @39westgallery. MORE INFO

Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon - Westboro Mart): For the January Art Walk, Beauchamp's Gallery will feature a collection of consigned works by various artists including Phil Hershberger, Robert Sudlow, Lori Mallott, and others. FFAW hours are  5:30-8:30p. Find us on Instagram @beauchampsgallery.

Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (114 Sw 8th, 2nd Floor): Displaying works of art from 20 local artists with 88 pieces on display with a large variety of mediums and styles. You're invited to join the artists for art, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Artists included in this show are: Alexander Lancaster, Alexandra Jael Larkin, Amber O'Dell, Angela Lexow, Anthony Schwed, Brian Broxterman, Dan Brennan, Devi Wilbur, Ella Hawley, Jason Hanna, Jude Madysen, Katherine Settle, Kerry White, Nicole Maddox, Oshara Meesha, Sharon Rott, Travis Garwood, Danyea Dickson, Julia Rose and Tyrone Popejoy. FFAW hours are  5:30-10p. Find us on Instagram @two_wolves_studio.  MORE INFO