Warehouse 414 (414 SE 2nd): Join us for our Art from the Archives exhibit. We have been Spring Cleaning!! Around the shop we are featuring art treasures from Topeka artists through the years: LA Gillette, Paul Mannen, Jean Bass, Dort Johnson, Ed Navone, Bill Garret, Paul Worley, Marydorsey Wanless, and Carrie Jo Wilson Gros. Molly Krause will also have a book signing for her new book. Include Warehouse 414 on your list of stops during the Artwalk. We are located just east of 2nd & Madison at 414 SE Second St. You can also view the exhibit during our regular business hours: Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat – 11a-5:30p. 5:50 - 8:30p on First Fridays!
WELCOME TO THE ARTWALK! Grand Opening of "Discovery Nature Gallery " (1100 SE Rice Rd): The Gallery features fine art giclee images by Robert Victor of american landscapes and wildlife. Over 50 images matted and framed. Images ranging in size from 8x8 to 20x50 ready to enjoy in your home or office. Located 3 miles south of Topeka Billard Airport. Call us from Billard's Landing Cafe 785-234-3219 and we will pick you up and bring you to the gallery, and return you to the airport. Regular hours are M-F 10a-5p. First Friday Hours are 5:30-8:00p.
Ronald McDonald House (825 SW Buchanan) is again partnering with the Governor’s Row House next door for the First Friday Artwalk. This month’s featured artist is Julia Pershall, a Topeka High School Junior whose artistic abilities are most impressive. Her work will be on display at the Ronald McDonald House, the 106-year-old former home of the first female U.S. Treasurer Georgia Neese Gray that now serves as a home-away-from-home for families of very sick children being cared for in a nearby hospital. Enjoy this opportunity to view updates to the historic home. Refreshments will be provided. The Mr. Nice Guys' Hot Box food truck will be parked between the two houses. Art walk takes place from 5-8 pm. 5-8 pm.
Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University (17th & Jewell): Don't miss these 4 great shows now on view at the Mulvane – from 5-7p on First Friday and regular hours, too! 5-7:30p. Instagram: @mulvaneartmuseum
· "Boom: American Printmaking 1960-2000," through Aug. 6
· "Marydorsey Wanless: A Retrospective," through July 2
· "Prairie Memories: The Art of Glenda Taylor," through May 14
· "2016 Mulvane Art Museum Juried Ceramic Exhibition," through May 14
Capitol Federal (700 S Kansas): TARC's Art from the Heart therapeutic art program provides art activities for persons with developmental, intellectual and related disabilities served in the Day Services program. TARC partners with the Mulvane Art Lab/Washburn University for specialized instruction. The showcase will feature art that was designed by people supported in the program. The art on display will include a variety of different mediums and techniques. 5:30-7:30p.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something blue! Wedding bells are ringing at Vintage Vibe during the month of May! Vintage Wedding dresses, cake stands and more fun vintage items will be on display! Also featured this month: Sweet Grass Farm's laundry detergent items and Lyle's Steampunk Lamps! Our famous brew & Savory Snack Crackers will be served during the Artwalk. Vintage Vibe will be closed May 11-May 15. Exclusive shopping night May 26th-stay tuned for more info! 10am-9pm. Instagram: @vintagevibetopeka
Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den (824 N Kansas): Our exhibition will display artworks from our collective and guest artists to fit the theme. Two Wolves Collective: Morgaine Hawley, Buck Reist, Dan Brennan, Katherine Settle, Mike Smith, Amber O’Dell, Pake McNally, Justice Mongold, Oshara Meesha Jennifer Bohlander and Alexander Lancaster. Our student artist is Aleescia Munoz. We have Vidhi Shah joining us for the first time to create Henna on our guests and patrons. 5-9p.
Art Print Express (1047 SW Gage – Fleming Place): “Quiet Beauty” by Barbara Waterman-Peters is the featured artist for May and June at Art Print Express. A rare solo exhibition of Barbara’s flowers with their exquisite colors, complex forms and endless variation identifying their silent power expertly captured by the artist. There will be an artist reception during the First Friday Art Walk May 6th. But if you can’t make it, don’t hesitate to stop in to see the show during business hours, Tuesday through Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-1 or watch the video of Barbara talking about her work on our Facebook page! 4-7p.
712 Innovations (712 S Kansas): Our featured artist, Ann Rohlf has been teaching the art of basketry nationwide for over 25 years and has published dozens of basketry patterns. Trained in occupational therapy, she loves the idea of functional art. While most of her baskets are traditional she loves to experiment with found objects and unusual weaving materials. Makers Market: Come Purchase locally handmade items from talented Topeka artist and crafters. Enjoy snacks and beverages and take a tour of our unique facility. 5-7p.
Creations of Hope gallery (2nd Floor @ Yeldarb gallery – 909 N Kansas): Creations of Hope presents “The Visionary Spoon” – an exhibit by three artists that transform everyday objects into objects of wonder. The journey begins with the three dimensional abstractions of Matt Coward, leads through the fantastical alien vistas of Robert Harsh’s imagination created from found objects, and ends in the intricately detailed watercolors of Janice Atkins illustrating her daily challenges. This exhibit will be on display May – June. The Creations of Hope Gallery is a collective gallery by artists experiencing mental illness focused on advocacy through art. Creations of Hope is located upstairs at the Yeldarb Gallery at 909 N Kansas. Mon-Sat from 10a-5p, First Friday hours are 5-8p. Instagram: @creationsofhopegallery
The Tasteful Olive Topeka (2900A SW Oakley - Brookwood): May's marvelous special food offerings (with recipes to take home) will be fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa and Salted Caramel Apple, both made with our oils, vinegars and sea salt. Staff will lead you to over 65 oils & vinegars you can sample while you browse an array of gourmet pastas, sea salts, spice blends, loose leaf teas, pestos and bruschettas while at the store. Come have some fun and unique food fair with us! 5:30-7:30p.
NexLynx (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): Lois VanLiew presents Earth’s Emissaries: Work inspired by Geodes, Gemstones, & Crystals. At a young age, Lois was fascinated with geodes, gemstones and crystals and was encouraged to paint using them as inspiration. Lois finds the beauty that emerges from these stones to be a compelling exploration. Join in the Fiesta as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our homemade salsa paired with other Mexican themed snacks and delicious drinks. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p. Instagram: @NexLynx_GalleryOfArts
Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd – Fairlawn Mall) continues to celebrate 100 years of art with winners of our spring juried exhibit: 1st - Ruth Powers, quilt art entitled 'Splash'; 2nd - Naomi Cashman, watercolor entitled 'Canyon De Chelly'; 3rd - Christopher Richmond, photography entitled 'Lakawama'. Honorable mentions: Elizabeth Corbett, Ellen Duncan, Cynthia Einspahr and Kevin Boland. The Guild awarded their annual $1000 scholarship to collage bound art student Kyra Miller, Jefferson West. Honorable mentions: Brooke Province, Topeka West and Aric Zillinger, Washburn Rural High School. Join us in celebration with cake and great art. 5-8p.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE TOPEKA ART GUILD
The Topeka Art Guild was the first art organization formed under the Kansas Federation of Art in l916 with George M. Stone, President. The first major exhibition of the newly formed Art Guild and biggest event Topeka had known in an artistic way was marble sculptures by Gutzon and Solon Borglum (sculptors of Mt. Rushmore) in January of 1917. It consisted of two tons of work. Before the exhibit could be taken to the Art Guild it was necessary to have the building inspected making sure it would accommodate the weight. One sculpture was so large it was displayed in the downtown Crosby Brothers store. The seed was planted for great art exhibitions attended by hundreds in the following years.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library @ 1515 SW 10th): “Art2Wear” features art that can be worn – but would you? How would it feel to wear a work of art? Four artists create sculpture for the human body. Anita Luvera Mayer, Béatrice Coron, Sharon Kilfoyle, and Marjorie Schick create expressive and exciting artwork that are designed to be worn. The exhibit runs April 8 – May 15, 2016 in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Meet the teen curators for this years “Curate This! balance in threes” during Second Fridays at the Sabatini Gallery on May 13 starting at 5:30pm. Throughout life, we face the stress of balancing our emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. Sometimes all we need is a reminder of the small pleasures in life. “balance in threes” will run from May 8 – July 24, 2016. 5:30-8:30p.
SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): Start your ArtWalk with us and view our next exhibit, "America the Beautiful". It features artwork that captures the diversity of cultures, lifestyles, and landscapes that defines this great nation. The evening’s activities include an Artist’s Reception with many of the participating artists expected to be in attendance. Among the artists whose new works are featured in the exhibit are: Kim Casebeer, Hugh Greer, Judith Mackey, Debra Joy Groesser, Cally Krallman, Doug Osa, Brian Slawson, Mary Binford Miller, Dana Hassett, David Volbracht, Debra Hanes-Nelson, Nancy Whitaker, Virginia Grass-Simmons, Cristine Sundquist, and others. 5-7pm. Instagram: @southwindartgallery
Discover Nature Gallery (1100 SE Rice): Fine art giclee images by Robert Victor of American landscapes and wildlife. Image sizes 8x8 through 20x50 matted and framed ready to enjoy. Open daily from 9a-5p.
Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas): We welcome back Jason Soden as our featured artist in May. You may remember his stunning photography of prairie burns and lightning. He is exhibiting many new breathtaking photos this month. Come meet Jason during the artwalk and catch other artists in action. Merl Miles will be Raku firing ceramics in the courtyard. Jim Bauer will be creating glass marbles in the garage studio. If you cannot join us on First Friday visit us during regular hours Wednesday through Friday from 10a-6p and Saturday from 10a-5. First Friday hours are: 5:30-8:30p.
Wolfe's Camera (635 S Kansas): Join us for a salsa tasting event from 5 pm. Wolfe's Gallery is showing images from our featured photographer Kathy Shogren. See the winning entries from Wolfe's Facebook macro photo contest. Wolfe's is open till 8 pm for Mother's Day gift shopping. Mother's Day and garduation gifts wrapped free. 9a-8p. Instagram: @wolfescamera
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): Seaman High School will be featuring 3 Senior Artists for the First Friday Art Walk. The Seaman High School Seniors Jenna Erickson, Gabbi Rollins, and Nora Westjord all plan on attending Washburn University in the fall to further their education in art. We are excited to show the artworks they have made throughout their time at Seaman. The students are excited to be showing their work at Matryoshka. Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 PM. First Friday 10-9 PM. Instagram: @notomatryoshka
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th): Join us on May 6th from 5pm-8pm for the First Friday Art Walk! Enjoy chips, salsa, and beautiful fused glass art! I can't think of a better way to spend a Friday evening in Topeka! We are bringing back the First Friday special! During the Art Walk, make a light catcher for $15 ! If you haven't experienced fused glass art making before, this would be the perfect opportunity. We are located in downtown Topeka on 8th Ave between Kansas and Quincy in the Gizmo building. We look forward to seeing you! 5-8p.
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Angela Lexow is our Featured Artist for May, and her exhibit is entitled Nature's Palette. Her statement about this work: “I have no fear of color, and love to use it in all aspects of my work. All the pieces for this show were inspired by nature, but also by a photographer's work. Each piece is my interpretation of an artist's photograph (with their permission). I have been lucky enough to work with great photographers, some local and some from New Mexico.” 4-8:30p.
Amused (115 NW Laurent): Join us for the 3rd Annual aMUSEd FANtabulous Comic Book/SciFi Art Showcase! Come in and discover some diverse fan art in this encore presentation. Vote for viewers choice award to be announced at 8p. Artists include: Buck Reist, Nathan Biester, Jack Pruitt, Devin M. Morrison, Jordan E. Brooks, Joshua Cochran, Gilian Morrison, Morgaine Hawley & DeAna D. Morrison. We have no interest lay-a-way. ImSoAmused.com 5-9p.
Boho Mojo/Reliant Apparel (631 S Kansas): Come to our Cinco de Mayo afterparty! We're celebrating Boho Mojo/Reliant Apparel's 5th anniversary in downtown Topeka with a salsa contest! Our associates have prepped their best recipes and YOU get to vote on which one is the best! Guac and chips and margarita's will also be available. Our very own Ryan Verthein will be gracing us with a musical performance, and you can check out art for sale by amazing local artists. It's a 5-year, 5th of May blast (only a day late). See you there! 5-8 pm. Instagram: @bohomojoks
The Merchant (913 S Kansas) is one of the 13 Salsa Fest Stops. Sample 2 different salsas. Charlie Barber will be playing live out Back in our Alley Courtyard. Featured Artists: ,Sarah Chavez, Ron Lessman of Truckhenge, Joshua Cochran, Slick Clark Design. Julia Phillips will be spinning fire after 7p. $3 empanadas and hand poured coffees from Le Petit Bon Bon. Live Music. Art. Food. Fashion. Fun & Fire. 5-8p. Instagram: @themerchantonline
Ricks Advanced Dermatology & Radiance Medical Spa (5120 SW 28th) offers Mohs Surgery for the highly specialized surgical treatment for the removal of skin cancer. Dr. Matthew Ricks, owner and founder, is the only fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in Kansas outside of the Kansas City metro area. In addition, general dermatology is also offered for the treatment of mole removal, nail fungus, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and full-body skin exams. 5-7p.
Topeka High (8oo Sw 10th): Make sure to stop by Topeka High for your last chance this school year to see our talented student work! We will be showcasing extraordinary student artwork from all of our classes. Enter on Western st side and head up to the Third Floor Gallery to get blown away by what our local youth is doing!!! 5-7p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon): We are pleased to announce Nancy Goodall as our First Friday feature at Soho Interiors. Nancy, an artist, designer, author, music director, attorney and teacher, will demonstrate her ability in creating fused glass pieces, beading and wire wrapping from 5:30-6:30p. She has studied with many notable teachers within the US and has received several awards. Her work can be seen in shops and galleries in the Midwest, Las Vegas, New York as well as Soho Interiors this Friday! 5:30-8:30p.
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th in Wakarusa): Come try samples of wine featuring Kansas grapes. This month we will feature Catawba Ice Cream(while supplies last)an Wine Slushies!!!! Don't forget we also have wine by the pour & bottle available for purchase! Come watch the sunset from the porch or patio. Picnics and snacks welcome. (Only alcohol produced at Glaciers Edge Winery is able to be consumed on our property; guests consuming alcohol must be at 21 years old .) We are on the south side of Topeka, 1.7 mi E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St. 4:00pm - 8:30pm.
TWO DAYS Market (829 N Kansas): TWO DAYS is all decked out in great merchandise, displayed to perfection and priced to please! We will be showcasing the band Donkey Show in front of the shop as well as a surprise Yo Yo Artist! Shop early for the best selection!! 9a-9p.