Yeldarb Gallery (909 N Kansas): Estate art sale of Bill and Jane Roy is featured this month. This exhibit offers paintings, serigraphs and sculpture from the private art collection of Dr. Bill Roy. Work by artists Walter Hatke, Charlie Rogers, Leroy Neiman and many others are available for purchase. This exclusive exhibit will be on display for the month of October only so come early for the best selection. There will be live music and art demos during the art walk. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri from 10a-6p and Sat from 10a-5p. FFAW hours are 5:30-8:30p.
Vintage Vibe (833 N Kansas): Pumpkin spice and everything nice! That is what Autumn is made of and Vintage Vibe will be celebrating the joy that October brings with some "Autumn Fun!" This month we are spotlighting the 500+ newly added vintage keys ($2.95/each) and our greeting card artist Tamera! Tamera has really outdone herself this year with unique Halloween and Thanksgiving greeting cards. Summer brew and Texas chipotle savory crackers will be served from 5-9p. Closed October 8th, but open special hours October 16th for Volkstober in NOTO! Our 3rd Annual "We're Thankful Sale" will take place on Sunday, November 13th, 10a-3p! Stay up to date with us by following our Facebook or Instagram! 10a-9p. Instagram @vintagevibetopeka
Heritage Bank (3024 SW Wanamaker) will be participating in October's First Friday Artwalk, from 4-7p. We will be featuring art from Washburn Rural High School. Stop by for food, drinks, art and fun!. 4-7p.
2016 ARTY AWARD WINNER: Topeka Art Guild & Gallery (5331 SW 22nd Place) celebrates 100 Years of Art with their very popular Kansas Artists' show, juried by Ye Wang of Washburn University art department. Whether it is Flint Hills landscapes, roadside vistas, or a favorite location in Kansas you just might find your favorite. Vote for your "Peoples Choice" and sign up to win an original art piece. Also on exhibit is art by the 2016 winner of the Guild's $1,000 annual art scholarship, Kyra Miller of Jefferson West High School. In celebration, members of the guild are also showing art at Warehouse 414 during October. In 1979, the Topeka Art Guild donated a collection of original art to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library by many of its charter members. Many of these works will be on exhibit in the Alice Sabatini Gallery, October 10-December 18. Join the Guild at the library for Sunday tea October 16, 2-4p and learn more about art history in Topeka. 5-8p.
Creations of Hope Gallery (909 N Kansas - Upstairs at the Yeldarb Gallery): Creatopia: The Art of Mickmo and Brandy Chappell-Washington. Artists Mickmo and Brandy Chappell-Washington invite you to enter their unique visual worlds encompassing themes of beauty, pain, and transformation. Creatopia runs through October at Creations of Hope, a collective gallery by artists experiencing mental illness focused on advocacy through art. Creations of Hope is sponsored by the Expressive Therapies program at Valeo Behavioral Health Care and is supported through donations from individuals dedicated to art and mental health advocacy. October First Fridays will feature a silent auction of artwork and other goodies to support the Creations of Hope gallery. Regular hours are Weds-Fri from 10a-6p and Sat from 10a-5p. FFAW hours are 5:30-8:30p. Instagram @creationsofhopegallery.
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (1515 SW 10th): Enjoy a roaring, art-filled evening at the Sabatini Gallery with the mechanical masterpieces of “Motorized”. The artists and designers in this exhibit share our love of cars and motorcycles through photographs, paintings, sculptures and the vehicles themselves. This exhibit of mechanical masterpieces runs until Saturday, October 16. The paintings in “Still Me: Watercolors Expressions work by Individuals with Memory Loss” were created during Memories in the Making©, a program of the Alzheimer’s Association. Though words may become difficult and many abilities fade, each person has a lifetime of experiences that can find expression through art. This exhibit runs until Sunday, October 9. 9a-9p.
Matryoshka Tattoo (902 N Kansas): The Soiled Doves will be returning to Matryoshka to fill the fall air with metal. Check them out on the back patio during the October First Friday Art Walk. For the month of October, we will display the art of debut artist Kendra Palmer. Kendra’s paintings predominately display featureless female forms as a representation of a blank slate and the chance to be anyone you can imagine. This series has been in progress for over 25 years and continues to be her passion when picking up a brush. Kendra started painting in her teen years and stepped away from it as life got busy and kids became priority. She has recently been able to return to painting and picked up her blank slate series feeling like no time had passed. Matryoshka also has Day of the Dead items in stock in time for the annual Dia de los Muertos street fair on Saturday, October 8th. Regular hours are Tues-Sat from 10a-8p. FFAW hours are 10a-9p. Tuesday-Saturday 10am-8pm. FFAW 10am-9pm. Instagram @notomatryoshka
STUDIO 831 (831 N Kansas): Trudy L. Waterman is our Featured Artist for October! Please join us to see the work of this award-winning photographer! Her exhibit is titled "Heavy Metal.". FFAW hours are 4-8:30p.
NexLynx Gallery of Arts (123 SW 6th, 2nd Floor): Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, and view the unique sand toning artwork, 3D Paintings, photographic prints and photomations by Azyz Sharafy. For more information about his work visit his website: http://www.sharafyart.com. Judge our Chili Cook-Off! Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided. 5-8p. Instagram @nexlynxgallery.
Topeka High (800 SW 10th): Come see Topeka High's newest batch of up & coming artists as we premier their work this Friday. We will have plenty to view from the various courses offered at Topeka High. Make sure to come in on Western St & head up to the 3rd floor to view the amazing student work hanging in our gallery. 5-8p.
712 Innovations (712 S Kansas) is a co-work & makerspace small business incubator for Topeka and Shawnee county, Kansas. Take a tour today and experience how you can take the next step to make your dreams a reality. Mon-Fri 9-5.
Leaping Llamas Artisan Shop (725 S Kansas): Join us for for the opening of Becky Drager's show, Topeka in Color. Becky hopes to her work will excite the viewer to make Topeka's urban scene part of their daily lives. This is a show not to miss! Becky will be here from 3-5p to discuss her work and inspiration. We will also be hosting Whitney Estenson to sign her debut novel, House of Aries from 5-8p! In this debut of the Ascendant Series, author Whitney Estenson introduces a world of magic, adventure, and enduring love in the face of an enemy who only understands death and hunger. 10a-8p. Instagram @leapingllamasart
NOTO ArtsPlace (905 N Kansas): Biggest event since the Zagar Mural Project. The biennial Artists Speak exhibit of progressive political and social justice-inspired art and a special section of protest art from the Mni Waconi #NoDAPL Dakota Access Pipeline protests including posters and t-shirts. It is also the official Topeka launch of the Microburst zine. You'll have a chance to "make and take" a pro-environment letterpress project, get a first look at adult coloring books by Topeka artist Jordan Brooks and drop off donations of money and supplies for the #sacredstonecamp of water protectors in North Dakota. Don't miss the release of a new documentary byNicholas Ward and Amber Hansen about the cultural renewal taking place at the #RedWariorCamp and #SacredStoneCamp while the Water Protectors carry out a peaceful war on behalf of all of us #Downstream.. 4:30-8:30p.
Soho Interiors (3129 SW Huntoon) Beverly Dodge Radefeld believes Topeka and Kansas is a wonderful place for an artist. She loves to paint the wide open spaces. A few years ago Beverly participated at a plein air retreat which rekindled her passion for painting. "This really got me excited about the landscape we live in," she said. "I love the simple shapes of the Flint Hills and the color of the open sky. My oil paintings have been the vehicle for me to express these feelings and have allowed me to capture the movement and colors of the soft sculptures that I enjoy." You are invited to join us at Soho Interiors this Friday to capture the beauty of her paintings.. 5:30-8:30p.
Amused (907 N Kansas): Wow! Do we have a lot to cheer about! We are celebrating 3 years of business and a brand new location in the heart of NOTO. We are excited to be a part of North Kansas Ave and couldn't ask for a better spot to call home. Join us for the official ribbon cutting at 5:30. The gift shop has many new items and the beautiful gallery is featuring some of our favorite artists. Regular hours are Weds-Fri from 1-7p and Sat from 10a-5p. FFAW hours are 1p-9p.
Glaciers Edge Winery (1636 SE 85th): Spend your FFAW at the winery! Our featured artist will be Roxanne Ebberts from Colorfields Vineyard, Gallery and HotShop displaying a sampling of their hand blown art glass and fall creations! Enjoy wine and wine slushies by the pour or a bottle and watch the sunset from the porch or patio. Picnics, take-out, snacks are welcome to enjoy along with your choice of wine or slushie! (Only alcohol produced at Glaciers Edge Winery is able to be consumed on our property; guests consuming alcohol must be at least 21 years old .) We are on the south side of Topeka, 1.7 miles E of Topeka Blvd on 85th St.. 4-8:30p.
NOTO Arts Center (935 N Kansas): Tom Averill's short story Musical Genius is being shown as a short movie entitled Musical Genius of Moscow, Kansas in the NOTO Arts Center. Meet Tom Averill and producer/ screenplay writer Chris Blunk. The 22-minute film will be shown First Friday at 7:30p and again at 8p in the NOTO Arts Center classroom. Chris Blunk is the producer and screenplay writer of the film shot in NOTO and in the home of Hal and Jeanne Gardner, among other locations. On display in the NOTO Arts Center's Morris Gallery are works of Topeka artist Johanna Hanks. Make it and take it craft projects are provided by Nicki Kaye. No charge. Refreshments served. 5:30-8:30p.
Shawnee County Democrats (5350 SW 17th St, Topeka, KS 66604) Shawnee County Democrats (5350 SW 17th): Enjoy the cool weather and the artwork of The Two Wolves’ Collective. And, you can purchase tickets for a chance to win a hand-made red-white-and-blue quilt. The drawing will be held on Election Day, November 8. Join us for snacks and beverages. FFAW hours are 5-7:30p.
SouthWind Art Gallery (3074 SW 29th): Beautiful new oils by Dana Hassett featuring a Southwest theme and spiritual undertones from Dana's poetry. And our first ART FLASH SALE. Large selection prints, some framed and some unframed, all are 50% off now through October. This “flash sale” includes a group of framed prints that have returned on lease from a local corporate client. Come in ...you'll like it. 5-7p.
Prairie Glass Studio (110 SE 8th Ave - In the Gizmo building, below Juli's Coffee & Bistro): Enjoy the cooler temps with some chili during the Chili Fest downtown during the art walk! Prairie Glass Studio will be open from 5-8p. Lots of new autumn-inspired jewelry, fall and Halloween decor, and new holiday ornaments and jewelry! The perfect time to shop and get great gift ideas for the holidays! 5-8p.
Absolute Design by Brenda (629 S Kansas): Will be sampling The Resident Chef Product, offering 20% off baby items and a selection of Gil Rumsey Art 10a-8p.
Beauchamp's Gallery (3113 SW Huntoon) continues the exhibit In the Prairie , a collection of Kansas landscapes in oil and prairie fire imagery in watercolor. Look for our next show starting mid-October; bold colorful impressionist landscapes by artist Joel Dugan from Hays, Kansas. 5:30-8:30p.