PUBLIC PROGRAMMING

Explore your creativity at these free or low-cost educational art opportunities.

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ART TOGETHER: PAGES TO PALETTE

Saturday, Jan. 13 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Free Admission

Join us for a youth and family community event that celebrates Holidays around the world.

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Imagine beyond your potential with readings of the books Dream Big Little One by Vashti Harrison and I am Brave by Suzy Capozzi with Storytime Village.

Art Activity | 10:30 a.m.

Engage with a special art project, brought to you by local organization, Art that Touches Your Heart.

Musical Performances | 11 a.m.

Enjoy a live performance by Denise Colburn Dance that will explore what it means to be empowered!

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

 

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ART TOGETHER: EXPLORE ASIA

Saturday, Feb. 10| 10 a.m. – Noon | Free Admission

Join us for a youth and family community event that explores different Lunar New Year celebrations around the world.

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Join Ms. Wichita Asian Festival as she reads Celebrating Chinese New Year: History, Traditions, and Activities.

Art Activity | 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year by creating Chinese paintbrush bookmarks, dragon paper chains, and a New Year envelope project.

Musical Performances | 11 a.m.

End the morning by enjoying an instrument performance by Ms. Yuhui Ma followed by a Tea Folk Dance performed by the Chinese Womens Group.

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

Art Together, Mark Arts’ community outreach program, provides opportunities for families to create and appreciate art. Monthly programs are developed to highlight unique perspectives, themes and stories that exist within our community. Each Art Together program includes children’s story time, an individual hands-on art project, a community art project and performance or demonstration.

 

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GUIDED GALLERY TOUR OF OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Friday, May 17 | 2 p.m. | Free to Attend

Join Exhibitions Director Laura Taylor as she guides guests through the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. This tour will include details about the works and artist who created them.

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GUIDED GALLERY TOUR OF OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL EXHIBITION

Friday, May 31 | 11:30 a.m. | Free to Attend

Join Exhibitions Director Laura Taylor as she guides guests through the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. This tour will include details about the works and artist who created them.

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OIL PAINTERS OF AMERICA NATIONAL EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION

Friday, May 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Free to Attend

View 220 exquisite painting in the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, open through May 31. This special exhibition features works by the top oil painters from across North America, including MaryBeth Karaus OPA, Daniel Keys OPAM, and Suzie Baker OPA.
All are welcome to attend the Closing Reception for the Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, which will take place on Friday, May 31 from 5-7 p.m. A cash bar will be available.
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MEDITATION IN THE GALLERY

Saturday, May 25 | 9 a.m. | Free For Members | $6 Public Admission

Join Mula Rising for monthly meditation in the gallery.

Come relax your body and calm your mind as you tap into your inner stillness.
Open to all members of the community, this transformative event fosters personal growth, unity, and a sense of connection.

Bring a cushion or yoga mat, water to drink, and dress comfortably.

 

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YOGA IN THE GALLERY

Saturday, June 1 | 9 a.m. | Free For Members | $6 Public Admission

Join Mula Rising for monthly yoga in the gallery.

In this tranquil setting, you will go on a profound journey of self-discovery amidst the art, fostering a more tranquil and mindful lifestyle tailored to enhance your personal well-being and resonate with the essence of Mūla Rising.

Bring a cushion or yoga mat, water to drink, and dress comfortably.

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ART TOGETHER: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Saturday, June 9 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Free Admission

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Art Projects | 10:30 a.m.

Performance | 11 a.m.

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

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SYNTHESIS & BLUES OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, June 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Free to Attend

Mark Arts is pleased to present striking, recent work by celebrated Wichita-based artists Sheldon Draper and Casey TZ Smith. Smith’s intricate ceramics are inspired by the depths of the sea and creatures that overcome change, each object in this body of work captures a moment of strength. Drapers’ art highlights the ordinary, emphasizing the transient nature of existence and challenging the notion of permanence as illusory.

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ART TOGETHER

Saturday, April 13 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Free Admission

Celebrate National Pet Month with Art Together partner, the Kansas Humane Society. Create your own animal themed project inspired by artist, Roy Lichtenstein. This event will conclude with a special Q&A with KHS and canine guests on the terrace.

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Art Activity | 10:30 a.m.

Q & A with KHS | 11 a.m.

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

*Please do not bring your own pets, only adoptable dogs from KHS are permitted.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

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