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

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ART TOGETHER: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

Saturday, June 8 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Free Admission

Storytime | 10 a.m. Get inspired to think inventively whilst we read the book Think Outside the Box by Justine Avery & Liuba Syrotiuk.

Art Projects | 10:30 a.m. Draw a prompt from your table. This prompt will instruct you to build a scene or an object. Using the non-art found objects on your table build the prompt! Get creative and think outside the box.

Performance | 11 a.m.  Join choreographers Regina Klenjoski (Wichita) and Tristian Griffin (Kansas City) with their respective dance companies, for an exciting interactive dance workshop inspired by their CONVERGE II: New Spaces project. Enjoy a 20-minute dance performance followed by a 30-minute all-ages movement class. Discover your unique style, harmonize with the surroundings, and embrace creative movement. Welcoming to all – families, adults, art lovers, curious people, dance enthusiasts and all abilities.

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

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ART TOGETHER: BIKING THROUGH BARRIERS

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

Join Bike Walk Wichita and Wichita Public Libraries for July’s Art Together. Decorate bikes, design your dream biking destination then sit back and enjoy a live biking demonstration featuring all kinds of bikes, unicycles, mullet bikes, and several other unique bikes.

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Art Activity | 10:30 a.m.

Bike Demonstration | 11 a.m.

The event is free; advance registration is requested.

Presented by Koch Family Foundation

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SYNTHESIS & BLUES ARTIST LED GALLERY TOUR

Tuesday, July 16 | 6 p.m. | Free to Attend

Take in this incredible exhibition while being guided through the gallery by the artists as they explain their creative process, inspirations and other stories about their works. Learn more about how 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 and how Drapers’ art highlights the ordinary, emphasizing the transient nature of existence and challenging the notion of permanence as illusory.

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MEDITATION IN THE GALLERY

Saturday, July 27 | 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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SCHOOL OF CREATIVITY SALON OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, August 2 | 5:30 p.m. | Free to Attend

Mark Arts’ School of Creativity Salon exhibition showcases the dynamic range of works created at Mark Arts by students and instructors including painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, enameling, and metalsmithing. Awards will be announced at 6:15 and guests will enjoy live music and a cash bar.

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YOGA IN THE GALLERY

Saturday, August 3 | 9 a.m. | Free For Members | $6 Public Admission

Join Mula Rising for monthly yoga in the gallery.

Enjoy a unique yoga class in a tranquil gallery setting, led by local yoga instructors from Mula Rising. Embark on a journey of self-discovery amidst the art, fostering a mindful lifestyle to enhance your personal well-being. Bring a cushion or yoga mat, water to drink, and dress comfortably.

 

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ART TOGETHER: INCREDIBLE INDIA

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

Storytime | 10 a.m.

Art Activity | 10:30 a.m.

Musical Performances | 11 a.m.

Presented by Bank of American & 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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CONCERTS AT THE CORNER: SAGE JUDD

Thursday, August 22 | 7-8:30 p.m. |$3 Mark Arts Members, $5 General Public

Kick off Concerts at The Corner, a three-week concert series, with jazz pianist Sage Judd. Judd, a local musician, is a talented keyboardist known for his captivating jazz performances and frequent collaborations with local talents like the Consiglio Brothers, Rudy Love Jr., and the band 2Lot. This enchanting evening of jazz, set alongside Mark Arts’ outdoor sculpture garden, is open to the public. Throughout the event, guests can enjoy offerings from Mi Sueno, the Xclusive beer garden, and kids’ activities.

 

Presented by Chase Koch Foundation

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CONCERTS AT THE CORNER: KEO & THEM

Thursday, August 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. |$3 Mark Arts Members, $5 General Public

The second installation of Concerts at The Corner features Keo & Them, a dynamic group that blends neo-soul, alt R&B, and 70s pop. Members Keo (singer/songwriter), Nathan Harrison (guitar), and Cece Raheb (bass) lead the collective, with a fluid lineup that encourages community and allows for experimentation. During the concert, guests can stroll through Mark Arts’ outdoor sculpture garden, enjoy a special menu prepared by Mi Sueno, the Xclusive beer garden, and kids’ activities.

 

Presented by Chase Koch Foundation

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CONCERTS AT THE CORNER: JOSUE ESTRADA BAND

Thursday, September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |$3 Mark Arts Members, $5 General Public

The series’ final performance features the Josué Estrada Band. Estrada, a Wichita-based trumpet player and percussionist born to Mexican immigrants, blends modern psychedelic Chicano jazz with Latin and jazz fusion. His original music draws from his jazz background and bolero influences, creating a unique and captivating sound. Along with the vibrant music, guests will enjoy Mamacita’s Taquitos, the Xclusive beer garden, and kids’ activities, making for an unforgettable conclusion to the outdoor concert series.

 

Presented by Chase Koch Foundation

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