Downtown Wichita - 120 E. 1st St N.

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Downtown Events

80 Years of History Making Exhibit
Sunday, September 15
Wichita-Sedgwick Co. Historical Museum

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the Museum and celebrates its work to collect, preserve and educate through the interpretation of our local history. Over the years the Museum has featured an encyclopedic range of exhibits telling stories using artifacts – material culture bearing tangible evidence of the past. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972, the Museum is one of America’s finest museums of local history and a tremendous community asset. 80 Years of History Making celebrates the sharing of local stories and the collection of artifacts to inspire and instruct future generations.


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Autumn & Art 2019
Sunday, September 15
Bradley Fair

2019 Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is celebrating 10 years! The festival brings over 100 artists from 22 states (including 31 Kansas artists) to Wichita for the city’s premier juried fine-art show and sale. Sip on wine or other beverages as you stroll through the parkway admiring handmade works of award-winning artists.

This year's event will feature original works in these categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Graphics & Printmaking, Jewelry, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Wood.

This year's Featured Artist is John Kennington of Bixby, OK featuring his artwork, "Rosies at Lunch." 

Bring your kids to create hands-on arts projects, shop at Artie’s Clubhouse or enjoy art-themed games throughout the day.

Learn more about Autumn & Art.

If you become an Autumn & Art Patron, you can attend the opening night party with lavish foods, wines, a silent auction, live music and entertainment, gifts, coffee bar, reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend. Patron tickets are $140.


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Sean Kenney's Nature Connects
Sunday, September 15
Botanica Wichita

Experience nature and LEGOs like you never have before as artist Sean Kenney's "Nature Connects" brings Botanica Wichita to life throughout the summer of 2019. From May 10 - September 19, enjoy these breathtaking sculptures throughout the gardens. This art installation project will be a complement to the gardens and will enhance the experience for visitors to Botanica Wichita. 

Catch many exhibits like a dragonfly with a 4-foot wingspan containing 6,535 LEGO pieces. 


Contact Kathy Sweeney at 316-264-0448 or ksweeney@botanica.org
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Coffee and Cocktails
Sunday, September 15
Wichita Art Museum

Coffee and Cocktails brings together vintage furniture, designer clothes, and elegant decorative arts objects to explore the fashionable worlds of teatime and cocktail hour in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The first part of the exhibition centers on tea and coffee—two hot beverages that went from exotic imports to everyday necessities over the course of the 1800s, inspiring specialized tableware, furniture, and clothing. The second half of the exhibition takes the viewer from day to evening, and features the barware, furniture, and clothing necessary for an elegant night of drinks and conversation.

Coffee and Cocktails draws from the collections of the Wichita Art Museum and the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. 

Photo caption: Unknown artist, Set of Twelve Demitasse Spoons, 1908–1917. Silver gilt and enamel, 1/2 x 4 1/16 x 7/8 inches. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. W. P. Buck and McNamara Family in memory of David and Louise McGonigle


Contact Teresa Veazey at (316) 268-4921 or info@wichitaartmuseum.org
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Fiesta Hispana
Sunday, September 15
Exploration Place

Immerse yourself in Hispanic culture and heritage with crafts, games, food, music, dance and more.

Enjoy:
Coreografías Mary Folkloric Dancers
Danza Apache Guadalupana Matachines
Mayra Trujillo - Radio Lobo Music Awards Winner
Pete Chavez Mariachi Band - Noon to 1 p.m.
Dj Tyno Morales

Chow down with:
Tacos TJ
Usuluteco Restaurant
Paleteria La Reyna

Included with general museum admission, free for Exploration Place Members.

Radio Partner:
Radio Lobo 106.5


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