Galleries, studios, museums, restaurants and retail shops around Wichita stay open late and welcome visitors to celebrate art on the last Friday of each month with special showings and receptions of local artists, all free to the public. Final Friday locations are across the city, including a large concentration in the downtown area where visitors can ride the free Q-Line trolley to visit nearly 30 gallery showcases, many of which offer free hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
Hours vary between galleries but all are open during the core hours of 7-9 p.m. Most galleries use Final Friday to unveil and debut new shows or as a closing reception. Several locations will incorporate artist demonstrations and/or live music.
Not only does this event give guests the opportunity to view creative art space, it also is an excellent time to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from artists.
Park once and visit several galleries by riding the free Q-Line.