Wichita is a pipeline of creativity and expression, with a raging art scene adding a little color to the city. From urban art styles like murals to miniature sculptures of the iconic Keeper of the Plains, Wichita grows talented artists of all mediums, and the community often comes together to celebrate their work.
With multiple art festivals celebrating local creativity, Wichita offers many permanent pieces adorning the sides of businesses – many in the Douglas Design District. Take yourself on a photo-inspiring mural tour and see how many works of art you can find or search for that perfect selfie hotspot. Every year, during Avenue Art Days, more than a dozen murals are revealed as painters team up to beautify downtown Wichita. From historical representations to intense Wichita pride, passion for expressiveness and community collaboration can be seen on display from Delano to College Hill.
Avenue Art Days
Avenue Art Days is a local project to bring art to the community, allowing artists and designers to enhance color in the Douglas Design District. This initiative was created to encourage and inspire artists to step out of their comfort zones and share their gifts with Wichita. The project was started in 2015, and organizers have put on two events a year ever since, one in the Spring and the other each Fall.
Keepers on Parade
While you’re in Wichita, be sure to travel to the Mid-America All-Indian Center to learn about the rich culture of the Plains Indians. The museum is home to the iconic Keeper of the Plains. This 44-ft.-tall monument has been recreated on a much smaller scale throughout the city. Here are just a few of the places you can go to find your own picturesque Keeper statue: