Nancy Jones

Art has been part of Nancy’s life from early childhood through her adult life by drawing what she saw, fascinated with molding metal into shapes, found objects and intrigued with the texture and color of pastel, watercolor, oil and fabric. Her exhibit reflects her love of landscapes and waterscapes from Kansas to other sites throughout United States, Australia and Europe.

Jordan E. Brooks and Nathan Biester

First Friday Art Walk
November 2018
Nathan Biester, is a mixed media, abstract and illustration artist from Topeka, who has shown from local coffee shops to international competitions.

Jordan E. Brooks, is a painter, illustrator, and Creative Consultant, influenced by a wide variety of work ranging from the classical to comic book greats from the 90’s.

Rodney Hoover

Rodney Hoover

First Friday Art Walk
October 2018
Rodney Hoover’s unique digital fine art composite project “Oxland” all started as a fluke while scanning historical family photos. Rodney decided to swap out the heads from family photos with the thousands of bovine images he has taken and created complete back stories for all these new characters. Fire up your taste buds and vote for your favorite beer infused chili in the highly popular, annual Art Walk Chili Competition.

Edward Balda

First Friday Art Walk
September 2018
Edward Balda, an accomplished artist known for his creativity, distinctive style and thought-provoking subject matter, returns with his painting exhibit “Variations V”. Influenced by J.M.W Turner, the great British painter of the late 1700’s, Edward’s work is reminiscent of Turner’s landscapes of fog and haze. He works in thin layers, building up a luminous depth of color with his subject matter often reflecting his Ecuadorian heritage and points of travel. Downtown welcomes Pets on the Avenue while you enjoy our delicious pet themed treats.

Dave Horner

First Friday Art Walk
August 2018
View nature’s beauty in the photographs by Dave Horner. Dave, a nature and landscape photographer, came to Kansas thinking there would be nothing to photograph. He quickly realized Kansas was a photographer’s dream and is really beautiful if you take the time to look around you. Rock out as we celebrate Elvis week with music, food & take your picture with a life-size stand up of Elvis. Bring a small school art supply donation to help local children. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Geri Cummings

First Friday Art Walk
July 2018
Discover Art Downtown and view the beautiful watercolor and silk paintings by Geri Cummings. Painting is Geri’s escape, her mini vacation, so many paintings are from things that bring a sense of calm when she looks at them. A tranquil place to go in the middle of our chaotic lives. Participate in the fun downtown Scavenger Hunt, while continuing the 4th of July celebration. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Derek Voorhis

First Friday Art Walk
June 2018
Discover Art Downtown and view the captured beauty by photographer, Derek Voorhis. Photography is an area of art that Derek feels one will always learn and grow. He takes everyday objects and people and reimagines them in such a way to provide the viewer with wonder and amazement that would normally not exist. For a “gouda” time, “ricotta” try our delicious, cheesy themed food that will “brie” out of this world for the Cheesy Chalk Walk. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Patrick Schlotterback

First Friday Art Walk
May 2018
Discover Art Downtown and view the beautiful oil portraits by talented Lawrence artist, Patrick Schlotterback. Finding inspiration from photographs that begin to form a story, which Patrick hopes will invoke a reaction in the viewer. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, join us as we celebrate with our homemade salsa paired with other Mexican themed snacks and drinks. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Shawnee Heights High School

First Friday Art Walk
April 2018
Come view the talented student art from Shawnee Heights High School. Art instructors, Avery Ayers-Berry, Beth Hanna, Steve Loy, Ryan Paget, and Wendy Wheeler, displaying a variety of mediums from the visual art students; including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry. Wear blue to spread awareness for Autism. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a basket valued at $325, while raising money for Topeka Area Autism Network. Snacks and drinks provided.

Dorethy Hancock

First Friday Art Walk
March 2018
Discover Art Downtown and enjoy paintings of various mediums by returning artist, Dorethy Hancock. See how Dorethy captures her love for traveling and nature in her art and sharing her experiences of beauty seen around the world. Jump into spring and get into the Irish Spirit by wearing green to receive a St. Patty’s Day prize! We will be serving Irish themed/greenish snacks, soda, beer and wine.