Kathleen Cobb

First Friday Art Walk
December 2017
Capturing the beauty of the Kansas landscape and the American West is the main focus of Kathleen’s paintings, paying special attention to the light in each scene whether it’s the golden light on an autumn afternoon or the subtle light of a cloudy day, or catching the atmosphere of distant rain squalls over wide-open spaces.

Becky Drager

First Friday Art Walk
November 2017
Stop in & celebrate with us! We are a 2017 People’s Choice finalist. View well-known artist, Becky Drager’s “Topeka in Color” exhibit where she uses her color-infused style to capture the beauty of Topeka in her paintings, inspiring the viewer to see our city in a new way. Listen to the live music of Kirk Drager, a unique voice on the local music scene, with his repertoire of Alt-Country, Rock, & Bluegrass. Enter for a chance to win Lenny’s Holiday Gift Basket. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Beth Neuer

Beth Neuer

First Friday Art Walk
October 2017

Discover Art Downtown and view the layered paintings of Beth Neuer. You will find Beth’s paintings invite the viewer into the space by putting her love for color, shapes, space, light and dark together, to create something interactive and beautiful. Help NexLynx bring back the crown and vote for your favorite beer infused chili in the highly popular, annual Art Walk Chili competition. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Hi Stockwell

HI Stockwell

First Friday Art Walk
September 2017

Discover Art Downtown and view the beautiful oil paintings of Hi Stockwell. His exhibit, “Sunrise Sunset” will capture the breathtaking views of the mornings and evenings Hi has seen from his travels. As part of the downtown pet theme, we will be collecting donations for the Cat Association of Topeka. Pet themed snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Nine Artists Exhibit from Two Wolves Artist Collective

First Friday Art Walk
August 2017
View the work of 12 artists from the Two Wolves Artist Collective. The Collective is a group of artists who advocate for the arts in Topeka. The artists featured in this group exhibit use several mediums and styles from photo realistic to surreal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, or metal. Get a beautifully designed henna tattoo from talented artist, Vidhi Shah and rock out as we celebrate Elvis week with a life-size stand up for pictures and help those less fortunate by donating school supplies.

Diane Lawrence

First Friday Art Walk
July 2017
Discover Art Downtown and view the paintings of talented artist, Diane Lawrence. Diane’s focus as an artist has always been color. Her paintings make us more aware of our surroundings and their beauty. Diane has taught workshops and given demonstrations in both silk painting and watercolor. Participate in the fun downtown scavenger hunt, while continuing the 4th of July celebration. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

The Sunflower Silkers

Come view the beautiful silk paintings from members of the Sunflower Silkers group. Silk painting is the art of applying fabric dye or paint with a brush to white silk. Afterwards, the color is then heat set using steam or an iron. Join us in the Cheesy Chalk Walk with cheesy themed foods and Spenser Acker, an exceptional young man with autism, who will fill our sidewalks with vibrant colors and shapes. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.

Linda Asbury

Discover Art Downtown and view the folk style artwork of Linda Ross Asbury. Linda sees nature full of vibrant colors and beauty which she tries to portray in her paintings. 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.

Hayden High School Art Students

Come view the talented student art from Hayden Catholic High School. Art instructors, Athena Sutton and Edw Balda present the 9th through 12th grade visual art students from all levels, displaying a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, ceramics, and design. Wear blue & help spread awareness for Autism. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Downtown goodie basket while raising money for Topeka Area Autism Network. Snacks, soda, beer and wine provided.