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.

Marie Plinsky

First Friday Art Walk
February 2018
Discover Art Downtown and view the mixed media paintings by Marie Plinsky. Displaying her newest art work of mixed media uses acrylics, paper and fabric creating interesting textures. Calling all chocolate lovers as downtown explodes with chocolate delights. Our returning favorites are the infamous chocolate waterfall and “Cocomotion” cocoa along with other tasty chocolate inspired treats. Then top it off with a selection of chocolate inspired beers and wines.

Evan Paul Navarro

First Friday Art Walk
January 2018
Discover Art Downtown and view a young emerging artist, Evan Paul Navarro, with his unique “coloring book” style, consisting of detailed line-work that embodies an abundance of abstract images. Relax from all the holiday festivities and come wearing your comfiest pajamas while enjoying delicious breakfast themed snacks, soda, beer and wine.