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Explore the Arts

The Topeka arts scene is thriving like never before, featuring artists, galleries, performing arts venues, and a myriad of art events popping up all over our city.

Explore the Arts 2014North Topeka Arts District

The North Topeka Arts District has been featured in the New York Times and highly acclaimed by the National Endowment for the Arts Chairman. Located near the Kansas River at the north end of the city’s downtown corridor, the North Topeka Arts District (NOTO) features some of Topeka’s most historic buildings, which have been transformed into studios, galleries, and antique stores for entrepreneurial artists from the Midwest region.In addition to the galleries regular hours, you can check them out during the monthly First Friday ArtWalk, and dates throughout the week. Create your own work of art in a variety of weekend and evening art classes offered by the NOTO Community Arts Center.

Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab

View the museum’s collection of art that emphasizes the works of artists in Kansas and the Midwest. The Mulvane also features a free ArtLab that is a hands-on art learning facility designed for people of all ages. This family-oriented exploration place has fifteen activity stations and an art library. Create your own take-home art.

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

Designed by world-famous architect Michael Graves, this landmark library features the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, the Millennium Cafe, a gift shop and ongoing programs for people of all ages. With a full schedule of kid's entertainment, hands-on learning activities, quality art exhibitions, summer films and adult classes, this beautiful library is worth a visit.

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

Enjoy new hit comedies, cutting-edge dramas, and beloved Broadway musicals during dinner and non-dinner shows. This summer’s line-up includes Mary Poppins, The Cat in the Hat, Unnecessary Farce, Lost in Yonkers, Reefer Madness, Three Musketeers and more! Don't miss a performance of Laugh Lines, the theatre's improv comedy troupe, who delivers a side-splitting show with non-stop laughs.

Topeka Performing Arts Center

This multi-functional facility hosts touring Broadway shows, popular comedians, local dance performances and musical artists. Check www.TPACTix.org for performance schedule.

First Friday ArtWalk

Explore Topeka’s thriving arts scene on the first Friday of the month. Meet local artists and learn more about the inspiration behind their creations at art galleries throughout town.

Great Mural Wall

This community driven mural arts initiative began in 2007. Panels are painted each summer, with an ultimate goal of becoming the largest mural in Kansas.

Tiffany Windows

See 10 extraordinarily beautiful Tiffany Windows at Topeka’s First Presbyterian Church. Explore them on your own, or schedule a guided tour to learn more.

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Aaron Douglas Mural

  • 12th Street between Lane and Washburn
  • Topeka, KS
  • Region: Central

Located at 12th and Lane, the Aaron Douglas Mural celebrates the life of the Topeka-born muralist, illustrator and scholar. Painted on a large wall by local high school and college …more

Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

  • 1515 SW 10th Avenue
  • Topeka, KS 66604
  • 785-580-4515 | 785-580-4496
  • Region: West

Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre

  • SW 17th and Jewell Streets
  • Washburn University
  • Topeka, KS 66621
  • 785-670-1639
  • Region: West

Artist Collection & Custom Framing

  • Fleming Place Shopping Center
  • 4039 SW 10th Street
  • Topeka, KS 66604
  • 785-273-7575
  • Region: West

Beauchamp's Gallery

  • 3113 SW Huntoon Street
  • Topeka, KS 66604
  • 785-233-0300
  • Region: Southwest

Collective Art Gallery

  • 3121 SW Huntoon Street
  • Topeka, KS 66604
  • 785-234-4254
  • Region: Southwest

Combat Air Museum Air Heritage Gallery

  • Forbes Field
  • Hangar 602
  • Topeka, KS 66619
  • 785-862-3303
  • Region: Southeast

Constitution Hall Mural

  • 427-429 S Kansas Avenue
  • Topeka, KS 66603
  • 785-250-8228
  • Region: Downtown

First Friday Artwalk

  • Topeka, KS 66614
  • 785-271-0065
  • Region: Southwest

Foole's Dream Studio- NOTO

  • 833 1/2 N Kansas Ave
  • Topeka, KS 66608
  • 785-969-4800
  • Region: North
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618 S Kansas Avenue  •  Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: 785.234.1030  •  Toll-Free: 800.235.1030

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