Topeka has an amazing art scene! While many artsy shops sit along Kansas Avenue in NOTO, galleries are spread across the entire city. Here are five different shops and galleries to satisfy your artsy desires!

Mulvane Art Museum
SW 17th & Jewell Streets
Washburn University
(785) 670-1124

A range of art from world-renowned artists,  students and professors as you explore the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University campus. The Mulvane is the oldest accredited art museum west of the Mississippi River. After you are done viewing the art on the first and second levels of the museum, head downstairs to the ArtLab to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces! Admission to the museum and ArtLab is always free. Donations are appreciated.


Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery
1515 SW 10th Ave.
(785) 580-4515

Tucked away in the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 2016 Library of the Year, is the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery. Rotating exhibits keep give you a reason to visit often to see what’s in store every few months. Beyond the gallery, there are additional art pieces along the walls of the library and on the second floor. If you’re looking to purchase, stop by the library’s store before you leave.

Yeldarb Gallery
909 N. Kansas Ave.
(785) 215-8900

Yeldarb Gallery offers antiques and art in a 2,300 square-foot building, standing in NOTO since 1902. One special section of the Yeldarb is Creations of Hope, dedicated to the display of art created by those impacted by mental illness and the use of the arts as a resource for healing. Creations of Hope will expand to its own storefront in 2017.

Topeka Art Guild and Gallery
5331 SW 22nd Place
(785) 273-7646

If you are seeking a unique piece of art to add to your home, the Topeka Art Guild and Gallery has beautiful artwork on display that is available for purchase. The guild gallery features  works created by local artists in a variety of mediums.

Tiffany Windows First Presbyterian Church
817 SW Harrison
(785) 233-9601

Visit the breath-taking Tiffany Windows at Topeka’s First Presbyterian Church to see brilliant hues and accents in windows by a world-famous artist.  The windows are over 100 years old, installed in 1911 after Louis Tiffany visited Topeka. Louis Tiffany patented Favrile, which is glass made without paint, enamels or stains. The color in the glass comes from cobalt, gold and copper additives.

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