Friday, November 29; 5-9pm
Various Downtown Locations
On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5-9PM, the streets of Downtown Lawrence and the Warehouse Arts District erupt. Storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages.
Final Fridays began in August of 2010. The Lawrence Arts Center, Downtown Lawrence Inc., The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission and a wealth of artists, gallerists, art collectives and local businesses came together. They all saw the value of the arts in Lawrence, and that an opportunity existed to bring the arts to a wider public. The idea of a monthly free arts festival was agreed upon, and as a result Final Fridays was born.
Lawrence has one of the highest percentages of working artists in the country per capita, therefore Lawrence has long stood out in the Kansas landscape as a mecca for creative thought and energy.
November Events are lining up. Here is what we have so far…
Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts: Brian Horsch will be debuting some of his latest wood-fired ceramic creations in his exhibition entitled Ceramics: Art from Ashes. Taylor & Logan Alexander from Emporia Kansas will be at the Phoenix Gallery selling some of their latest artful creations, from wire-wrapped jewelry to Kansas shaped cutting boards. Local jewelry designer Sunyoung Cheong and Jina Seo have curated a pop-up exhibition entitled: 720 Degrees.
Essential Goods, 933 Massachusetts: Kaitlin Ziesmer “CUTIES” in our gallery this month! In addition, we will have live DJ Owen treating us to a set just for this event. Meet the artist and check out her show while enjoying refreshments and DJ Owen on decks!
Wonder Fair Gallery, 15 West 9th: Garry Noland-Traditionally dismissed goods such as contact paper, duct tape, or chip board all receive the gift of ascension. The gifts of the streets are respected, too. There’s help from the weather’s effects and the previous life certain materials had before landing in Garry’s hands.Once there, Noland builds an art held together by the dialogue of opposites: new/old, play/toil, purposeful/accidental. Through his alchemy, the familiar is recast