It’s Final Fridays!

Friday, September 30; 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.

September Events are lining up, here is what we have so far…

The Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St,
Shared See Level: A Group Exhibition of Lawrence and Kansas City based artists!  KC Corndog food truck, Chris Luxem with the smooth tunes, Cleo & Leo Cookie Co. and Bon Bon Cocktail Club will be in full effect!  Exhibition Runs from August 26th- October 21st.

Madeline Brice:an endless trail of unresolved thoughts: Madeline Brice is a Kansas City, Missouri based multidisciplinary queer visual artist and curator. In parallel with visual arts, Brice works as an active community member and organizer as the director and curator of Weinberger Fine Art and as co-curator of Curiouser.

Lawrence Arts Center, 947 New Hampshire, 5-9pm,  Join us for the Final Friday Reception of Off The Record, On Foot, Discovering the Trails and Parks of Lawrence, and Itemized, our three newest exhibitions! On display September 16-October 29.  Attendance is free and a bar will be available at 6 pm.

The Phoenix Gallery, 825 Massachusetts; 6-8pm:  Join us for James Caldwell’s new show, A Face in the Crowd, at the September Final Friday at the Phoenix Gallery! Local artist James Caldwell will be unveiling his new unique exhibition. You can get a chance to meet James and gain insight into his exhibition on opening night September 30th from 6pm to 9 pm. Don’t forget to come out and listen to live entertainment by musical duo The Twangles.

 

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