Monday, June 27, 2016

ARTLESS - A First Friday Event at CityArts that You Will Kick Yourself If You Miss.

Starting this Friday, July 1st  at CityArts, the first night of the event ARTLESS will take place. The focus is on public collaboration with Wichita artists which will allow for participants -aka you and I, the Artisanal Plebs – to hangout, create, and make mistakes with seven of Wichita’s best known artists, as well as an opportunity to participate in a collaborative mural by the ICT Army of Artists - the collective responsible for Avenue Art Days and the North End Urban Arts Festival.

So here’s the lineup for the event:
Wade Hampton - the creator of the current WU Shock Logo, 
Steve Murillo – who is responsible for the solar calendar in Riverside Park
Kathleen Shanahan – whose work has graced billboards for Wichita Ballet and 89.1 KMUW
Charles Baughman – a nationally known artist and long time educator of the arts
Dustin Parker –  Mixed media artist and Producer of Proteus Mag
Chuck Dooms – a celebrated digital artist
Josh Tripoli – an up and coming artist as well as the producer of the event itself.

That’s right. 
You will get to hangout, make art, and high-five some of the most prolific Wichita Artists our generation has ever seen.


I haven’t seen half as many people talking about this event as I’d like. This is an opportunity that should not be missed by anyone who is even remotely interested in art because you get to really engage with the artist about every level of their process, technique and even their history.

Do yourself a favor and just go see this at the very least. Even if you're shy, are afraid to pick up a paint brush, or are expecting a migraine that evening - do yourself a favor and make yourself go. Do whatever it takes, and at the very least take the opportunity to see these artists in action. 

And please, for the love of god, take pictures! I won't be able to attend - Matt and I will be hanging out with family in Maryland - and I'm super bummed that I can't go do this! So, do it for me! Take pictures, learn some stuff, and then tell me what it was like!

If you are also on vacation then we'll just have to check out the Final Friday exhibition, July 29th, at CityArts of all the work that will be created on the 1st Friday, and maybe even buy a piece! All the pieces will be auctioned off and the proceeds for the show will be used to benefit Wichita arts.

Don't miss this!!!

More info can be found on the Facebook event page, Artless: A Community Art Experience or by contacting Josh Tripoli,


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