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Wichita Center for the Arts, The

9112 East Central
Wichita, KS

Phone: 316 634 2787 - Tty: -

Statement of Purpose

A Wichita insitution for 80 years, The Wichita Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplined organization that fosters arts education and appreciation through a gallery, school of visual arts, professional theatre, and film series.

Highlights & Collections

The gallery is open year round and features regional and national exhibitions of all media, including two juried biennial shows (the Wichita National, a decorative arts exhibit, and the National Small Oil Painting Show). The gallery is free of charge and open Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm.

There are over 6500 works in the permanent collection, including the Bruce Moore archives, the Parker enamel collection, selections since the 1940s from the Wichita National (formerly the Decorative Arts Show), and works by important regional artists such as Birger Sandzen, John Oehm, Michael Florian Jilg, and Chris Staley.

Exhibits & Special Events

Selections from the Permanent Collection and the Study Collection are exhibited year round.

2000 Calendar of Events:

Chrome on the Range

Shirley Smith

Libra Gallery

April 14-May 14

The National Small Oil Painting Show


Admission & Directions:

The Gallery is free of charge. Depending on the performance, tickets to films are between $4-$6. Off-Center Stage production tickets are $4-$8. Center Stage production tickets are $12-$16.

Located at the corner of Central and Webb, go east on Kellogg off of turnpike and turn left (north) on Webb. Central is the second stoplight. Turn left (west). The Center is situated on the right side of the road.

Key Personnel:

Howard W. Ellington, Executive Director

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