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Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

    January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall

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  2. Wrap It Up! Art Exhibit & Sale

    November 14, 2020 - December 24, 2020

    Each year the exhibit includes dozens of participating artists; most are from the Manhattan area, with several coming from various locations all over the Midwest. Wrap It Up features many types of work including: Baskets Bowls Ceramic sculpture Drawings Functional pottery Jewelry (glass, silver, beaded, etc.) Knitted items Masks Photographs Hand made prints Scarves Stained glass Tiles Turned wood items Watercolors Featuring Artists Since 1999 This exhibit began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intention was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 artists from the region with a wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sales proceeds benefit the Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 30, 2020, All Day @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Whoville, Inc. has been bringing the community together for the past 7 years, and 2020 is no different. The tree and other light displays will be installed in Blue Earth Plaza this holiday season! In accordance with local ordinances, there will not be a public gathering for the annual lighting of the tree, but the Festival of Lights Online Illumination Celebration will be aired Friday, November 27, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live. The Festival of Lights Wonderbag Curbside Carnival will be held on Saturday, December 5, 1-3 p.m. for kids 12 and under. The grand display can be enjoyed from November 27 - January 1. Please practice social distancing and personal safety measures while walking through the area, or view from your car and tune your radio to 88.1 FM to watch the lights dance to music!

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Special Events

  1. Animationland

    September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - January 3, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dive into the world of storytelling and channel your creativity to develop your own animated production using storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion movie making and more! Animationland empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn and tell their own stories through animation.

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