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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  3. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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  2. K-State Farmers' Market

    October 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza; Rain location: Courtyard, Ground floor, K-State Student Union

    The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). Locally grown produce, flowers and plants, flours, pancake mix, pottery/ceramics, and more!

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For the Kids!

  1. Halloween: All Treats Day in Downtown Manhattan KS

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Participating businesses in Historic Downtown Manhattan

    Come downtown and trick-or-treat with our participating businesses!

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  2. Halloween: Bewitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    All young people invited to dress in costume and receive treats from Westloop businesses and friends of Westloop. Trail begins in front of Bellus Academy where free treat trail maps are available. Once checked off by all the treat sponsors, map will serve as entry to prize drawings. More than 25 treat stops along Westloop trail.

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  3. Halloween: Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat

    October 31, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Stop by Legacy Realty of Kansas' office at 3901 Vanesta Drive, Suite A and register for a family movie night gift basket!

    The 3rd Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat will be a FRIGHTFULLY good time! For convenience and safety reasons, all activity will take place in the Clock Tower Place business area. Bring your ghosts and goblins and participate in the trunk-or-treat.

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  4. Halloween: Boo Party! At Manhattan Town Center

    October 31, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center Mall

    Indoor, climate-controlled trick-or-treating for kids 12-and-under!

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Special Events

  1. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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