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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Special Events (2)

Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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Community Events

  1. September Stroll in the K-State Gardens - Hosted by Friends of the Gardens

    August 21, 2019, 10:36 AM - September 6, 2019, 8:30 PM @ K-State Gardens

    September Stroll at the K-State Gardens Bring your friends and family to the "Friends of the K-State Gardens" September Stroll on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Stroll through the various garden beds and collections. Chat with Friends of the Gardens board members and The Gardens' volunteers. Master gardeners and a few K-State horticulture students will be available to answer questions. Enjoy the music, play a game of cornhole, or try a scavenger hunt to top off the evening.
    The event and nearby parking are free. The K-State Gardens are at 1500 Denison, Manhattan, KS. For more information call 785-532-3271.

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  2. Parish Picnic

    August 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ St. Thomas More

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  3. Arts on the Green

    August 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Seven Dolors Field

    A portion of the artwork sales will benefit Annunciation House in El Paso, TX and their immigrant guests served there.
    Live music, artwork for purchase from MAC, arts and crafts stations for kids, ethnic food and drink; free tea, water & lemonade.
    Come & go, bring a lawn chair!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Hoo-Haw

    August 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 25, 2019 @ The Columbian Theatre

    Put on your cowboy boots and mosey on down to The Columbian Theatre stompin’ grounds for the 15th Anniversary of Hoo Haw!
    Excellent live music and performers. Mediocre comedy. Veteran actor and director Troy Hemphill leads the annual favorite with new skits, songs, and jokes and has made this show a Columbian institution and a hoot to experience. Come see Drew Horton, Shelley Rickstrew, Mindy Thierolf, Mark Portel and other familiar faces take the Columbian stage! This fun-loving cast always packs the house!
    Get your tickets now! Performances are August 16-18, 23-25. You can get tickets at or call our box office at (785) 456-2029. If you are interested in attending opening night on August 16th to benefit the Wamego Public Library and Friends of the Library, go to and select the August 16th show.
    Sponsored by WTC.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. KAWnsas Fest Classic Car- Show & Shine 2019

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Old HWY. 24 in St. George

    The City of St. George and the Community are coming together to host an amazing all day event on August 24th 2019. KAWnsas Fest will include but is not limited to Live Music, Car-Show, Street Dance, Arts, Crafts, Food Trucks, Canvas art painting classes, Exhibits and performances by local Artist.
    The KAW River is nestled just south of St. George’s Main Street making for a perfect backdrop for a day spent exploring the city with family and friends. We will be shutting down old HWY24 in downtown St. George enjoying life, live music, games, friends new and old, good vibes, food and art.
    This is a free event which will be held on Saturday August, 24th 2019 from 10am-Midnight.

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. Flint Hills Bridal Show

    August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The Flint Hills Bridal Show (FHBS) is the largest, most talked about, and longest running show in the Flint Hills region. Now offering two shows a year, one in January and one in August. The best part is these shows are FREE for you to attend and will provide you with the resources to plan your big day! Since 1994, the FHBS has been bringing vendors and engaged couples together to provide them the opportunity to explore the wide variety of options the area has to offer for their special day. Whether you just got engaged or have just the little details to figure out, the FHBS has something for everyone. One great reason to attend the January FHBS is the large and entertaining Fashion show that highlights several bridal shops from the area. Register now and plan to attend the next Flint Hills Bridal Show!!!

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