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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2019

    June 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer breezes in and brings with it new artistry at Manhattan's downtown art gallery.

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  4. Prairie Perspectives: Two Journeys

    July 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 10, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen explore their prairie home in this exhibit of paintings and hand-woven baskets.

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  5. Courtney Masterson Artist Talk

    August 3, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Sage Gallery at Prairiewood

    Courtney Masterson is a Lawrence-based Ecologist and artist, and owner of Native Lands LLC. Courtney's extensive work with native prairie landscapes affords her many unique perspectives of the land and opportunities to capture seemingly magical moments. Join Prairiewood on the evening of Saturday, August 3 for time with Courtney and refreshments by Arrow Catering Company. Free and open to the public.

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Community Events

  1. First Saturday Cars & Coffee

    August 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the 1st Saturday of the month, May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe while perusing the parking lot. Starts at 9am.

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  2. Paint & Sip: Cats On A Ledge

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Cats on a Ledge" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 7:00.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Damn Yankees

    August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he's left behind. Can Boyd outsmart Applegate (and resist the advances of his devilish assistant, Lola) to win the World Series as himself?

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For the Kids!

  1. Water Safari & Water Matters Day (Free Kids Admission)

    August 3, 2019, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy water safari through Sunset Zoo, featuring zoo full of activities with Konza's Rotary's Water Matters Day. There will also be splash zones throughout the zoo, wee ones water area, water play activities inside nature exploration center and live encounters with the zoo's animal ambassadors.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Brew 2 Shoe 10K/5K/1-mile

    August 3, 2019, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Tallgrass TapHouse

    Celebrate the anniversary of Manhattan Running Company with an event that has grown to nearly 1,000 runners. Race continues to be a favorite in Year 11.

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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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