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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Connected: TAJ MAHAL - LIVESTREAM

    November 17, 2020, 8:00 PM

    Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, multi-GRAMMY® winner, multi-Blues Music Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame member and Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement award recipient Taj Mahal streaming live to the comforts of your own home from the UC Theatre stage in Berkeley, CA. This will be Taj’s first ever livestream performance! Livestream tickets are $20 per household. Tickets grant you 48-hour access to the stream in case you can’t join live. All ticket sales end when the livestream performance begins. A limited amount of Meet & Greet tickets are available separately for $150. Meet and Greet begins one hour prior to the livestream performance. Each Meet and Greet ticket holder will receive a private 60-90 second video chat with Taj Mahal moderated by a Mandolin representative plus a picture.

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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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  2. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Picture Perfect

    November 17, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Strike a pose and take a photo! Design a frame to go around your picture perfect self.

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  3. Women Who Made History in Riley County

    November 17, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Riley County Genealogical Society and Riley County Historical Museum have collaborated for a project about women and history in Riley County. The Women Who Made History in Riley County coloring book project will feature drawings and information about twenty women who are no longer living but had lived in Riley County and contributed to our community. UFM and Manhattan Public Library will host this event so that you can learn about the project and how it was organized. The artist for the project, Hilary Wahlen, will talk about her research and goals for her illustrations of the women. Allana Parker, Curator of Design at Riley County Historical Museum, and Cheryl Collins, Director at the Riley County Historical Museum, will give a presentation about some of the women who are featured in the book.

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