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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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Community Events

  1. Downtown Art and Architectural Scavenger Hunt

    November 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    ake a walk downtown between the Manhattan Public Library and the Blue Earth Plaza to find the features in our Downtown Manhattan Art and Architecture Scavenger Hunt. We have taken photos of some old and new unique aspects of our beautiful downtown community. Notice the details and different features of each building. What's old, what's new? Stop by the library atrium to pick up the scavenger hunt or download one using the link below. Write the address (or approximate location) under the corresponding photo. Fill it out and bring it back into the library for a small prize. As a fun addition, take a selfie in front of your favorite feature and post it! Tag us on social media! Download the scavenger hunt brochure at

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  2. Open Trail Days at Prairiewood

    November 22, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Blue Sage Barn at Prairiewood

    Weekly open trail days at Prairiewood, every Sunday 3pm-Dusk. Check in and grab a trail map at the Blue Sage Gallery, part of our Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd. Be sure to bring water and good walking shoes. Please leave pets at home.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Girls on the Run Virtual 5K

    November 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - November 22, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Virtual

    The Girls On the Run Virtual 5K can be completed on your own time and in your own place – your neighborhood, even your backyard or living room. Find your “happy pace” – that might be running or biking a 5k (3.1 miles), a 1-mile walk/run or a 45-minute dance party. Run, walk, roll, bike, dance, jump. Find what works for you. As long as you can maintain appropriate social distancing, you can do it! Thank You to our amazing sponsors! Tindall Orthodontics K-State Office Park CivicPlus KS StateBank Commerce Bank 9Round Fitness

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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. Kansas State University Commencement Ceremonies

    November 20, 2020, 8:30 AM - November 22, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas State University will celebrate their spring, summer, and fall 2020 graduates in combined ceremonies on Nov. 20 for the Polytechnic campus and Nov. 20, 21 and 22 for the Manhattan campus. Visit for more details.

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  3. Ladies Day Out with Made:Decor

    November 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    We have partnered with Made:Decor to bring you a ladies day out! Grab your friends and join us for a fun afternoon full of creating and wine. WHEN? Sunday, November 22nd 2-4pm WHERE? Liquid Art Winery's indoor event center HOW? Marcy with Made:Decor will provide all the materials for you to make your new holiday statement piece. Make it for yourself, make it for a friend, or gift a ticket so others can join you. Marcy will walk you through how to craft, step by step. Four main crafts to choose from: 1. Circle Holiday Sign with Greenery & Bow 2. Stocking Hanger - Choose your # of Hook 3. Framed Sign - Single Sided or Reversible 4. Porch Sign - Single Sided or Reversible Then you can customize from there! Tasting Room is open 1-8pm with our full menu of tastings, wine, cider, artisan pizza and smoked cheese charcuterie boards. Tickets are required. Space is limited. Must be 21 to attend. Sales are final.

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