January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall
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:
Jewelry (glass, silver, beaded, etc.)
Hand made prints
Turned wood items
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.
November 27, 2020, All Day @ ONLINE
Whoville, Inc. has been bringing the community together for the past 7 years, and 2020 is no different. The tree and other light displays will be installed in Blue Earth Plaza this holiday season! In accordance with local ordinances, there will NOT be a public gathering for the annual lighting of the tree, but the Festival of Lights ONLINE Illumination Celebration will be aired Friday, November 27, at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.
The Festival of Lights Wonderbag Curbside Carnival will be held on Saturday, December 5, 1-3 p.m. for kids 12 and under. The grand display can be enjoyed from November 27 - January 1. Please practice social distancing and personal safety measures while walking through the area, or view from your car and tune your radio to 88.1 FM to watch the lights dance to music!
November 27, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Aggieville
The #BikeWalkMHK community will meet up at The Public Hall starting at 6:00pm for the Books + Bikes event. The Books + Bikes event invites members of the community to converse and imagine what is required to grow a bike-walk culture in MHK. This is an informal meet and greet event. No reading is required to participate.
At 7:30, a walking group will start off on a walking route through Aggievillle, City Park, and surrounding neighborhoods. Cyclists will convene along Moro Street and ride a 1-mile Loop moving south towards 4th street, Right on Poyntz, and around City Park into Aggieville.
Following the ride, we will meet informally over pizza to identify key issues facing the #BikeWalkMHK community in Manhattan and hear about progress made on bicycle-walk campaigns. The point of this ride is to increase the visibility of cycling and walking as a mode of active transportation, healthy living, and recreation - so we'll be riding at a pace that is comfortable for all! All ages welcome!
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.