Small Talk: ICT Winter Bazaar and Final Fridays


by Dale Small

On Dec. 18,  Adobe Venue, located at 1330 E. Douglas will host ICT Winter Bazaar, sponsored by the Onion Tree, a local art shop owned by Bridgit Yinger. ICT Winter Bazaar is a free event, available to the public held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The ICT Winter Bazaar will feature over 50 local artists, such as Lee Shiney and Bruce Bentley, along with their handmade products which will be for sale. There will also be food and live music performed by Virginia Williams.

“The ICT Winter Bazaar will give last-minute shoppers an outlet to shop locally for that special gift right before Christmas,” Yinger said.

And after you’ve attended the ICT Winter Bazaar and still looking for something to do, just wait one more week. The last Friday of every month, known as Final Friday, downtown Wichita holds a slew of artistic and cultural events. This free event is available for all ages depending on the area, and all activities are open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The events usually range from art and museum exhibits, restaurant specials, live music, artist demonstration and stage performance. Final Fridays always bring a debut of a local artist’s new work, as well as some cultural events. Typical locations for art events include Naked City Gallery, Mead Street Gallery, Bluebird Art House and many other galleries. Live music events are featured at Meads Corner and The Donut Whole.

For instance, Final Friday for this month, Dec. 23, the Keepers of the Flame will be performing “Fire and Dance” in the Old Town Square located in front of the Warren Theater on 353 N. Mead.  The Donut Hole, located 1720 E. Douglas, will host musician Slim Pickins.

The Wichita local art scene is busy with many things to unfold this holiday season. Music, art, shopping and food for all those who wish.

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