The Wichita Center for the Arts is the area's oldest and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. For more than 90 years the Center has made art and art education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities.
The Center offers a 14,000 square foot gallery with annual exhibitions showcasing regional and national artists. Exhibitions include:
- Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition
- National Small Oils Painting Exhibition
- Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts Students and Faculty Exhibitions
- Pastel National
- Watercolor Exhibition
- Fiber Directions
- Scholastic Art Award
The 484 seat theatre provides adult and school-age audiences opportunities to experience theatrical performances.
The Mary R. Koch School of Visual Arts provides a 9,500 square foot continuing education facility dedicated to art instruction for adults, teens, and children. The Center is also home to arts based The Creative Child Center Preschool.
The Center is an excellent venue for your special event. To discuss rental possibilities please call the Center.
Center Members receive the bimonthly newsletter Center News as well as invitations to gallery openings and special events. Members also receive early enrollment privileges and discounts on classes and theatre tickets.
Admission & Hours of Operation
Gallery admission is free. Admission to theatre performances and special events varies. The Gallery is open from 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.