Emporia Arts Council

Emporia Arts Council Educate, Advocate, and Celebrate the Arts!

The Emporia Arts Council is dedicated to bringing quality performances and artistic events to the Emporia Area. Our mission is to: Educate, Advocate & Celebrate the Arts!

Week 10 is the final week of our 2019 Summer Art classes! What an amazing summer we have had! Get over to EAC and get cr...
08/05/2019

Week 10 is the final week of our 2019 Summer Art classes! What an amazing summer we have had! Get over to EAC and get creative this week! Call 620-343-6473 to sign up!

CONGRATULATIONS to Corky Heller! His photograph entitled "Arches of the Night" is the winner of the 2019 People's Choice...
07/31/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Corky Heller! His photograph entitled "Arches of the Night" is the winner of the 2019 People's Choice Award for the Emporia Camera Clubs Annual Print Exhibition! If you see Corky around town, give him a high five! If you're interested in purchasing this stunning, award-winning photograph, stop by the EAC Glaser Art & Gift Store!

You can save lives on August 9 at the Arts Center! We have a few donation time slots available for our Blood Drive - let...
07/30/2019

You can save lives on August 9 at the Arts Center! We have a few donation time slots available for our Blood Drive - let's get them filled up! Blood reserves are at an ALL TIME LOW, so if you're hesitant to donate, please reconsider! Each person who donates at EAC will get to select a FREE 11x14 painting (while supplies last). To sign up, visit redcrossblood.org THANK YOU!!

Week 9 of Summer Arts might be our best week yet! Look at all of the great classes that you and your kiddos can take! Ca...
07/26/2019

Week 9 of Summer Arts might be our best week yet! Look at all of the great classes that you and your kiddos can take! Call 620-343-6473 or come by 815 Commercial St to sign up!

💥💥No grown-ups allowed!!💥💥 Artists ages 5-18 bring your masterpieces to EAC NOW! Today and tomorrow are the LAST days to...
07/26/2019

💥💥No grown-ups allowed!!💥💥 Artists ages 5-18 bring your masterpieces to EAC NOW! Today and tomorrow are the LAST days to submit work to Shaping the Future: A Young Artists' Exhibition, so show us what ya got!!
For more info visit: https://emporiaksarts.org/exhibitions/ or call 620-343-6473
Shaping the Future Reception and Awards

We're staying up past our bedtime to take part in  July Moonlight Madness! Swing by 815 Commercial St. to score a specia...
07/25/2019

We're staying up past our bedtime to take part in July Moonlight Madness! Swing by 815 Commercial St. to score a special deal on Big Bad Voodoo Daddy tickets and take advantage of one of the last chances to see work from The Emporia Camera Club in our Trusler Gallery! We're open till 11, stop by!

Your kiddo's work could be featured in one of the most vibrant gallery exhibitions around! There are just a few short da...
07/24/2019

Your kiddo's work could be featured in one of the most vibrant gallery exhibitions around! There are just a few short days left to submit artwork for 'Shaping the Future: a Young Artists' Exhibition'! For more information click here: https://emporiaksarts.org/exhibitions/ or call 620-343-6473

Check out all of the amazing art classes that EAC is offering this week! There are only 3 weeks left of 2019 Summer Arts...
07/22/2019

Check out all of the amazing art classes that EAC is offering this week! There are only 3 weeks left of 2019 Summer Arts, so get over to the Arts Center and create something awesome with us! Call 620-343-6473 to get registered and view a full class listing here > https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/

This Friday is one of our favorite classes here at EAC! Bring in a photo of your pet and Miss Emeline will teach you how...
07/17/2019

This Friday is one of our favorite classes here at EAC! Bring in a photo of your pet and Miss Emeline will teach you how to paint their portrait!
Ages 6 - 12 | $12 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | July 19
Call 620-343-6473 to reserve your spot in this awesome class!

We have our first “Shaping the Future” entry - look at how awesome it is! There are only 2 weeks until the deadline, so ...
07/17/2019

We have our first “Shaping the Future” entry - look at how awesome it is! There are only 2 weeks until the deadline, so get your entries over to the Arts Center! For more information, click here https://emporiaksarts.org/exhibitions/ or call 620-343-6473. Yay!

Have you voted for the Emporia Camera Club’s People’s Choice Award? Let your voice be heard!!
07/16/2019

Have you voted for the Emporia Camera Club’s People’s Choice Award? Let your voice be heard!!

It’s a PAPER MACHE class for adults! Join us for this 2 part workshop on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm! What ...
07/15/2019

It’s a PAPER MACHE class for adults! Join us for this 2 part workshop on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm! What do you want to make?! Call 620-353-6473 to sign up!

We have a new artist in the Glaser Art & Gift Store! Please welcome Melissa Dalke and her beautiful, whimsical needle fe...
07/15/2019

We have a new artist in the Glaser Art & Gift Store! Please welcome Melissa Dalke and her beautiful, whimsical needle felted artwork! Come by 815 Commercial St to take a look!

Week 7 of Summer Arts is looking AWESOME! It's finally Princess Week!! Does your kiddo still need to make a project for ...
07/12/2019

Week 7 of Summer Arts is looking AWESOME! It's finally Princess Week!! Does your kiddo still need to make a project for "Shaping the Future"? We can help! Call us at 620-343-6473 to reserve your spot in any of these classes, or come by 815 Commercial St. You can find a full list of classes here: https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/
Only 4 weeks of Summer Arts left! Get in here and get creative!

Emporia Arts Council
07/10/2019

Emporia Arts Council

Hmmm... we might have just what the doctor ordered! Come check out a variety of beautiful photos at the Emporia Camera C...
07/10/2019
Why Going to an Art Museum Could Be as Good for You as Exercise

Hmmm... we might have just what the doctor ordered! Come check out a variety of beautiful photos at the Emporia Camera Club Reception, TOMORROW, 4 - 6 pm in the Trusler Gallery. It's good for ya!

As Canadian doctors prescribe their patients visits to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, we look into the benefits and challenges of such a program.

07/10/2019

In just about 3 weeks Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be in town!
Join us, Wednesday, July 31 at the historic Emporia Granada Theatre, 7PM sharp!

If you thought you were excited for the show, check out this special message from BBVD's own, Scotty Morrison!

Get your tickets here > https://emporiaksarts.org/ under the Performing Arts tab or at 815 Commercial St.
Tickets are limited!

Special thanks to Major Presenting Sponsor Clint Bowyer Autoplex for supporting the Perofmring Arts Series! We would also like to recognize underwriter ESB Financial and event partner Hardway Ranch - Jon & Christi Stewart

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual "Shaping the Future" Exhibition! This incredible show in our Trusler Art Galle...
07/09/2019

We are excited to announce our 2nd Annual "Shaping the Future" Exhibition! This incredible show in our Trusler Art Gallery is open to all young artists in Emporia and surrounding communities (ages 5-17)! Please read all of the information provided, and adhere to all rules and deadlines.

We're back from a week off, and we are ready for some ART ACTION!! It's Puppet Theatre Week for K-2 and 3-5, we have a n...
07/08/2019

We're back from a week off, and we are ready for some ART ACTION!! It's Puppet Theatre Week for K-2 and 3-5, we have a new session of Ceramics classes starting, lots of Fiber Arts and MUCH MORE!! Call 620-343-6473 to sign up for your favorites (leave a message if necessary) or come by 815 Commercial St. For a full list of classes go to: https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/

THIS THURSDAY! Please join us for the Artists' Reception of the 2019 Emporia Camera Club Print Exhibition! 13 exceptiona...
07/08/2019

THIS THURSDAY! Please join us for the Artists' Reception of the 2019 Emporia Camera Club Print Exhibition! 13 exceptional photographers submitted work, and you can vote for your favorite piece to receive the People's Choice Award! See ya on Thursday!

Come by the Arts Center tonight during the Emporia First Friday Art Walk for your first chance to view this year’s Empor...
07/05/2019

Come by the Arts Center tonight during the Emporia First Friday Art Walk for your first chance to view this year’s Emporia Camera Club Annual Print Exhibition! We’re open from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, and you can get 10% off of one Summer Arts class registration with your EFF Passport!

The Emporia Arts Center will be closed during the day from Tuesday - Friday for building maintenance. Have a safe and Ha...
07/02/2019

The Emporia Arts Center will be closed during the day from Tuesday - Friday for building maintenance. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Youth Sketch Club meets every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm! Come join the fun! Sketch Club is the best club!!!
06/26/2019

Youth Sketch Club meets every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 pm! Come join the fun! Sketch Club is the best club!!!

06/26/2019

I have the honor to work at the most amazing Arts Center in the Midwest! As a non-profit organization, everyone that works at EAC wears many different hats. My staff is always willing to drop everything and lend a helping hand. Even if its rehearsing lines for the Missoula Children's Theatre. Thank You Kaila Mock!
Hope to see you Friday, June 28 at 7:00 pm EHS auditorium for MCT "The Snow Queen" and watch the amazing talent of our local youth. Thank you Zoaie (Little Robber Girl) for sharing your talent with us today!

You can’t truly be ready for the 4th of July until you’ve painted these awesome “Freedom Flowers”! Call 620-343-6473 to ...
06/25/2019

You can’t truly be ready for the 4th of July until you’ve painted these awesome “Freedom Flowers”! Call 620-343-6473 to reserve your spot in this step-by-step painting class! Bring some wine and a friend (must be 21+)! Friday, June 28 from 6:00-8:00pm! Only $20!

Strap on your snow shoes, because it's Snow Queen audition night!🎭❄️Find out if you fit in with the hobgoblins, snow chi...
06/24/2019

Strap on your snow shoes, because it's Snow Queen audition night!🎭❄️

Find out if you fit in with the hobgoblins, snow chickens, yetis, or other magical creatures of the land of colored ice! No preparation is required for this audition, but kiddos should come ready to show off their confidence!

Auditions are at 4:30, in the Emporia High School Auditorium, please arrive 30 minutes early to register! more info here: Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions - The Snow Queen

🌟🌟Calling all kids who love the spotlight and the magic of theatre!🌟🌟Do you have a child 1st-12th grade with an interest...
06/20/2019

🌟🌟Calling all kids who love the spotlight and the magic of theatre!🌟🌟

Do you have a child 1st-12th grade with an interest in performing? Missoula Children's Theatre is the PERFECT opportunity to improve theatrical skills, gain confidence, and make an awesome summer memory!

Auditions are Monday, June 24 at EHS Auditorium, for more info on auditioning click here: Missoula Children's Theatre Auditions - The Snow Queen or call (620) 343-6473

Special thanks to our EAC's Sponsors for The Snow Queen,
Major Presenting Sponsor Clint Bowyer Autoplex, Underwriter Porter Cattle Company, and Event Partner Gerald Schumann Electric

Week 5 of Summer Arts is coming right up! Call 620-343-6473 or come by the Arts Center to sign up! You can view a full S...
06/20/2019

Week 5 of Summer Arts is coming right up! Call 620-343-6473 or come by the Arts Center to sign up! You can view a full Summer Arts class booklet by following this link to our website: https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/ or by stopping in at 815 Commercial for a hard copy! Let's get creative!!

Shayli can’t wait to teach your kids how to make Plaster Hand Sculptures this week! Call 620-343-6473 to sign up!
06/18/2019

Shayli can’t wait to teach your kids how to make Plaster Hand Sculptures this week! Call 620-343-6473 to sign up!

Week 4 of Summer Arts classes is bursting at the seams with creativity! Whether you're 2 or 102, we have a class for YOU...
06/17/2019

Week 4 of Summer Arts classes is bursting at the seams with creativity! Whether you're 2 or 102, we have a class for YOU! Call 620-343-6473 to register (leave a voicemail if necessary) and visit https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/ for a full class listing! Share this post with your artsy friends!

This talented group of kiddos has been working very hard (with the help of some incredible adult volunteers) to put toge...
06/14/2019

This talented group of kiddos has been working very hard (with the help of some incredible adult volunteers) to put together Weact: We are Emporia Arts Council Theatre's FIRST production: Woogala Boogala!

Join us this evening in Peter Pan Park, 6:00 PM, for a fun fractured fairytale, Woogala Boogala, directed by Tonya Starr. Free admission! Can't make it today? We'll have a second performance Saturday, same place and time!

(In case of inclement weather, performances will take place at EAC 815 Commercial St.)

Were making Upcycle Sculptures with Matt tomorrow at 11:00am! Come join the fun! 3rd - 5th grade, or any age pretty clos...
06/10/2019

Were making Upcycle Sculptures with Matt tomorrow at 11:00am! Come join the fun! 3rd - 5th grade, or any age pretty close to that! Call 620-343-6473 to sign up!

We can't believe that it is already WEEK 3 of Summer Arts, and... its DINOSAUR WEEK for the littles! Call 620-343-6473 t...
06/09/2019

We can't believe that it is already WEEK 3 of Summer Arts, and... its DINOSAUR WEEK for the littles!
Call 620-343-6473 to register yourself or your kiddo and TELL A FRIEND! Don't forget that we have scholarships available to those in need of financial assistance (simply come by EAC to fill out a form)! YAY!!
Check out all of the Summer Arts classes here: https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/

We have had an amazing first week of Summer Arts, and we're looking forward to WEEK 2! Check out all of the exciting cla...
05/31/2019

We have had an amazing first week of Summer Arts, and we're looking forward to WEEK 2! Check out all of the exciting classes that are coming up! Call 620-343-6473 to register, and visit https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/ for a full class listing! Let's get creative!!

Stop by the EAC Art Mobile during the Nex-Tech Wireless Kids Zone at the DK Finish Line Celebration from 11:00 a.m. - 8:...
05/31/2019

Stop by the EAC Art Mobile during the Nex-Tech Wireless Kids Zone at the DK Finish Line Celebration from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday! We will be helping your kiddos create colorful DK bike plates for the Kids Rolling Parade at noon! After the parade- FACE PAINTING ALL DAY!! Come see us! We will have Summer Arts Booklets available! #eacartmobile #emporiaks

You're Invited! Come enjoy an incredible display of photos featuring DK riders and experiences from past races at our Ex...
05/30/2019

You're Invited! Come enjoy an incredible display of photos featuring DK riders and experiences from past races at our Exposing the Dirt Artists' Reception!
We hope to see you at this come-and-go event in the beautiful Trusler Gallery, 4-6pm!

We’ve got bigger and brighter things coming to EAC!Come check out the new Preston Family Marquee, in a special reveal ce...
05/28/2019
Preston Family lights up EAC

We’ve got bigger and brighter things coming to EAC!
Come check out the new Preston Family Marquee, in a special reveal ceremony, tomorrow at 4pm!

The William and Aloha Preston Family Trust has funded a state-of-the-art, LED Digital-Web Marquee for the Emporia Arts Center.

Much gratitude to the brave men and women who have laid down their lives for our nation’s freedom.*painting by Sieger Ha...
05/27/2019

Much gratitude to the brave men and women who have laid down their lives for our nation’s freedom.

*painting by Sieger Hartgers

2019 SUMMER ARTS begins on Tuesday, May 28! We are beyond excited to see all the amazing art projects our community will...
05/22/2019

2019 SUMMER ARTS begins on Tuesday, May 28! We are beyond excited to see all the amazing art projects our community will create this summer! Call 620-343-6473 or come by 815 Commercial St to register! Please ask about EAC's Children Scholarship Program if you are hesitant to sign up for financial reasons. We. Want. EVERYONE. To. Take. Summer. Arts. Classes! Tag and Share! Let's get creative!! For a full class list, visit https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/ or come by EAC for a booklet!

Looking for the sunshine? Join us TODAY, 5pm-7pm for our Summer Arts Kickoff Party, to soak up some summer time vibes, g...
05/21/2019

Looking for the sunshine? Join us TODAY, 5pm-7pm for our Summer Arts Kickoff Party, to soak up some summer time vibes, get a taste of how you and your family can get creative this season, and stay dry!

Delicious Fanestil Meats Hotdogs and tasty Hostess CupCakes and other treats will be served.

Bring the whole family for arts and crafts fun, demonstrations, face painting, and so much more!
See ya at EAC! 815 Commercial St.

Straight No Chaser tickets on sale NOW 👉👉 emporiaksarts.org/snc or visit 815 Commercial St.Get them while you can!
05/17/2019

Straight No Chaser tickets on sale NOW 👉👉 emporiaksarts.org/snc or visit 815 Commercial St.
Get them while you can!

SUMMER ART BOOKLETS ARE IN!Stop by EAC at 815 Commercial St. to pick up a hard-copy and start planning your summer activ...
05/16/2019

SUMMER ART BOOKLETS ARE IN!
Stop by EAC at 815 Commercial St. to pick up a hard-copy and start planning your summer activities TODAY!
Looking for the digital copy? check it out here: https://emporiaksarts.org/summer-arts/

The Emporia Arts Council Presents, Straight No Chaser Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:30 PM at the Emporia Granada Theatre...
05/16/2019

The Emporia Arts Council Presents, Straight No Chaser Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:30 PM at the Emporia Granada Theatre.
ON SALE TOMORROW, MAY 17TH @10 AM CT
👉https://emporiaksarts.org/snc/ you can also visit 815 Commercial St. or call (620) 343-6473 to purchase tickets!

Kristin Oberle is an integral part of the Emporia Arts Council and Emporia’s artistic community! We love and appreciate ...
05/10/2019

Kristin Oberle is an integral part of the Emporia Arts Council and Emporia’s artistic community! We love and appreciate her so much! 😍🌈🎨🏆

Faces of Emporia Public Schools.
Kristin Oberle - Art Teacher - Emporia Middle School

"I have been with Emporia schools as a teacher for 24 years. I am a life long Emporian who has enjoyed giving back to the community that raised me. I love to see the look on students faces when they have created something they didn't know they could. Art provides the escape for many."

#FriendsOfUSD253
#EmporiaProud
#FacesOfEmporiaSchools
#ThankaTeacher

Online SUMMER ARTS books are ready!! Take a look! LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of fun classes this summer!!!!
05/09/2019
2019 Summer Arts Book

Online SUMMER ARTS books are ready!! Take a look! LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of fun classes this summer!!!!

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: 2019 Summer Arts Book, Author: Emporia Arts Center, Name: 2019 Summer ...

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815 Commercial St
Emporia, KS
66801

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Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00

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