Summer Arts Kickoff Party

EAC is excited to announce the return of our Annual Summer Arts Kickoff Party! Let’s have a swimmingly good time at the Emporia Arts Center, May 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm

Start summer off right with fun activities, food and the release of our Summer Art Classes. The event is FREE to everyone and is a come and go as you are.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: Hostess Brands & Fanestil Meats of Emporia

Summer Arts Kickoff: Monday, May, 23 | 5:00 pm to 7:00pm | Emporia Arts Center | 815 Commercial St. | 620-343-6473

Primarily Flinthills by Gary O’Doniel

Take a walk through the beautiful Flint Hills with Gary O’Doniel

Primarily Flinthills is a landscape study of the Kansas Flinthills of southern Wabaunsee County. O’Doniel uses the technique of plein-air which is to paint outdoors to capture the beauty of the Flint Hills. Show will be on display till May 28th & free to the public.

Artist Reception is May 6th from 4-6pm in the Trusler Gallery. EAC will be open till 9pm Friday as part of Emporia First Friday.

2022 ESU Student Juried Show!

Emporia Arts Center to host ESU Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

Emporia, KS – The Emporia Arts Center will host an Artists’ Opening Reception for the ESU Art Student Exhibit in the Trusler Gallery, 815 Commercial St., from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Friday, April 1, 2021. The exhibition will be on display from April 1 through April 28, 2021.

Every year, the ESU Department of Art holds a Juried Exhibition for all the students currently enrolled in art classes. Each student is allowed to enter up to 3 pieces. An outside juror thoroughly looks over all of the pieces and selects the works that are considered to be the most excellent. The selected pieces are then displayed in the Trusler Gallery as part of this annual exhibition. The pieces that were not selected by the juror are taken to Trox to be in the “Salon des Refuses”.

Come see both shows and judge for yourself; all the while showing support for these up-and-coming artists in Emporia!

All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery of the Emporia Arts Center are free to the public.

Gallery Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience!

Emporia, KS – The Emporia Arts Council brings Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience, a show with high-energy excitement from start to finish! Performance will be held at ESU’s Albert Taylor Hall on Friday, April 8th at 7:00PM. Tickets are on sale for $25 per adult and $12.50 per youth. Purchase tickets at the Emporia Arts Centers located at 815 Commercial Street or online at

Stunt Dog Experience has a cast of performers and dogs that will delight audiences of all ages! This show has incredible dog tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, come witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs! All dogs starring in the show have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country. The trainers use positive training methods and work with each dog’s individual ability, athleticism, and intelligence.

Spring Classes!

Spring came early here at EAC! Spring Classes are now open for enrollment.

April & May are packed FULL of colorful and fun classes. Enroll yourself or your kids today to create bright, cheery art with the EAC team, don’t wait till the last minute to sign up because these classes are going to fill up quick!

Register for classes by stopping at 815 Commercial St. or call 620-343-6473! *Enrolling cut off will be at NOON the day before the class starts*

Drum Tao – March 23, 2022, 7:00 pm – Emporia Granada Theatre

“Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations – experience a phenomenal performance consisting of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful melody of Japanese flutes and harps.

Drum TAO’s modern, high-energy performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming has transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production.

Drum TAO will be performing at the Emporia Granada Theatre March 23rd @ 7:00PM. You can purchase tickets below or come down to the Emporia Arts Center at 815 Commercial. Free ticket to ESU & FHTC Students with Student ID.

Thank you to our EAC 2021-2022 Major Presenting Sponsor ESB Financial | Underwriter Gerald Schumann Electric, Inc. Inc. & Event Partner Williams Automotive

Purchase Tickets for this Show Here!

2022 Annual Print Exhibition – Emporia Camera Club

Tonight is the Artist Reception for the Emporia Camera Club Annual Print Exhibition! The reception goes from 4-6PM in the Trusler Gallery at the Emporia Arts Center. There will be drinks and snacks as well a chance to meet some of the artists! This exhibition is absolutely stunning, bold colors, beautiful landscapes and more! Come take a look for yourself and get lost in these beautiful photographs.

Gallery Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. All exhibitions in the Trusler Gallery of the Emporia Arts Center are free to the public.

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