Kids Art Classes

Fall classes are coming to an end but we still have 3 classes left that are a ton of fun! Classes are filling up fast so be sure to enroll soon! Register by calling 620-343-6473 or stopping in a 815 Commercial St.

Sketch Club – Bring in your sketches or create new ones
Mixed Media Turkey – Create a turkey for Thanksgiving
Fall Leaves Decorative Bowls – Learn to create a fun bowl



Display your art here at the Arts Center for our Annual Veterans Art Exhibition! It will be on display from November 1st – 12th with an Artist Reception on November 4th. We want to FILL our Trusler Gallery with your art. For more information, under the Gallery Tab click on Veterans Show Information.

Flor Widmar – The Price We Pay

Exploring ideas and concepts by creating series, groups and multiples in different themes and variations. Flor’s practice is a constant exploration of ideas and concepts pertaining to the act of repetition.

The Emporia Arts Council regrets to inform that the Artist Reception for Flor Widmar’s that was scheduled for this Friday, October 7 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm has been canceled.

Our visiting artist is unable to attend, however the gallery exhibit titled: “The Price We Pay” by Flor Widmar can still be viewed during the Emporia’s First Friday Art walk event from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Flor Wildmar’s show will be on display Thursday, October 6th through Friday, October 28th during our regular business hours.

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm & Saturday 10am – 3pm. Free to the general public.

Painting Parties

Love to paint but don’t like the stress of getting out all of the supplies to do it? Well! EAC has got you covered! In October we have 2 painting parties going on.

October 15th · 3:00-5:00pm · Located in Cottonwood Falls at the Chase County Old School. · $25.00 · 21+ · Partnering with Chase County Old School · Tree painting pictured below

October 28th · 5:30-7:30 · Located at EAC · $20.00 · 21+ · Pumpkin painting pictured below · Register by calling (620) 343-6473 or coming down to 815 Commercial St.


Artrageous will be performing at ESU Albert Taylor Hall at 7:00pm! BUY ONE Adult Ticket & get ONE FREE Youth ticket! Call (620) 343-6473 or stop in 815 Commercial to claim this awesome deal.

Also be sure to bring a T-shirt, cap, pair of shoes… to get custom Splattered by an Artrageous Artist in our one-of-a-kind Splatter Station! Walk away with an original piece of art. They will also be giving away 1 painting on behalf of Artrageous at the performance.


Artrageous is coming to Emporia!

The Emporia Arts Council presents Artrageous on September 15, 7:00pm at ESU Albert Taylor Hall. A one-of-a-kind “All Arts” show, combined with humor and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color! Be prepared to join in on the high energy, heart pounding action as arts and music collide on one stage.

Purchase tickets at or at the Emporia Arts Center at 815 Commercial St. Free tickets to Emporia State University & Flint Hills Technical College students with Student ID!

Thank you to our 2022 – 23 Major Presenting Sponsor: Mitchell-Markowitz Construction & Event Underwriter: ESB Financial

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Carlton Heller – Photo Initiated Art


Be inspired & mesmerized while walking through this show. Carlton “Corky” Heller is a Kansas native. His photographs speak to what it is to be from The Plains State. However, he likes to use photomanipulation to bring forth what is already there and to make it soar to the viewer.

Artist Reception for Carlton is September 2nd from 4:00-6:00pm, come out to talk with him about his process. Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10:00-6:00pm & Sat 10:00-3:00pm.

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