Art Classes

Hands-on studio classes and workshops that explore specific techniques or styles for students of all ages!

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Performing Arts Series

Bringing cutting-edge entertainment to Emporia through a diverse Performing Arts Series!

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Trusler Gallery

The Trusler Gallery is one of the few natural light galleries in the state and showcases local and regional artists.

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Holiday Art Classes!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

The Emporia Arts Center is thrilled to announce our 2023 Holiday Art Classes! Sadie has created fun holiday themed classes that are full of color and holiday spirit. Enrollment is officially open, enroll today before classes fill up.

Register by 620-343-6473 or 815 Commercial St. for the full listing of Holiday Art Classes | TUES-FRI 10-6pm & SAT 10-3pm

Holiday Jazz

The Emporia Arts Council is spreading holiday joy with our next performance of our Performing Arts Series.

Holiday Jazz | November 30th | Emporia Granada Theatre | 7:00pm

A nine-piece ensemble of world-class jazz artists from throughout the U.S. perform a collection of well-known Holiday favorites with a jazz twist. The “Holiday Jazz” ensemble is co-led by renowned jazz drummer and native Emporian Jack Mouse and his wife, internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Janice Borla. 

Esteemed artists of the ensemble include:
Saxophonist Scott Robinson, Trumpeter Mike Steinel, Trombonist Steve Wiest, Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz, Guitarist Fareed Haque, Pianist Pat Coil and Bassist Alex Austin.

The Jubilee Ringers hand bell choir will provide entrance music under the Granada marquee as the doors open at 6:00pm.

We are excited to announce that this performance is FREE, provided by our donor’s generosity! Tickets are available at the Emporia Arts Center located at 815 Commercial St. Tickets will be required to attend this performance, get yours today!


Are you a veteran or know a veteran that would like to be a part of our Veterans Glass Blowing Workshop that is happening this Friday? You will get a chance to work with glass blowing artist, April Lemon, and learn how to blow/form glass.

This is an amazing experience that we want you to be a part of! We only have 7 slots left! If you are interested contact Sarah Bulinski at by Thursday.

Veterans Glass Blowing Workshop

The Emporia Arts Council is excited to announce our Veterans Glass Blowing Workshop with April Lemon!

As the founding city of Veterans Day, we Emporians take pride in honoring those that served our country. This year we will be adding something special – just an extra “thank you” to these Vets. We will be having an all out event with Kansas featured artist April Lemon. On November 3rd, Emporia Arts Center will be bringing her to our town! She will be working exclusively with Veterans (who have signed up with EAC) in her mobile glass unit.

It’s an all day event to honor those who have served, and we thought it only fitting to have April as she, herself, is a veteran. Come take in the fun, see art being made, have something yummy to eat and celebrate our Veterans! We will have food trucks and the Emil Babinger Art Mobile will be there as well.

For more information, please contact Emporia Arts Center – 620-343-6473

Stairway To Zeppelin


Stairway To Zeppelin will be rocking the stage at the Emporia Granada Theatre! Join the Emporia Arts Center for an evening of being transported back in time.

Tickets: Adult – $25 & Youth – $12.50 Purchase tickets online at or at our building at 815 Commercial St.

Weact: We are Emporia Arts Council Theatre invites you to a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre! Finish off the spooky season by attending a Murder Mystery with an audience participation, while also enjoying delicious food catered by 627 Event Space Bar & Grill!

Tickets are for sale at the Emporia Arts Council located at 815 Commercial St. Attendees should be 18 years and older to be able to attend. We do have a limited number of tickets so be sure to grab yours before we sell out!

TUES-FRI 10-6pm & SAT 10-3pm  Questions? Contact WEACT on their Facebook/Instagram page or email

Stairway To Zeppelin

The Emporia Arts Council is excited to present: Stairway To Zeppelin

October 21, 2023 | Emporia Granada Theatre | 7:00pm

Stairway To Zeppelin performs a show with visual effects and the latest in sound technology at low decibels with an unparalleled attention to a mix of the original recordings and live performances of the iconic Led Zeppelin. The charisma and musicianship in STZ is world-class bringing the goose-bump-excitement to the audience musically and visually.

Tickets can be purchased at 815 Commercial St. or online at

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Call for Veteran Artists!

If you are a U.S. Military Veteran and an artist, we want your artwork!

The Emporia Arts Center announces a Call to Veteran Artists for an exhibition celebrating U.S. Veterans during Emporia’s annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.

For more information go to or contact Sarah Bulinski at

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