2023 Events

March 16, 2023 Event Overview

Join us for our first Third Thursday of 2023 on March 16 at Madison Avenue Central Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Be sure to stop by our other participating locations, including the Derby Public Library, Hubbard Arts Center and First Man Brewery (details below).

At Madison Avenue Central Park you will find three artists inside The Venue lobby: paintings by Rita Tillison, handmade clay jewelry by Lauryn Dipman, and string art by Regina Willhight.

More at Madison Avenue Central Park: 

Stop by our other March participating locations:

  • The Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Elementary Art Show featuring Derby Public Schools, St. Mary’s and Faith Lutheran 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade artwork. 3D art from students at Derby High School will also be on display in the Gathering Space lobby area.
  • First Man Brewery, 437 E. Madison Ave., 3 to 10 p.m.
    Work from artist, Stephanie Bayliff, and photographer, Donna Bates, will be on display.
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Art demos and art for viewing.

May 18, 2023 Event Overview

Event details:

  • Artists: Phyllis Provost-Saas and Kate King
  • Food & drink vendors: Bongo Fruit Smoothies, Brown Box Bakery, Cheezepanzee, Icy Trails (boba, tea and ice cream), Kona Ice, Taters 'n' Toppings, First Man Brewery, Grace Hill Winery and Shaken or Stirred Bartending
  • Entertainment: The Haymakers, 6-9 p.m.
  • Activities: Kansas Grown Farmers Market, Plein Air Paint Out (bring your own painting materials and find a spot to paint)
  • Derby merchandise will be available for purchase

Additional locations:

  • Derby Historical Museum, 710 E. Market St., 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove, 4 to 8 p.m. Exhibits by Wichita Women Artists exhibit and Matthew Thonen
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 309 N. Woodlawn, 5 to 7 p.m.

August 17, 2023 Event Overview

  • Two featured artists inside The Lodge: painters Lindsay Hendershot and Susan Gessler.
  • Live performances by Just Tori Music from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Arbuckle and Long Duo from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and drink vendors including Cheezepanzee, El Gusto, Honey and Rue's, Icy Trails, Snack Shack, The Popcorner Trolley, Want Bierocks, First Man Brewery, Grace Hill Winery, Shaken or Stirred Bartending and more.
  • Vendors from the Kansas Grown Farmers Market on the event lawn.
  • Make and Take Craft from the Derby Public Library.
  • Community art project presented by the Derby Arts Council.

Participating Locations:

  • Derby Historical Museum, 5 to 8 p.m. Take a tour and learn more about Derby history
  • Derby Public Library, 6 to 8 p.m. View photography by Steve Marler and Barney Tull. Art by Jeffrey Gowen will be on display in the High Wall Gallery
  • First Man Brewery, 3 to 10 p.m. View pottery by Shelia Wolfe
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 6 to 8 p.m. "Just Winging It" Derby Free Spirits Bi-Annual Art Exhibition Opening Reception in The Gallery
  • The Sandbox: Derby 7 to 10 p.m. - Live music by Jaelen Johnston

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at jenaywallace@derbyweb.com or 788-1519 ext. 1267.