NOTO Arts Center 935 North Kansas Ave.

JOIN US!!  Doors are OPEN for Preview of the NOTO ARTS CENTER...classes have started, but lots of renovation  yet to be done

  • LIVE MUSIC ON THE STREET by Cleveland Blue


  • FOOD,  FUN AND GAMES OUTDOORS BY "The Carnival Guy" 


  • 5:30 p.m.  Special Announcements and introductions on front steps of NOTO Arts Center

  • 5:45  FOUR ribbon cuttings in NOTO  (see list below)


Inside the Arts Center....



  • JOIN in the kick-off of the NOTO Arts Center's "Fish Tank Bank"...a community project to financially support the renovation of  post office building to become the  NOTO Arts Center's/Welcome Center.


  • Create a fish...CHILDREN for free...and ADULTS create a fish for a donation to the renovation project.

MEET the NOTO Arts Center teachers

and see the class projects: sign up for classes with them, including

  • computer animation classes
  • metalsmithing
  • printmaking
  • paintin
  • mosaic tile
  • watercolor, acrylic, pastel, crayon
  • birthday parties
  • children's classes...paper sculpture, etc.
  • birthday parties....
  • lots more!!


NOTO Ribbon Cuttings in the Arts District

5:45    GENERATIONS, 918 N. Kansas

6:00   Earth and Fire, 902 N. Kansas

6:15     REWIND, 840 N. Kansas

6:30    Two Wolves Studio and

             Artist Den,  837 1/2 N. Kansas


Scroll down for all the exciting things happening in the NOTO Arts District shops this First Friday:  come early....stay late!!  There's SO MUCH to do!


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The Carnival Guy at NOTO Arts Center, 935 N. Kansas



The Carnival Guy

will be partnering with

the NOTO Arts Center

935 North Kansas

to provide a games and fun

in front of the NOTO Arts Center.

FUN for kids of all ages!!

Generations Antiques & Collectibles - 918 N. Kansas Ave.

Please join us as we celebrate


       Friday, June 7             10 AM to 9 PM

NOTO Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 5:45 p.m.

Josh Vowell Band at 6PM... with Josh Vowell

and Justin Shelton

Enjoy food, festivities, shopping and entertainment.

                                 We look forward to seeing you!

Earth & Fire - 902 N. Kansas Ave.


First Friday

June 7, 2013


NOTO Ribbon Cutting

6:00 p.m.

Come to Earth & Fire at 902 N. Kansas Avenue

Try your hand at making a clay pot or pen and ink drawing.

Tables will be set up to give you an opportunity to interact with clay or ink and paper.


Earth & Fire offers a wide variety of art classes for all ages, as well as artwork featuring local artists, such as Staci Dawn Ogle.

Registration for classes in basket weaving, loom beadwork, ceramics, drawing, calligraphy, painting, pottery throwing, clay building and more will be offered throughout the summer.

Rewind - 840 N. Kansas Ave.

Grand Opening


all weekend

NOTO Ribbon Cutting

Friday 6:15 p.m.


REWIND:  Antiques, stained glass windows,

collectibles, in a beautiful setting

                                                       Lots of discounts in the store,                                                         even on stained glass windows                                                    Look for red, yellow, green & blue stickers                                                                      

Rewind - 840 N. Kansas Ave - 785-224-5427 -



Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den 837 1/2 N. Kansas Ave.

Grand Opening 5:30 - 8:30

NOTO Ribbon cutting 6:30

Join us from 5:30 - 8:30 at the new Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den as we open the doors to the public to this “members only” shared workspace for artists.

Be our guest and tour our unique shared art studio and den.

Refreshments will be served at our dry bar.

Our artist members will display their newest artworks, including Buck Reist with two new cool paintings on canvas of “Spider-woman” and ‘Venom”. Our artist Stephanie Cavanaugh is working on some fun “creature” paintings to show in the shared workspace. Judd Mason returns to collaborate his creative musical talent with the arts of Two Wolves Studio to create a one of a kind atmosphere of intense art that you will want to bring home. Our other Two Wolves Studio & Artist Den members include Poca Field, Sue Edgerton, Ryan Cavanaugh and Alexander Lancaster. Our celebration will extend to the 4 Girls Garage and our “After Walk Party” is scheduled at Serendipity, starting at 8:30pm.

4 Girls' Garage - 837 N. Kansas Ave.

Changes are in store at 4 Girls' Garage

Look for new eye candy and...

Grand Opening of Two Wolves Studio upstairs

 Artist in Residence, Alexander Lancaster with  lots of fresh inventory


Featured Artist Michael Wolfe of Wolfie's Ru4Real Photography,     fine art photography for young people of all ages.

Michael “Wolfie” Wolfe took his first photos at the age of nine with a Kodak Brownie camera, a gift from his dad.

Ru4Real Photography can be found in homes, bookstores, restaurants, coffee shops, offices, salons, art galleries, art shows and web sites.

Wolfie has sold his work at First Fridays, galleries, the Plaza Art Fair and curently has his photography greeting cards by the Bird Sings at the Nelson Art Gallery.

Riverfront Station 802


802 NW Kansas Ave.


  • Plenty of
  • WINE
  • Enjoy LIVE MUSIC



  • DESERT SWEETS ........ALL FOR $10

FOR RESERVATIONS 785.220. 4286
Follow us on Facebook:   RIVERFRONT STATION 802 North Kansas


Join us for our monthly fun at the must stop place for First Friday art walk...

Our Aboud's $10 dinner has Serendipity Signature salad, buttered sugar snap peas, Terriyaki Chicken Kabobs, Vegetable Lo Mein, Crab Rangoon dip with Wonton chips and Pyro Pineapple A la Mode. Please don't forget to help us and make dinner reservations. Ensure everyone has a full belly! 785.286.7676

Our featured artist for the month is McKenzie Miles a local art teacher at Hope Street Academy.

Our beer sampling from will start around 6 pm and will feature O'Dell Brewery. As always we will have a $3 craft beer special and a $5 glass promo. Also pop in from 2-6 and join our happy "hours" and take advantage of our $2 happy hour options.

Live music will be provided by Jacob Hodge and will continue late into the night to help entertain at our artist's afterparty. Make sure to stop in after doors open at 2 pm, grab dinner tickets, have some libations, head out and peruse NOTO and come back and spend remainder of night with us! Open until 2 am.

Please call with questions 785.286.7676 find us on facebook and twitter

The Eclective

Booksigning with Deb Goodrich-Bisel

Kansas Forts and Bases

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Topeka author, historian, entertainer and tour guide Deb Goodrich-Bisel will be signing her new book. Signed copies will also be available for sale.

Artist of the month:  Kathie Duguid, creator of Paper Treasures

Using a technique called “quilling,” Ms. Duguid makes intricate paper jewelry, including barrettes, pendants, pins and earrings, in addition to delicate flowers.

Blue Grass Gypsies 

perform live music outside on the sidewalk

 Free State Brewery of Lawrence

will be offering a beer tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Samples are $1.00 per 4-oz. glass.the Blue Grass Gypsies.



The Eclective ,  located at 900 N Kansas Ave., features over 50 artists exhibiting jewelry, unique children’s clothing, photography, paper goods, mixed media art, books, glass art and stainless steel creations from Stainless Steel Design Concepts. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday, First Friday hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Rusty Haggles Antiques - 826 N. Kansas Ave.

NEW:  Rusty Haggle’s Beer Garden

located directly behind Rusty Haggle’s Antiques

Local Mixologist, Russell McAbee, will be shaking up handcrafted cocktails in the Beer Garden  during First Friday Artwalk on June 7.

Russell McAbee, Cocktails by Mac, first became interested in handcrafted cocktails during the time he and his wife Brenda owned Mac’s Bar in Silver Lake, KS. After Russell and Brenda sold Mac’s Bar in 2008, Russell continued his passion for creating handcrafted cocktails, attending training seminars and classes in Las Vegas and New Orleans.

Russell has developed his techniques after spending time with several master mixologists, including Tony Abou-Ganin, The Modern Mixologist and Dale Degroff, King Cocktail. He continues to hone his craft by sponsoring Cocktail Seminars and Tastings, along with Bartending at private functions.

Russell’s specialty is creating a spin on classic and traditional cocktails along with creating original cocktails using fresh ingredients and premium spirits. In 2012, Russell won a national Cinco De Juneo Contest, sponsored by Darryl Robinson, DR Mixologist, Host of the show Drink Up on the Cooking Channel, with his original creation of the La Puebla, a twist on the traditional Margarita.

Russell will be serving his own creations, along with a selection of Beer products. You can follow Russell on Facebook at Cocktails by Mac and on Twitter at Russell McAbee@cocktailsbymac.

STUDIO 831 - 831 N. Kansas Ave.




"I am a Topeka native, and I graduated from Baker University with a degree in art and art history. Since then, I have lived and worked in several Kansas cities and have worked as a Gallery Director and art teacher, and served on many volunteer committees for the arts.

I have had shows around the country including Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico.

My work includes paintings, jewelry and fine art gourds.

Locally my work can be seen at The Collective, The Upstage Gallery, and Studio 831.

For more information, please check out my website at or my Facebook page under Angela Lexow.

I currently have gourd pieces in the Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show In Kerrville, Texas."

Yeldarb Gallery - 909 N. Kansas Ave.

Yeldarb Gallery's

Featured Artist for June:

Lisa Adame,

a NOTO Core Artist


Lisa Adame's studio Scarlet Window is above the gallery in Yeldarb Art Studios (YAS).

Lisa was featured artist at the 2012 Aaron Douglas Art Fair. You may have seen her in April on KC Live TV. She took the Art Attack challenge to complete a painting live during the hour long program.

Yeldarb welcomes several new artists in June

Judhe Jensen shows her whimsical stoneware that is adorned with dragons and mystical creatures.

Joe Williams has created wooden boxes from reclaimed wood. Each is a unique design with contrasting wood, perfect for your treasures or Father's Day gifting.

Merl Miles who is moving his studio to Yeldarb this month has unique agateware bowls, goblets and cups available for purchase.

And our regular artists...

Of course all of our regular artists are showing their stained glass, sterling silver and copper jewelry, aluminum mobiles, dichroic glass jewelry, purses, photography and paintings.

South African jewelry by 2 B A Jewel is back this month so if you missed the display last month you should make a point to visit Yeldarb for First Friday. Real gemstones with magnetic clasps allow you to mix and match to create your own unique design. 2 B A Jewel will only be here on First Friday.

Vintage Vibe - 920 N. Kansas Ave.

~Wedding Bliss is in the air at Vintage Vibe ~

This month we will be featuring Vintage Wedding Dresses in our windows.

Looking for something to make your special day as unique as you? LOOK NO FURTHER!

Vintage Wedding dresses are great for re-purposing into one-of-a-kind “new” wedding dresses!

-Birthday Cake & refreshments will be served!!
Co-Owners- Mother & Daughter team will be celebrating their birthdays during the month of June.  Karen’s is June 8th & Tiffany’s is June 12th. COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
Various artists throughout the store bring you hand crafted items for your enjoyment.

Vintage Vibe carries both vintage/retro items as well as some "new" products. The merchandise includes some furniture, kitchen gadgets, vintage linens, ephemera, home décor, collectibles, rusty and re-purposed items, and ART... ALL at GREAT, AFFORDABLE PRICES!

Vintage Vibe is located near the entrance of NOTO…920 North Kansas Ave Topeka, KS. Open Tuesday through Saturday all month long, year round!

Like us on Facebook!! for First Friday recipes, photos of new items and so much more!

TWO DAYS Market - 824 N. Kansas Ave.


welcomes several new dealers in our upstairs area

WELCOME  Kenda, Julie, Caroline, Cyndie and Jenny, for June First Friday!

TWO DAYS Market has great new merchandise throughout the shop and even some SALES!!

The Gallery Room is displaying Equality Paint Kits and some amazing artwork using these colors.

Please include us in your First Friday and Saturday plans!

Open at 9 a.m. both days. 824 N. Kansas, Topeka, KS 785 249 8415

Kaw River Mercantile - 833 N. Kansas Ave.

Kaw River Mercantile...

"The store with an eclectic mix of old and new"


  • Re-purposed antique and vintage items for patio, pool, or beach
  • Quilted summer throws for your swing or lounge chairs
  • Bags! Big and bold! for carrying all your summer "must haves"
  • Beautiful Badash hand blown glass items to sparkle up home interiors
  • Unique "Women of Spirit" for gift giving

And new antique, vintage or collectible items for - "just because"!


We're also celebrating Chance's 18th birthday, high school graduation
and entry to KU - buy something from him Friday or Saturday and get
10% off your purchase price!  (PSST...also please wish him "Happy Birthday...and KU congratulations!")

Party Time...

We'll cut the cake around 7:00 pm - when the Jang A Lang band starts playing.

Kaw River Mercantile is gonna ROCK on June's First Friday!

Robuck Jewelers - 845 N. Kansas Ave.

A fabulous idea for FATHER'S DAY....

This Father's Day tell Dad how much you love him with a Robuck Jewelers brand watch. Totally unique!

Robucks has a great selection of watches with many styles to choose from and they are Swiss made parts assembled in the United States.

We also have a nice selection of Seiko and Pulsar brands to choose from as well!

Or maybe you would rather fix Grandpa's old pocket watch for Dad as a gift? Robuck Jewelers can handle almost any watch OR clock repair, so if there is a sentimental piece that would make the perfect gift, bring it in and we will give you a free estimate.

Robuck Jewelers has many fine bridal sets, from new designers like Marc Schneider and Fredric Sage.  We also vintage bridal sets dating back to the early 1900's.

Whatever design you are looking for, we can fit your style and budget needs.

Robuck Jewelers also offers custom design work and repair onsite.

Robuck Jewelers hours are M-F from 10am-5pm and open late as always this Friday, June 7th for the artwalk

So stop by and see us in the heart of the NOTO arts district.

The Carnival Store

The Carnival Store has been serving Topeka from N Kansas Avenue for 45 years. Our in-house stock provides for all your summer party needs. We rent slush machines, popcorn machines and much more.

Great Overland Station - 701 N. Kansas Ave

Grand Opening of 2013 Kansas Hall of Fame Exhibit
Friday, June 7th - 5:00 to 7:00 at the Great Overland Station
- Free to Public

Meet Topeka artist Melissa Rau, whose fabulous life-size figure of Dr. James Naismith will be on display in the Fink Exhibit Gallery.

Enjoy the music of the iconic band KANSAS that started in Topeka.

See one-of-a kind artifacts and personal photos from family members and private collectors featuring Kansas Hall of Fame Laureates

- Drs. C.F., Karl and Will Menninger
- Clark Kent/Superman
- KANSAS, the band
- Dr. James Naismith
- 1st Kansas Colored Infantry