FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
- Shops are open, attracting 500 to 1,000 people who take pleasure in strolling door to door, enjoying refreshments, music and special events.
DAY OF THE DEAD
- New to Topeka in 2012, this fall festival promises to provide unique and wonderful entertainment and participation for the whole family. Click here for more information.
BBQ JAZZ FESTIVAL
- Started in October 2011 when the owner of Bradley’s Corner Café donated enough BBQ for over 500 people, it was a big hit with fabulous music playing continuously.
NOTO Arts & Biz
- Nearly 15 artists have studio space in NOTO, with at least 50 more having their work represented in the galleries!
- Complementary businesses like the antique stores, Serendipity, the coffee and bakery shop, the jewelry store…and more to come…make this a delightful shopping experience.
- NOTO has a team working to prepare an inventory of spaces still available for artists and complementary businesses. The charm of the historic district is highly appealing!
NOTO Community Arts Center
- A collaboration of the NOTO Board, the Topeka Public Schools and Washburn’s Mulvane Art Museum makes it possible to provide important services to the community.
- Classes for adults and for children are offered to the community both daytime and evening; registration is available on the website.
- The Community Arts Center is available for rentals; please visit the page on the website!
- Bloomerang is the imagining of community-based artist and designer Carol Bradbury. Over 300 collaborators between the ages of 1 and 93 participated in workshops throughout Topeka to create the original source artwork for the final outdoor banners.
- 26 unique banners now line the streets of NOTO, Topeka’s emerging arts district in historic downtown North Topeka. They are an ever-present reminder that when seeds are planted and nourished, gardens flourish.
Fundraising has provided the funding for this NOTO project without use of tax dollars. Sincere thanks to:
- The Redbud Foundation
- Kaw Valley Bank
- Anonymous New York Foundation
- WIBW Channels
- The Teeter Family Foundation
- US Bank
- Topeka Public Schools
- Heartland Visioning
- Washburn University/Mulvane Art Museum
- Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
- And many other donors of financial and in-kind gifts contribute
NOTO Project Management Board
- To revitalize historic North Kansas Avenue by developing and supporting economic, entrepreneurial and educational activities with a focus on the arts.
- To attract a diverse group of artists and complementary businesses to the NOTO Arts District and to create an affordable, safe and environmentally-sustainable development that protect and enhances the historic characteristics of this district.
Anita Wolgast, Co-Director
John Hunter, Co-Director
Ken Doll Photography,
Jack Cobos and