Advocacy for stimulating arts culture grows with community engagement. Although day-to-day operations take place at the the Studio, much of Kansas Free for Arts' programming occurs within the community in the form of various arts-based events. These outreach events are open to the public and often free or at low cost to attendees. Different types of outreach programs have included events such as; community concerts, professional demonstrations, workshops, pop-up studios and more via strategic community partnerships, . Kansas Free for Arts collaborates with local like-minded organizations in order to more effectively serve our community.
Kansas Free for Arts hopes to positively affect the City of Emporia and surrounding areas by fostering a growing interest in the community's cultural economy, as well as engaging public participation in the arts through the creation of continual community outreach opportunities.
Kansas Free for Arts' community outreach programs are created and implemented as funding is acquired and program proposals are approved by the board of directors.
Projects In progress:
skate park mural project
The Skate Park Mural Project began as a community youth initiative lead by art therapy graduate student Nicole Book. In the spring of 2016, Nicole worked with students at both Emporia Midde School and Emporia High School to design concept murals for one of the ramps at the Emporia Skate Park. Two different concept murals were created on 4' by 6' plywood and are currently on display at the entrance of the Emporia Skate Park. KFA is eager for feedback on the concept murals as we move forward with the City of Emporia to approve a design for the proposed ramp.
Kansas Free For Arts would like to formally thank the following organizations for their contributions to the concept murals:
Freddie's Frozen Custard
Emporia State University Art Therapy program
City of Emporia
Kansas Free For Arts continues to work with the City of Emporia for approval of a concept design for the proposed ramp. Stay tuned as we make progress!
Proposed surface for Skate Park Mural Project in Emporia, KS.