Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is back on the parkway, Sept. 17-19.
Shop for artwork and enjoy art-inspired activities lakeside, just east and south of Bradley Fair at Rock Road and 21st Street. The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.
The annual fall arts tradition, presented by Fidelity Bank, will feature local, regional and national artists from 15 states, including 22 from Kansas. Original works will be available in 11 artistic media: jewelry, painting, glass, fiber, ceramics, photography, woodwork and more. Artists were invited to sell their work at the show after evaluation by a panel of expert jurors. They compete for cash awards totaling $7,000.
Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available to enjoy as you stroll the parkway and shop for the latest addition to your art collection. “The Art of Bloody Marys” will give attendees the chance to create a savory masterpiece at a build-your-own bar from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday.
Admission to Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free for the public, thanks to generous sponsors and patrons. Support this community event and indulge in gourmet food from Bella Luna, Newport Grill and YaYa’s; specialty wine and spirits; live jazz with the William Flynn Trio; patron gifts and more at the exclusive opening-night Patron Party. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend, all for a $140 pass. Purchase your pass now at AutumnandArt.com or call (316) 267-2817 to make reservations. You can also visit Bradley Fair Guest Services next to Williams-Sonoma to buy your pass, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.
Art-themed family fun on Saturday and Sunday includes a variety of free, hands-on art activities at Artie’s Art Studio, courtesy of Mark Arts. Artie’s Masterpiece Games give youngsters a chance to learn about classic artworks and get silly at the same time.