Weekend arts events: Project Runaway, Porter Street Artists, museum exhibit

04/17/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 10:34 AM

Project Runaway 2014 is Friday

Project Runaway 2014, an annual wearable art show in its seventh year, is happening from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Wichita State University’s McKnight Art Center. It’s put on by WSU’s ShiftSpace Gallery, the off-campus student gallery at 416 S. Commerce, and features an always outrageous wearable art competition with entries from WSU students and alumni and area high school students. The event also will include food and prizes from local restaurants and businesses as well as music by acts such as Dreamcrusher. This year’s event will double as a masquerade ball, and attendees are asked to bring masks or purchase handmade masks on site. Tickets are $20, $30 for a couple or $15 for students, faculty and staff. They’re available at www.shiftspacegallery.com. For more information, call 316-978-7706.

Porter Street Artists event on Saturday

The Porter Street Artists & Friends are having another sale in Riverside, this one from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. It’s put on by a collection of 24 Riverside artists and nearby friends who display and sell their art at neighboring houses: 932 Porter, 941 Porter, 945 Porter and 957 Porter. Items available will include paintings, drawings, re-purposed furniture, stained-glass items, garden sculptures, clothing, shoes and jewelry. The artists also will be serving pies, baked goods and coffee.

New exhibit at African American Museum

The Kansas African American Museum at 601 N. Water has just opened a new photo exhibit called “Vantage Point: Photographs From the Permanent Collection.” The exhibit features more than 25 original photographs by African-American photographers such as Gordon Parks, Chandra McCormick and Carl Sidle. The exhibition will remain on display in the main gallery through June 14. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for students with ID and seniors, $2.50 for children ages 5 to 17 and free for children 4 and under.

Denise Neil

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