Arts (Aug. 23, 2013)

The art of clowning

The fourth annual Clown Carnival, a celebration of the art of clowning, is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. About 50 clowns will be at the event, which will include games, face painting, train rides, raffles, a silent auction, balloons and more. Admission is free, but activities will cost tickets, which will be sold four for $1. Families also can get one free ticket for each non-perishable food item brought. The food will be donated to the Kansas Food Bank. The event is a fundraiser for Camp Healing Hearts, a bereavement camp for kids who have lost a loved one. For more information, call 316-744-0310.

All Media Craft Exhibition

The Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2013 will open Friday with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. The annual event will feature 80 juried pieces intended to represent trends and traditions of American craft. Works in ceramics, enamel, fiber, glass, jewelry and more will be on display through Oct. 13. Admission to the reception and the exhibit is free. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 316-634-2787.

Old Town Rocks

The Old Town Rocks concert series continues Friday with a concert by Across the Pond, a classic rock band. The concert is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Old Town Square, Second and Mead. Admission is free. The series ends on Sept. 27 with a concert by Moonlight Drive. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and refreshments.

Denise Neil