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“Decade of NOTO” to celebrate growth of North Topeka Arts District

The Topeka Arts & Entertainment District is an attraction for all ages from all over. The restaurants, galleries, boutiques and more make NOTO the top Topeka Art Walk destination. Historic buildings are bubbling with artists, arts, music, crafts, and creative items to keep you entertained and wanting to bring a piece of NOTO home with you.

The “Decade of NOTO” celebration will take place October 10th at Redbud Park on N. Kansas Avenue. Hours of the event are 11am to 9pm.

There will be free cookies & Kona Ice, historical exhibits, a silent auction, live music, and a variety of food & drinks available. Topekans are also invited to add to the NOTO 2040 Time-Capsule during the event.

NOTO Arts Center is now open Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It also stays open late on 1st & 3rd Fridays. For information on the Arts Center and art classes call 785-408-8996.

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Grilled Cheese & History

Grilled Cheese & History is an event held Oct. 13, 12-1pm, at the Wheel Barrel. Join in for a special history presentation recapping the rich history of North Topeka and the development of the NOTO Arts & Entertainment.  Lunch will be provided by the Wheel Barrel. You can register at: explorenoto.org/product/grilled-cheese-history-please=lunch.


First Friday

And of course, North Topeka hosts First Friday like no other place in town! Topeka Arts District has become an attraction to Art Lovers and History Buffs alike with beautiful scenes of art and history. The restaurants, locally owned shops, art galleries and studios have become a favorite art walk destination.

Hours are 10 am to 9 pm on the First Friday of every month. Visit the NOTO Arts Center to pick up a map of participating businesses and view the newest exhibit at the Morris Gallery.

Entertainment can also be found on First Fridays, at various venues during the artwalk up and down N. Kansas Avenue, as well as streetside vendors. The restaurants, locally owned shops, art galleries and studios have also become favorite art walk destinations.

You can also visit 3rd Friday’s NOTO Night Out! Many Merchants are also open longer hours on Second Saturdays.

Visit Explorenoto.org for more information and to check events listed on the calendar!

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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