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NOTO Live Festival is September 9 & 10

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District is bringing back NOTO Live, a weekend celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and talent of all kinds. Performers will be sprinkled throughout the district, with special acts at Redbud Park, Breezeway Park and Compass Point, and a grand finale by Last Carnival Act and the Arthur Black Band to end the evening.

This action-packed day includes activities for everyone! Otto’s Adventure Area will provide special interactive art stations and opportunities for youngsters to try a little busking of their own!

Friday 6-9pm:

Music by Urban Safari
Live Art Fusion painting by Jancy Petitt

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Saturday 11am-10PM:

Last Carnival Act: Flying Fun (Redbud Park) 11:15, 12:45, 4:30. 7:45
Bob Dealey 12:00, 2:00
Jovari Downing 11:00 (Compass Point) Professor Farquar & Polecat Annie 12:00 2:15 (RBP & Compass Point)
Zerf Kansas Cowboy 1:00, 3:15 (RBP & Compass Point)
Topeka Swing Dancers 5:30 (RBP)
Topeka Big Band (RBP) 6:00
Last Carnival Act Grand Finale 7:45 (RBP)
Arthur Black Band 8:30 (RBP)

Otto’s Adventure Area; Bouncy House, Face Painting, Sunflower Stem, Manessa’s Music Academy, Storytime

Volkstember Car Show (Veterans Park)11-5
Vendors Market 11-5
Breezeway Park Buskers 11-5
Comedy Corner 3:30 (Compass Point)

Artist Demonstrations w/ Shelly Bedsaul, Pam Saunders, Kammy Downs (Redbud Park Pavilion) 11-5

ARTS-TEMBER Raffle (RBP Pavilion)

Visit NOTO every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 10am-3pm through October for the NOTO Saturday Market.
Various local vendors will be available exhibiting; art, antiques, furniture, and handmade wares.

Of course, First Friday Art Walk & Market is the first Friday of every month. The North Topeka Arts District has become an attraction to Art Lovers and History Buffs alike with beautiful scenes of art and history. 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 antiques and studios have become a favorite art walk destination.

Art Walk Hours are 10 am to 9 pm. You can visit the NOTO Arts Center to pick up a map of participating businesses and view the newest exhibit at the Morris Gallery.

Also in North Topeka, Saturday Night Cruises are held every 4th Saturday at The Pad.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice



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