JOIN US SEPTEMBER 22- 30, 2016



Originally founded as the Wichita Art Association in 1920, Mark Arts is the area’s oldest and most comprehensive visual arts organization. For more than 95 years, Mark Arts has made art and arts education available to the citizens of Wichita and the surrounding communities. Formerly the Wichita Center for the Arts, Mark Arts’ resources include a permanent collection of more than 5,000 art works of regional and international importance.

Join us for a presentation of the design of the new facility currently under construction at 13th & Rock Road.

September 22, 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: YaYa's Euro Bistro, Bradley Fair, 21st & Rock Rd.
Cost: $20 (Includes buffet lunch)
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Grab your sketch pads and join us for City Sketch and lunch in the Pop-up Park on East Douglas. There will be food trucks for you to purchase lunch. As part of Design Week 2016 we are looking for illustrators, designers, architects, and people who just like to draw to sketch the "design thing" you feel expresses or enhances Wichita.

You actually have all week, to complete your sketch. We will be holding a showing at the end of Design Week as part of the Final Friday at encompas on 801 East Douglas, Suite 106. You will need to drop-off your sketches to encompas, by 1:00 pm on Friday Sept. 30 to be included in the show at our closing party.

There will be a Design Week table to answer any questions about the City Sketch or upcoming events.

September 23, 2016
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Pop-Up Park on Douglas
Cost: FREE Admittance (lunch is on your own)
If it rains, the City Sketch will continue. Follow the instructions listed above.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha 20x20 graphic of audience at presentation

20 slides 20 seconds each

This years theme "Good Design is Good Business" will be the theme for the evening.

Come hear presenters from Interior Design, Exhibit Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Film and Animation tackle this theme.

  • Lauren Clary - Professional Engineering Consultants
    Director of Digital Engagement
  • Nathan Jackel - Central Standard Brewing - Head Brewer
  • Tony Jacobs - Studium Architecture
  • Katie Gans - Encompas - Interior Designer
  • Jennifer Lane - WSU / Ulrich - Public Relations and Marketing Manager
  • Byron Loibl - Industrial Designer
  • Dallas Holloway - 3D Modeler/Animator/Sound Designer
  • Michael Clifford - GLMV Architecture - Zoo Keeper & Wildlife Manager

September 26, 2016
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Barleycorn's, 608 E. Douglas
Cost: FREE Admittance,
Cash Bar

Product Runway

A design challenge with a twist! Product Runway puts teams of design professionals from multiple disciplines in a fashion design competition design and create (yes we mean fabricate) a garment or accessory out of standard architectural finish materials such as tile, upholstery, carpet, and wallcoverings. Each team will have 2 hours to conceptualize, design, and build their creation. At the end of the challenge, each team will get to walk the runway and show off their design to a team of judges and all of Wichita’s design community!

Can’t participate in the challenge? No problem! Join us for cocktails, mingle with fellow colleagues, enjoy the show, and make sure to vote for your favorite team!

September 27, 2016
Location: The Lux, 120 E 1st St N
Participant Check in: 5:00pm
Challenge Begins: 5:30pm
Runway Show Doors 7:00pm
Participant costs:
Individual $20, Team of two $30, Team of four $65
Or Just come for the Runway Show $15
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At some point we all face it... Burnout knocks out our creativity.

As part of our continuing EMERGE series of events, 5 ROUNDS takes on Burnout and how it affects our work and our life and most importantly, what we can do to get beyond the burned out feeling through engagement.

Join us, as Chris "The Brander" Parks and Chad "The Director" McClure go through the full spectrum of burnout and show you how to turn that sick feeling into an engaged and inspired life.

Round 1: The Feeling
Round 2: The Affects
Round 3: How to Avoid
Round 4: Go Beyond
Round 5: An Engaged Life

If you have a question about Burnout or Engagement you would like asked, Tweet it now with #EMERGEwichita and we will be sure ask it.

If creativity is your thing, you'll want a ringside seat to this event.

September 28, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Peerless Bar
919 E Douglas Ave
Cost: FREE Admittance (cash bar)

Can't make it in person...
Visit for a Live Streaming of this event.


Understanding our users is a basic need for developing successful environments. In designing an engaging user experience we start by asking who are the users, where are they coming from, why are they here, and what are their needs to determine the project’s goals and map out what the user experience should be. The answers to these questions guide the decisions required to achieve a project’s goals and engage users. As tools for navigation and interaction continue to evolve, our approach to developing a space extends beyond the physical structure. New processes, languages, and skillsets are being developed to create successful digital products and service designs that integrate into a project. Often times we are building on existing tools used in the design of physical environments which can present unique challenges. As physical, digital, and service design continue to merge, we continually adapt our approach for building strong teams, connecting with our users, and, most importantly, delivering on a project’s goals.

About Patrick Fredrickson

As a director, designer, and mentor, Patrick specializes in the production of engaging visitor experiences through the development of storytelling environments and public spaces. He is currently Project Director for Altitude Design Office, developing signage, wayfinding, and innovative, branded environments.

Previously, Patrick has worked with Selbert Perkins Design Collaborative, developing wayfinding programs for Civic, Education, and Retail clients; the Autry National Center, leading the in-house team in developing experiences, graphics, media, furniture, and identities for public and gallery environments; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, working with an award winning design team to reinstall the Getty Villa and numerous exhibition and education projects for the museum.

From concept to completion, Patrick is focused on developing collaborative processes and strategies that balance the needs of the client with those of the public.

September 29, 2016
Time: 7:00pm Presentation
Location: Newman University:
Jabara Flexible Theater, 3100 McCormick
Cost: $15
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Kick-off your Final Friday with our Closing Party at encompas. Plus you can check out the City Sketch submitted artwork.

City Sketch participants should drop of their sketches to encompas, 801 E. Douglas, Suite 106 between 9:00am Thursday September 29 to by noon Friday, September 30. Please include your name and phone or email on the back to contact you to pick up when done.

September 30, 2016
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: encompas, 801 E. Douglas, Suite 106