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WICHITA DESIGN WEEK is intended to inform, inspire and connect designers, businesses and our community through the power of design.



WICHITA DESIGN WEEK 2017 EVENT LIST COMING SOON.

2016 EVENT LIST BELOW

Thursday, Sept. 22:

MARK ARTS: THE MARY R KOCH ART CENTER PROJECT

Join us for a presentation on the new MARK Arts facility that’s currently under construction! Katy Dorrah, the facilities’ director, will also join us to discuss the history, vision and mission for MARK Arts moving forward.

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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Friday, Sept. 23:

City Sketch Kickoff
At the Pop-Up Park

Join us as we kickoff Design Week with City Sketch and lunch in the Pop-Up Park on Douglas. Bring your sketching materials and draw your favorite design element in Wichita, then display your sketches Friday, Sept. 30 at the Closing Party.

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Pop-Up Park on Douglas
Cost: FREE Admittance
(lunch is on your own)

Monday, Sept. 26:

Pecha Kucha

Join us for a lively, rapid fire series of presentations (20 slides x 20 seconds) on how "Good Design is Good Business" from the perspectives of interior, exhibit, and graphic designers, architects, videographers, and animators. Our presenters inlcude: Lauren Clary, Nathan Jackelg, Tony Jacobs, Katie Gans, Jennifer Lane, Byron Loibl, Dallas Holloway, Michael Clifford, and Jonathan Wood as our Emcee.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 27:

Product Runway

A design challenge with a twist! Product Runway puts teams of design professionals from multiple disciplines in a fashion design competition to design and create a garment or accessory out of standard architectural finish materials.

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

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Wednesday, Sept. 24:

EMERGE: 5 Rounds
Burnout vs. Engagement

At some point we all face it... burnout knocks out our creativity. In this episode of 5 ROUNDS, Chris "The Brander" Parks and Chad "The Director" McClure punch through what causes Burnout, how to fight it off and knock it out with Engagement. If creativity is your thing, you'll want a ringside seat for this event.

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

Thursday, Sept. 29:

Placemaking: Designing an Engaging User Experience

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 the project and engage the user.

Time: 7:00pm Presentation
Location: Newman University: Jabara Flexible Theater, 3100 McCormick Cost: $15
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Friday, Sept. 30:

Closing Party:
City Sketch Exhibit

Come see the City Sketch Show during our Closing Party.

If you have a City Sketch to add to the show, be sure to drop it off at encompas by noon on Sept. 30. All entries will be displayed that evening as part of the closing party.

Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: encompas
801 East Douglas, Suite 106

All Events

Open to the public