Over the past year, Mark Arts has had over 50,000 visitors walk through their door. Interestingly enough, many people do not know the art center is free for those who want to come in and look at all the exhibits.
It’s been a growing part of the community and one that many people have worked hard over the years to turn it into what it’s become. Over the past 99 years some people may know it as the Wichita Art Association or more recently the Wichita Center for the Arts. In 2018, they moved to 1307 N Rock Rd and changed the name to Mark Arts. Coming up is year 100.
To be able to put on this art center to benefit the city hasn’t come cheap. They’ve had fundraisers like Versus, an art and cooking competition that drew a big crowd. But with more exhibits looming on for 2020, Mark Arts decided they wanted to go all out and celebrate 100 years. Thus Mark 100 was born.
The goal is to bring to Wichita a New Year’s Eve party similar to what you can expect in the big city. There will be food galore from Scotch & Sirloin, a full bar, 3D cooking displays, performing arts all around the place, and so much more. They have promised to put on a New Year’s Eve party like the city has never seen. Their whole idea was to do something you’d find in a city like New York and do it just as big here.
The theme to the event is ‘Ring in the Roaring Twenties’. The bash takes place December 31, 2019 from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Tickets to the event are $500 a person which is tax-deductible with all proceeds going to all the new exhibits and events for 2020. This will be their biggest fundraiser of the year. I know it’s not for everybody but for those that can make it and afford it, it’ll likely be one of those truly unique events that people don’t see often.
Tickets are limited to this event. Be sure to check out their event page for more information.
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