Visual Arts

Continuous events

The Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit

The 65th Annual Verdigris Valley Art Exhibit takes place during the Astra Arts Festival. Enjoy the outstanding art at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6 and 7, and 1-4 pm. Sunday July 8.123 North 8th St.

Eclectix Art Gallery

This group of artists work to showcase diverse art in Independence, with artists from southeast Kansas.Stop by and enjoy the artwork and participate in periodic classes. events and classes to share our creativity with the community. 311 North Penn Ave.

Community Art Assemblage

All are invited to participate in the creation of a community-wide work of art, under the guidance of artist Jim Hayward. Periodically throughout all three days. Jim Hayward Art Gallery.221 North Penn Ave.


Public workshops