Gallery and Exhibits


May 2024
A Fine Art – Curated Photography Show
Curated by Barbara Waterman-Peters, NOTO Master Artist, in the Morris Gallery.

June – July 2024
Topeka Reflections – Unveiling The Soul of the Heartland
“Topeka Reflections: Unveiling the Soul of the Heartland” is an art and historical exhibit that delves deep into the vibrant and often overlooked culture, history, and essence of Topeka, Kansas. This exhibition aims to celebrate the city’s diverse community, rich heritage, and evolving identity through the lens of various artists and artifacts, and serves as a captivating exploration of Topeka’s past, present, and future. Part of the DoPiKa Project. Sponsored by 785Arts & Bob’s Janitorial

August 2024
Greg Nelson, Solo Photography Exhibition in the Morris Gallery

Black and white photography has been a passion for Greg since college days.   In spite of the dominance of digital photography and inkjet printing, Greg Nelson chooses the slow, thoughtful work required from wooden cameras, sheet film and hands-on chemical processes. 

September 2024
Ye Wang, “The Scenic Route: A Collection of European Landscapes from the Road”

Born in Sichuan, China, Ye Wang earned his BFA degree at Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts in China in 1991 and earned his MFA degree at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada in 2000. He joined Washburn University in 2007 and is now a professor of painting.

October – December 2024
A Celebration of Souls
Chicago Field Museum Travelling Exhibit

Encounter the colorful traditions of this luminous holiday with 26 stunning color photographs that capture Day of the Dead celebrations in and around Oaxaca, Mexico. A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico focuses on the lives of villagers as they prepare centuries-old recipes, scatter marigolds to guide the dead home, and celebrate this annual event.


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Call for Art 

NOTO Billboard Project
The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is pleased to announce an open call for artists to create mural designs on the two existing billboards at the main entrances of the NOTO district, Topeka Blvd & Gordon, and Quincy & Laurent. The project, sponsored by Shawnee County Parks & Recreation and supported by Arts Connect, aims to celebrate the vibrant culture and community of North Topeka. Artists will receive a stipend of $750 for selected images. Artists of all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to participate.

Click Here for application information

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Morris Art Gallery

The award winning Morris Art Gallery features art exhibits from local and regional artists, with several juried exhibits each year. Gallery exhibits generally open on First Friday and are one to two months long.  

Art in the Vestibule

The vestibule offers a delightful nook dedicated to artists who are Friends of NOTO. On occasion the space is used as an extension to the Morris Gallery.

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Redbud Community Room

The Redbud Community Room is a large venue used for a variety of purposes, including space for special exhibits, such as those from area schools or special events.

NOTO Master Artist

A dedicated section of the Redbud Community Room features the works of the NOTO Master Artist: Barbara Waterman-Peters.

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visitors in art gallery

Avant Garde Underground

The Avant Garde Underground is a place for members of the Artist Cooperative, including the two studio artists, to create and exhibit their work.

785 Arts, LLC

Located in the Avant Garde Underground, Lisa LaRue Baker offers works from many regional artists.

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