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WIFI is dedicated to promoting and celebrating film production, stories from the Midwest, and education at Washburn University, in the Topeka community, and in the state of Kansas. Its leadership holds to the mission statement of Washburn University and sees WIFI as an organization that will allow the department to foster and engage in relationships that will enhance students’ lives and...

21 Free Musical Performances Throughout April at Wu

Wu Music

Washubrn University Department of Music and Theatre are hosting 21 musical performances throughout the month of April featuring music students and faculty. The public is invited and all concerts are free. Majority of concerts will take place at White Concert Hall located on Washburn University Campus – see list below. APRIL 5 @ 4:30p | White Concert HallColeman Hawkins Jazz Festival and...

Celebrate Regional Pop Culture Creatives 


atrons of pop culture will congregate this weekend at The Great Overland Comic Con, an all ages event which celebrates regional pop culture creatives. Special guests include:  Greg Peters: a character designer with 30 years of experience in the industry. He has worked with Hanna-Barbera, SEGA, Warner Brothers, and Walt Disney Animation. He has designed characters for notable shows like...

Living the Dream: Art, Poetry and Prose


On the heels of Topeka’s deadliest year in recent history, the 15th Annual Living the Dream Inc Student Art, Poetry and Essay competition is a reminder of the footsteps our community should be taking. Students in grades 1-12 were invited to compete in the 15th Annual Living the Dream Inc Student Art, Poetry and Essay competition; the top three finalist in each category (grade and media)...

Light + Shadow

Light & Shadow

Discover how light and the human eye work together to see the world, explore the many dynamics of light through hands-on activities, and examine how artists’ interpret light to communicate their unique perception of the world.

Drum Roll, Please


press release from ArtsConnect, November 15, 2023 Shining a spotlight on the arts in Topeka: Join ArtsConnect on December 6th at the Beacon as we celebrate and recognize the importance of the arts and artists in Topeka! Read the full press release here. ArtsConnect is so excited to announce the 2023 Arty Award Honorees and we hope that you will join us at the Beacon on December 6th to celebrate...

Switch in Time at TPAC

Switch in Time

A new local concert series begins April 7 featuring Switch in Time at Topeka Performing Arts Center. ABOUT THE BAND Band members are accomplished classic rock musicians who perform some of the great hits of the band Chicago, Santana, Phil Collins and many more. Switch in Time promises a full concert experience with lights and sound. “These masters of music are bringing their full jam to rock your...

It takes a village: Concert for a Child

Concert for a Child 2022

Hear world-renown (and Topeka native) fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee live in concert Friday, August 26 at Topeka Performing Arts Center. “Concert for a Child” is a benefit for Capper Foundation and this August marks the second year for the event. Building on last year, McKee will be joined with two other phenomenal musicians and funds will benefit Topeka Performing Arts Center, in...


Underground Instrament Repair

IT’S BIGGER THAN MUSIC; IT’S RESTORATION Throughout the aggressively irritating pandemic, a lot of local businesses have unfortunately had to close shop. However, things have continued to be on the upswing for a certain artistic entrepreneur. Denton Kahler, 35, is the founder and CEO of Underground Instrument Repair, a company that can fix your or your child’s broken instrument in a...

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