Public art is the most democratic of forms, encouraging civic dialogue and helping us have a better, deeper understanding of situations. Topeka’s Urban Art Trail tells our unique history, supporting our identity while enhancing and beautifying the space around us.

“It [public art] provides an intersection between past, present, and future; between disciplines and ideas.”

-Center for Active Design

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board case decision by getting a look at Topeka through public art.

A five cultural art site tour, by bus, will give you a new perspective on our city. Plus, you’ll be one of the first to receive the new Topeka Public Art Guide by ARTSConnect Topeka.

The tour departs and returns in front of the west doors of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University, Tuesday, May 14 at noon. The tour takes approximately two-and-half hours.

Photos and reviews from the two tours this past weekend are social proof enough to make tomorrow, Tuesday, an afternoon “sick day.” The natural remedy is to enrich your life through art. (Doctor’s orders.) CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND RSVP.

Traveling is my favorite hobby, however, learning about the town in which one lives is of the utmost importance. Topeka has a rich and historically significant past. This tour showed me a few spots and murals I wasn’t aware of and I learned of upcoming projects in which I can participate . A must see for all Topekans, plus it’s free!

-Alison Beebe

Prior to Tuesday’s tour, the Mulvane Art Museum will have a Gallery Talk at 11a with Dr. Brett Beatty titled “Unanimous” in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Brown v Board decision that profoundly impacted our ideas of freedom and civil rights in the United States.

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