Hays Arts Council
   2017 – 2018 Calendar of Events

   July 1 – August 12, 2017        

   Exhibitions: “A Place in Time” and “Carved in Stone: the Legacy of Pete Felten”

   July 1 – 28                            

   Summer Youth Art Program continues

   August 25                                  

   2017 Fall Art Walk and opening of “50”

   August 25 – Oct 13                   

   Exhibition: “50” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Hays Arts Council

   September 11                                    

   Five State Photography Competition opens for entry (deadline Nov 6)

   September 25 – 29                           

   Elementary School residency with “Laughing Matters”

   October 14                                  

   Hays Arts Council Annual Meeting

   October 14                                  

   Film screening of the 1976 documentary on Hays “A Quiet America” (Beach/Schmidt)

   November 17                                 

   The Dallas Children’s Theatre presents “How I Became a Pirate” (Beach/Schmidt)

   December 1                                    

   2017 Winter Art Walk & opening of Five State Photography Exhibition

   December 1 – January 25                   

   34th Annual Five State Photography Exhibition

   January 15 – 19, 2018              

   “Kansas Day” Elementary School concerts & storytelling with Thad Beach

   January 15                                   

   Smoky Hill Art Competition opens for entry (deadline Mar  5)

   February 15                                  

   Wichita Children’s Theater:  “Three Little Pigs” (Beach/Schmidt)

   February – March                           

   FHSU Student Exhibitions (BFA & MFA)

   March 25                                 

   Student outreach with FHSU Encore Series “Hot Club of San Francisco” jazz

   April 27                                  

   2018 Spring Art Walk & opening of the Smoky Hill Exhibition

   April 27 – June 7                   

   49th Annual Smoky Hill Art Exhibition

   April 29                                  

   Creative Writing Awards Ceremony (K-12, prose & poetry)

   May 4                                   

   “Famous Figures” Ellis County final competition for 5th grade students

   June – July                            

   Summer Youth Art Program

   June 15                                  

   2018 Summer Art Walk

   August 24                                 

   2018 Fall Art Walk

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summer class brochure!

The Hays Arts Council is funded, in part, through support from the 

City of Hays, Ellis County


Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission,

which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts