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

2017 Five State Photography Competition now open for entry!

Entry Deadline:  Nov 6

Exhibition Opens:  Dec 1

click 5-state logo to open & print complete competition brochure

Click on photos for project links

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

City of Hays and Ellis County