tues - fri: 9am-5pm
sat & sun: 1pm-5pM
The Hutchinson Art Center will collect, preserve, document, and interpret American and European art of the 19th to the 21st centuries and facilitate the commercial success of contemporary artists.
"A Celebration of Art" is a visual history of the Hutchinson Art Center. We are proud to have served the arts community of Hutchinson for over half a century and will continue to do so for years to come. To everyone involved at the Art Center, thank you.
Thanks to board members, past and present, who shared their memories:
Julie Chalfant, Ruth Dillon, Jane Dronberger, Don Fullmer, Pam Gertken, Charlotte Summers.
Patrick Calvillo, David Murano
Written and Narrated by:
Martha Slater Farrell
Additional Photography by:
see our gift shop filled with local art
Yoga classes every other week
- check our calendar -
seasonal art camp for YOUNG STUDENTS - enrollment open for autumn art camp!
educational programs for adults (Enrollment Closed, Classes currently in session)
Free docent-led tours for area students
Annual art fair held at the kansas state fairgrounds
In addition to many exhibitions by regional artists, the art center sponsors an Annual HAC Artist Member Exhibit, Hutchinson High School Exhibit, and USD 308 6th Grade Exhibit.
call to artists for upcoming exhibition!
October 1-15, we will be accepting submissions for our 2018 Members Art Show! We ask for interested artist members to submit one piece of artwork with a note indicating title of the artwork, artist’s name, medium, and price. Entries will be received at the Hutchinson Art Center front desk.
Interested in showing in this year’s Artist Member display? It’s not too late to join. Click here for more information on how to become a member today!
The Art Center will be open on Thursday, October 18th to celebrate Third Thursday in Downtown Hutchinson! We will have light refreshments and a Halloween themed art project for kids!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE ADMISSION
HAC Members consignment art Gallery - now open!
The Consignment Gallery is back! Stop by to see our selection of artwork for sale by HAC Artist Members.
Artists in Their Space on KPTS Channel 8!
Artists in Their Space is now on KPTS Channel 8 Saturdays at 8:45 PM and Sundays at 10:45 PM! Watch our new promotional trailer here!
”Africans Within the Americas: Beautiful Faces of Colombia (Caras Lindas de Colombia)”
By Michael Bracey
September 21 - October 12
Along with award winning writer/poet Ruth Goring and his Spanish interpreter Maria Vazquez, photographer Michael Bracey visited eight Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia, South America in February 2014. From that trip, the photography essay titled Caras Lindas de Colombia (Beautiful Faces of Colombia), was created.
Caras Lindas de Colombia explores the daily lives of Afro-Colombians and is the latest chapter of an ongoing photography project he calls Africans Within the Americas. The project began in 1998 and focuses on descendants of Africans living throughout North Central and South America.
After traveling to ten different countries, he self-published a book of the same title in 2008. When Colombia is mentioned, many U.S. folks think of coffee, drug traffickers, and violence. Few of us picture people of African descent. But in absolute numbers Colombia’s Afro-descendant population is the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, following those of Brazil and the United States.
Michael Bracey lived in Hutchinson, Kansas from 1964 to 1979, during which his photography career began. He is currently residing in Maywood, Illinois. His work has been published in various magazines, newspapers, annual reports, and purchased by many private collectors worldwide. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Webster University, St. Louis, MO and a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College in Chicago.
Currently on Display at the Hutchinson Public Library:
“I have loved drawing as long as I remember,” Kathie states. She earned an Associates of Arts at Hutchinson Community College, where she studied painting, drawing, printmaking, pastel painting, and watercolor under the tutelage of teachers such as Roy Swanson, Alex Potter, and Donna Brigman. She worked as a graphic artist for Lowen Sign and participated in the Reno Co. Artists in Residence Program. Kathie also mentions, “Though completing a work is satisfying, it is the process rather than the product I find most rewarding.” Over the years, Kathie has won many awards including 1st place and an Award of Excellence at the Hutchinson Art Fair. Her work exists in private collections all over the U.S., including Michigan, California, Iowa, Colorado, Texas, and Kansas.
The Hutchinson Art Association was founded in 1949.
It is a non-governmental, not for profit organization.
Most importantly, you have the benefit of knowing that you help support the arts in our community.
You are notified and invited to all exhibits and exhibit receptions and other special events.
You receive a 10% discount on all items you purchase in our sales gallery.
If you are an artist, you can show your work in our membership exhibit, and be on the look out for our commercial gallery.