Arts and Culture

INTRUST Bank Arena Wants You

To Tell Them What You Want

INTRUST Bank Arena values the opinion of local young professionals, and would like your feedback on how to continue to be relevant to our audience in the years to come. Since the Arena is a huge contributor to downtown development and quality of place in…

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What We Learned

Whine About Wichita Recap

April 1st, or April Fool’s Day, is generally known as a day when people make jokes, play pranks, and generally fool around for no better purpose than to tickle their funny bone. But when 119 YPs, City of Wichita officials, and members of the community…

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Cocktails and Creativity: YPW’s Third ServeUp Project

ServeUp’s volunteer team mixes it up with the year’s first volunteer project

The Event When: March 8, 6:00 p.m. Where: Gianni Bacci’s Who: Arts Partners You like cocktails, you like being creative, and you like a good cause, making Shaken: Mixology 101 the perfect event for you. Gianni Bacci’s will be hosting the event, where you’ll be…

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Tallgrass Film Association Named Nonprofit Partner in #ILoveWichita T-shirt Contest

Wichita, Kan. – Tallgrass Film Association has been selected as the nonprofit partner for the #ILoveWichita t-shirt contest. The selection committee chose TFA, which this year is producing the 14th annual Tallgrass Film Fest, because of its connection to the creative community, its economic impact…

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Quit the Cuts

YPW Board Takes Position on County Commission Budget Cuts

Last week we celebrated 10 years of uniting young professionals in Wichita. This week, the YPW Board is calling on its members to unite to effect positive change in our community by voicing your opinions on the Sedgwick County Commission’s recommended budget cuts. The Board’s…

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10 ways to Achieve Musical Enlightenment in Wichita

By Thea Pajunen, Pulse Action Team Volunteer

Like it or not, the end of summer is in sight. To music lovers, this means that the tans acquired at huge out-of-state festivals like Bonnaroo and Coachella are already fading, and the awe of being mere feet away from music giants at Riverfest has…

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Top 10 Things to Do This Summer

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

As we thaw from the deep freeze of winter, let’s look at what our city has to offer this summer for those with a drive for some sun and fun with current friends and soon-to-be friends. Check out this list of some of the best…

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Top 10 Spring Attractions in Wichita

By Tim Brunson, Ambassadors Action Team Volunteer

  Great Plains Renaissance Festival (April 18-19, 10am-6pm) – Jousting knights, roast turkey legs, and the start of the Wichita Highland Games on Friday evening! What more could your medieval heart desire? Magicians & musical artists from the bygone era will entertain all guests, whether…

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Top 10 Reasons Winter Doesn’t Have to Suck

By Shea Zuckerman, Ambassadors Action Team Member

Winter…it’s marked by such memorable features as temperatures that make icicles grow off my goatee, skies that cast a lovely gray hue on the brown grass, and a distinct anger when your alarm goes off forcing you to remove yourself from that warm bed. I…

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Asian Festival 2014

By Ambassadors Team Member, Ashley Abedini

Great performances. Delicious food. And a lot of peace signs. If you have lived in Wichita for a long enough time (circa creepy Joyland years), then you probably have heard of the Asian Festival. If not – it is a long standing annual celebration that…

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Things to do in Wichita

When you have visitors

Are you having friends visit, but not sure where to take them? Are you looking to visit Wichita in the future yourself? Here are some ideas of places to check out. Events There is always something fun going on in Wichita. These are some of…

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The Friends of the Keeper

Hosts 40th Anniversary celebration

Amanda Roth, chair of the Mosaic action team, recently interviewed Sue Seal to get more information about the Friends of the Keeper organization. Sue is the chairperson of the organization, and a passionate advocate for Native American preservation. Can you tell us a little about…

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YPW Member Debuts First Art Show

Donut Whole Displays Work during February

By Suzy Finn YPW Executive Director Last year, Dana Seiler completed her Master of Arts in Art and Design and took a trip to Ireland. Not sure how she was going to top that in 2014, she decided to pursue her first solo art show…

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Community Culture

The Mosaic Action Team

By Ashley Abedini, CarMax Ambassadors Team Member Do you like being exposed to the various world religions and cultures? Do you enjoy sampling delicious ethnic cuisines? Last and most importantly: do you like champagne?   If you answered yes to any of the previous questions,…

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Kansas Aviation Museum

Aviation History, Kansas History, and Kansas Aviation History

By Cory Theobald Pulse Team Member Located at the end of George Washington Boulevard, tucked up against Boeing and McConnell, the Kansas Aviation Museum houses not just aviation history, but Wichita history as well. Built in the 1930s as the terminal for the former Wichita…

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Dining Out with Pulse

Starlite Drive-In

by Megan Junk Pulse Team Member Having only moved to Wichita a year ago, I thought that surely I was the only person I knew here that hadn’t experienced Wichita’s Starlite Drive-In Theatre. Come to find out, most of the people I know who have…

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TKAMM Launching New Networking Group

While you are out and about this Friday for Final Friday, you might want to stop by the Kansas African American Museum for the launch of their new young professional group, T-Net. T-Net is a vibrant group of adults 21 to 45 who come together…

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Final Friday Local Buying Awareness Art Event

Planned by Delano Business Association

The Delano Business Association is sponsoring an event to highlight local art and local buying for this month’s Final Friday. The August 27th event coincides with the Black Top Nationals, which promises to turn Wichita into the ultimate car, truck and motorcycle show venue during…

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What is Arts Partners?

What do they do in Wichita?

Arts Partners, an affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc., is a comprehensive educational program that integrates visual and performing arts into all areas of the curriculum through the planned use of community cultural resources. They inspire creativity and learning by using the arts to enhance the…

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August 2009 First Friday

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Wichita, check out First Friday in August! Now in its fifth month, Wichita’s music crawl, presented by House of Schwan, KMUW, & Heffys BBQ Sauce, promises to be an event to remember as Wichitans continue enjoying…

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Chat with a Changer

Jared Brickman,

In this town, right now, there’s a group of young professionals poised for world domination with “world” being that individual area of expertise and passion that drives that person to create dynamic community change. In this week’s Chats w/Changers, I spoke with Jared Brickman, the…

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Tallgrass Film Festival 2008

The 6th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, October 23-26, features more than 100 of the best independent films from around the world, including 25 feature films, and parties with some of the actors and filmmakers. The events will be located at the Warren Old Town Theater…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.