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WFI BOARD & STAFF … 2 CEO’S CORNER … 3 ADMIRAL’S REFLECTIONS … 4 CELEBRATIONS FOR A CAUSE … 5 MEET TY STORK … 5 SPONSOR SHOUT OUT … 6 RIVERFEST CORPORATE HOSTS … 7 RIVERFEST PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS … 8 RIVERFEST VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT … 10 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY … 10 FESTIVAL CREW DONORS … 11 AUTUMN & ART AT BRADLEY FAIR 2018 … 12 A&A FEATURED ARTIST … 12 A NEW LOOK FOR A&A … 13 A&A VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … 14 SUGGEST AN EVENT FOR 2018 … 15 BOB STRUBLE GOLF TOURNEY … 15


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018 Chair D.J. Fulton Grene Vision Group

Rigby Carey Carey, Thomas, Hoover and Breault

Ron Ryan Retired, Ryan International Airlines

Chair-Elect Ty Patton McCurdy Auction LLC

Zach Fugate Fugate Enterprises

Barry Schwan House Of Schwan

Secretary Deb Haifleigh Law Offices Of David Lund

Kim Gattis UMB Bank

Gavin R. Seiler Retired, Wichita Police Department

Treasurer Alysha Besperat Alysha Besperat CPA

Teketa Harding Capitol Federal Savings Bank

Denise Sherman Southwestern College Professional Studies

Past Chair Don Grant Carey Thomas Hoover and Breault

Shaun Isham Isham Builders, Inc.

Shane Stuhlsatz Fidelity Bank

Gary Austerman Klenda Austerman LLC

Tom Johnson NAI Martens

Van Williams City Of Wichita

STAFF Meghan Doyle Community Engagement Director

Jill Massey Director of Volunteers

Jennifer Green-Miracle Director of Sales & Development

Teri Mott Director of Marketing & Communication

Lisa Hansen Vice President Finance

Ty Stork Director of Event Operations

Mary Beth Jarvis President/CEO

Troy R. Wells Graphic Designer

Ann Keefer Vice President Program Development

JaLayne Wray Accounting Manager

444 E. William, Wichita, KS 67202 Tel 316.267.2817 Fax 316.267.5901

Toll-free 877.WFI.FEST wichitafestivals.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THIS ISSUE Steve Adelson Bob Bishop Kevin Connelly Malcolm Furr Felisa Galvan Anne Aziere Garst

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Debbie Greene Katie Bishop Grover Janie Lang Rob Lawrence David Maneth Laura Nicholas Sarah Snell

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CEO’S CORNER by Mary Beth Jarvis

You make Wichita better! A few weeks ago, someone passed me

day mini-festival, The Bracket Bash, was a

great afternoon

a card with a Wichita flag on one side,

rousing success, enlivening the south end

of scramble-

and that simple message on the other. It

of the INTRUST Bank Arena district with

format golf with

was a wonderful gesture, and it struck me

fun for all ages.

generous gifts

how fortunate I am that every day I am

and prizes, all

surrounded by people who deserve that

Each of these new events was bolstered

to honor the

card. I wish I had one for each of you …

by great partnerships and sponsors and

memory of

You who collaborate with us, contribute

fueled by the energy of our dedicated

a long-time

resources and time, and propel our

volunteers.

volunteer and

work – and many other great community efforts – forward, for the good of us all. You are simply the best!

contribute to Then came Riverfest! More than 450,000

local cancer

attendees reveled in a secure environment,

research and care. Please join us!

enjoyed diverse entertainment – including many performances never before seen in

Then, we produce one of the area’s most

With you on board, our mission is

our area – and participated in more than

treasured arts and culture events as we

thriving. We’re honoring our heritage,

140 events, from river fun to fireworks.

transform Bradley Fair Parkway into a

plus evolving and growing to ensure we

We expect to, once again, find ourselves

fine-art fair Sept. 14-16. Autumn & Art

remain relevant and can best serve and

on PollStar’s list of the 50 largest outdoor

at Bradley Fair (see p. 12) will feature

celebrate our community.

events in the world – a tremendous feather

100 fine artists from around the United

in Wichita’s cap! And it was all made

States. For just $120, you can become

For example, last August, we produced

possible by more than 400 sponsors and

a Patron and enjoy the lavish opening-

the first-ever Wichita Vortex Music

partners (more on that on p. 6).

night party and weekend-long VIP privileges, including reserved parking and

Festival. Vortex offered a full lineup of music and summer festival fun, including

The next few weeks will be exciting ones,

complimentary beverages. Thanks to our

a rare urban-camping opportunity, all in

and we hope you’ll continue to engage

Patrons and sponsors, we can allow free

the shadow of the Keeper of the Plains.

with us throughout!

admission for the public to the event,

This spring, we helped Wichita host

On Sept. 7, we’ll host the 13th-Annual Bob

thousands of visitors during the NCAA

Struble Memorial Golf Tournament (see

men’s basketball tournament. Our three-

p. 15) at Crestview Country Club. It’s a

which includes unique entertainment and art-infused family activities. Later this fall, be on the lookout for our Festival Crew fundraising information. Generous donors enable us to serve EVERYONE, so please contribute if you can. I’m so grateful for our family of volunteers, supporters and event partners. Your passion for this community and your willingness to pitch in to help us unify and celebrate it is inspiring. You truly make Wichita better.

Mary Beth Jarvis President and CEO

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REFLECTING ON RIVERFEST 2018 By Admiral Windwagon Smith XLV Tim Norton

For 37 years I marveled at the community

exuberance, wit, and can-do attitudes.

spirit, organization, quality of events,

These wonderful young people from

civic pride and family fun that is the

high schools all around the community

Wichita River Festival. I had volunteered

made me remember so many of life’s little

for committees, collected posters and

pleasures–and see Riverfest through new

buttons, walked in the parade as a

eyes. Hanging with them was joyful.

Wagonmaster, Haysvillian, Targeteer and County Commissioner, sold tickets at the food court, built a float in my garage, and on and on. I loved the River Festival and what it represented. Things changed this year. I got a whole new view of this ultimate party on the River. And a whole new perspective and appreciation of what it takes to put on nine days of food, fun and family. Putting on the red coat and Admiral’s hat gave me a unique glimpse into the personality and soul of the community that I have loved since 1980. Getting piped aboard the Windwagon during the NCAA tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena and being delivered to the event in a Sedgwick

I am thankful for the Riverfest staff, the countless volunteers, the civic groups and sponsors that make the events and activities look effortless and seamless. Their love of the community manifests itself in hard work, long hours, and dedication to putting on a great party. And finally I am forever indebted to the throngs of festival goers that were so kind, welcoming and respectful to me in my role as Admiral. It takes both planners and participants to make the nine days a success. I have been blessed with a great life. Loving and supportive wife and family.

County Fire Truck seemed to be just the

Great business career. Rewarding

right combination of past life and new

public service opportunities: Mayor,

beginnings.

Commissioner. Retirement!!! GRANDKIDS. What else is there? Well, Admiral

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And then there were the 24 young, vibrant

Windwagon Smith 45 ain’t bad.

Schooner Mates that energized me

It has been an honor and privilege to

and made the years fall away with their

represent the community as Admiral.


Thanks to the generosity of 25 donors we were able to give away more than 2,100 buttons through the Celebrations for a Cause program this year. Leading the charge were Ron Ryan and Safelite AutoGlass®. The Celebrations for a Cause program makes it possible for worthy citizens to attend Riverfest who may not otherwise have the chance. Generous business and individual donors purchase buttons allowing service organizations to share the fun of Riverfest with families they serve. In 2018, many great organizations received buttons through the CFC program: • Youth Horizons Inc.

The Wichita Festivals’ board of directors and staff are happy to welcome Ty Stork to our team as Director of Event Operations.

• Mental Health Association • It Takes A Village, Inc. • Breakthrough Club • Survivor Outreach Services – Long Term Casualty Support for Families of Military Fallen • Wichita’s Littlest Heroes • Empire Performing Arts Center • Kansas Army National Guard • Urban League of Kansas • Academy of Excellence • Visit Wichita • First United Methodist Church • Progressive Missionary Baptist Church • Starkey • KVC Health Systems, Wichita office • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters • Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita • Laughing Feet Performers • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas • Goodwill Industries of Kansas • Wichita Children’s Home

A native of Hutchinson, Ty started putting his strong mechanical and organizational abilities to work for us this week. Ten years in food service, ten years in construction and commercial glass, and four and a half years with PrairieFire Coffee Roasters added up to the perfect skillset, along with experience on the Riverfest Operations team working concerts and signage. A proud dad of three – he and wife, Amber, have two daughters, Abigail and Charlee, and a son, Braedyn. Ty enjoys time with his family, playing guitar, and hiking in the Smoky Mountains. He is a fan of the Atlanta Braves, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Jayhawks. “I accept this challenge with nervous excitement knowing the large shoes my predecessor has left me to fill,” Ty said. “I look forward to working with this great team and appreciate the support I have been given by all of my peers!” You’re going to do great, Ty, and we are delighted you are joining us.

• Project Independence • Rise Up For Youth • The Arc of Sedgwick County • Envision • Catholic Charities Wichita Festivals thanks all of the 2018 Celebrations for a Cause donors and looks forward to continuing the program. If you are interested in becoming a Celebrations for a Cause donor, or for more information, please contact Meghan Doyle, Community Engagement Director, at (316) 267-2817 or meghan@wichitafestivals.com.

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SPONSOR SHOUT OUT Riverfest is a great example of businesses

Sponsorships also help support Autumn

Lighting, Prairieland Partners, RedGuard/

and community organizations working

& Art at Bradley Fair and other events we

Site Box Storage, Spot’s Party Bus, Standard

together to provide nine days of festival

do, such as the Bracket Bash we hosted in

fun. In 2018, those partnerships helped

March.

Beverage Corporation, Van Horn Marketing

bring new events and activities that brought fresh energy to the festival.

WFI is grateful to the more than 400

Star Lumber Presents the Paul Bunyan

Riverfest sponsors, event and media

Lumberjack Show, Sqounk Opera, Wichita

partners who came together to help

eSports, Xpogo Stunt Team and the Last

fund Riverfest 2018. Whether a company

ages, allowing your business to touch

Circus are just a few examples of how

donates cash, special equipment or

customers and showcase the attributes of

growing sponsorship can make Riverfest

materials used to create festival fun or

your company in an atmosphere of fun.

more vibrant.

promotional opportunities, this support

All of our events are terrific opportunities

helps build the festival. In the past six

for businesses to reach members of the

Some may not be aware that Wichita

years, sponsorship for Riverfest has

Festivals, Inc. is a 501©3 not-for-profit

increased by nearly 45%, which has not

community, as well as festival attendees

organization. Community festivals cost

only helped amp up events and activities,

money – Riverfest’s budget is almost 2

it has allowed us to bring bigger and more

million dollars. Fundraising is ongoing, and

concert names to the festival.

generous sponsors both local and national

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and Promotions, and Visit Wichita. As the largest community event in Kansas, Riverfest reaches demographics of all

from afar. To learn more about how sponsorship can benefit your company or organization,

step up to the plate to make this event

Our 2018 Official Riverfest Sponsors led the

contact Jennifer Green-Miracle at

happen along with attendees who buy

way. Special thanks to: Bud Light, Decker

(316) 267-2817 or

buttons, food and beverages at the festival.

Electric, Metro Courier, Parr Sound and

jennifer@wichitafestivals.com.


RIVERFEST CORPORATE HOSTS The Riverfest Corporate Host sponsorship program was started as a way to involve the many companies who enjoy the cultural and natural assets of our city and want to join the fun of Riverfest. This year Riverfest Corporate Hosts presented the Twilight Pops Concert on opening night that featured the Wichita Symphony and was a great kick-off to Riverfest. Each year the Riverfest Corporate Hosts make possible a highprofile event in the Riverfest schedule, and receive special VIP hospitality experiences and Riverfest buttons to share with their staff. The Riverfest Corporate Host sponsorship package is available for $1,500.

Baughman Company Berry Material Handling Rigby Carey CECO, Inc. Commerce Bank Conco Construction Cox Machine CrossFirst Bank Dondlinger Construction Eby Construction J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Kansas Gas Service Klenda Austerman LLC Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn, LLP McCurdy Auction New York Life Insurance Company Phillips 66 Phillips Southern Electric Co., Inc. Security 1st Title Skyward Credit Union UMB Bank Western Imaging

We would like to thank Steve Dillard for his help with the Riverfest Corporate Host sponsorship program this year. Also a great big “Thank You� to all of our 2018 Riverfest Corporate Hosts.

For more information about becoming a Riverfest Corporate Host, please contact Meghan Doyle, Community Engagement Director, at (316) 267-2817 or meghan@wichitafestivals.com.

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2018 RIVERFEST PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS David Maneth River Antics

Best Of Show

Felisa Galvan

1st Place That’s SO Riverfest

ON THE COVER: Malcolm Furr 1st Place What’s New

Thank You To Our Sponsor

Debbie Greene

1st Place Riverfest Live!

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See a slideshow of all of this year’s contest winners – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention in eight categories – at LawrencePhoto.net.


Sarah Snell

1st Place SafeLite AutoGlass® Sundown Parade

Debbie Greene 1st Place Faces Of Joy

Bob Bishop

1st Place Thrill of Victory

Debbie Greene 1st Place People’s Choice

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RIVERFEST VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT By Jill Massey, Director of Volunteers

the new Schoonies each year, but they become confidants, healers, referees, encouragers, counselors, friends, but most importantly, family.

Meet Rachel Embray and Jayden Massey! These two young ladies volunteer more than 450 hours every year. They start in October to recruit for our Prairie Schooner Mate program. After presentations and recruitments are done and “Schoonies,” (our nickname for the Youth Ambassadors) are chosen, these two go into full Schoonie Mentor mode. They help collect paperwork and plan meet and greets, the photo shoot and parent orientation. As mentors they provide 24/7 guidance to these young people, answering questions about processes and other details, and teaching them how to properly present themselves as Prairie Schooner Mates. From March through May, Jayden and Rachel help organize our Civic Days, Parade Day and Team Building Day. On Civic Days we bring the Riverfest spirit to groups in the community like Wichita Children’s Home, Starkey, Envision and local hospitals just to name a few. They find out what the organization needs are and work with the Schoonies to get those items donated. They take time off of work and school to attend Civic Days with us. During Riverfest Jayden and Rachel work from 7 a.m. until nearly 1 a.m. each day. Jayden & Rachel are not only mentors to

Others worked with Jayden, Rachel and the Schoonie team this year, including Schoonie of the Year, Claire Goenner, and past Schoonies: Kensey Arlt, Ivan Castillo, Paige Wade, Kaity Cooper, Vanessa Osorio, Azhai Williams, Bethany Warner, Katie Beth Bakel, and Caleb Soliday. You will hear, “Schoonies 4 Life!,” as Schoonies learn from their mentors from the start that we are always family. I am honored that more than 300 past Schoonies come by Riverfest to say hello each year. They bring their new spouses and babies, and talk about their careers and adventures. Most importantly they come by to remind me, “Schoonies 4 Life!” What a gift I am given to be a witness to volunteers like Rachel and Jayden and all of our Prairie Schooner Mates. I could not do my job without them.

73,000 Volunteer Hours Worked 9,000 Volunteers 2,100 New Volunteers 280 Volunteering Organizations

WFI Staff thanks our WFI Board of Directors; Riverfest Operations, Volunteer, Finance and Button Committee members; Admiral Windwagon Smith XLV Tim Norton; Past Admirals; Prairie Schooner Mates; as well as parents, teachers, students, civic organizations, businesses, churches and sponsors. Every year we say that we could not have Riverfest without volunteers, and it’s a fact. We are very grateful for ALL of our volunteers.

They Came! You Worked! Let’s Party! VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY JOIN US FOR APPETIZERS, DRINKS AND MUSIC AT THIS CELEBRATION OF YOU!

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Monday, Aug. 27

DRURY PLAZA HOTEL BROADVIEW 400 West Douglas Avenue

Presentation of Volunteer Awards, including prestigious Galaxy Award, plus Visa Gift Cards, Concert Tickets, VIP passes and a night stay at ALOFT Hotel! RSVP to Jill at 267-2817 or jill@wichitafestivals.com by August 20 for a chance to win gift certificates and Riverfest merchandise.

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FESTIVAL CREW DONORS Riverfest is made possible by the support of our community. Generous individuals and businesses join our Festival Crew and provide tax-deductible charitable gifts to help cover expenses. Ahoy! And thanks, to our 2018 Festival Crew! FESTIVAL CREW LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Mickey Armstrong Ellen Beren & Family Berry Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William DeVore Chris & Cozy Goebel Jim & Shari Hand Deb Haifleigh & David Lund Don & Mary Beth Jarvis Derry Larson Howard & Jana McDaniel Robert & Betty Munhall David & Janet Murfin Kathy & Dave Robertson Colby Sandlian Scott Schwindaman Shane & Justin Stuhlsatz G.T. & J.L. Aaron Richard & Suzanne Ahlstrand Jean & Dennis Artz Gary & Shirley Austerman David & Piper Ayala Tim & Brooke Aziere Alan & Amy Banta Clay & Kate Bastian Charlie & Denise Bennett Jennifer Bergman Alysha & Phillip Besperat Monique Pope, Black Hills Energy Rick & Laynie Bloomer Tami Bradley Louise Brinegar Elma & Fred Broadfoot Martha & Bob Buford Dr. Bruce & Meribeth Buhr Tony Caputo & LewJene Schneider Cindy Carnahan Dave & Dianne Carter Connie Clark Elizabeth Clark William & Dorothy Cohen Steve & Missy Cohlmia Val & Kevin Cowan Nolan & Owen Dealy Richard & Miriam DeVore Steve & Gena Dillard Marty Dondlinger Robert & Roseann Dool Meghan & Tyler Doyle Lu Duerksen Charles & Jean Eby Don & Barbara Elliott W.G. & Mallory Farha Ed & Jane Frederick Justus Fugate Zach & Brooke Fugate

DJ & Keith Fulton Kim & Allan Gattis Lisa & Steve Gebert Gary Gibbs Robert & Rosalie Goebel Mike & Vicki Graf Don Grant & Barbara Baan Great Harvest Bread Company Bryan & Darcie Green Mike & Marie Greene Jim & Shari Hand Bobbi Hansen Lisa & Devin Hansen Robert & Anne Harbison Teketa & Kevass Harding Greg & Karen Harman Adam & Jessie Hartke Tom & Jane Harwell Jim & Terri Hattan Lou & Terry Heldman Fred Clayton, Hedrick Foundation Blake & Jessica Hewitt Al & Judy Higdon David & Cheryl Hill Ron & Karen Holt Dick & Bonnie Honeyman Steve & Susan Houlik Alan Howarter & Family Shaun & Lisa Isham Don & Isidora Jarvis Joe Johnson Todd & Brenda Johnson Tom & Terry Johnson Wendy Johnson & Terry Wiggers Kerry Johnston Pat & Mike Jones Ann Keefer Jeff Kennedy Tom & Katherine Kirk Scott & Stephanie Knebel Derry Larson David Lawrence Kim & CJ Lett Mike & Julie Lievens Vicki Little Helene Longhofer Errol & Suzanne Luginbill Chris & Jennifer MagaĂąa J.T. & Beverly Manuszak Jill & Jayden Massey Mark & Shelley Masterson Jeff & Laurie McCausland Fred Menefee Andrew & Jamie Mies Kent & Jennifer Green-Miracle Dr. Norma Moore Teri Mott & Richard Davies Dr. & Mrs. Joe Nold Tim & Susan Norton Denise Obr David Oles Ty & Chelsea Patton John Philbrick & Eloise Melton Donald & Bettina Pracht

Twila & Ross Puritty Jan & Steve Randle Robert & Sharol Rasberry Betty Regier Jim & Sandy Remsberg Donald Sbarra Jim & Glenda Schueler Barry & Cindy Schwan Gavin & Heather Seiler Greg & Sally Shelton Harvey & Stephanie Sorensen Robin Spurrier Doug & Kathi Stark Mike & LeAnn Stout Jerry & Diane Strausz Kevin & Karen Strecker Willard & Barbara Thompson Bobby Thompson TMH Hotels David Traster Dan & Alissa Unruh Doris & Gary Unruh Sharon Van Horn, VPM, Inc. Nestor Weigand Jr. Blake & Christine Wells Gary Plummer, Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce Katherine Williams Van & Kristi Williams Vonda Wilson Bill & Donna Wise JaLayne Wray Steve & Cathie Yager

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BRINGING FINE ART, FOOD & FUN TOGETHER

FEATURED ARTIST Chris McCarthy, a glass blower from St. Louis, Mo., is the Grant Thornton LLP Featured Artist for Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair 2018. McCarthy’s work is Venetian-inspired, with a concentration of murrini-based designs and a mix of cold-working techniques. After a piece has been blown and cooled back to room temperature, he sand-carves or wheel-carves it to give each its own unique design and texture.

What’s your favorite way to spend a lovely fall day? Outside in nature? Relaxing with good food and a glass of wine? Enjoying live music? Browsing and shopping? Having fun with the kids? At Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair you can do it all! Shop for artwork and enjoy artinspired activities lakeside on beautiful Bradley Fair Parkway, just east and south of Bradley Fair at Rock Road and 21st Street. The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16. This alfresco fine-art fair, presented by Fidelity Bank, will feature 100 artists from 20 states, including 29 Kansas artists. Original works will be available in 14

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artistic media: jewelry, painting, glass, fiber, ceramics, photography, woodwork and more. Artists were invited to sell their work at the show after evaluation by a panel of expert jurors. They compete for cash awards totaling $7,500. To sustain you on your art adventures, a selection of delicious food from Bradley Fair restaurants will be available on Saturday and Sunday. Wine, beer and soft drinks can be purchased to enjoy as you stroll the parkway and shop for the latest addition to your art collection. “The Art of Bloody Marys” will give attendees the chance to create a savory masterpiece at a build-your-own bar from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday. (Continued on page 13)

Born in Nashville, Tenn., and raised in Paducah, Ky., McCarthy was introduced to the art of glass blowing while at Washington University in St. Louis. His fascination with fire and desire to create objects by hand drove him to embrace glass blowing as his passion and profession for the past 20 years. The artist and his wife, jeweler Stefany Brown (who is also showing at Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair this year), have a daughter, Ella, and two dogs, Rocky and Momo. He enjoys ice hockey and growing heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins and peppers. A signed and numbered poster of McCarthy’s Featured Artwork, “Red Vase,” is available for purchase at The Frame Shop in Bradley Fair and will also be sold at Autumn & Art Welcome Centers during the event.


(Continued) Live entertainment, including a variety of music, dance, theater, and art demonstrations, will be presented throughout the weekend. Autumn & Art is free for the public, thanks to generous sponsors and Patrons. Support this community event and get ready for wonderful gourmet food, specialty wine and spirits, and entertainment at the exclusive openingnight Patron Party. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend, all for a $120 pass. Purchase your pass now at AutumnandArt.com or call (316) 2672817 to make reservations. You can also visit Bradley Fair Guest Services next to Williams-Sonoma to buy your pass. Art-themed family fun on Saturday and Sunday includes a variety of free, handson art activities at Artie’s Art Studio, courtesy of Mark Arts. Artie’s Masterpiece Games give youngsters a chance to learn about classic artworks and get silly at the same time. Paddle boats will be available for adventurers of all ages who wish to take a people-powered spin around Bradley Fair Lake. Learn more about Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair at AutumnAndArt.com.

A NEW LOOK FOR AUTUMN & ART This spring the Wichita Festivals team had the pleasure of working with representatives of presenting sponsor Fidelity Bank, host Bradley Fair, and creative agency Greteman Group to reimagine the branding for Autumn & Art. Thoughtful and lively brainstorming

are simple, beautiful and capture the

see depends on you. Just like any art,

spirit of this fall art festival with a subtle,

it’s open to interpretation. You might

autumnal color pallet.

see an autumn leaf, an ‘A’, an easel, a paintbrush or pencil tip, a landscape

meetings led by the Greteman Group helped the committee determine the

“Our new identity communicates

with a forward-moving road, stained

visual and promotional character of the

Autumn & Art at a glance,” said Sonia

glass, or a beautiful faceted jewel.

event, which the agency then used to

Greteman, president/creative director

Autumn & Art will stand the test of time.

develop the logo artwork. The results

of Greteman Group. “But what you

So will this elegant mark.”

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ENERGETIC, FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

By Jill Massey, Director of Volunteers

make every effort to accommodate your preferences, but in some cases we may need to reassign your role at Autumn & Art, so please be flexible. The event takes place, Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. PATRON PARTY: SET UP & DECORATE Assist with party décor for Patron Party. This includes decorating food tent, patron tables, chairs and beverage bars. Shifts: Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8-10 a.m. It’s Autumn & Art time! Our A&A volunteers are essential to the success of this event. Volunteering is a fun way to see Autumn & Art from a different perspective, meet new people and promote art in the community. Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed to fill the following areas and roles: Artist Booth Sitters, Artist Hospitality, Festival Greeters, Welcome Centers, Beverage Booths (pop & alcohol sales), Artie’s Clubhouse, Info Booth, Masterpiece Children’s Games, and Paddle Boats. Below is a list of the assignments for this year. Please take a moment to look through them and familiarize yourself with the duties each entails. Then email Jill at: jill@wichitafestivals.com or call her at 267-2817, ext. 11 with your request. We

Volunteer for 3 shifts and earn a chance to win a $50 Bradley Fair gift card and a signed and numbered poster by Autumn & Art 2018 Featured Artist Chris McCarthy! 14

ARTIST HOSPITALITY & BOOTH SITTER Enjoy meeting people? Give artists a much-needed 5 to 15 minute break! Responsibility: Welcome artists in the hospitality tent; provide assistance to artists as requested, answering questions, watching their booths during breaks and helping to serve food and refreshments during the day. Shift Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WELCOME CENTERS: FESTIVAL GREETERS Have you been to Autumn & Art before? Share your knowledge with fellow patrons as a Festival Greeter. Greeters are needed at the information booths inside the north and south entrances to welcome patrons, distribute festival maps and provide general directions to activities, artist booths and performance areas. You must be 16 or older to help us as a Festival Greeter. Welcome guests, hand out show information to attendees, answer questions and sell souvenir merchandise. Shifts Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday BEVERAGE BOOTHS Three Beverage Booths will be set up along the parkway for patrons to purchase drinks. Ice down product, sell and reconcile cash at the end of your shift. Secure product overnight in storage. Shift Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

MASTERPIECE CHILDREN’S GAMES Help children play games like ring toss and go fish with art masterpiece replicas. Hand out prizes as they win. This is a great volunteer activity for teens that need

community service hours. Shift Times: Saturday and Sunday. INFORMATION BOOTH/ PADDLE BOAT TICKETS Provide information, distribute festival maps and provide general directions to activities, artists, and music /performance schedules. Volunteers will also sell Paddle Boat Rides, have guests sign waivers and guide them to Paddle Boats. Must be great with public and have cash handling skills. Shifts: Saturday & Sunday. PADDLE BOATS ON BRADLEY FAIR LAKE When attendees arrive at Paddle Boats, some may need assistance getting in and out of boats. Volunteers make sure attendees have signed waivers and are fitted for life vests. Customer-friendly skills are a plus! Some positions require physical strength. Shift Times: Saturday and Sunday. Contact Jill at 267.2817 or jill@wichitafestivals.com for more information or to schedule your shift.


2019 BRING YOUR PASSION TO RIVERFEST 2019! Share your interest or business at the largest community celebration in Kansas

Be a part of Riverfest 2019: • Performers, musicians, dancers, jugglers, magicians and others are being sought for Riverfest! • Artists can submit a design for the Riverfest 2019 button and poster! • Sell your wares, food and services at Riverfest 2019! • Support Riverfest and become a sponsor, donor or volunteer! • Instill a family tradition or challenge coworkers when you create a team or enter a race or contest! • Organize an event and turn your hobby or interest into a new Riverfest tradition! • New, improved and amped-up ideas are always welcome! Watch WichitaRiverfest.com this late October for applications and deadlines.

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F R E E A D M I S S I O N • S E P T E M B E R 14 -16

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 6-9 PM

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 10 AM-7 PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16 10 AM-5 PM

F I N E A RT, F O O D & F U N Bradley Fair Parkway is transformed into a lakeside art gallery with delicious food from Bradley Fair restaurants, wine, spirits and live entertainment. Browse and buy fine art – including paintings, glass, jewelry, photographs, ceramics and other media – from 100 local and national artists. Take part in activities for all generations: Art-themed family fun with Mark Arts, paddle boat rides, outdoor games and more!

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Support this community event and join us for gourmet food, specialty wine and spirits, and entertainment at our exclusive opening-night Patron Party. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary beverages throughout the weekend.

Reserve your Autumn & Art Patron Pass today at

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