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WFI BOARD & STAFF … 2 CEO’S CORNER … 3 ADMIRAL’S REFLECTIONS … 4 CELEBRATIONS FOR A CAUSE … 5 MEET KARIANNE KUTZ … 5 IN MEMORY... 5 SPONSOR SHOUT OUT … 6 RIVERFEST HOSTS … 7 RIVERFEST PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS … 8 RIVERFEST VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT … 10 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY … 10 FESTIVAL CREW DONORS … 11 AUTUMN & ART AT BRADLEY FAIR 2019 … 12 A&A FEATURED ARTIST … 12 A&A VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … 14 SUGGEST AN EVENT FOR 2019 … 15 BOB STRUBLE GOLF TOURNEY … 15


BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018-2019

STAFF

Chair - Ty Patton McCurdy Auction, LLC

Chris Ladwig Spirit AeroSystems

Meghan Doyle Community Engagement Director

Chair-Elect - Kim Gattis UMB Bank

Jeff McCausland KWCH

Jennifer Green Director of Sales & Development

Secretary - Shane Stuhlsatz Fidelity Bank

Tim Norton

Lisa Hansen Vice President Finance

Ron Ryan Treasurer - Alysha Besperat Past Chair - D.J. Fulton Grene Vision Group BOARD MEMBERS: Gary Austerman Klenda Austerman LLC

Mary Beth Jarvis Barry Schwan House of Schwan Denise Sherman The Kansas African-American Museum

Outgoing President/CEO Ann Keefer Vice President Program Development Karianne Kutz Accounting Manager

Rigby Carey

Joe Surmeier Professional Engineering Consultants (PEC)

Jill Massey Director of Volunteers

Thomas Carey Hoover And Breault

Van Williams Sedgwick County

Teri Mott Director of Marketing & Communication

Zach Fugate Canvas Wealth Advisors

Ty Stork Director of Event Operations

Teketa Harding Capitol Federal Savings Bank

Troy R. Wells Graphic Designer

Deb Haifleigh Law Office Of David Lund Shaun Isham Isham Builders, Inc. Tom Johnson NAI Martens

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

Toll-free 877.WFI.FEST wichitafestivals.com

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autumnandart.com wichitariverfest.com


CEO’S CORNER by Mary Beth Jarvis

It’s in marvelous hands … yours! As my time leading Wichita Festivals winds down, it is abundantly clear that this institution, which we love dearly and want to be great, is in a wonderful place. We’re riding a wave of mission accomplishment that so many of you have helped create. Our staff is brilliant and hardworking, our board and other volunteer leaders are wise and committed, and you, our community supporters – donors, sponsors and event partners – are fully engaged. Despite the challenges facing the festival business globally, I am confident this fantastic combination will power WFI to greatness in the years to come. You need look no further than this e-newsletter for evidence of this momentum: In June, 440,000 attendees managed to make a fantastic community celebration out of a river-less Riverfest. Our gigantic closing night made my heart happy – it was the biggest festival day since 2006! And it was all made possible by more than 400 sponsors and partners (more on that on p.6). On Sept. 6, we’ll host the 14th-Annual Bob Struble Memorial Golf Tournament (see p. 15) at Crestview Country Club. It’s a great afternoon of golf (scramble format) with generous gifts and prizes, all to honor the memory of a long-time volunteer and

contribute to cancer research and care. You are welcome to join the fun! Then, we mark the 10th-annual Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair Sept. 13-15 (see p.12). It has cemented itself as one of our area’s most treasured arts and culture events and, thanks to our Patrons and sponsors, remains free and open to the public. For just $140, you can become a Patron and enjoy the lavish opening-night party and weekend-long VIP privileges and complimentary drinks. Need further proof that your support over the past few years has helped do great things? Look at Riverfest: Resurgence for our region’s signature event (one of the world’s 40 largest, according to PollStar!) has been wonderful to witness. Since 2012, Riverfest attendance grew 50-plus percent, sponsorships rose 67 percent, and security incidents were reduced by more than 95 percent. Frankly, some people give me way too much credit for that, when the reality is that the creative solution-finders on our staff, tireless volunteers, and dedicated partners made it happen. And why does it matter? Everything Wichita Festivals does is aimed at ensuring Wichita continues to thrive. Events, entertainment and attractions are vital to who we are as a community and how we can continue to grow as a dynamic, welcoming city. There is no question, shared fun helps a community flourish. With more than 100 events wrapped up in our nineday Riverfest, and more than 100 art booths enlivening Autumn & Art, we want everyone to find what they see as fun

nestled inside giant, shared experiences for our region. Other communities have festivals, stage events, line up food tents and fire up big stages. However, our “for the community, by the community” approach is unlike anywhere else. We honor heritage, mix it with innovation, and gratefully receive community and volunteer support to keep our events affordable and chock full of quality options for fun. Together with Wichita’s many museums, attractions and other special events, Wichita Festivals forms a key ingredient of our region’s quality of life. The fact is, we are a stronger community because you support what we do with your donations, your volunteer time, your corporate support and your presence at our events. We’re so grateful you value how we help connect our community – whether it’s along a parade route, under a night sky lit by towering fireworks or along a parkway lined with beautiful art. Your passion for this community and your willingness to pitch in to help celebrate it inspires the Wichita Festivals team to keep evolving and improving. Thank you so much for your passion, and keep it up!

P.S., Be on the lookout in November for Festival Crew fundraising information. Your donations enable Festivals to serve EVERYONE, so please contribute if you can!

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REFLECTING ON RIVERFEST 2019 By Admiral Windwagon Smith XLVI Ken Atnip

the River with Sublime was attended by the largest crowd since 2006. Good memories, from the Tot Trot to selfieseekers and everything in between. I was also inspired about our city’s bright future, thanks to the 2019 Prairie Schooner Mates. Twenty-four high schools sent their best and brightest juniors to fill this important ambassador role. I spent months watching the Schooner Mates interact with community members at local nonprofits, grade schools, the pediatric unit of an area hospital, and day after day at the festival. Their love for their neighbors and community was continually demonstrated, and they were responsible for many smiles before and during the festival. I appreciate their desire to serve.

What a humbling event to be asked by the Past Admirals to be 2019’s Admiral Windwagon Smith. The later announcement and piping aboard the Windwagon in front of the old public library, unforgettable. I have worked alongside Wichita Festival’s Operation Team (we call them the Red Shirts) since 2000 and was keenly familiar with what it took to throw Wichita’s largest party. What wasn’t known to me was that this city, the WFI staff, festival sponsors, and this huge volunteer effort not only put on Wichita’s largest party, but one that is recognized as a top 40 outdoor event in the world, something all members of this community should be proud of while telling such to anyone who will listen. It has been an honor being allowed to serve the citizens of Wichita and Sedgwick County. While on the Wichita Police Department for 33 years and

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along with my fellow volunteers at WFI, I have worked alongside many dedicated, committed men and women during that time who believe in this community, recognizing it as a great place to live every day. As Admiral, I asked three things from those of you who live in the metro area. First, that you attend this world class party. Second, that you enjoy the festival with your neighbors: other families and community members in attendance. Finally, I asked that you celebrate all that is right with Wichita. You came out, swung for the fences, and hit each of those marks. You represented all the good in this great city and showed the nation why Wichita is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Though the river never allowed us to hold an event on it this year, there were many things to see and do at this year’s festival. Memorable moments, too many to mention—the Safelite AutoGlass Sundown Parade, Capitol Federal Fireworks Finale, Celebrity Egg Toss, drone racing, Koch Industries STEAM City, the Prairie Schooner Mates’ tricycle races, and CNH Industrial Buckeroo/Buckerette Rodeo are just a handful! The Midwest Super Car Show, along with the Riverfest Classic Car Show, provided show-stopping vehicles. Great bands like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue played, and closing night’s Spirit AeroSystems Rockin’ on

All of these great memories would not be possible without the tireless work of the WFI board and staff, the support of tremendous companies and organizations, the public’s support of Riverfest, and the thousands of hours given by volunteers. Celebrating all that is right with Wichita, you brought your best for nine days. I remain humbled by the honor of being your admiral, and am looking forward to Riverfest 2020.


MEET KARIANNE KUTZ

Thanks to the generosity from 31 donors we were able to give away more than 1,300 buttons through the Celebrations for a Cause program. 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 2019, many great organizations received buttons through the CFC program and

Wichita Festivals board of directors and staff are happy to welcome Karianne Kutz to the team!

they were the following: • Breakthrough Club • Emberhope Youthville • Envision PRIDE • Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. • Guadalupe Clinic • It Takes A Village, Inc. • Journey to Recovery Inc. of Butler County • Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters • KETCH • KVC - Kansas • Laughing Feet Performers • Mental Health Association • Project Independence Inc. of Sedgwick County • Rise Up For Youth

A former member of the Finance and Operations committees, Karianne started her new role as accounting manager in June at Riverfest 2019. A graduate of Wichita State University with a bachelor of business administration in marketing, she is a self-proclaimed “HUGE” fan of WSU basketball and a supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs. Karianne enjoys spending time with her sons Myles and Kacey (and Kacey’s fiancé, Mercedes) and her granddaughter, Rosalynn Mae, born May 7. Her interests include anything and everything Disney, and boxing, which she has been studying with a private coach for nearly two years. Her diverse work history includes waiting tables and bartending, seven years of conference planning, and serving as office coordinator at a cancer center. She dreams of visiting China, from which her great-grandfather emigrated.

• Ronald McDonald House Charities Wichita • Starkey Inc. • Survivor Outreach Services - Gold Star Families • The Arc of Sedgwick County • Urban League of Kansas • Victory in the Valley • Wichita Children’s Home • Youth Horizons • Youthrive Corporation Wichita Festivals would like to thank all of the 2019 Celebrations for a Cause donors and looks forward to continuing the program in 2020. 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.

IN MEMORY OF JALAYNE WRAY WFI Accounting Manager 2006-2019 You are always in our hearts. 5


SPONSOR SHOUT OUT Want to know what it takes to bring

year to concerts which normally would cost

cash donations, but through the loan of

Sublime with Rome to Wichita? Or the

upwards of $75 to $100 to attend a single

equipment, donation of hotel rooms, in-kind

Roots or Elle King? How can the Paul

show. Thanks to our corporate partners

Bunyan Lumberjacks stage performances

and attendee button sales, we are able to

promotional media and more are we able

for 9 days straight? Or why Hiland Dairy

bring quality entertainment to the festival

hosts a fabulous Ice Cream Social every

each year. Not all festivals are that lucky.

year? It’s because of sponsorships!

Many across the country are being forced to shorten their events, or cancel them entirely,

Sponsorships allow the Wichita Festivals

due to a lack of support from businesses.

Official Riverfest Sponsors who lead the way in helping our team make it happen: Bud Light, Decker Electric, Metro Courier, Parr Sound and Lighting, Prairieland Partners, RedGuard/SiteBox Storage, Spot’s Party

team to grow the festival and bring entertainment to Riverfest you might not

Wichita Festivals is extremely fortunate to

Bus, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, Van

get to experience otherwise. People often

have generous sponsors who understand

Horn Marketing & Promotions and our

don’t realize that companies from not

the importance of giving back to the

Official Marketing Partner, Visit Wichita. We

just Wichita, but from across the country,

community and improving the quality of

give generously to be a part of Riverfest.

life in Wichita. They understand the rich

are so grateful for your tradition of support!

If it were not for these companies and

tradition of Riverfest—heading into its 49th

organizations, we would not be able to pay

year—and how the festival is a celebration of

to have these experiences as part of our

Wichita, with something for everyone.

festival. And, as with most things in life,

We would like to thank our more than 400

entertainment and events cost money.

sponsors who help us throughout the year

contact Jennifer Green at

in a number of ways to produce Riverfest

(316) 267-2817 or

and Autumn & Art. Not only through

jennifer@wichitafestivals.com.

Attendees of Riverfest are treated each

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to build these events. Special thanks to our

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


RIVERFEST HOSTS The Riverfest Host sponsorship program was started as a way to involve the many companies who enjoy the cultural and natural assets of city and want to join the fun of Riverfest. This year Riverfest Hosts presented the Twilight Pops Concert featuring the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, our traditional opening night show. Annually Riverfest Hosts make possible a highprofile event at the festival and receive special VIP hospitality experiences and Riverfest buttons to share with their staff. The Riverfest Host sponsorship package is available for $1,500.

Baughman Co.

Klenda Austerman LLC

Belford Electric

Koch Siedhoff Hand & Dunn LLP

CECO, Inc.

McCurdy Auction, LLC

Commerce Bank

Phillips 66 Pipeline LLC

Conco Construction

Phillips Southern Electric Co., Inc.

Cox Machine

Security 1st Title

Dondlinger Construction

Skyward Credit Union

Eby Construction

UMB Bank Grain Craft

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

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2019 RIVERFEST PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS

Fernando Salazar

Curtis Kirkpatrick

1st Place That’s SO Riverfest

1st Place Faces of Joy & Fireworks

Fernando Salazar 1st Place Safelite AutoGlass Sundown Parade Best of Show

Fernando Froud

1st Place People’s Choice

See all of this year’s contest winners – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention in seven categories – at WichitaRiverfest.com. 8


Bob Bishop

1st Place Riverfest Live

Rick Mcpherson 1st Place Thrill Of Victory

Felisa Galvan 1st Place What’s New

Thank You To Our Sponsor

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RIVERFEST VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT By Jill Massey, Director of Volunteers

work 18 hours each day at Riverfest, and (2) the Admiral and Prairie Schooner Mates work over 200 hours during their volunteer time. We are so proud and grateful for the commitment of our volunteers. Without their dedicated time and hard work, Riverfest would not be possible. I want to thank everyone who volunteered and helped make Riverfest 2019 a success: the Wichita Festivals Board of Directors; our Finance, Operations, and Volunteer Committee members, past and current Admirals Windwagon Smith, past and current Prairie Schooner Mates, parents, teachers, students, civic organizations, businesses, churches and sponsors. I express every year that we could not have Riverfest without volunteers. This is a fact, and we are very grateful for ALL of our volunteers. Did you know that we have almost 9,000 volunteers that work throughout the year to plan and implement Riverfest? Did you know that most volunteers work 3 to 4 shifts that are four hours each? Did you know that volunteers worked more than 67,422 hours at Riverfest 2019? Here are a couple more facts that show the dedication of our volunteers: (1) most Committee Members

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Special thanks to our volunteers who: •Set up and tear down Riverfest •Work Fidelity Bank River Run •Package Riverfest buttons •Answer phones and prepare bulk mailings •Fold shirts and price merchandise •Sell food court tickets •Greet Riverfest attendees •Work the Sundown Parade •Work as button marshals and button sellers •Set up and monitor barricades •Clean food court tables and other areas throughout the festival •Work Volunteer Headquarters •Work Riverfest Classic Car Show and Midwest Super Car Show •Sell merchandise •Assist in planning and act as lead for Riverfest events • And fill so many other roles! Thank YOU for sharing your time and enthusiasm with us!

67,422 Volunteer Hours Worked 9,000 Volunteers


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 2019 Festival Crew! FESTIVAL CREW LEADERSHIP COUNCIL Mr. & Mrs. William DeVore Richard & Miriam DeVore Matthew Flamini Chris & Cozy Goebel Deb Haifleigh & David Lund Jim & Shari Hand Mary Beth & Don Jarvis Derry & Kay Larson Howard & Jana McDaniel Robert & Betty Munhall Dave & Janet Murfin David & Kathy Robertson Colby Sandlian Scott Schwindaman Shane & Justin Stuhlsatz Joe Surmeier Aerolodge 839 IAM & AW Richard & Suzanne Ahlstrand Stan & Gretchen Andeel Jean & Dennis Artz Gary Austerman Piper Ayala Tim & Brooke Aziere Alan & Amy Banta Clay & Kate Bastian Alysha & Phillip Besperat Jim & Vera Bothner Tami Bradley & Nancy McMaster Martha & Bob Buford Bruce & Meribeth Buhr Tony Caputo & LewJene Schneider Rigby Carey & Mary Eves Dave & Dianne Carter Connie Clark William Cohen Steve & Missy Cohlmia Larry Cooley Kevin & Val Cowan Ashley & Carolyn Cozine Cynthia & Will Cross Shaker & Kathie Dakhil Nolan Dealy Steve & Gena Dillard Martin Dondlinger Robert & Roseann Dool Meghan & Tyler Doyle Luetta Duerksen Charles & Jean Eby Barbara & Don Elliott Kent & Liz Farran Donald Fast John & Barbara Frey

Justus Fugate Zach Fugate DJ & Keith Fulton Kim & Allan Gattis Robert & Rosalie Goebel Mike & Vicki Graf Bryan Green Jennifer Green-Miracle and Kent Miracle Mike & Marie Greene Bobbi Hansen Lisa & Devin Hansen Robert & Anne Harbison Teketa & Kevass Harding Greg & Karen Harman Tom & Jane Harwell Jim & Terri Hattan Phyllis Hayworth Frank & Betty Hedrick Al & Judy Higdon Dave & Cheri Hill Ron & Karen Holt Richard Honeyman Frank & Joan Hoover Steven & Susan Houlik Alan Howarter IMA Foundation Shaun & Lisa Isham Robert Jacob Joe Johnson Todd Johnson Tom & Terry Johnson Wendy Johnson & Terry Wiggers Pat Jones Ann Keefer Thomas & Katherine Kirk Chris & Beth Ann Ladwig George Laham Mike & Julie Lievens Vicki Little Cory Longhauser Errol & Suzanne Luginbill Chris & Jennifer Magana JT & Bev Manuszak Jill & Jayden Massey Mark & Shelley Masterson Jeff & Laurie McCausland Fred Menefee Nual Milfeld Belden Mills Kaye Monk-Morgan Teri Mott & Richard Davies Dr. & Mrs. Joe Nold Tim & Susan Norton David Oles Ty Patton John Philbrick & Eloise Melton Gary Plummer Donald & Bettina Pracht Twila Puritty R & J Liquor Dick Rader

Jan & Steve Randle Sharol & Robert Rasberry Betty Regier Jim & Sandy Remsberg Earlene Robertson Phyllis Robertson Julie & Phillip Ryan Ronald & Renae Ryan Jim & Glenda Schueler Barry Schwan Greg Shelton Denise Sherman Harvey Sorensen Robin & Jane Spurrier Ty & Amber Stork Mike Stout Jerry & Diane Strausz Willard & Barbara Thompson Grant & Anita Tidemann David Traster Dan & Alissa Unruh Doris & Gary Unruh Doug & Carole Van Amburg Janice Van Sickle Blake Wells Van & Kristi Williams Kim & Jason Wilson Vonda Wilson Bill & Donna Wise Cathie & Steve Yager Racine Zackula

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AUTUMN & ART CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF ALFRESCO FINE ART

A vibrant combination of fine art,

“This Wichita art tradition is the result of

entertainment and family fun under the

a wonderful ten-year partnership between

gorgeous Kansas sky, Autumn & Art at

Wichita Festivals; our host, Bradley Fair;

Bradley Fair is celebrating its ten year

and our presenting sponsor, Fidelity

anniversary Sept. 13-15.

Bank, which has played an integral role in Autumn & Art since the event’s inception,”

Shop for artwork and enjoy art-inspired

said Teri Mott, director of marketing and

activities lakeside on beautiful Bradley

communication for WFI.

Fair Parkway, just east and south of Bradley Fair at Rock Road and 21st Street.

The festival will feature 100 artists

The event takes place 6-9 p.m., Friday; 10

from 19 states, including 34 Kansas

a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5

artists. Original works will be available

p.m., Sunday. (Continued on page 13)

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FEATURED ARTIST John Kennington has been a photographer for more than 45 years. He grew up in New Jersey, but it was not an urban life, as his family lived on twenty acres inside a national wildlife refuge. Years of observing the great outdoors inspired a lifelong interest in birds, nature and photography. In 1982, Kennington and his wife, Sharon, moved west to Oklahoma, where they fell in love with the wide-open spaces, and raised two sons, Joey and Tom, both now living in Dallas. They have one granddaughter, Stella. The artist enjoys shooting a variety of subjects, especially landscapes, wildlife, travel and vintage Americana. He began exhibiting and selling his work at art festivals in 2007 and does about 25 shows a year. He uses modern technology but still embraces old school techniques. “While I now use digital equipment, I don’t feel there is much difference from the old film days. Photography has always been a technological art form, but the technology is simply a tool. The creative aspects such as composition and lighting have not changed and are the most important components of an image that will have an emotional impact on the viewer.”


(Cont.) in 14 artistic media: jewelry, painting, glass, fiber, ceramics, photography, woodworking, sculpture, drawing 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 $7,000. Admission to Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free of charge. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available 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. Live entertainment, including a variety of music, dance, theater, and art demonstrations, will be presented throughout the weekend. Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair is free for the public, thanks to generous sponsors and patrons. Support this community event and indulge in gourmet food from Newport Grill, Redrock Canyon Grill and YaYa’s; specialty wine and spirits; and live entertainment by Uptown Violins and Ballet Wichita at the exclusive openingnight Patron Party. Patrons also enjoy reserved parking and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the weekend, all for a $140 pass. Purchase your pass now at AutumnandArt.com or call (316) 267-2817 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, while Artie’s Storytime will inspire youngsters with live storytelling and book giveaways, while they last. Learn more about Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair at AutumnandArt.com.

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ENERGETIC, FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

By Jill Massey, Director of Volunteers

questions and sell souvenir merchandise. Shift Times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday BEVERAGE BOOTHS Three Beverage Booths will be set up along the parkway for patrons to purchase drinks. Ice down and sell products and 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 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, and Masterpiece Children’s Games. 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

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 2019 Featured Artist John Kennington! 14

at 267-2817, ext. 11 with your request. We 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 13 through Sunday, September 15. PATRON PARTY: SET UP & DECORATE Assist with party décor for the Opening Night Patron Party. This includes decorating the party area, and set-up of tables, chairs and beverage bars. Shifts: Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8-10 a.m. 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

volunteer activity for teens that need community service hours. Shift Times: Saturday and Sunday. Contact Jill at 267.2817 or jill@wichitafestivals.com for more information or to schedule your shift.


2020 BRING YOUR PASSION TO RIVERFEST

Share your interest or business at the largest community celebration in Kansas Be a part of Riverfest 2020: • Performers, musicians, dancers, jugglers, magicians and others are being sought for Riverfest! • Artists can submit a design to the Riverfest 2020 button and poster contest! • Sell your wares, food and services at Riverfest! • 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! Visit WichitaRiverfest.com starting October 15 for applications and deadlines.

Join Us for the 14th Annual

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 Crestview Country Club (North Course)

Bob Struble Memorial Golf Tournament

This annual tournament is held in memory of Bob Struble, long-time Riverfest volunteer and former Wichita Festivals, Inc. board chairman. Each year a portion of the proceeds are donated to a cancer organization in Bob’s memory. This year's tourney will benefit Hope Funds for Cancer Research and Wichita Cancer Foundation.

Lunch & Player Check-In: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m.

$175 Per Person

Includes a player’s gift.

$700 Per 4- Person Team

PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

Register Today!

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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 13 -15

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 6-9 PM

C E L E B R AT I N G TEN YEARS OF ALFRESCO FINE ART Explore this lakeside art gallery on Bradley Fair Parkway, featuring 100 national and local artists. Enjoy live entertainment and wine, beer and soft drinks as you browse and buy fine art – paintings, jewelry, photographs, ceramics, glass and more. Take part in fun for all generations: art-themed projects with Mark Arts, masterpiece games and outdoor activities.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 10 AM-7 PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 10 AM-5 PM

B E C O M E A P AT R O N PAT R O N PA RT Y • S E P T E M B E R 1 3

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 wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the weekend.

Reserve your Autumn & Art Patron Pass today at

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