Wichita artist Tabitha Bean’s art collection is up for sale

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The extensive art collection of Tabitha Oblinger Bean — a lifelong Wichitan, artist and collector who played an integral role in supporting and mentoring other local artists — is going up for sale this weekend.

Collective Intelligence, an art exhibit and fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank, is a fitting tribute to Bean, according to her family and those who knew her. It mixes Bean’s love of art and artists and her passion to help others who are in need. Bean, a special exhibits coordinator with Wichita’s CityArts for 15 years, died in November 2020 at age 60.

More than 125 artworks by nearly 80 area artists will be on display and for sale from Friday evening, Oct. 8, through Sunday afternoon, Oct. 10, at Vertigo 232 Gallery, located above Hewitt’s Antiques, 232 N. Market. All proceeds from the sales of the artworks will be donated to the

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Children’s Arts/Crafts

This month ArtVenture goes to the dogs! Bring your special companion (friendly and on a leash!) for some pet-friendly outdoor activities and stroll through the Art Garden. The fun happens outdoors with two art projects for pets and pet lovers.
The Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center will take the stage to entertain and delight audiences with two performances, “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Enjoy live jazz by the Jonah Craker Quintet, part of WAM’s Taste of Jazz series with the Wichita Jazz Festival. Jonah Craker is a Wichita-based guitarist, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who has performing experience in a wide variety of styles, including blues, rock, classical and gospel.
Are you looking for a new companion? The Kansas Humane Society will be on hand
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