Calling All Artists: Activate the Alleyway First Friday Event

Downtown Topeka, Inc. in partnership with Leaping Llamas is happy to announce an Art Call. We are seeking vibrant, creative original works of art to be displayed and sold at the Inaugural Activate the Alleyway in downtown on First Friday, October 5, 2018.

Artist Details:

  • Accepting 20 artists
  • Artwork to be created on 24 x 30 canvas (provided to artist)
  • Art to be completed by September 15th to be displayed at Leaping Llamas prior to the October event.
  • Art will be sold for $300 each. Artist will receive 70% of the sale. 30% will go to Downtown Topeka, Inc. to benefit future events.
  • Artist will be required to sign a liability waiver in the event of damage.
  • Theme: The good life of a vibrant and lively downtown Topeka.

Interested artists are encouraged to contact:

Leaping Llamas, 725 S. Kansas Ave., 785.246.6890 or
Downtown Topeka, Inc., 120 SE Sixth, STE. 110, 785.234.9336


Activate the Alleyway: Celebrates the downtown passageways as we work to create vibrant and memorable experiences for everyone who visits, lives, works and plays in downtown Topeka. The public is invited on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will take place in the alley between Kansas Avenue and Jackson Street off 7th Street. Purchase food truck items, beverages and enjoy music and artwork for sale. We hope to surprise, delight and inspire you as we activate the alleyway.