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Autumn & Art Event Recap

Autumn & Art at Bradley Fair was held this weekend, and 100 different artists set up shop along Bradley Fair Parkway to display and sell their art. Pieces included, photography prints, paintings, pottery, sculptures, blown glass, jewelry and other various art forms.

This year looked to be a great success.  

"We had a record number of applicants this year and we only take the top 100. Many of those are from around the nation but more than 30 out of the 100 are Kansas artists," CEO of Wichita Festivals Mary Beth Jarvis said. 

"Last year was our record attendance of 18,000. and we are already on pace to beat that for this year. We had about almost twice as many folks come last night, as last year on Friday," Jarvis said. "The great thing about this show is that it is one of a kind in the region. You don't have to go to Kansas City, you don't have to go to St. Louis or Tulsa, you can stay right here in Wichita and its free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors and patrons who help pay for it."

Artist Jason Wallace, a photographer based out of Stillwater Oklahoma, came out for his second year as a vendor attending Autumn & Art. "This show happens at a certain time of year where...its not too hot, its not too cold, its the Goldilocks aspect to the weather out here," Wallace said. Wallace also commented that the process from application all the way through to the event was very organized, something that makes this show stand out among others in which he has participated. 

Along with the art, local food vendors were present, as well with live music performances and several activities for kids.

Ian Clark

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