Just thought I would share with you the visit I made to Old Town in Wichita, Kansas this week. For those of you not familiar with Old Town, it is a section of Wichita where old brick warehouses dating back to the 1800s have been converted to fun shops and galleries. The brick streets definitely add to the ambiance, and I always love the feel of the old being remade into something new.
I was taking some artwork to the City Arts Boutique for future display when their expansion project is complete. In the meantime, I had fun looking around in their current shop at all of the great items for sale…all made by local artists.
But that is not all to be found at City Arts! There is also a gallery, and a variety of classes offered in this building. Wichita Arts and The Arts Council do all kinds of things to promote art in the Wichita area.
While in the area, I decided to take a little tour around this part of Old Town. Caffe Moderne is the perfect spot for a meal, or just a cup of coffee.
Had the weather been a little warmer, I am sure I would have enjoyed their outside seating, but the inside had a roomy and relaxing feel that makes you want to just linger a bit. They have a huge variety of items on their menu, including these seafood crepes.
From there I went next door to Rebecca’s, a delightful store full of all kinds of interesting and unique apparel, jewelry, and soaps, as well as a variety of local arts. I loved the painted shoes and cowboy boots!
Right around the corner is Bella Luz, a lovely shop featuring gift items made by over 120 American artists, and much of it is from right here in Kansas. I picked up a card made by the talented paper snipper artist Angie Pickman.
Finally, I crossed the courtyard to Lucinda’s, a funky store full of all kinds of whimsical goodies. They have clothing, jewelry, and a wide variety of giftable items. Great place for those Valentine gifts!
More places I would have loved to go…maybe next time!