My visit to Old Town

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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More places I would have loved to go…maybe next time!




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  1. Really nice article. I know now that I need to go back to Old Town & stop by these cool little shops that I missed before.

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