After more than two years of planning, writing, negotiating, revising, discussing, then doing it all again, more times than we can count, we are finally ready to put our new percentage-for-public-art ordinance to the vote!
On December 17, 2019, Wichita City Council voted yes to a 2% pool of funding allocated for public art in public projects. City staff are currently working on a resource site that will contain a database where artists who would like to be considered for these projects can submit their qualifications, an artist information page, as well as an FAQ forum.
Throughout the month of June, Fisch Haus is proud to celebrate Pride!
Welcome to /Spiél/ Lounge, your Final Friday games night destination! This is our third annual games night, and this year we're turning Fisch Haus into a chillout lounge, with a live dj.
Fisch Bowl, the not-for-profit arm of Fisch Haus, presents a summer of events at PLATFORM, the stage in the new paved area behind the Commerce St. Art District. Stay tuned for a list of events, and follow the Commerce St.
Welcome to OpenStudios, a program that pairs empty storefronts with practicing local artists. The artists benefit from a free studio for several months, and the building owner can market an animated, more attractive space that's easier to rent!
The KCAIC (Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission) is coming to Wichita for a board meeting, and we're hosting a reception for them the night before: Thursday, September 7 from 5:30-7PM. This is a great chance to learn more about what the KCAIC does...plus, there will be music and snacks, if you need another reason to come out!
We're very excited and immeasurably honored to be included in the March 2017 edition of The Chung Report.
Carry anything, including a custom-designed glass and microbrew can, with the new Fisch Haus Art Show Survival Kit.
Introducing our first piece of Fisch Haus merch: a roll-up fleece blanket, 48" x 53", in charcoal grey with an orange Fisch Haus logo on the flap. Guaranteed to make our winter events a little less chilly, and a lot more stylish!
May 2018 UPDATE!
As usual, Fisch Haus' activity tapers off a little during the summer months, as our not-for-profit organization, Fisch Bowl, does not produce any events during that time. However, we'll be back on track in October, kicking off the season with a large-scale fine art exhibition of recent work by local photographer Dimitris Skliris.
Fisch Haus is excited to welcome Dutch artist Gerco de Ruijter to Wichita, in a joint artist-in-residency program with the Ulrich Museum of Art. Gerco will be living and working at the Fisch Haus, and participating in the Ulrich’s Underground Artist in Residence project.
Over the course of two years, we have been very fortunate to realize one of our original goals as an organization: to become ADA compliant, and able to welcome all of our friends into our building.
DWELL: September 16, 2011
By Georgina Guston
Photos by Jake Stangel