Fine Art Exhibitions

Fisch Haus has hosted several large-scale exhibitions every year since 1993, featuring the work of both the resident artists, as well as a wide breadth of regional and international artists.  Exhibition formats range from 2D displays of drawing and painting, to performance art and 3D installations.  The art org was instrumental in the initiation of the River City Biennale, and has produced the bi-annual XX Invitational Exhibition since 2005.


The Kirk Rundstrom Amphitheater was built in 2001 in the gallery space, in order to highlight a highly eclectic yet comprehensive cross-section of the local music scene, as well as to offer national and international musicians an opportunity to develop their own individual performance practices. Fisch Haus is proud to host the annual KNOB New Music Festival and the Fisch Haus Tuesday Night Jazz Series, as well as many other experimental and unconventional events every year. 


Fisch Haus is glad to be able to offer a highly-flexible space for a wide field of potentially controversial theatrical productions that would not otherwise have been performed in Wichita.  The Obstreperous Players have presented several challenging pieces over the years, and inaugurated an annual spring festival called Theatre Thursdays in 2015.  Many other local and regional theater groups have configured both the gallery space and the front dock into interior and exterior stages, and provided the community with a diverse range of experiences.


The Fisch Haus gallery space has often been adapted for multi-disciplinary performances by regional dance groups and choreographers. The annual Living Statues collaboration with Ballet Wichita is one of the more popular and accessible events, but FH has also hosted many avant-garde and experimental smaller-scale experiences.


Fisch Haus has been instrumental in organizing multi-platform cultural experiences both within the gallery space itself, as well as on behalf of the Commerce St. Art District, since its inception.  Among many other community events, the resident artists spearheaded the development of the Final Friday city-wide gallery crawl in 2004, and introduced SeedBomb!, an annual spring "plant painting" street festival in 2014.  The Tallgrass Film Festival has screened several films on the gallery's large screen, and FH has worked with Creative Rush on various different projects.

Community Events

Several times during the year, the building owners make the gallery and conference room spaces available to other not-for-profit organizations for fundraisers, meetings, or membership events. For more information about rental fees and amenities, please write to or fill out the contact form on this website.