Time to start your handcrafted gifts

Check out suggestions on art/craft projects for holiday gifts. If you start now, you won’t need to hurry to finish them in time.

2Book Topeka: 1893 World’s Fair Exhibit

Discover the excitement and wonder surrounding the World’s Fair: Columbian Exposition and life in the 1890s. View newspapers, illustrations, photographs and ads of the time.

Relax by making art

Reduce stress and give your brain a break with an arts and craft project.

Quilting outside of the block

Most of us think of quilts as cozy blankets that Grandma used to make, but there’s a whole new world of quilting techniques and materials out there!

Woven Texture

Discover various artwork from the library’s permanent collection that reference or are influenced by fiber art.

EDGE: On the Verge

Kansas, regional and international artists play with texture and turn textiles into unexpected art objects during our next art exhibit.

Not your grandma’s needlework

See how cross stitch and embroidery has evolved from traditional flowers and “home sweet home” to funky geometric art with snarky phrases.

Artists and Crafters Unite!

We are fortunate to have many creative people in our community – so we have a wonderful variety of arts and crafts groups that meet regularly! Joining an art or craft group might provide just the creative outlet you need.

Build a Better World

Help create the summer exhibit at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery! Together we will explore our world in the 16th Annual Art Exhibit for Children.

"True and Earth, Strong as Water", Shu-Ju Wang, 2011

Artists’ Books – Making Books by Hand

Artists’ books are handmade books created by an artist or group of artists. Making books by hand allows an artist to have complete creative control over their work.

Curate This! A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place the Curate This! art exhibit curated by two Topeka teens is on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 6 – July 16, 2017. The exhibit explores the idea that happiness comes from understanding who we are and where we belong in the world.