A Splash of Color

Get tips to help you pick the colors for your next art or craft project. Sometimes deciding on colors can be the hardest part of getting started.

Topeka Competition 33

Be amazed what artists can do with clay, fibers, metals, minerals, glass and wood in the Topeka Competition 33 art exhibit.

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.