Paint-N-Chocolate
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Paint-N-Chocolate

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Get ready to turn your creative juices with an evening of Painting and chocolates at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center Paint-N-Chocolate party, March 21 at 7 PM. This will be an exclusive event with only 10 tickets available. Those who are lucky enough to grab a ticket will be painting under the direction of the master artist, Jim Hayward, Hayward’s Fine Art while enjoying the delicious chocolate provided by Confectionate Fine Chocolates.

There will also be served wine, tea and water as well as cheese and vegetable tray.

The cost is only $30 per person. Deadline for paid reservations id Friday, Mar. 15 at 4 PM.

Call the IHMAC at (620) 331-3515 or come into the museum Mon. through Fri. 10 Am to 4 PM.

Don’t forget, tickets are limited, so get your reservations in soon.

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Copy of Paint-N-Chocolate
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of Paint-N-Chocolate

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Get ready to turn your creative juices with an evening of Painting and chocolates at the Independence Historical Museum and Art Center Paint-N-Chocolate party, March 21 at 7 PM. This will be an exclusive event with only 10 tickets available. Those who are lucky enough to grab a ticket will be painting under the direction of the master artist, Jim Hayward, Hayward’s Fine Art while enjoying the delicious chocolate provided by Confectionate Fine Chocolates.

There will also be served wine, tea and water as well as cheese and vegetable tray.

The cost is only $30 per person. Deadline for paid reservations id Friday, Mar. 15 at 4 PM.

Call the IHMAC at (620) 331-3515 or come into the museum Mon. through Fri. 10 Am to 4 PM.

Don’t forget, tickets are limited, so get your reservations in soon.

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Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame-KCHOF
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame-KCHOF

The Kansas Celebrity Hall of Fame is announcing its first ever "Guitar Extravaganza." What is a "Guitar Extravaganza"? It's a guitar concert, guitar performance competition, guitar exhibits & more, according to Mike Flood director of the event. "For some time I've been wanting to put on an event dealing with guitars and guitar music. It fits well with the Jim Halsey Archives exhibit as it features many autographed guitars from celebrity artists such as Eric Clapton, Glen Campbell, AC-DC, The Oak Ridge Boys, Led Zepelin, The Rolling Stones and others," said Flood.

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IHMAC Young Artist Exhibit
Apr
12
to Apr 13

IHMAC Young Artist Exhibit

The IHMAC is open to middle school & high school from the surrounding area.

Entries will be received on April 12 from 4 - 6 PM and on April 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The Critiques & Reception is Monday, April 15 at 7:00 PM.

The Categories are 2-Dimensional: Miscellaneous. Drawing (pencil, pastel & charcoal), Painting; 3-Dimensional: Miscellaneous (Jewelry, etc), Ceramics & Sculpture

Entry fees are $5 for the first entry with $1 for each additional artwork. Artists can enter up to 3 pieces per category.

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Spring Tea
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Tea

A beautiful spring tea is held annually in the museum’s Gallery and features a light buffet lunch enjoyed on the vintage china of local homes’ collections. The 2019 event will be at 1 p.m. April 28. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at the museum by April 15. We also invite table hosts and sponsors; it’s a wonderful opportunity to make use of those treasured family dishes and stemware. Contact the museum for details.

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Quilt Affair
May
10
to Jun 6

Quilt Affair

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Quilting is booming! Even in a modern day of high-tech and fast-paced life, the centuries-old art of creating quilts has been seeing a resurgence throughout the U.S. In Independence, the museum hosts an bi-annual Quilt Fair. In 2019 “The Quilt Affair” will be from May 10-June 6 with public viewing hours during normal museum hours. Regular admission will be charged for viewing the quilts.

This event is held every two years. The quilts are judged in eight different categories; pieced, hand quilted; appliqued, hand quilted; embroidered, hand quilted; pieced, machine quilted; small quilts/wall hangings; antique; appliqued and embroidered machine quilted. The entry fee is $5 per piece with a limit of 3 per category. To enter a quilt, contact the museum for an entry form.

Deb Devine will present a lecture on the history of Kansas quilts on May 18 at 2:00 PM. This is free to the public.

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