Wichita's first Flash Dine is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 at 6:00 pm. A 100% free, family-friendly, Bring-Your-Own-Everything community dinner designed to connect and engage Wichitans of all ages and backgrounds!
The location is secret and will be announced via email at noon the day of the event. Please wear something that represents what you love about Wichita!
The location is beautiful, scenic, centrally-located, and iconic.
Checklist: - folding table (banquet or card table) - folding chairs - table cloth - table decorations (candles, etc) if you feel inclined - food and beverage - plates, utensils - a willingness to make new friends
With Wichita Transit's switch from a "flag-down" to a designated stop system of boarding, the need for adequate bus stop amenities has increased; however, of 1,190 designated stops, only 148 have seating of any kind. Bus Stop Bench Bomb draws awareness to this issue by placing temporary benches cut from plywood with a CNC router at the three most-used stops without seating on each route. Route numbers will be engraved on the benches to provide wayfinding. The project is intended to highlight the lack of amenities at stops and build support for permanent seating.
If you would like to volunteer or donate, please Contact Us.
College Hill Micro Plaza
Reimagining the confusing Fountain & English intersection by blocking off the through-section, turning the island into a roundabout and creating a community gathering space.
This two-week pilot project will test whether a roundabout design is more appropriate for a neighborhood setting. Goals include: reduced traffic speed, less confusing navigation, elimination of blind conflict points, and increased community engagement.
Stay tuned for launch date and a list of programming.
We did it.
On the morning of Saturday, February 18, 2017, members of the Yellowbrick Street Team set out to draw attention to the poorly-designed intersection of 1st & Washington – notorious in the cycling community for cars improperly using the bike lane as a right turn lane, endangering and discomforting both cyclists and car drivers. We took a dozen toilet plungers wrapped with reflective tape and secured them to each side of the bike lane with masonry adhesive.
The guerrilla project received international attention, prompting the City of Wichita to install permanent posts on March 7, 2017.
A new guerrilla art project in downtown Wichita literally retraces the steps of Allen Ginsberg’s “Wichita Vortex Sutra” poem – but only when it’s wet outside. Anticipating overnight storms, members of the Yellowbrick Street Team painted quotes from the noted 1966 beat poem on the Douglas sidewalks using superhydrophobic paint on Sunday. The paint shows up only when the surface is wet, and the nature of the paint causes drops of water to bead up and run off.
What We Lost is a public art installation highlighting the detrimental effect of decades of auto-oriented planning and regulation on the urban fabric by contrasting historical images of beautiful buildings downtown with their current conditions - often as surface or structured parking.
With a surprise launch on Saturday, July 23rd, Yellowbrick Street Team used temporary, chalk-based paint to spread our pride in Wichita. The hogan symbol from the Wichita flag was painted onto manhole covers around the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park, Wichita Metro Area Chamber of Commerce, Wichita City Hall, and Old Town Square, along with Wichita-centric phrases such as "#ILoveWichita" and "Watch Wichita Win".
YST members also used stencils and a powerwasher to "reverse graffiti" on sidewalks throughout downtown and along Douglas Avenue from Seneca to Oliver. The powerwasher blew away dirt and grime to reveal various phrases and icons of Wichita.