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Art & Culture

Art & Culture | Downtown Hutchinson SculptureWalk | Historic Fox Theatre | Hutchinson Art Center | Other Fine Arts | Other Theatres | Reno County Museum | Stage 9 | The Flag Theatre

Reno County Museum

100 South Walnut | 620 662-1184
Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday 9am to 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays & Holidays
Free Admission | Disabled accessible
www.renocomuseum.org

 

Peer through the bars of an unforgiving, iron, pioneer jail! Be amazed that 8 people really lived in a tiny two-room claim house! Imagine what the ride felt like on the 1929 Indian Ace motorcycle! Experience all this and more at the Reno County Museum, just one block from Hutchinson’s Main Street. Mysteries and fascination abound in the stories behind the artifacts on display in the museum’s five rotating exhibit galleries.

Kids have a blast “steering” the life-sized boat, trading in the general store, and trying on period clothes in the costume shop all in the Oodleplex, our interactive children’s area.  The Oodleplex is recommended for children ages 2-12 and there is a $1 per child charge.

The museum has exciting, educational programs and guided tours for groups of all types when scheduled in advance. From “History of Reno County” to our one-of-kind, adults only “Naughty Napkins,” our programs are sure to please! 


  

Historic Fox Theatre

18 East 1st
620 663-5861 | 877-FOX-SHOW
www.hutchinsonfox.com

 

A visit to the Historic Fox Theatre in downtown Hutchinson is a trip back in time. Prepare to savor the glory days of entertainment the moment you enter this beautifully restored 1931 art deco theatre. 

The Fox greets you with one of the few surviving original neon marquees in the country, which underwent its own complete restoration in 2011. The theatre is designated as the State Movie Palace of Kansas and is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Fox offers an eclectic mix of programming, including nationally touring theatre, dance, comedy and musical shows; a popular film series and an art education curriculum called “By The Bus.” The theatre is also the home to several outstanding local performing arts companies, including the Hutchinson Symphony, Sweet Adelines, ArtisTree and the acclaimed bi-annual production of “Prairie Nutcracker.”



The theatre seats 1,221 and features excellent acoustics, unrestricted sightlines and comfortable seating. Tours are available on request and the facility can be rented for business meetings, private parties, receptions, weddings and banquets.

 

   


 

Hutchinson Art Center

The Hutchinson Art Center will be closed for renovations until March 2017 
 
405 North Washington | 620 663-1081
Hours: Tuesday-Friday - 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 1 to 5 pm
Free Admission
www.hutchinsonartcenter.net
 
 
An appreciation for the arts can be honed at the Hutchinson Art Center in downtown Hutchinson. While visitors can enjoy viewing works of artists from around the globe, the purpose of the nonprofit museum is close   to home. The fine art museum and commercial gallery strive to promote artist and art education in Kansas. There is always something new to see with exhibits changing every five to six weeks.
 
Since 1949 the Hutchinson Art Center has amassed a private collection of impressive artwork from many eras. Visitors can purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from artists whose work is displayed for sale. 
 

 

Stage 9

9 South Main Street | 316 350- PLAY (7529)
www.stage9hutch.com

 

Established in 1968, Stage 9 presents high-quality theatre productions at its brand-new facility, Stage 9, located at 9 S. Main in Hutchinson, KS.  Stage 9 stages musicals, and classic and contemporary plays that are primarily geared toward patrons over 18 years of age.  Check out their website for more information about current and upcoming productions. 




The Flag Theatre

310 North Main
620 662-7469
www.familycommunitytheatre.org

 

For just a nickel, patrons could enjoy big screen movie features at this downtown fixture built in 1936.

Today, The Flag Theatre is Kansas' only festival stage complex, a dynamic, flexible and acoustically-superior space seating 307. Seating for the disabled is available.

In addition to serving as a small convention, educational, and meeting facility for central Kansas, The Flag is home to the Family Community Theatre. Seven main stage shows are presented each year, featuring a variety of educational, comedic, dramatic, and musical presentations.

Call for information about current programming and facility rental.


 

Downtown Hutchinson SculptureWalk

The City of Hutchinson, Downtown Hutchinson, and the Hutchinson/Reno County Arts and Humanities Council are proud to bring another year of the outdoor SculptureWalk to SculptureWalkMain Street in Downtown Hutchinson.

This exciting exhibit of original world-class sculptures will be on display throughout the year. We invite you to take a leisurely stroll down beautiful Main Street to experience the art.

For more information about the SculptureWalk, please click here.


 


 

Other Theatres

  • For live theatre, check out ArtisTree at 116 South Main in downtown Hutchinson's Antique District.  Call 620 663-2649 or visit www.artistree.org for a season schedule.
  • See the latest Hollywood releases at the B & B Theaters in the Hutchinson Mall, 1500 East 11th, 620-669-8510.  For showtimes visit www.bbtheatres.com/hutchinsnon-mall-8
  • The Carey Digital Dome Theater at The Cosmosphere shows a rotating feature film in addition to their daily documentaries.  For showtimes visit www.cosmo.org or call 800.397.0330 

 


 

Other Fine Arts

  • Brigman Studio
    909 Wyoming, 620 663-2316
  • Hutchinson Public Library
    9th and Main Street, 620 663-5441