Wrap It Up! Art Exhibit & Sale

Wrap It Up dates:

Nov 3 - Dec 24, 2018
Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 3, 2018 1-5pm

Wrap It Up hours: 

Mon-Fri 12-5:30pm, Sat 10-5:30pm & Sun 12-5:30pm

Applications for new WIU artists are now available:
New artists, please review all three documents before applying. If you have any questions, please phone: 785-537-4420.
Wrap It Up Invitation Letter
Wrap It Up Guidelines
Wrap It Up Application

Each year the exhibit includes dozens of participating artists; most are from the Manhattan area, with several coming from various locations all over the Midwest. Wrap It Up features many types of work including:
  • Baskets
  • Bowls
  • Ceramic sculpture
  • Drawings
  • Functional pottery
  • Jewelry (glass, silver, beaded, etc.)
  • Knitted items
  • Masks
  • Photographs
  • Prints
  • Scarves
  • Stained glass
  • Tiles
  • Turned wooden sculpture
  • Watercolors

Featuring Artists Since 1999

This exhibit began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intention was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 artists from the region with a wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sales proceeds benefit the Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

Gallery Season Sponsors:

The Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Platinum Sponsors:
Meadowlark Hills
Silver Sponsors:
David & Karen Seay 

Handmade purses and bowls on display at the gallery