Chainlink Gallery Place, an experiential space meant to serve as an oasis for creative activity located in the heart of downtown Wichita, has opened at the site of the former Pop-Up Park on Douglas, between Market and Main streets. Chainlink Gallery Place is designed to function as an interactive space, where all are encouraged to share their creativity. It is to act as a catalyst that activates the arts within the downtown district. This project will not only create an invigorating downtown destination, but also lay the foundation for a larger community arts movement.
Chainlink Gallery Place is facilitated by Harvester Arts, in partnership with Bokeh Development, the Wichita Community Foundation and Lifeboat Creative and with support from the Kansas Creative Arts & Industries Commission and Knight Foundation.
Chainlink Gallery Place wants to recognize the talented artists dedicated to bringing life to downtown Wichita. First up is Geli Chavez, an artist who hopes to inspire people to be as vibrant and unique as the art around her.
"Momentum" by Quintis Pinkston
“It instills a sense of pride in being able to see my work in one of the busiest areas of town. It’s a big deal to see murals up downtown with people that look like me and it makes me proud of my city because of the hope and possibility this creates. It shows other people that look like me that this is possible.” – Pinkston, on what it means to him to have his art displayed at Chainlink Gallery Place.