About This Event

Steel Drum players, from left, man with dark hair wearing a shirt of big blue flowers on a darker blue background, other players in soft focus

Birthday Bash -- Summer 2019

11 am to 3 pm | Free artmaking
1 pm | Sweet treat time with ice cream sandwiches
1 pm to 3 pm | Live music by Pan ICT Steel Band

Happy birthday to WAM! One year older and one year better! Let’s celebrate 87 fabulous years in COOL Birthday Bash style.

Sway to the breezy island sound of the Pan ICT Steel Band and chill with Wichita Wagonmasters as they hand out wrapped ice cream sandwiches, but only while they last!

Come out and meet Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Leslie Lane of Valley Center and Ms Wheelchair Kansas Marci Clare of Abilene and check out what’s new in the galleries.

Add your special touch to the community art project inspired by WAM’s Two Triangle Dango by Jun Kaneko. This beautiful ceramic sculpture features a fun shape and a playful polka dot pattern on the surface. For our community art making project, guests will be invited to help create two large canvas panels with a polka dot pattern in the spirit of Jun Kaneko’s work.

Members of the public can choose from a variety of polka dot making tools and add their mark to the canvas. After the event, we will take these canvas panels and sew them together to make a large “soft sculpture” that will be installed in the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Visit the Living Room for a second art making project to design and create your own custom birthday hat.

Plus, you’ll find cool deals at the Museum Store Summer Sale and the Friends of WAM Mini Used Book Sale.

So much fun–it’s too bad WAM only has one birthday each year.

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