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Public Art

The City of Wichita is home to a diverse community of artists and our cultural heritage is reflected in a wide range of publicly accessible art. Murals and outdoor sculptures are visible throughout the City and there is always more to discover, from artwork integrated into our parks and aquatics facilities to pop-up performances by musicians and dancers. Public art is an important part of Wichita's story, reflecting collective memories as well as a shared vision for our future.

Percent for Art and Public Art Registry

In 2019, the Wichita City Council approved an ordinance that allots 2% of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project funds to provide for the funding, selection, creation, and maintenance of public art. The Division of Arts and Cultural Services is establishing the Public Artist Registry as a necessary corollary for the Percent for Art Program.

View the Public Art Registry​​​​​​​​​​​​


Fountains at WaterWalk

The Fountains at WaterWalk were installed in October 2012 to support aesthetics and quality of life in the core area and encourage economic development near the riverfront. They are 150 feet long and have more than 1,200 custom-designed and patented nozzles. The fountains do not operate when winds exceed 15 mph.

The Fountains at WaterWalk are set to begin another season of entertaining visitors downtown. Four shows take place at noon, 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Each 10- to 15-minute show incorporates music, lights, and water in a choreographed display to different genres of music, including country, classic rock, classical, and '80s rock. The fountains are located at 605 S Wichita Street, east of Gander Mountain.

Hours of Operation

The regular fountain season runs May - October.

Five shows take place Thursday-Sunday at noon, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

Each show is 10-15 minutes long.

Fountains do not operate when winds exceed 15mph.