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Summer Youth Programs

Contact: Angela Cato, Arts & Cultural Services |

CityArts, Cowtown and Indian Center offer plenty for kids to do

Registration is going on now for summer youth programs sponsored by the City of Wichita’s Division of Arts & Cultural Services. All activities give youth a chance to learn and meet new friends in a fun environment. Here’s a look at what is being offered:

  • CityArts kicks off seven weeks of Youth Summer Art Camps on June 11. The all-day camps are designed especially for children ages 6 to 16. Each week has a different artistic theme that will entertain each child and build an appreciation for art that can last a lifetime. Between painting, sculpting, drawing and digital arts, there’s no limit to what each child can create. For more information, call (316) 350-3245 or go to and click on “Classes.” CityArts is located at 334 N. Mead.
  • Old Cowtown Museum is offering many activities this summer that turn “city kids” into “farm kids.” Youth will have such a great time with friends playing 1870s games, tending to a farm and pretending to be cowboys/Victorian girls that they will forget they are learning about history. Programs include: Thursday Time Travelers (2nd and 4th Thursdays, July-August); Domestic Arts Workshops, Skills Taught to Victorian Girls (four consecutive Tuesdays June 5-26 or July 17-Aug. 7); and Summer Programs (June-August, any day Cowtown is open). For more information or to register for an activity, call (316) 350-3317 or go to and click on “Education.” Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
  • The Mid-America All-Indian Center offers summer activities that children and their families can enjoy together. Indian Center staff members are available to create personalized programs that focus on different aspects of American Indian history and culture – family life, regalia (ceremonial clothing), powwows, music and more. Programs can include arts and crafts projects, tours of the Museum and hands-on learning activities. To learn more about summer activities at the Indian Center, contact Education Coordinator Crystal Flannery-Bachicha at (316) 350-3345 or go to The Indian Center is located at 650 N. Seneca.
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