This Final Friday converges with Halloween, and many will be prowling the streets in full costume. To help you plan your evening haunting Wichita’s galleries, I offer this list of must-see shows for October.

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Painting by David Friday
Painting by David Friday

Elly Fitzig and David Friday at Commerce Street Gallery

Candy colors and expressive marks unite the works by these artists, so expect a really fun show by two of Wichita’s nicest people.

Commerce Gallery at the Go Away Garage
508 S. Commerce
7:00-10:00 p.m.

"The Multidimensional Deconstruction of Meditator" by Victor Rose
“The Multidimensional Deconstruction of Meditator” by Victor Rose

Victor Rose at Riney Fine Arts

Victor’s work is as intellectually challenging as it is soulful. As he describes it, his new works have “figures and objects that are abstracted into completely flat shapes, then presented in a raised but flat sculptural relief and also painted in a different position than the relief.” If that’s not entirely clear, just know that the work will play with your eyes and your mind – in a good way!

Riney Fine Arts Center Gallery
Friends University
2100 W. University
5:00-7:30 p.m.

Painting by Curt Clonts
Painting by Curt Clonts

Curt Clonts at Diver Studio

Curt has been keeping busy, and will be showing almost 50 new works on paper, paintings and sculpture. According to the artist himself, “you will find MUCH color, happiness, edginess and humor in these new works.”

Diver Studio
424 S. Commerce
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Visit the Diver Studio website.