Several Envision Arts students and staff standing in front of the new gallery in downtown Wichita

Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center

Nation's First Permanent Art Gallery Made By and For Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Disabled 

We are a group of artists, friends and collaborators working and growing together in our creative explorations and artistic journeys. 

We are blind. We have low vision. We are disabled. We are differently-abled. We are women. We are men. We are elders. We are children. We are Black. We are Asian. We are Indigenous. We are Latinx. We are queer. We are American. We are Immigrants. We are friends. We are your neighbors. We are artists. We are creative. We are resilient. We are a community.

The Envision Arts Gallery is the premier, national destination for artists and audiences who are blind, visually impaired and/or disabled. 

Our mission is to empower these amazing individuals to exhibit, perform and engage our community through this accessible, diverse, and inclusive space for the arts.

Experience John Bramblitt, Internationally Recognized Painter Who is Blind

Tactile Emotions

September 2 - November 5

Special Events

  • September 2 - Opening Reception with Artist Talk 
  • September 3 - Multi-Sensory Art Workshop - Register by clicking this link
  • October TBD - Zoom Q&A with John
  • November 4 - Fundraiser

While art was always a major part of John’s life it was not until he lost his sight in 2001 that he began to paint, and it was then that he says, “Art reshaped my life.” John’s paintings are intensely personal and are mostly taken from real people and events in his life.

John’s workshops are unique in the art world in that they not only span the gap between beginning and professional artists, but also include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities.

Experience John Bramblitt's inspirational artwork at the Envision Arts Gallery and Community Engagement Center from September 2 - November 5 in downtown Wichita, Kansas.

John Bramblitt painting a colorful image of two people hiding behind an umbrella

This image looks into the Envision Arts Gallery from the Patricia A. Window Gallery where Erica Johnson's exhibition Memory of Waves is on display. Several ceramic art pieces can be seen on pedestals and hung on the wall. In the background, Tomiyo Tajiri's exhibition titled Fusion can be seen

Team posing at art event.

Envision Arts team proudly share this moment with Nick (center), the artist whose Braille sculpture creation hangs behind them. 

Visit us:

Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 Tu-Fr)

Additional hours include:

  • First Friday 5-9 p.m.
  • Second Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

801 East Douglas, Suite 106, Wichita KS 67202

Engage with us on Facebook and Instagram

graphical map of the Envision Arts Gallery location on Douglas St. in between Mead St. and Rock Island Ave.

The Envision Arts Gallery is located on the south side of Douglas in between Mead and Rock Island and is in the middle of Great Clips (West of the art gallery on Mead) and the Wichita Cheesecake Company, (East of the art gallery on Rock Island). 

An audio guided crosswalk is located at the intersection of Douglas and Rock Island, allowing pedestrians to safely walk across Douglas. The crosswalk is located at Douglas and Rock Island. 

If crossing Douglas from the North side of the street, our front door is approximately 10 feet to the right once you are on the sidewalk. If you’re walking east down Douglas from Mead, our door is the fourth door on your right. If you’re walking west from Rock Island our door is the second door on your left side.