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 Art Gallery Made By and For Artists Who are Blind or Visually Impaired 

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.

The Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center is proud to present two solo exhibitions to take place throughout April and May. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗸𝘆 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗮 opening April 1. Fusion by Tomiyo Tajiri and 𝙈𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙒𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝗯𝘆 𝗘𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻

Where the Sky Touches the Sea

The second and current Envision Arts Gallery exhibition, Where the Sky Touches the Sea, has been designed to showcase two specific Envision Arts program’s dedicated artists who are primarily blind or visually impaired: Memory of Waves by Erica Johnson and Fusion by Tomiyo Tajiri. 

Erica’s first solo exhibition features ceramic artwork shown in the Patricia A. Peer Window Gallery while Tomiyo’s retrospective exhibition spans more than 20 years of her artistic creation featuring ceramic, washi paper installations and more in the Main Exhibition Hall. 

In addition to the two solo exhibitions, the gallery will host an interactive wall where gallery visitors can make air-dry clay pieces and bend and fold traditional Origami paper to take flight and reclaim their creative journey by adding it to the community installation wall. 

Visit the Envision Arts Gallery to experience the current exhibition now through May 27. 

SENSES : Community Arts Exhibition

Are you or someone you know a visual, performing or literary artist who is blind, visually impaired and/or disabled? We are inviting you to submit work to our community arts exhibition titled SENSES April 16 through May 16, 2022.

This exhibition is inspired by how we experience, navigate and understand the world through all of our senses. We are accepting all forms of two dimensional, three dimensional, video, photography, music, performance-based and literary artwork for this unique community exhibition. 

SENSES is open to all individuals of all ages with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities. The Envision Arts Gallery is hosting this exhibition as an opportunity for those with disabilities to share their creativity, experiences, and stories.

SENSES will be on display at the Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center from June 3 - August 26 in downtown Wichita, Kansas at the Envision Arts Gallery and online for those that are unable to experience this exhibition in person.

MAKE YOUR SUBMISSION by clicking this link

A graphic shows four colorful squares with icons and a title which reads, "SENSES COMMUNITY ARTS EXHIBITION". The top left square is purple with a white eye icon, the top right square is red with a white finger print icon, the bottom left is yellow with a white heart icon, and the bottom right is green with a white sound wave icon.

See ∙ Touch ∙ Feel ∙ Hear

The first exhibit, Envision Who We Are, was available January 15 - March 15 and featured 18 portraits of some of the most dedicated and passionate participants in the Envision Arts programs paired with artwork of their selection. Gallery visitors were able to interact with the artists, the Envision team and be a part of this one-of-a-kind initiative.  

Thank you for being a part of the Envision Your Community exhibit by participating in a collaborative wall of portraits in the Patricia Peer Window Gallery. We hope you were able to feel your impact on the space and the community.

BVI Artist Tomiyo Tajiri poses with her 3D ceramic sculpture depicting a Japanese landscape

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 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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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.