Making a Difference through Art

April 1-30, 2022
867 HWY 40





The Art Café is an afterschool art program that is partnering with other student groups, local artists, and organizations to bring awareness to social issues through outdoor art installations. In its first year, the show will focus on environmental issues and will include installations and sculpture made with upcycled, natural and reusable materials.

This one-of-a-kind art show, free and open to the public through the month of April, will be displayed along the Wesley Walking Trail at 867 HWY 40. While the walking trail is beautiful in itself, the art displayed among the trees, near the pond, and along the trail will surely make it something to remember.

Keep an eye out for the 70 Tree Dangles made of recycled water bottles and found objects. They will represent the 70 million water bottles consumed in the U.S. every day. And the "Trash Totems" will be sculptures made of ... well, trash. But not in the same condition you're used to seeing (or smelling).

Looking for Artists and Creative Groups!

We are excited about the variety of displays that will be proposed this year! Our hope is those who walk along the trail will be inspired as those who create it. The art will be displayed outdoors through the month of April, so installations should be weather-friendly and able to withstand spring conditions. With the focus of this year's show on environmental issues, use as many natural, reused and reusable materials as possible.

If you are interested, take a look at the application below and if you have questions, or want to discuss an idea, email

Collection List: Used & Clean

Colorful Plastic Lids
Metal Bottle Caps
Plastic, Water Bottles
Large, Colorful Buttons
Plastic Forks & Spoons
Colorful Straws
#2 Plastic Laundry Bottles
Stuffed Animals with Long Legs

List Updated Weekly

Need Project Ideas?

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First Church - West Campus

867 Highway 40 (west on 6th Street)

Lawrence, KS 66049

Our walking trail is .8 mile in length and has a variety of places for groups to display their art that will help create a message with impact. Contact Tami Clark at to arrange for a group walk through.