Making a Difference through Art

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 focuses on environmental issues and includes installations and sculptures 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, is 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 makes it something to remember. Just park and walk past the playground to enjoy the views.

Flowers of Hope

KS Suicide Prevention HQ

Altered Debris

12 million barrels of oil are used annually to create the plastic bags used in the U.S.

Vamos a la Plaza!

Somos Lawrence highlights the use of recycled materials as a normal part of celebrating life in the Global South.

Tree Dangles

70 Tree Dangles represent the 70 million water bottles consumed in the U.S. every day

Tree of Belonging

Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having that voice be heard.

1 in 6

1 in 6 children experience food instability in the U.S.

Just Foods

Trash Totems

300 million tons of plastic waste is produced annually.

Bench Camp

What would no more homelessness look like to you?

Justice Matters

Interactive Displays

Woven Together

Like nature, we are woven together. Look for a dandelion, twig, or leaf to add to the weaving.

Gnome Grove

Concrete and pantyhose were used to create this eclectic collection of gnome-like creatures. Feel free to add a gnome of your own.

Prayer Wall

Tie a prayer strip as you go by to lift someone in prayer or to send a prayer out to the world.

House 104

In honor of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity building/rehabbing 104 houses since 1989, bring a Sharpie and decorate a house.

Habitat for Humanity

Wesley Walking Trail

First Church - West Campus

867 Highway 40

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.


Looking for Artists and Creative Partners for 2023

We are excited about the variety of social issues represented at and the partnerships that were developed in our first Awareness Walk. We can't wait to see what develops over the next 12 months. If you are passionate about a social issue and would like to be part of the 2023 Awareness Walk, contact Tami Clark at

Awareness Walk Video

If you weren't able to come see the creative displays in person, follow Max Bates as he walks the trail. The messages on the signs are with the pictures above along with a few descriptions.