Become a Venue

Downtown Emporia is the place to be on First Friday! We appreciate our Venues and work hard to make the Art Walk a positive experience for both businesses and artists. 

If you would like your business to participate as an Emporia First Friday Venue, please read and agree to observe the following guidelines and sign up below.

Venue Guidelines

  • Provide adequate space for artists and their art inside your business.
  • One artist per Venue, and the artist must have signed up via the Artist Sign Up Form.
  • Entry to the venue must be free and available to all ages.
  • Agree to have your business open for the entire Art Walk from 5-8 pm.
  • Acknowledge and help facilitate the Art Walk Rules for Artists.

Early Bird Pricing

Sign up as an EFF Venue by January 31, 2024, to lock in early bird pricing. You’ll also receive preferred placement so when an artist signs up — they are placed at our pre-registered venues first.

Missed the Early Bird deadline? Don’t fret! Venues can still participate in 2024 at $35 per Art Walk (participation subject to artist availability).

Choose a participation levels and sign up below.

To become an EFF Partner, please donate on our Partner Page.