Ryan Humphrey, Domestic Bliss, 2011. Installation view at Salina Art Center, Salina, 2011. Photo: Megan Mantia. Courtesy Salina Art Center
Salina Art Center is a private, nonprofit organization committed to art, artists, and audiences in Salina and across the local region. The center has been recognized for its innovative exhibitions and programs, including the ARTery, a permanent interactive area for children of all ages. We are known for our dedication to presenting visual arts experiences, ranging from important and groundbreaking international exhibitions and prestigious national shows to exhibitions featuring local and regional artists.
Art Center Cinema presents film as a visual art form—a wide range of comedy, drama, and documentary films that are original, imaginative, exciting, thought provoking, and memorable. The Artist-in-Residence program provides a flexible, 4,000-square-foot studio space and a 520-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment with all amenities for artists as a work and living space. Organic and malleable by design, the residency program offers a platform for visual and interdisciplinary practitioners to take risks, make discoveries and challenge traditional systems of thought, production, and being. In an effort to provide a new model of exchange, the Art Center’s program encourages artists and audiences to pervade the context of Salina—to probe, interpret, and contribute to the dialogue surrounding the important issues of the town today.