Arts & Cultural Community
Salina boasts an active cultural scene and is a community rich in the arts. Whether you enjoy the outdoors, browsing galleries and museums, or spending an evening at the theater, there’s always something to do.
320 N Santa Fe / 785-825-7642
Bergen‘s Studio is operated by Dick and Rich Bergen, a father and son team. They have been producing major public and private art works in the nation for about forty years. Most of their work is cast in bronze, but they also fabricate sculptures in stainless steel, core-ten steel, bronze plate and aluminum. In addition to the Bergens’ works, the gallery features exhibits by other artists. The gallery is open 10am-5 pm Monday-Friday and by special appointment.
800 The Midway / 785-826-7200
With an arena that can hold up to 7,500, the center hosts concerts, circuses, sporting events, conventions, and more.
Central Kansas Flywheels Yesteryear Museum
1100 W Diamond Dr / 785-825-8473
As a state with a proud agricultural tradition, the museum portrays the evolving agricultural process and represents what it was like for the rural population to create a life for themselves on their homesteads. Though the museum displays primarily agricultural machinery, it also has numerous items devoted to the social and cultural aspect of rural life.
Community Access Television
215 N 9th St / 785-823-2500
Access TV of Salina is community based television designed to promote citizen participation.It is the only public access facility in the State of Kansas, and has a mission to build community by providing a forum for communication thru the use of electronic media. Access TV is open to the public to allow citizens who live or work in the City of Salina, or within Saline County, the opportunity to produce their own programs and express their own ideas, opinions, and viewpoints. Access TV of Salina provides the proper training and equipment necessary to allow any citizen of Salina the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment Right to Free Speech.
The Land Institute
2440 E Water Well Rd / 785-823-5376
The Land Institute has worked for over 30 years on the problem of agriculture. Their purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. They have researched, published in refereed scientific journals, given hundreds of public presentations here and abroad, and hosted countless intellectuals and scientists. Their work is frequently cited, most recently in Science and Nature, the most prestigious scientific journals.
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
625 N Hedville Rd / 785-827-9488
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure is a public, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife through participation in conservation programs and by providing fun and interactive educational experiences.
- Museum ~ The 64,000 square foot museum takes you around the world to experience the delicate symmetry between humans, animals and nature in seven unique regions from the arctic to the rainforest. The Museum also features the domed ADM theaterthat immerses you in a 360º virtual 3-D movie experience, and the Helen L. Graves Hideaway Hollow education center with hands-on interactive ways to explore and learn about the wonderful animals on our planet. In addition, from art shows to robotic bugs, something new and exciting is always on exhibit in Earl Bane Gallery.
- Zoo ~ Get face-to-face with a rare white camel, an Indian rhino, a curious orangutan, an ornery aardvark or many of the other animals of the 100+ species of wildlife at home in the zoo. Great care has been taken to provide the animals with spacious and naturalistic environments throughout 60 acres of beautifully landscaped park.
Salina Art Center
242 S Santa Fe / 785-827-1431
The Salina Art Center galleries and The Artery, an inter-generational hands-on space, are free of charge and open Wednesday through Saturday 12–5pm and Sunday 1–5pm. The art center presents visual arts experiences ranging from important and groundbreaking international exhibitions and prestigious national shows to exhibitions featuring local and regional artists.
Salina Art Center Cinema
150 S Santa Fe / 785-452-9868
The Art Center Cinema presents film as a visual art form – a wide range of comedy, drama, and documentary films which are original, imaginative, exciting, thought-provoking and memorable. See what’s showing now!
Salina Arts & Humanities
PO Box 2181 / 785-309-5770
Salina Arts and Humanities serves the community through the mission of the cultivation of this place through the power of the arts and humanities to change lives and build community.
- Art a la Carte ~ Art a la Carte concerts feature local and regional talent, both amateur and professional.
- First Thursday Art Rush ~ On the First Thursday of every month, enjoy art galleries, specialty shops, museum, art center, music, restaurants and clubs, which stay open from 5-7pm, some venues open longer. It’s a great time to share art and culture with friends or family. So come out and spend a great Thursday evening in historic downtown Salina every month of the year!
- Smoky Hill River Festival ~ The Festival unfolds throughout three and a half days with special events, activities, and encounters, brimming with food, art, shopping, and entertainment.
Salina Community Theatre
303 E Iron Ave / 785-827-6126
Salina Community Theatre is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of people in Salina and the surrounding region by creating a broad range of quality theatrical programs for their entertainment and education, and to provide people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to participate in play production and other theatre activities.
Salina Public Library
301 W Elm / 785-825-4624
The Salina Public Library’s mission is to enrich lives by providing accessible information, learning resources and services to meet the evolving needs of a dynamic and diverse community.
PO Box 792 / 785-823-8309
The mission of the Salina Symphony is to enrich lives through artistic music performance and education. Discovering and developing musical talent, providing opportunities for amateur and professional musicians to participate in a professionally directed orchestra, and offering educational opportunities are a few of the ways in which the Symphony fulfills its mission. All Salina Symphony performances are held at the beautiful Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Smoky Hill Museum
211 W Iron Ave / 785-309-5776
The Smoky Hill Museum inspires a broader understanding of the region’s rich history by engaging residents and visitors of all ages through diverse learning experiences.
Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
151 S Santa Fe / 785-827-1998
Experience the magic and stunning atmosphere of the historic Stiefel Theatre. The beautifully crafted, understated elegance and gold leaf decor give sparkle to this restored 1280 seat 1931 beauty. The programming goal of the theatre is to present broad base quality shows from a wide variety of genres including: Classical, Blues, Rock, Comedy, Country, Dance, Jam, Alternative, etc. that appeal to a large demographic.
115 N Santa Fe
Studio B provides local artists a place to work, teach, and sell their artwork. For information and studio hours, call owner Brenda Hemmer, 452-8434.