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NOTO Arts & Entertainment District

The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is the vibrant heartbeat of North Topeka that offers fine art experiences, unique shops, and all the mouth-watering food you could ever need! The development of an arts and entertainment district in the historic North Topeka business district is dedicated to stimulating the cultural and economic life of the surrounding area and throughout the Midwest. Whether you're looking to observe or add to the art scene, or you need some tasty cuisine, NOTO's Arts & Entertainment District is the eclectic place to be! Make sure to also make plans to hit First Friday Art Walks as they take over not only NOTO, but the entire city!

Discover eateries like no other including Bradley's Corner Cafe serving up famous pies, The Wheel Barrel with gourmet grilled cheese, and Norsemen Brewery with their Norse themed menu and beer pairings. Shop antiques at Kaw River Rustics or re-furbished items at 4 Girls' Garage, or take an art class at the Arts Center or at Fire Me Up Ceramics. You can paint or enjoy an event at Studio 62, get a tattoo or buy local art at Matroyshka Tattoo, or get pampered at Onyx Salon and Wellness Spa. The opportunities are endless and the mural count goes up almost monthly with some help from ArtsConnect, so come visit for activities, photos, events and more in the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District

The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is full of just that, arts and entertainment! From local shops with unique flair to eateries and a brewery, NOTO is a one stop shop for a good time. One-of-a-kind sculptures, colorful murals, and other public art span the district; some of the art is hidden just to keep you searching! Find antiques, art, fun activities, craft beer, gourmet grilled cheese and more in this hub of art and entertainment!

THE ART

Several local art galleries call NOTO home, including Studio 831, Amused, Matryoshka, Fire Me Up Ceramics and Gallery, and the NOTO Arts Center. But not all art is only found indoors. At every twist and turn in NOTO, you’ll find a unique sculpture, including some that are changed annually; murals, such as the iconic Greetings from Topeka, the surreal Elephants on Parade, the historic Dr. Pepper sign, or something etched in reality, like the George Floyd/Black Lives Matter inspired mural. Performance art is also a regular feature at Redbud Park and some of the other venues throughout the District.

THE TASTES

The tastes of NOTO are just as unique and inviting as its art scene. Award-winning beer and comfort food abound at Norsemen Brewing Co. If fresh sammies and a fabulous drink menu are your jam, look no further than The Wheel Barrel. For your classic American favorites, stop by Bradley’s Corner Café for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Their dessert pies are also out of this world. Looking for something on the healthier side? Protein bites, keto products, smoothies, juices and more are offered at the Onyx Wellness Café.

THE FUN

Shoppers and antique-nuts rejoice! A bevy of specialty stores, upcyclers and vintage goods dealers await you at NOTO. Some great stops include Kaw River Rustics, Stutzman Leather Shoppe, 4 Girls Garage, Pinkadilly, Round Table Bookstore, Paper June and FaerieTale Gardens. If shopping is not your idea of fun, give axe throwing a try at Odin’s Lair, tax your problem-solving skills at NOTO Escapes, play foot pool at Amused, or see what new adventure is offered at Compass Point: Home of the Dirty Girl Adventures.

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