Gallery 12 – An Artist’s Cooperative
Wichita’s first cooperative gallery, started by 12 artists in September of 1977. For the first ten years, Gallery XII (now Gallery 12) was located at 2903 E. Douglas and then moved to its current location at 412 E. Douglas.
Gallery 12 is a not-for-profit corporation and all of its members are on its Board of Directors and have an equal vote and say on Gallery procedures and decisions.
All of its members are required to perform a variety of duties within the gallery; including staffing the gallery during its open hours, serving on committees and as officers when required.
The major objective of Gallery 12 is to provide an opportunity for its members to exhibit and sell their work to the public, to provide a supportive environment for creative stimulation and to promote the visual arts in the city of Wichita and the state of Kansas.
Gallery 12, as a Fine Arts Gallery, exhibits original art in a wide range of media: paintings, printmaking, photography, drawings, pastels, fiber art, watercolors, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, glassworks, as well as a diverse range of artistic styles (realism, abstract, impressionism, figurative, landscape, traditional, and contemporary).
The artists of Gallery 12 have committed themselves to actively participate in many local and state art events, including the Final Friday Gallery Walk, donating time and artworks to charity organizations such as Art Aid,YWCA Women Crisis Center, and supporting other local arts organizations such as Mark Arts, City Arts, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Ulrich Museum.