Third Thursday

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Join us Thursday, Sept. 21 at Madison Avenue Central Park from 5 to 8 p.m. for Third Thursday. Third Thursday is a time to celebrate the arts in Derby. Enjoy live music, artist exhibits, adult beverages, food truck fare and more. 

Check out the new Third Thursday: Derby, KS Facebook page for the most up-to-date event information.

Activities at Madison Avenue Central Park

  • Artists: Mickey Shannon, fine art nature photography; Lari Howard, watercolor paintings and charcoal drawings; and Deb Thomas, gourd art.
  • Entertainment: Derby Dance Company (5:20 p.m.), Ballet Wichita (5:40 p.m.), and the Derby Recreation Commission Sing Off Contest (6 to 8 p.m.).
  • Food and drinks: Busy B’s, Cheezepanzee, El Gusto, Funky Monkey Munchies, Honey and Rue’s, Taters N Toppings, Tickled Pink, Want Bierocks, First Man Brewery, Grace Hill Winery, Shaken or Stirred Bartending.
  • Kansas Grown Farmers Market vendors.

Other Participating Locations

  • Derby Historical Museum, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Derby Public Library, 6 to 8 p.m., photography by Steve Marler and Barney Tull. Art by Jeffrey Gowen in the High Wall Gallery. Live music by On Tap.
  • First Man Brewery, 3 to 10 p.m., Zach Arroyo, glass and mixed media art.
  • Hubbard Arts Center, 6 to 8 p.m., dedication for Gary Behrens and an art contest.
  • The Sandbox, 7 to 10 p.m., live music on the patio.  

Upcoming Third Thursday Events

  • Oct. 19: Decarsky Dog Park, 1600 Line Dr.
    1. Halloween Costume Contest for your four-legged friends. 

Third Thursday is a City of Derby event free to the public. A special thanks to our 2023 sponsors, the Derby Public Library and Derby Arts Council.

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at or 316-788-1519 ext. 1267.

Interested Artists

We feature up to three artists at each event. Art forms typically selected include canvas painting (oil/acrylic), glass blowing, handmade pottery, and professional nature and landscape photography. There is a $25 artist fee. 

To be considered for an for upcoming event, apply here.

If you have questions, contact Jenay Wallace at or 788-1519 ext. 1267. 

Booth Space and Sponsorships

Most booth spaces in the event lawn are Kansas Grown Farmers Market vendors.

Fundraising booths - One nonprofit organization per event may set up a 10'x10' booth upon approval. Groups must be located in Derby, civic and community minded, demonstrating Derby Proud attributes by services provided. Please email a description of your organization and purpose of your booth.

Sponsorships - We now offer two sponsorship opportunities for businesses, both including 10'x10' booth space. Learn more about these sponsorship opportunities and apply online.

  1. Jenay Wallace

    Jenay Wallace

    Marketing & Events Specialist
    Phone: 316-788-1519 ext. 1267