Shop Small ICT, Hopping Gnome, 2nd Street Gallery & Jimmie's Egg

 Starlyn, Jason, Sharon, Stacy

Starlyn, Jason, Sharon, Stacy

November 2018 Episode

Event Highlight
: Small Business Saturday
#SBSICT #ShopSmallICT – 11/24-12/15


o  Who: Local shoppers supporting local businesses

o  What: Spreading local cheer loudly for all to hear during the holiday season by collecting stickers from local businesses on a #SBSICT passport book.

o  Where: Small businesses along Douglas from Delano, Downtown, Old Town & the Douglas Design District

o    When: Small Business Saturday, November 24 through Saturday, December 15th

o  Goal: Drive traffic into local shops this holiday season

o  How it works: Local businesses in the heart of our city wishing to participate are asked to donate an item (merchandise or gift card) for gift baskets used to encourage the shop small movement. #SBSICT #ShopSmallICT passports will be available for shoppers to collect stickers when making a purchase at area local businesses. Upon visiting 10 different businesses and obtaining stickers for their passports, shoppers use their passport as an entry into a drawing for merchandise collected from the small businesses that make Wichita great. Multiple entries are allowed for shoppers that frequent the participating local shops between Small Business Saturday, November 24th and Saturday, December 15th. The drawing for gift baskets will be held on Monday, December 17th.

New Member Highlight - 2nd St. Gallery & Studio – Sharon Engle


o  1646 E. 2nd St., Wichita, KS 67214 (2nd & Hydraulic)

o  Sharon’s background began in about 2001 with decorative arts using acrylic paints. As experience grew in painting and through art classes, she began using her own photographs as source material. You can usually find her in some art class….Past and present instructors include Naomi Ullum, CDA (Hutchinson, KS), Sharon Leiker, Brian Hinkle, Mary Binford Miller, and Melinda Weis. She is a member of Kansas Academy of Oil Painters, Mark Arts, and Wichita Art Museum. She is also a member of Kansas Art Guild and editor of its monthly publication “Brushstrokes”. Member HighlighT: Hopping Gnome – Stacey Ward-Lattin


o  1710 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67214

o  Hopping Gnome Brewing Company's mission is simple. To brew a variety of craft beers with high quality ingredients to make the finest hand crafted ales. Our passion is to promote the Buy Local movement in our community. By visiting our taproom or sharing a growler with family and friends, you are now part of the Wichita Craft Beer Revolution!

Member Highlight: Jimmy’s Egg – Starlyn Tayrien


o  106 S. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 67211

o  We started cracking eggs over 35-years ago. Our entire menu is served seven days a week from 6:00am – 2:00pm so you can have lunch for breakfast, breakfast for lunch or lunch for, well, you get the picture.   We also offer catering. That means your next event could feature our enticing lineup of award-winning breakfast and lunch options, as well as custom orders sure to please any appetite. Also, a Jimmy’s Egg catered event pretty much guarantees 100% attendance. And the occasional meeting crashers.

November in the DDD

o  Shop Small Saturday – November 24th!

o  More at DDDWichita.com

DDD October 2018: Love of Character, College Hill Neighborhood Assoc. & Artisan Market Blowout!


Event Highlight: 2nd Saturday Artisan Market Blowout!

Saturday, October 13th from 10am - 4pm @ 150 N. Cleveland. Food trucks, Local Art, Music by Jordan Dee Minnis, Fly By Night, Crisis Casanova, Lonesome Stranger, Calamity Cubes.


Community Highlight: College Hill Neighborhood Association

The College Hill Neighborhood Association is a group of active neighbors and volunteers working together to preserve the architectural heritage of College Hill and provide a safe and lively neighborhood for new generations of families and children to live.


Member Highlight: Love Of Character

Love of Character is a local, as well as online shop where you can shop paper goods, party supplies, gifts and more! We also have space for you to host fun events such as birthday parties, showers and get-togethers. If you are in the area please stop by, we would love to see you! If you are out of town, head over to the website and find some fun items to add character to your everyday life!


Douglas Design District


Member Mixer & Social Media Training

October 15, 2018 at Love of Character located at 3200 E. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, KS.

DepICT Media will be showing us Facebook event musts in order to be shared and featured on the DDD page and website, as well as other great tips on using hashtags, and how to get the most out of your business posts.

A great benefit for DDD members, but if you aren't a member you are welcome to attend in order to get more info. Please RSVP in the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/233135127561439/

 Jason Villanueva, Janelle King, Mary Billings, Trish Hileman

Jason Villanueva, Janelle King, Mary Billings, Trish Hileman


DDD September 2018 Episode: Businesses & Urban Development


Pam Edmondson with Skin Essentials talks re-vamp to carrying local & national "indy" brands, Sarah Bagby with Watermark Books gives us the rundown of September events with various authors, and Todd Zauner talks about Uptown Landing, a new living and dining development near Hillside and Douglas.

Douglas Design District: http://dddwichita.com

Avenue Art Days: http://avenueartdays.com

Uptown Landing: https://weigandomega.com/find-a-property/uptown-landing/

Skin Essentials: https://www.skinessentialswichita.com/

Watermark Books: https://www.watermarkbooks.com/

Avenue Art Days & Launch Party Info Updates


DDD Podcast – Avenue Art Days Launch Party Episode -- totally dedicated to all things Avenue Art Days.

Avenue Art Days Launch Party


When: Tuesday, August 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: Under the Douglas & I-135 underpass

What’s happening?

·     Live music

·     Mural & Artist Reveal

·     Live Mural Sponsor Auction

·     Food

·     Raffles

·     Meet & Greet


iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher or wherever you find your podcasts.

This year, Avenue Art Days is September 21-23, with Sunday the 23rd coinciding with Open Streets ICT from 12pm – 4pm along 4 miles of Douglas Avenue totally closed to traffic and open to pedestrians, cyclists, vendors and more. Artists will paint Friday – Sunday with Sunday being the mural reveal day.

The Avenue Art Days Launch Party is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th from 5:30p – 8:30pm under the I-135 underpass at Douglas Ave. Before we dive into the meat for today, let me give you a couple of important links:

Important links:

AvenueArtDays.com – where you can also sign up to volunteer.





Women's Equality Day - August 25th & 26th 2018


8/25 & 8/26 is Women's Equality Day Wichita: http://bit.ly/equalitydayICT

8/26 - Iron Jawed Angels Screening @ the WSU Rhatigan Student Center 4-7pm.

Select businesses will participate in the support of Dress for Success Wichita by having sales and donating a portion of proceeds. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

More info about Dress For Success Wichita: https://wichita.dressforsuccess.org/

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting the right to vote to women. We're celebrating in Wichita by visiting all of the wonderful female-owned businesses in our community.

 Stacy Ward-Lattin, Hopping Gnome Brewing | Jason Villanueva, Transitions Group  Special thanks to Furniture Options for allowing us to record in their conference room. More about Furniture Options at FurnitureOptions.com

Stacy Ward-Lattin, Hopping Gnome Brewing | Jason Villanueva, Transitions Group

Special thanks to Furniture Options for allowing us to record in their conference room. More about Furniture Options at FurnitureOptions.com


Make ICT, Legacy Bank, LevelUp Wichita & July Happenings

Welcome Steven Suellentrop with Legacy Bank, Jayson Nguyen with Wichita.com & Kim Burton with MakeICT! We talk Legacy Bank's decision to put their 7th location in the DDD, member benefits, July happenings, LevelUp Wichita! and hear all about MakeICT and their super cool maker space on Douglas Ave.

>> Legacy Bank
>> LevelUP Wichita
>> MakeICT

Special thanks to Furniture Options for allowing us to use their conference room for podcasting. Find out more about their services at FurnitureOptions.com.


June 2018 - DDD Event Minute

Event Minute Flash Briefing: June 2018 events happening in the Douglas Design District! All events are taken from the DDD Facebook Page.


Avenue Art Days, June Happenings & 2020 Vision

A little of everything happening in the DDD in Wichita, KS.

Join Jason Villanueva, Renee Duxler and Jordan Walker as they discuss June events in the DDD, Avenue Art Days, DDD volunteers and some 2020 Vision updates!

 Jason Villanueva, Renee Duxler, Jordan Walker

Jason Villanueva, Renee Duxler, Jordan Walker


May 2018 DDD Event Minute


May 2018 events happening in the Douglas Design District! All events are taken from the DDD Facebook Page.

5/7/18 • What to do in the District in May 2018


May brings lots of warmth, entertainment, food and fun in the Douglas Design District. Listen in as we give some insight into the fun things happening in the district in May 2018. Welcome Jordan Walker ( Greteman Group ) to the podcast!

 Jason Villanueva, Jordan Walker

Jason Villanueva, Jordan Walker


4/11/18 • Event update episode: 2nd Saturday artisan market kickoff


This Saturday, April 14th from 10am – 4pm, the Workroom ICT is celebrating their 5 year anniversary in conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Artisan Marke kickoff, sponsored by the Douglas Design District and Legacy Bank. Stay tuned for all the fun details as we hang out with Janelle King, President of the Douglas Design District and owner of the Workroom.

 Renee Duxler, Janelle King, Jason Villanueva

Renee Duxler, Janelle King, Jason Villanueva


4/4/18 • Event update episode: Streetscape Painting - New Dates



Event dates have changed to: 4/13 & 4/20 9-5PM | Meeting at The Workroom at 9am, 150 N. Cleveland Wichita, KS 67214.

Hey Wichita! On account of this Wichita's weather, we will be changing our "DDD Street Motif" production days to Friday April the 13th and the following Friday April the 20th, 9-5pm. These new dates reflect better weather projections and aim to ensure an overall better experience for volunteers.

We will be working together with Traffic Control Services to paint and move large stencils up and down Douglas Ave. from Washington to Hydraulic in the median and parking bump outs. The majority of what volunteers will be doing is moving the 10x12ft stencils (weighing approx. 30 lbs) as a team and oversee material management on site. TCS will be using industrial paint sprayers to paint the stencils but we will likely need to do a little touch up here and there with paint brushes.

Thank you! - Josh Tripoli

 Josh Tripoli, Renee Duxler, Jason Villanueva at Furniture Options in Wichita, Kansas

Josh Tripoli, Renee Duxler, Jason Villanueva at Furniture Options in Wichita, Kansas

3/30/18 • EPISODE 1 : The 2020 Vision


The Douglas Design District (DDD) has enjoyed remarkable growth the last several years thanks to the tireless contributions of many of its members. Volunteer members have successfully raised DDD’s profile city-wide, and will continue to promote the district and to stage events that attract people to DDD. We’re preparing for the long-term growth of the organization and have created a 2020 Vision Plan that includes key projects for growth. Listen in for the details!

 Thank you BCS for allowing us to record in your conference room!

Thank you BCS for allowing us to record in your conference room!

 Left to right: Jason Villanueva, Renee Duxler, Ty Tabing, Paul Gunzelman

Left to right: Jason Villanueva, Renee Duxler, Ty Tabing, Paul Gunzelman


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