A growing Midwestern city that truly represents the spirit and hospitality of America's Heartland, Wichita was recently described in the Boston Globe’s Sunday Travel Section as “on-the-cusp America, a place where old ways and new styles are beginning to blend, where empty downtowns are being revived, museums founded, and unexpected treasures lie waiting in antiques stores...”
Located in the South Central portion of the state, Wichita is known as the "Air Capital of the World” and is the largest city in Kansas in terms of both land area and population, with an estimated populace of more than half a million people in the greater metropolitan area. Cultural attractions abound, and many are Tallgrass partners, including Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, Exploration Place, the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita State University's Ulrich Museum of Art, Music Theater of Wichita, Old Cowtown Museum and much more.
Known as a breeding ground of entrepreneurs, Wichita is also home to a large art and music community, a growing filmmaking community and generous patrons of the arts. These charming elements combine to make Tallgrass audiences a hallmark of the festival. Audiences are sophisticated movie-goers of all ages and backgrounds, hungry for quality independent film. Attendees are receptive, opinionated and genuine. Screening a film at Tallgrass is a catalyst for generating awareness and buzz in the epicenter of the country that radiates throughout the region.
For more information, Tallgrass encourages travelers to visit Go Wichita (515 S. Main), or Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, proud sponsors of the Tallgrass Fim Festival.