Clayton Wealth Partners Sponsors NOTO’s New Avant Garde Underground Art Studio

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TOPEKA, Kansas—November 8, 2023—Clayton Wealth Partners is proud to announce its role as the primary sponsor for the North Topeka Arts District’s new Avant Garde Underground art studio for the next five years.

Three CWP team members—Clint Patty, J.D., Managing Partner; Barbara Duncan, CFP®, Partner and Senior Wealth Advisor; and JD Kaad, CIMA®, Director of Trading and Technology—attended the November 2 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new art studio. The event marked the opening of a vibrant venue that provides a much-needed platform for artists throughout Northeast Kansas to gather, collaborate, and express their creativity.

Avant Garde Underground, located in the heart of NOTO, represents an important development in the arts community. NOTO itself is an arts and cultural district committed to transforming the North Topeka area into a thriving hub of artistic expression, local business, and community engagement.

Patty said the sponsorship represents the Registered Investment Advisor’s support for the arts and their role in enriching community life.

“For much of the past two decades, Clayton Wealth Partners has been committed to helping grow Topeka’s entire entertainment corridor,” he said. “Even though our office is downtown, we recognize that the corridor extends across our river into NOTO’s amazing arts district and beyond.”

Duncan added: “We are humbled to be able to play a small part in helping artists find space to create and present within our community. It lifts all our quality of life.”

Avant Garde Underground is set to be a cultural incubator where creativity and collaboration can flourish. With CWP’s sponsorship, the studio will support local artists and provide a venue for established and emerging talent to showcase their work. This initiative is part of a broader vision to foster an arts scene that attracts visitors, residents, and businesses to the area.

CWP’s commitment to NOTO’s Avant Garde Underground is a natural extension of its philosophy of investing in the community. The firm’s support for the arts and culture sector reflects its understanding that a thriving artistic community is integral to the economic and social health of the region.

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About Clayton Wealth Partners

Clayton Wealth Partners is one of the oldest fee-only financial planning and investment management firms in northeast Kansas. With offices in Topeka and Lawrence, it provides fiduciary advice to help individuals and families manage their wealth throughout all stages of life, as well as to institutions such as endowments, foundations, and for-profit organizations. Visit the firm’s website at

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.