Sept. 5, 2014
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
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Sept. 5 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 27 participating Art Walk venues

Join us 6-10 p.m. Sept. 5 for First Friday Art Walk! The September event features 27 participating venues, including new additions Discovery Center of Springfield and European Cafe by Sweet Couture. We also welcome our five university-sponsored galleries back to the Walk after summer break.


Live music, original art, tastings, live art demonstrations and more await you!


Get show information, links and more below.

Get on the Bus!
Springfield Art Museum and First Friday Art Walk are proud to present the SAM Art Walk Express! Visit the Springfield Art Museum -- open late to welcome Art Walk patrons -- leave your car there and catch the SAM shuttle to downtown to get your Walk on. It's an awesome art double feature! Shuttle stops at Fresh Gallery and ideaXfactory downtown.

SRAC quARTerly
Discovery Center of Springfield joins First Friday Art Walk Sept. 5 to explore the Art Installation Theme Science Meets Art. Get hands on with OTC fine art students and recyclable art!

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European Cafe by Sweet Couture will make your mouth water in its Art Walk debut with art by Featured Artist John Fitzgibbon and their fabulous pastry creations. 

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Blue Block Lofts  invites you to come have a cup of Joe, experience great art and see our variety of living spaces to lease, such as lofts, condos, apartments, townhomes and houses - all in the downtown and campus area. 

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DB Design
BookMarx  presents Featured Artist Bill Shultz. "I am interested in the spontaneous correctness of nature. In Buddhist thought this might be referred to as tathatā, or 'suchness,' an appreciation for what is at any given moment ..."

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The Creamery Arts Center presents Caught My Eye, the third annual member invitational exhibit for the Sept. 5 Art Walk, featuring Brian Boulware, Brian Condon, Doug Erb, Crystal Moody, Kevin Dwight Richardson and Pam RuBert


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DB Design Salon & Art Gallery is proud to present A Variety of Art including works by Karolyn Farrell, Debbie Sutherland and more.





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Fresh Gallery


Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents Random Access: Burlesque, Boxing and Other Bits by local photographer Steven Spencer.  Be warned: some material may not be suitable for all audiences.  


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Fresh Gallery presents its Five Year Anniversary Celebration in September. Get the backstory to one of Art Walk's most popular destinations, currently home to 21 regional talents.




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The History Museum at the Historic Fox Theatre  presents The Show Must Go On: Springfield Theaters and Entertainment Venues.  




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Brick City

IdeaXFactory, presents Outside of Action; Back & Forth Between Simplicity of Structure and Anxiety of Performance, an installation by Jessica Frelund that incorporates performance, sculpture,  video, photography and drawings.


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MSU Brick City Gallery presents two shows: In the East Gallery is Haejung Lee: Interpersonal Relationship Part 2, a ceramic installation, and in the West Gallery is Jeff Johnston: Cairns, a Personal Journey, featuring ceramic sculpture.  


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MSU Center of International Programs opens its doors to Art Walk with a display on the country of Saudi Arabia. Broaden your horizons! 






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MSU Student Exhibition Center presents the MSU Department of Art + Design Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting Students' Biennial Exhibition. Experience Sculpture, Installation, Drawing, and Painting work by current MSU Art + Design Students.

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 Nomad, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Live Music for the Sept. 5 Art Walk. 

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents T.D. Scott: After A Storm. "After a storm, it's peaceful again ... A 2014 spring tornado struck my small town. Many homes and businesses were destroyed. I was more fortunate ...


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OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents Mike Meyers: Beginning Again featuring more than 60 paintings, each approximately 6 inches square, plus Paintings and Drawings from Summer 2014 Classes in the Gillioz Lobby

Park Central Branch Library debuts a show of photographs titled WELCOME TO GRAPEOGRAPHY: Photographs From my Life in a Missouri Vineyard by Joyce McMurtry. The artist will talk about her life in a vineyard and her photography at 6 p.m. 

Springfield Brewing Company

Qdoba Mexican Grill

presents Featured Artist Clarissa French, whose photos and photo manipulations are "weird, whimsical and all about capturing certain qualities of light."


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RSVPaint presents Featured Artist Janelle Patterson. Janelle's latest painting series juxtaposes high-contrast architecture over bold, expressive backgrounds.

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Springfield Brewing Company presents Featured Artist Arabella Woods in September.    

Springfield Pottery

Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose invites you to experience Springfield's fascinating law-and-order history. Admission is FREE during First Friday Art Walk.   

Springfield Pottery, a fine craft studio,  presents fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists.

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans.




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University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center features a quartet of local talents with A V ariety of Art in September.

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Art Inspired presents Diverse Fragments, an exhibit of artwork by local artist Gordon Lindsey, plus Caricaturist Bill Baunach and  Works by Alex Gonzales

Arts & Letters presents Nick Tarr: Art for Art's Sake from 7 to 10 p.m. with Piney River Brewery in house with a craft beer tasting and a musical performance by Sabrina Deets.
Springfield Art Museum

Discovery Center of Springfield 


LaborMax Staffing


It's all downtown
Wil Fischer
Bistro Market by
Price Cutter 

Wil Fischer 

See you downtown!
Clarissa French
Art Walk Communications Director

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