Oct. 3, 2014
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
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Oct. 3 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 27 participating Art Walk venues

Join us 6-10 tonight, Oct. 3, for First Friday Art Walk! First Friday in October features 27 participating venues and a variety of special events. So much to do, so much to see! Here are a few highlights:


Arts & Letters celebrates its first anniversary with Unrequited Love: Fifty Shades of Eric Ray, tastings, music and more, while First Friday Art Walk itself celebrates 13 years of Art Walk with the Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition at OTC Fine Art Gallery. Be sure to vote on our People's Choice Award!


The Creamery Arts Center welcomes  the 7th Annual Pure Enjoyment Exhibition and Reception, sponsored by Springfield Regional Arts Council,  Arts Rolla and Brewer Science. 


Springfield Hot Glass Studio presents its annual Pumpkin Party with hourly giveaways of glass pumpkins and pumpkin cookies from AmyCakes.


Art Walk welcomes a new member in October with The U @ Springfield on Park Central East, which presents a Grand Opening Art Walk Reception with six local artists.


Also during the Oct. 3 Art Walk, First Friday is proud to partner with Harmony House to observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 2014 Night of Unity. Supporters will give custom buttons to Art Walk patrons, and together we will light the streets in celebration of the right to live a life free of abuse!


Live music, original art, tastings, live art demonstrations and more await you! Get details and links 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 The Creamery Arts Center, Fresh Gallery and ideaXfactory downtown.

The U @ Springfield, 318 Park Central East, across from The Gillioz, celebrates its Grand Opening Art Walk Reception with Featured Artists Michael Yates, Jacob Gaumer, Stephen Craig, Katelyn Kraemer, Meighan Walsh  and Tyler. (417) 895-8015

BookMarx  presents Featured Artist Kassandra Parker in October, plus a homemade baked goods sale by Local Baker Madyson Willowlily a sidewalk sale of books and a book signing with local authors.

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The Creamery Arts Center presents the 7th annual Pure Enjoyment Exhibition in partnership with Arts Rolla and Brewer Science.




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DB Design Salon & Art Gallery is proud to present A Variety of Art including paintings by Karolyn Farrell and Deborah Sutherland, photography by  Carl James and Nathan Smith and pottery by Duane Bone.


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SRAC quARTerly
DU PAC Gallery

Discovery Center of Springfield invites you to enjoy hands-on art with its ongoing art installation Science Meets Art.




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Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents a fantastic show in October titled Drury | New York | San Francisco | Berlin, curated by Todd Lowery.



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European Cafe by Sweet Couture's show invites you to support For Burkina, a Springfield-based nonprofit whose goal is to design, fund, and build a primary school in Burkina Faso, Africa 

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Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artists Ann Marie Rausch and Jennifer Leeper in October. 



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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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IdeaXFactory presents The Inspiration Tree, facilitated by artist Cameron Thomas. 




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Brick City

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


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MSU Center of International Programs invites you to explore the vast, ancient and fascinating country of China during the October Art Walk. Broaden your horizons! 




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MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Cole Closser: Lost Little Boys and Brave Black Rats with a Visiting Artist Reception during the Oct. 3 Art Walk.

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Obelisk Home

 Nomad, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Art by Mick Whitcomb and Music by Mitchell Austin for First Friday in October.





Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents 
in partnership with the Hamels Foundation





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OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents the First Friday Art Walk 13th Anniversary Art Contest Exhibition. Be sure to vote for your favorite for the People's Choice Award. 

Park Central Branch Library presents The Art of Tattoos from the artists of Kaleidoscope. Bobbi from Kaleidoscope will give an informative presentation on how to plan for getting a tattoo, and patrons will get to make their own temporary tattoos at the end.

Springfield Brewing Company

Qdoba Mexican Grill

presents Featured Artist John Ehlers in October and November. A potter, musician and entrepreneur, this show focuses on John's amazing drawings. 


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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 A Variety of Art in October.    

Springfield Hot Glass Studio Springfield Hot Glass Studio invites you to its annual Pumpkin Party for the October Art Walk. We'll have pumpkin cookies from Amycakes Bakery AND we'll be giving away one of our handmade blown glass pumpkins every hour beginning at 7 p.m. 
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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Art Inspired
Art Inspired presents Works by Featured Artist Robert Staley and The Zeleny Fair in October.

Arts & Letters marks its one-year anniversary with Unrequited Love: Fifty Shades of Eric Ray,  tastings by both Copper Run Distillery and White River Brewing Company, music from  Alexa Kilgore, plus ARTcade: Visual Art Inspired by Video Games
Blue Block Lofts  invites you to come have a cup of Joe, experience great Art by MSU Students.

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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