Aug. 7, 2015
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
In This Issue
Aug. 7 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 18 participating Art Walk venues 

The Aug. 7 First Friday is upon us and it's jam-packed with art and activities. ! Enjoy original local art, artist receptions, live music, tastings, live art demonstrations, history, culture,  and much, much more.


Don't miss the  Art Walk Art Market on South Avenue and exciting events on the Square. Also, be sure to pick up an Art Walk newsletter, with map and show descriptions, plus an entry form for our upcoming 14th Anniversary Art Contest: $500 in cash prizes; deadline Sept. 21!

Springfield Pottery, a fine craft studio,  presents fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday.

Systematic Savings Bank presents Featured Artists Brandon Alms and Marian Chamberlain, plus a Photo Booth for the August Art Walk! 

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. 


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Art Inspired presents Featured Artist Dennis Tawes in an amazing art-and-light experience during the August First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy Dennis' show, Lights Out, Painting On, plus Live Music by Maranda Joe Reynolds and Austin Adkins.
Arts & Letters presents Old Mr. Bones: Personality Disorder and Live Music by Sarah Pearl.  Enjoy the display for Art Walk and for Second Saturday Aug. 15.

presents Featured Artist Kim Hamburg for First Friday and Second Saturday in August. Hamburg is a mixed media artist who creates her pieces using a variety of media including recycled and reclaimed materials; much of it found at thrift stores. She works with vintage fabric, old sewing patterns, photographs, books, maps, and anything else she can find that interests her.  

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The Creamery Arts Center, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents its August exhibition, At Play. The exhibit invites artists to make artwork with an eye toward the bright and spontaneous to say goodbye to summer with a fun, vibrant show. "At Play" will open with a free, public reception 6-9 p.m. during First Friday Art Walk Aug. 7 and will remain on display through Friday, Aug.28.


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European Cafe by Sweet Couture a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles. Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.

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Fresh Gallery is proud to feature Artist and Designer Amos G. Gott in August. Enjoy Gott's drawings and watercolors during First Friday and Second Saturday in August!


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The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents a high-octane exhibit for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday in August: Start Your Engines: A Century of Motor Racing in the Ozarks


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IdeaXFactory will host the Drury Kiln Project 500 Mug Fundraiser,organized by Drury University Professor David Cogorno and Artist and Drury MART participant James Walley. David and James will be doing Live Demo on Ceramics Wheels at ideaXfactory and will be glad to show people how to throw on the wheel. 


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Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Whispers: The Art of Paula Jones.

"I've been trying hard to come up with a name for this show...When I got quiet - this is what I heard...

I kept hearing Whispers.

Paint us like you feel us.


Paint us like you feel us.

I painted. And I slept with the painting. (I know - weird!)

During the night, in my dreams, the message came....

We speak to you in Whispers, so that you will be quiet. 

We give you signs that we are present. 

A hummingbird. A shiny penny.  A cardinal.  A butterfly.  A song.

But, you have to be quiet enough to be aware of them.  You have to be quiet enough to listen.  Which is why we speak in Whispers.  ..."


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 Park Central Branch Library is proud to present its August Art Walk events: "I Knew Not Where I Was," Paintings by Joey Borovicka, and from 7 to 8 p.m. enjoy the original music of Two Wheel Neil.



Qdoba Mexican Grill presents Featured Artist Alan O'Neil in for First Friday and Second Saturday in August and September. Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).


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RSVPaint presents Featured Artist Jessica Mahan plus the RSVPaint Photo Booth in August. 



 Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its ongoing exhibits including Watercolor USA and offers you a FREE ride to and from Art Walk on the SAM shuttle 5:30-9 p.m. Park at the museum, catch a ride to Art Walk, and enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! 


Springfield Brewing Company presents New Art by Featured Artist Sean Tice and Music by Madison Avenue for First Friday Art Walk in August! Note: Springfield Brewing Company is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until Last Call on First Fridays.


Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose is open to the public during First Friday Art Walk! The Calaboose, Springfield's original jail, was built in 1891 and used until the 1940s. The historic display covers a wide variety of fascinating crimes, lawmen and relics of law enforcement past. The Calaboose is located next to the entrance to the College Station Car Park.

European Cafe by Sweet Couture

Hotel Vandivort
Downtown Springfield CID
Systematic Savings Bank
Springfield Art Museum

Springfield Regional Arts Council 


See you downtown!
Clarissa French
Art Walk Communications Director