Oct. 2, 2015
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
In This Issue
Oct. 2 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 25 participating Art Walk venues 
Fall is here and we are celebrating with an outstanding October Art Walk! Break out a sweater, indulge in warming beverages, and enjoy original art, live demonstrations, hands-on activities, live music and much more in 25 participating Art Walk venues, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 2. And don't forget the Art Museum-Art Walk Shuttle, 5:30-9 p.m. 

Be sure to stop by OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz for the 14th Anniversary Art Walk Art Contest Exhibition where YOU will determine the winner of our People's Choice Award. This is an amazing show that never disappoints!

Want to make an early night of it? Want to keep the party going after hours? We've got you covered either way. Check our Art Walk map, online and in the center of our print newsletter, for Early Bird and Night Owl locations with receptions starting as early as 5 p.m. or open as late as 1 a.m.
The eFactory, 405 N. Jefferson, joins Art Walk in October for a special event. The eFactory welcomes a New Art Exhibit featuring Kat Allie, Jeff Broekhoven, Stephanie Cramer, Doug Erb, Meganne Rosen O'Neal and Bruce Stidham with a First Friday Art Walk reception 5-7 p.m. Also, Originate, the coworking space inside The eFactory, will host a grand opening for its new expansion. A special announcement will also be made regarding The eFactory's seed capital fund and new accelerator program.  Note: The eFactory is an Early Bird Art Walk location; its reception starts at 5.    

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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 recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month by featuring the drawings of an artist known as "B."  Please be advised: This exhibit features adult themes.  Also, enjoy paintings by Artist Ryan Knight.
Arts & Letters presents Love/Death/Magic: The Art of Megan Frauenhoffer in October.

presents Featured Artist Tom Hembree in October. From the Artist: "I use collage as a way of covering up the theft of an image. By censoring or altering those images I can simultaneously block and heighten their importance, and affect their ability to continue to function as a means of communication. It is from that contradiction that all of the work is made. ...."

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The Creamery Arts Center, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, is proud to host the annual Pure Enjoyment exhibition. Presented by Brewer Science, in cooperation with the SRAC and Arts Rolla, Pure Enjoyment, is a juried exhibit featuring 124 works of original art from 68 artists from 36 different cities. Plus enjoy Live Music by Jin J. X and Opera by Andrew Curtis during the reception 5- 8 p.m. Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location; its reception starts at 5.

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Drury Pool Art Center Gallery presents Gregory L. Booker's Quiet Places. From the Artist: "I call this body of work Small Towns: A simple title for a complex societal structure filled with folks who prefer simplicity.  As one who's spent the majority of his life living in cities, I wanted to explore these places where highways and, in some cases, time have bypassed entire communities.  I expected to find quiet localities, living entities known unto themselves, but dead to the rest of the country.  I found that, but I also found more ..."     

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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 presents October Featured Artist Leon Van Weelden, plus its 1st Annual Photography as Art Competition for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday in October! 

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, presents its newest exhibition: Victorian Springfield - An Era of Elegance and Growth. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). 

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IdeaXFactory presents Echoes of Humanity - a series of five contemporary clay installations by MSU graduates Sumi Casey, Issac Johnson, Tawn Dickison, John Gueltzau and Katie McCormack exploring themes of anonymous secrets, taboos, distant cultures, soldier and civilian losses, and a garden of reflection. Also, don't miss the Clay Sculpture Wall, where visitors can add their own expressions in clay.

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MSU Brick City Gallery presents two shows in October. Enjoy the closing reception for Jim McCord: Ozarks Impressions plus Matthew Zupnick: The Big One ... or: Small Works, which continues in October. Jim McCord (1940 - 2011) was a local artist with long roots in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks. He was a graduate of Central High School and  His family included the founder and  first doctor of Galena, Mo.; the original guides on the James River (McCord Bend was one of the family farms); and the Library of Congress recognized singer and storyteller May Kennedy McCord, who was his grandmother. 

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MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Away From Home: Anne Wedler. From the Artist: "Alaska has many rugged environments where people get to be pioneers and live embedded in the landscape far away from urban/suburban communities. While roughing it, modern Alaskans also enjoy a contemporary lifestyle with conveniences of high tech gear, access to food grown in a different climate and easy communication. Remote communities around Alaska are littered with the attempts to maintain this modern lifestyle. ..."


MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, presents A Show To Be Announced for the October Art Walk

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Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Balance: The Art of Kat Allie. "Journeying through life, I am seeking a greater understanding of the human condition and experience by responding through the creation of my art. The power to create, express and empathize is what makes us human. In this exhibit, "Balance", the study of ancient symbols and cultural systems for balance and order have shaped my art while I respond to my presence in this world; within this moment.

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 OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, presents The First Friday Art Walk 14th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibition. Cash prizes totaling $500 will be awarded, including the $100 People's Choice Award, selected by visitors to the exhibit during the Oct. 2 First Friday Art Walk. Also, enjoy live performances from OTC Fine Arts students and a ceramics sale. 

 Park Central Branch Library is proud to present Creative Art and Design by Rick Byrd, plus enjoy Live Music by Aaron and Allan 12-bar Jazzy Blues from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Qdoba Mexican Grill presents An Artist to Be Announced in for First Friday and Second Saturday in  October. Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).

RSVPaint presents Artwork by the Queen City Drink and Draw Social Club. Founded in late 2013 by Ryan Wheaton at Ziggie's, the club meets monthly to socialize while working on current projects. From illustrators to painters, there will be a variety of work on display 
 Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its ongoing exhibits 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! Note: The Springfield Art Museum  is an Early Bird Art Walk location, open at 5 p.m.
Springfield Brewing Company invites  you to enjoy First Friday Art Walk in October with Featured Artist Steven Spencer.  Steven Spencer is a very talented and well-traveled gypsy photographer who's taken photos everywhere from Springfield to Cuba and plans to take on a massive challenge for the sake of art in 2016. Come enjoy our city and cities from around the world through his fantastic collection of work and help him make another journey a possibility. Live Music by Madison AvenueNote: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: entertainment begins early at 5 p.m.; also open late until Last Call on First Fridays.

Springfield Hot Glass Studio
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy its Pumpkin Party in October. See Springfield's glass masters craft gorgeous seasonal pumpkins and enjoy special treats. Springfield Hot Glass Studio is aworking hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work, Springfield Hot Glass offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and 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.

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 A Celebration of City Scapes: Abstract and Expression, unique works by Alicia Farris. This exclusive show will only be on display only through Monday, Oct. 5! 

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