Kick off  the Labor Day Weekend with Art Walk Sept. 2
First Friday Art Walk invites you to kick off your Labor Day Weekend with original artwork, live music, fine craft, artist receptions and more in 26 participating locations. Don't forget: Springfield Art Museum stays open LATE for Art Walk and offers a free shuttle from the museum to downtown 6-9 p.m.!
The History Museum on The Square

        The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, presents From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women's Artistry in the Ozarks. This exciting new display features local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s. Also in September, enjoy Along the Mother Road through Springfield in the theater. 
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Hotel Vandivort

        Hotel Vandivort, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art.including paintings, photography, sculpture, blown glass and mixed media.


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ideaXfactory
         
     IdeaXfactorypresents Featured Artist Deidre Argyle's immersive art installation It Is What It Was, plus U-n-I Arts & Music Festival on the outdoor stage.
It Is What It Was combines sculptural objects, sound and video to create an environment that visitors can walk through. Video scenes of Ozark streams and rivers and other natural environments flicker across a complex surface of fabric cubes, sewn and hung by the artist from the ceiling of the ideaXfactory. 
U-n-I Arts & Music Festival features four bands playing jazz, funk, soul and indie rock music. Hosted by Jaron Myers and DJ Vinicius, the four bands are: Jonathan Joseph & The Soul Society, Lonesome House, Briar McKay, and Shaun Munday. 

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Mane Salon & Social House

Mane Salon and Social House, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Featured Artist Amanda Falk. Amanda is 24, married, and lives in Springfield. She does many forms of art including acrylic, oil, spray paint and drawing, and she enjoys steampunk. She will have write ups on all the pieces on display and Amanda will be at Mane Salon from 6-9 p.m. to speak with Art Walkers. 

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MSU Brick City Gallery

MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents Stewart Nachmias: Pulp IconsAmusement parks, musicians, puppetry, and personal mandalas are the themes of New York City-based Stewart Nachmias's cast paper prints, created from deeply carved wood blocks and inked directly to act as molds for hand-dyed paper pulp. Fraught with humor, the resulting low-relief prints share the excitement, danger, and whimsy of urban life and performance.

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MSU Student Exhibition Center

MSU Student Exhibition Center presents Forty Years: Gitte Kath Posters Thanks to the Jesse Kuhn Visiting Artist Fund, the Department of Art & the Design and Department of Theater & Dance is hosting Gitte Kath, internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist from Denmark. Enjoy the Art Walk reception at the SEC, plus hear Gitte Kath speak at 5:30 p.m. at Brick City One, Room 312! 
 

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Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building marks the return of one of the Walk's favorite artists with Imagined: The Art of Daniel Flodin.




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OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz welcomes Alison Simmons: Traffic Jam. Alison, winner of the People's Choice Award in the 2015 Art Walk Anniversary Art Contest and Exhibition, returns to OTC Fine Art with a solo show opening Sept. 2. Be advised: the deadline for the 2016 Art Contest is Sept. 30!
From the Artist: "For as long as I can remember, cars have fascinated me.  I think it ties into my love of glistening things.  There is an animal in Colorado, where I grew up, called the Pack Rat. This creature will take shiny things that are not put away, but always replace the item with something of lesser value, like a stick or a leaf.  When a Pack Rat's nest is found, it is full of all sorts of beautiful things. Traffic Jam is my nest. Welcome."

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Park Central Branch Library

        Park Central Branch Library
 invites you to the opening of a new exhibit: Art by Members of Arc of the Ozarks. At 6 p.m., Marah Baldwin, human resources recruiter for Arc of the Ozarks, will talk about the organization and the featured artists
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Qdoba Mexican Grill

     Qdoba Mexican Grill presents 
Featured Artist Meike Aton in September.
     From the Artist: "It is my intention to create enjoyable art. I want the viewer to feel drawn into my work through its color, subject matter or simply by arousing curiosity that asks to be satisfied. The process of creating a painting gives me great joy."

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Springfield Art Museum

        Springfield Art Museum, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open late for Art Walk and offers a FREE shuttle ride from the Museum to the Walk. Enjoy Watercolor USA 2016, then catch the SAM shuttle 6-9 p.m.! Park at the museum, catch a ride to Art Walk, and enjoy the best that creative Springfield has to offer! 


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Springfield Brewing Company

        Springfield Brewing Company 
presents Featured Artist Sal Ceniceros.  
     From the Artist: "I was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and attended college at San Diego State University where I received a BFA in printmaking and photography. After several years of making art and teaching, I attended medical school and I am currently a neuropsychiatrist at OCH. During this time, I have continued to make art and have shows in several Chicago area galleries and locally. I have also had several pieces purchased by San Diego State and Southwestern College in California. My current body of work uses analog film and hand-crafted prints utilizing methods form the 1850s."

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Springfield Hot Glass Studio

        Springfield Hot Glass Studio reveals it's latest Pumpkin Designs for Fall during the Sept. 2 Art Walk. A working 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. Be sure to visit them for Second Saturday, Sept. 10!

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Calaboose
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose

      Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, 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. 

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Springfield Pottery

      Springfield Pottery is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that not only produces a range of amazing ceramics, but also features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to First Friday and Second Saturday in September! 


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Transformation Gallery & Tattoo

        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 Featured Artist Carrie Miller for September.  
     From the Artist: "My style is more about freedom of expression than beauty; that's why most of the faces may not be considered attractive by most people and the backgrounds are patterned. Inspiration comes from nature and how I feel at the time that I start an image. Drawing is spiritual to me personally. You could call it yoga/meditation. It makes me happy and I want to share my happiness."  

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Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters

Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters presents Gallery Artist Dane Jones with Weird and Winsome Wonders of the Wide Wide World and Featured Store Artist Kendle Durden in September.


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BookMarx

    BookMarx presents Featured Artist Arrow Rene and her show, O Lungo Drom.
From the Artist: "This body of work explores a journey of being thrust into the bowels of growth and reflection metaphysically and literally.
Experimenting with plants, reclaimed wood and often forgotten objects."

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Bruno's

        Bruno's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, 
home of the most authentic pizza this side of Italy, presents The Art of Interior Design & Architecture featuring the 417 Magazine Interior Design Awards presentations.  This exhibit includes the winning designer's architectural drawings, color palettes, renderings and photography of interior design projects. Sicis Mosaic Art from Italy continues to be featured in the dining area of the Wine Bar. 

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The Creamery Exhibition Hall
The Creamery Arts Center

        
The Creamery Arts Center,
home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, presents Through the Looking Glass. The exhibition at The Creamery Arts Center will open during First Friday Art Walk Sept. 2 and remain on display through the month of September. Lewis Carroll's classic literary works Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There have continued to delight children and adults alike through the years. See how local artists interpret Carroll's world!
 
DU PAC Gallery
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery

        
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery 
returns to the Walk in September with Mid-Century to New Millennium Prints:  A Print Collection with an opening reception beginning at 4 p.m. Note: Drury Pool Art Center Gallery is now an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 4 and ends at 7 p.m.
 
Encore Gallery

        Encore Gallery invites you to enjoy the wood, stone and iron artisanal pieces created by James Faulkner from salvaged materials, architectural remnants and more. 

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Equality Healthcare

Equality Healthcare is proud to announce new pieces by Artists Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott  and the addition of Artist Marty Goodnight to its walls. 
Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 5 p.m.

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European Cafe

European Café by Sweet Couture, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy  its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles.

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Fresh Gallery

     Fresh Gallery
presents Featured Artist Karla Breeding Trammell and her month-long exhibit, Beauty Often Missed. A multitalented, award-winning artist, Karla Breeding Trammell's works range from two-dimensional paintings and drawings to jewelry design.  Her paintings are mesmerizing and exquisitely detailed.  She enjoys painting and drawing in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, oil and acrylic, specializing in nature, wildlife, portraits, landscapes and architectural renderings. Note: Be sure to stop in for Second Saturday on Sept. 10 as well as Karla holds a special reception for her new works 2-4 p.m.   

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