Enjoy free family movies, origami, live art & discounts during Center City Saturday Sept. 18

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The Galleries of First Friday Art Walk invite you to the Downtown Arts District Sept. 18 to enjoy Center City Saturday, a day of fun, free, family-friendly activities for all.

FREE MOVIES. Visit Hollywood Theaters, 415 W. College, for a FREE showing of the family-friendly hit, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs in 3D, at 10 a.m. only, or drop by the Park Central Branch Library on the Square for a Marathon of Family-Friendly Films all day on the main stage. (417) 831-1342 http://parkcentrallibrary.blogspot.com Open 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th; 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. F-Sat

LIVE ART DEMONSTRATIONS AT SPRINGFIELD HOT GLASS. Visit First Friday Art Walk member Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., for Live Glass Art Demonstrations. Don’t miss Springfield Hot Glass’s signature Glass Pumpkins in honor of fall. 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.(417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat

MEET ORIGAMI ARTIST STEPHANIE STEVENS AND ENTER A DRAWING FOR HER WORK AT GOOD GIRL ART.  Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, will feature designer and artist Stephanie Stevens working on one of her incredible origami chandeliers.  There will also be a drawing to win one of these unique pieces of work from 1-3 p.m. (417) 865-7055 www.goodgirlartgallery.com Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. T-F; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat

INSTANT DISCOUNT AT GLOBAL FAYRE. Visit Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, home to a variety of sustainably produced, fair trade items, and get an Instant $10 Rebate when you spend $40 or more OR get 25% off any one item (up to $100). Offer valid throughout the day on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy Global Fayre’s delightful wares, including traditionally made jewelry and objet d’art, delicious coffees and chocolates, plus clothing, games, decor, accessories and more gathered from around the world. (417) 873-9792 www.globalfayre.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-W, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Th-Sat, 1-5 p.m. Sun or by appointment

ENJOY YOUR OWN MINI ART WALK. The exhibits of fantastic local art that debut on First Friday stay up all month for your enjoyment! Pick up a copy of the FREE Gallery Guide Brochure to enjoy your own self-guided Mini Art Walk. Experience original painting, blown glass, pottery, stained glass, sculpture, photography and much more. You will be amazed, inspired and uplifted by the amazing talent on display in the heart of Springfield.

VISIT CIDER DAYS ON HISTORIC WALNUT STREET. While you’re in the Center City area, head east to enjoy one of the area’s largest fall arts and crafts festivals!  The 13th Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street, presented by Great Southern, will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18 and 19. There is a $4 admission charge, but kids 10 and under get in free! Experience the work of regional artists and crafters, including artists from Art Walk member galleries, plus three performance stages, a free children’s area with inflatables, and delicious apple cider.

Center City Saturday is a collaborative downtown happening presented the third Saturday of each month by members of First Friday Art Walk and the Downtown Springfield Association.

Designed as a casual, family-friendly daytime event, Center City Saturday strives to introduce visitors of all ages to the art, culture, entertainment, fashion, food and fun of the Downtown Arts District.

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