Art Walk is all over the map, and the calendar, in July

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2 venues open July 4; official Art Walk moved to Friday July 11; new daytime Art Walk event, Second Saturday, debuts on July 12


The July Art Walk is traditionally a smaller, more intimate affair. Summer is in full swing, the university galleries are on summer break, and a few of our members take time off for family and vacations. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some amazing artist shows, demonstrations, music and more! View and Print the July 11 Art Walk Map to plan your custom Art Walk experience. View the July 2014 Art Walk & Second Saturday Newsletter for a summary of our events.


In July, Art Walk bursts to life in three stages, like a fabulous Fourth of July firework! Due to the holiday, most of our venues will be closed on First Friday July 4, however, Fresh Gallery and Springfield Brewing Co. will celebrate Independence Day by welcoming the public with new shows. They and 10 other venues will open their doors on Friday July 11 for our official Art Walk, then, on Saturday July 12, Art Walk introduces a brand new event, Second Saturday.

July 4 Openings

Fresh Gallery features Artists Linda Passeri and Alan O’Neal for its July 4 Opening, while Springfield Brewing Co. presents Featured Artist Arabella Woods.


July 11 Art Walk: Highlights

  • Paintings by Alyce Cox at Blue Block Lofts
  • Left Undone, a show by Kate Baird, at Arts & Letters, plus fashion design contest winner Reyna Lay Designs’ new clothing line and DJ Philip K. Dickey
  • Pieces and Parts: Artwork by Karlei Baker at Bookmarx
  • The final exhibition of the Drawing Marathon at ideaXfactory, featuring Visiting Artist Shane Savage-Rumbaugh
  • Live Music & More at Nomad
  • Featured Artist Diane Mingeat Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Live Artist Demonstrationsat Springfield Hot Glass Studio


July 12 = Second Saturday

Like Art Walk, Second Saturday features art, music, art demonstrations and special events, but in a daytime, Saturday-stroll atmosphere perfect for art lovers of all ages. A separate press release with details on Second Saturday events will go out later this week.

July 2014 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 310 S. Campbell, adjoining Springfield Hot Glass Studio, is Closed for the July 11 Art Walk but will be open for Second Saturday July 12!. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Left Undone, a show by Artist Kate Baird, plus a new line of clothing by Reyna Lay Designs, winner of Arts & Letters’ April fashion competition, along with a wine tasting with Meyer Winery and music by DJ Philip K. Dickey (Somebody Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Dragon Inn 3) and friends. Kate Baird is a visual artist who has worked in arts education for close to a decade. After training as a teaching artist at the Guggenheim Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art and the Kentler International Drawing Space in New York, she returned to her hometown of Springfield, MO, where she has worked with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Springfield Public Schools, the Moxie Cinema and Drury University. In 2010, she helped to found Placeworks, an arts outreach initiative which serves rural schools in southwest Missouri. Kate started as the Museum Educator at the Springfield Art Museum in 2013. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA from the University of Chicago. Designer Reyna Lay’s fashions will  have an entire clothing rack in the Arts & Letters boutique dedicated to her creations! (417) 830-8186


Blue Block Lofts, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 107 (Enter on Pershing) is proud to feature Paitings by Alyce Cox. A native Missourian and an accomplished painter, Alyce gets her inspiration “from all of God’s creations.”   Blue Block invites you to come have a cup of Joe, experience great photography and see our variety of living spaces to lease, such as lofts, condos, apartments, townhomes and houses – all in the downtown and campus area. (417) 864-LOFT (5638)


Bookmarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Pieces and Parts: Artwork by Karlei Baker, who describes her works as “encaustic work, watercolor and found object sculpture.”


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, is Closed for the July Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787) Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays

DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, is Closed for the July Art Walk. (417) 864-4343

Drury Pool Art Center Gallery,  940 N. Clay St., is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 873-7263 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M, T, W, F; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Featured Artists Linda Passeri and Alan O’Neal. Linda Passeri is one of Fresh Gallery’s three-dimensional artists.  Her works are hand formed and carved ceramic sculptures.  She is best known for her Steampunk Creatures, such as cats and birds.  She adds metal, glass and found objects to her pieces to add character and personality.  … She also enjoys testing the limits of what she can do with clay and working straight out of her imagination, taking the piece from her mind to her hands.Alan O’Neal is a retired engineer.  He started photography before he can remember, and some of the works offered for sale were taken nearly 25 years ago.  O’Neal grew up in the country, still lives in the country, and has a fondness for nature.  All of these things have an influence on the type of pictures he takes. In 2004, O’Neal started doing Digital Art.  His process is taking a photograph and creating an alternate image out of it. “My computer and mouse are my pallet and paintbrush,” he says. (417) 862-9300 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk


The History Museum on the Square, 155 Park Central Square, is Closed for the July 11 Art Walk but will be open for Second Saturday July 12!. (417) 832-1200


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, presents the closing reception for Drawing Marathon at the ideaXfactory, which began June 16 with Visiting Artist Shane Savage-Rumbaugh. Don’t miss the Community Drawing Marathon July 5 & 6 ahead of the final exhibition during the July 11 Art Walk. Visiting artist Shane Savage-Rumbaugh brings to the ideaXfactory his years of studio practice in drawing the human figure, creating large scale drawings on paper based on Springfield residents.  The interior gallery has become a giant drawing surface with walls and floors lined with paper. The public is invited to become a part of the drawing process. Savage-Rumbaugh will also coordinate the Community Drawing Marathon event on Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 6, 1-5 p.m. at the ideaXfactory. During the July 11 Art Walk, visit the ideaXfactory to see the culmination of weeks of drawing on-site by Savage-Rumbaugh and the Springfield community. At the end of the evening, the community drawing installation will be disassembled and sections will be available for participants to take home on a first-come basis.
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 829-5092 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat, closed Sunday and University holidays
MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 836-3733
MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 836-6999 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays
Nomad, 318 W. Walnut next to Flame, a proud Art Walk sponsor, features Live Music & More for the July 11 Art Walk. (417) 559-9695


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, is Closed for the July Art Walk.  (417) 616-6488

OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz, 325 Park Central East, Third Floor, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 447-8975 and Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Th; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. F; and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on First Friday


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, is Closed for the July Art Walk but will be open for Second Saturday July 12!. (417) 831-1342 Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat Closed Sunday.


Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Diane Minge for the July 11 Art Walk. (417) 866-1399


RSVPaint, 440 S. Campbell Ave., is Closed for the July Art Walk. (417) 413-4331.


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Arabella Woods in July with an exciting new exhibition of Mosaic Art. (417) 832-8277


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to experience the ancient art of glassblowing July 11. 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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is Closed for the July Art Walk. For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit

Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. (417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans, Transformation serves as Springfield’s connection to the fine art movement within the tattoo genre and is dedicated to the furtherance of other classical art mediums. (417) 869-2338 Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat


University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, features Artists Dan Morris, Rebecca Burrell, Angel Brame and Sarah Hurlburt Frana in University Plaza’s fabulous atrium gallery. (417) 864-7333


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