2nd Saturday July 11 includes first-ever Chalk Walk

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We have something special planned for Second Saturday in July! Art Walk will present its first-ever Chalk Walk on July 11, from noon-5 p.m.

Enjoy July art exhibits in 14 participating venues, plus amazing sidewalk chalk art by local artists in and hands-on activities for all ages. Featured Chalk Artists include Ryan Wheaton, Gary Bedell, Eric Vaughn, Jesse Stone and Leah Culbertson-Faegre, Visitors are encouraged to share their Chalk Walk experiences with the hashtag #chalkwalksgf. For more details and to plan your custom 2nd Saturday experience, View and Print the July 2015 2nd Saturday Map


Chalk Walk locations

Arts & Letters: Enjoy sidewalk chalk art by Artist Ryan Wheaton and/or create your own, and enjoy Arts & Letters’ current exhibition, A Show of Hands: New Paintings from Christie Snelson

Fresh Gallery: The artists of Fresh Gallery invite you to enjoy hands-on chalk art at their location, as well as art by Fresh Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri, plus Guest Artist Nancy Dornan

IdeaXFactory: Springfield’s public art hub, IdeaXFactory will have Chalk Art by Leah Culbertson-Faegre, plus a mixed media art experience: chalk art and mosaics with Artist Christine Schilling

Park Central Branch Library: Visit the library on the square for Sidewalk Chalk Art plus Pen and Ink Drawings by Eric Ray and a hands-on craft session on Natural Soap Making for age 13 and up.


Other 2nd Saturday Highlights for July 11


Featured Artist Carrie Workman at Art Inspired

Featured Artist Will Knauer at BookMarx

Start Your Engines: A Century of Motor Racing in the Ozarks at The History Museum on the Square

Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art at Springfield Hot Glass Studio


July 2015 Second Saturday Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Carrie Workman in July. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents  A Show of Hands: New Paintings from Christie Nelson, Chalk Walk Art by Ryan Wheaton, plus a new line of fashions by award-winning designer LaWanda Rose.

Christie Snelson on A Show of Hands:  “I’ve chosen to create A Show of Hands to face a technical challenge as hands have always been a point of struggle particularly in paint. Hands are also interesting to me in concept; they can carry many meanings. Hands create, they touch, they communicate, they work. And they are unique. They’re portraits in their own way. This series of ‘portraits’ is a sample of those in the Springfield, MO community.”

LaWanda Rose Darden, a native of St. Louis who studies fashion merchandising and design at Missouri State University, did a summer internship with Zac Posen in New York City and locally has been honored with the MSU Fashion Department’s Best Designer Award, as well as the Arts & Letters Award in the MSU Legacy 2015 Fashion Show. Eventually, Darden says, she wants to “become an entrepreneur and own my own apparel business. My designs are unique, eclectic, and fashion forward. I want my designs to empower both men and women with the elegance and confidence that they deserve.” (417) 830-8186 www.artsandlettersspringfield.com


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents July Featured Artist Will Knauer. “One time I didn’t want to use my phone so I buried it under hot candle wax.  Then I realized how neat wax was and started making art with it.  Gradually I segued into acrylic and more recently oil.  Then I did these paintings.  Hope you like them!” – Will Knauer

Regarding his show at Bookmarx: “These paintings predominantly feature locations and moments I witnessed in Japan over the past few years.  They seemed too beautiful to keep to myself and I thought an art show would be a great way to share them with everyone.  I have also included some older paintings that arose from my imagination as well as a few locations from home.” www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks


European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles. www.417EuropeanCafe.com (417) 942-5055 Open 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. F & Sat


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents a trio of artists in July! Enjoy the work of Fresh Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri, plus Guest Artist Nancy Dornan, as well as Chalk Walk Activities on Second Saturday.

Marian Chamberlain:  Originally from the Springfield and Bolivar, Missouri areas, Chamberlain’s work has been influenced by a strong personal drive, an art and art history based education, and her experiences as an educator.  She works in printmaking, pastels, graphite, watercolor and a variety of other media.  Printmaking has been a recent passion for her, as it allows her to combine drawing and an involved artistic and technical process.

Linda Passeri:  A commercial artist since 1977, Passeri began sculpting in clay in 2009. 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 evoke character and personality.  Passeri 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.  Look closely at her work and a smile will be found in most.

Nancy Dornan: Nancy began painting six years ago.  In taking a variety of classes and workshops, she explored a variety of mediums and styles.  She says attending a workshop where she was encouraged to paint on large canvases with abandon early in her art career was freeing, and the result is her stunning paintings. Each piece has a balance of color and texture that is enthralling. “I love to explore color and texture in a variety of subjects … from foods to travel experiences to light shimmering on water or light reflecting on a city scene.  Bold colors and bold textures contrasting with subtle smooth paint passages appeal to me,” she says. www.freshgallery.org (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 at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, welcomes you to Start Your Engines: A Century of Motor Racing in the Ozarks for First Friday and Second Saturday in July. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday) (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, celebrates Second Saturday Chalk Walk with hands-on chalk art activities at ideaXfactory noon.-5 p.m July 11 with our first ever Second Saturday Chalk Walk. http://ideaxfactory.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy its display of Pen and Ink Drawings by Eric Ray and Sidewalk Chalk Art on Second Saturday. Also, get hands-on with Natural Soap Making 2-3:30 p.m. for age 12 and older. Experienced soap maker Gina Taylor will demonstrate how to make soap using herbs, essential oils and other premium ingredients. Participants will leave the program with helpful instructions on how to make natural soaps at home. After hours on Second Saturday, enjoy Weekend Walk-In Theater, 6:30-8:30 p.m. for age 13 and up with “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and free popcorn.


Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Cynde White in July. (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Second Saturday. Don’t miss Watercolor USA, now on display.  (417) 837-5700


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Sean Tice in July!


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art during Second Saturday 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 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


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 www.springfieldpottery.com 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 www.transformationgallery.com Open 1-9 p.m. T-Sat





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