2nd Saturday features 15 venues April 9

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Second Saturday, Art Walk’s laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll event, invites you to enjoy original art in 15 locations noon-5 p.m. Saturday April 9. View and Print the April 9 2nd Saturday Map  to plan your custom Second Saturday experience!


Enjoy the wide array of art exhibits that debuted on April 1 in a relaxed, daytime event designed with families and seniors in mind.


Shop downtown’s fabulous collection of original small businesses, dine in its unique restaurants, and explore extraordinary art, fine craft, local history and working artist studios at Art Walk member galleries.



April 2nd Saturday Highlights

  • Art Inspired presents Artwork from Hillcrest, Willard, Parkview, Bailey and Glendale
  • BookMarx presents Featured Artist Ryan Burton: Graphic Expression
  • Fresh Gallery presents the 2016 Open Juried Show Competition
  • The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents ON THE SQUARE – Two Hundred Years at the Center of Everything. Regular admission applies for Second Saturday
  • Hotel Vandivort offers An Array of Outstanding Art, including Photography by Julie Blackmon
  • MSU Brick City Gallery welcomes Perspective: the 2nd Annual K- 12 International Baccalaureate Art Show, and continues its traveling Smithsonian exhibit Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.
  • MSU Student Exhibition Center  presents The Foundations Exhibition
  • Obelisk Home presents A Fire That Takes No Wood: The Art of Jane Troup
  • Park Central Branch Librarypresents Horse and Western Art by Jennifer Leeper
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill presents Featured Artist Rebekah Polly
  • Springfield Hot Glass Studio presents Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art
  • Springfield Pottery presents Sharon Harper: Head and Heartland, plus fine craft by 45 different artists.






April 2016 Second Saturday Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Teen Talents: Artwork from Hillcrest, Willard, Parkview, Bailey and Glendale High Schools for First Friday and Second Saturday in April.  (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Ryan Burton: Graphic Expression. From the Artist: Ryan Burton lives and works in Springfield, Missouri. He has been painting for many years and has had several shows in the area. Artist, photographer, computer designer. An eye for the unique. A mixture of materials, and color, combining with a graphic design to form a pleasing, eye-catching style. Based in the abstract and taking from street art and classic design to create a new unique perspective. 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 Note: European Café is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 11 p.m.


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, invites you to enjoy the Fresh 2016 Open Juried Show Competition. Open to all artists 18 years of age and older in the region, artists may submit up to two entries in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastels, photography, textiles, ceramics, wood, sculpture or jewelry.  Works submitted must have been created in the last three years and be originals, so that all works on display are “Fresh!” Prizes will be awarded. Best of Show will receive a cash award and be named a Featured Artist at Fresh Gallery in 2017. Applications are available in the gallery. Any works to be considered for the competition must be delivered to Fresh on Friday March 25 or Saturday March 26.  The Exhibit will run from Friday, April 1, until Thursday, April 28. 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, presents ON THE SQUARE – Two Hundred Years at the Center of Everything.

Enjoy the spring exhibit at our historic Fox Theatre and discover the real history of the Square. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). The spring exhibit is open 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Mon-Sat through April 30 (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art. Enjoy Paintings by Stephanie Cramer, Jeff Broekhoeven and Dustin Burgert; Photography by Julie Blackmon and Jim Mayfield; Blown Glass by Gabe Bloodworth and Nick Willett; Sculptures by Michael Stelzer and Mixed Media by Shelly Forbes. Hotel Vandivort invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, welcomes Perspectives: the 2nd Annual K- 12 International Baccalaureate Art Show, as well as continuing its traveling Smithsonian exhibit Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.

Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project features images of everyday life in 1970s America: disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl. At a time when the war in Vietnam and the Watergate scandal wore on the national psyche, a burgeoning movement to protect our natural environment was gaining force.

The exhibition’s three sections are named after popular songs of the time: “Ball of Confusion” documents the tumultuous environmental, political, and social reality of the 1970s; “Everybody Is a Star” showcases vibrant and diverse examples of self-expression – bell-bottoms, bare midriffs, mini dresses, and bright colors – all in stark contrast to the buttoned-up fashions and accompanying societal norms of the 1950s and early 60s; and  “Pave Paradise” illustrates the fragmented landscape of America in the 1970s. (417) 836-6794 http://art.missouristate.edu/148370.htm Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays


MSU Student Exhibition Center, 838 E. Walnut St., presents The Foundations Exhibition for First Friday and Second Saturday in April. The Foundations Exhibition is one of the most interesting exhibits held at the Student Exhibition Center. Beginning level classes show projects that have been assigned to demonstrate the students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F, noon-5 p.m. Sat; closed major holidays and University holidays


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents A Fire That Takes No Wood: The Art of Jane Troup

“I am irresistibly drawn to painting as a means of expressing my deep admiration for and connection to nature. When I am in nature, I become part of it with no separation.

“Painting is a visual language that is capable of conveying ideas, emotions and complexity as powerfully as the written or spoken ones.

“In this showing I have assembled both decorative, landscape and still life pieces.

“There is a story behind each one.”  —Jane Troup

Join us for First Friday Artwalk on April 1st as we open the show of Jane Troup’s artwork! Refreshments will be available. (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Horse and Western Art by Jennifer Leeper in April. (417) 831-1342 http://facebook.com/thelibrary.org 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 Rebekah Polly. “I have big dreams and I hope to do great things for my community with my knowledge, skill and work ethic” – Rebekah Polly (417) 866-1399 www.goodwillandguacamole.com Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Jonathan Zachary in April. About the Artist: Line, form and abstraction are characteristic themes throughout Jonathan’s work, in which the basic art elements perform as both the tools and the subject. In everything, he hopes to achieve a sense of visual clarity and beauty by way of simplicity and restraint. The still and muted paintings of Andrew Wyeth have had a significant impact on his style, which is similarly informed by the natural landscape and the small, subtle wonders of each day. A 2012 graduate of College of the Ozarks, Jonathan holds a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design. He now lives and works in Springfield with his wife, Lauren. Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: entertainment begins early at 5 p.m.; also open until Last Call on First Fridays.


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., invites you to enjoy Live Demonstrations of the Glassblower’s Art for Second Saturday in April. 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., has an incredible show from Artist Sharon Harper: Head and Heartland. Springfield Pottery is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Join them for First Friday and Second Saturday in April! (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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