Kick off your July 4th Weekend with Art Walk!

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First Friday Art Walk invites you to kick off the July 4th Weekend with a burst of color and creativity 6-10 p.m. Friday July 1!  We have a wide variety of shows and experiences for you, from Watercolor USA at the Art Museum – open late for First Friday! – to new artist displays, receptions, live music and special events in 20 participating locations throughout downtown. An exciting late addition is First Friday at ideaXfactory! View and Print the July 1 First Friday Art Walk Map to plan your custom Art Walk experience!


Worried about parking? Ride the Art Museum shuttle!

Art Walk sponsor Springfield Art Museum offers free shuttle service from the Museum to Art Walk from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on First Fridays through October. Park at the Art Museum and catch a ride in the air-conditioned comfort of a Fisk Limousine shuttle! Stops at Campbell and Walnut, Park Central Square and Olive, Kimbrough and Walnut and the Art Museum.


Quirky creativity at Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters

Visit Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters for ceramics and two-dimensional works by Gallery Artist Monette Mark, plus enjoy locally crafted AromaTreats soap and Live Music by The Theorists:


Color your world with Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jesse Schwartz

Obelisk Home does it again with Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jesse Schwartz. Enjoy Schwartz’ colorful, large-scale canvases in a retrospective of pop culture icons.


Bank on some great art at Systematic Savings

Systematic Savings Bank on South Avenue is proud to present Featured Artists Jessica Mahan and Michelle Houghton for the July 1 Art Walk.


Explore The Power of Two at Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents a pair of outstanding artists in July. Join Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri in a show of works titled The Power of Two.


Check out the Mane event in July

New sponsor Mane Salon & Social House welcomes Featured Artist Savannah Snowden, a senior at Republic High School.


Enjoy First Friday Art Walk July 1, and rejoin us for Second Saturday July 9. A laid-back afternoon stroll event, Second Saturday features the art and artists of Art Walk in a relaxed, daytime event geared to all ages.


July 2016 Gallery Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Featured Artist Nathan Smith showing his photography and three-dimensional works. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, invites you to enjoy ceramics and two-dimensional works by Gallery Artist Monette Mark. Curiosity is the main theme of her work as she creates quirky objects and vessels that bring interest to the commonplace. Don’t miss Monette’s conversation about her work at 6 p.m. on First Friday. Also featured in the store this month is AromaTreats soap, created in Springfield by Certified Aromatherapist Teri Leigh Baird for the nourishment of your skin and the thrill of your senses! Also, don’t miss Live Music by The Theorists: testing the boundaries of blues rock, and refining the hard edges of electric guitar with the rich expression of the bassoon. (417) 987-9155


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Christopher Bown. “I’m an artist born in Austin and raised here in Springfield. I’ve been exploring various artistic mediums for most of my adult life such as photography, illustration, collage, graphic design, and most recently VR sculpting. I am also the proud father of a stumpy, 9-year-old man named Wallace.”


Bruno’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 416 South Ave., welcomes you to Art Walk at Bruno’s with Unique Tile’s Sicis Mosaic Tile Exhibit brought in from Italy worth over $90,000. Each mural was hand cut and placed with smalti and glass tile with precious metals. Ron Hill with, Euroworld Design, will be exhibiting his artistic renderings of homes he has created and designed. These homes were built by Doug Pitts Construction. Erica Lea Design Studios and Jacque Pitts Interior Design will have interior renderings and designs of interiors and trends. (417) 866-0007


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, Will Be Closed for the July 1 Art Walk. (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays


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. Th; 6-9 p.m. First Fridays


Encore Gallery, 109 Park Central Square, invites you to enjoy the wood, stone and iron artisanal pieces created by James Faulkner from salvaged materials, architectural remnants and more. (417) 863-1993 Open during Art Walk, by chance and by appointment.


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents Featured Artists Marty Goodnight, Stephanie Cramer and T.D. Scott in July. (417) 633-7020 Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception begins at 5 p.m.


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. (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, presents Featured Artists Marian Chamberlain and Linda Passeri during the month of July in a show titled The Power of Two.
          Marian Chamberlain is an area native who has been influenced by a strong personal drive, an art and art history based education, experiences as an educator and personal experiences residing in other states. She works in printmaking, pastel, graphite, and watercolor, as well as a variety of other media. Chamberlain’s work can be found across the United States from Florida to New Jersey to the west coast. She is a member of Fresh Gallery, Best of Missouri Hands, the Springfield Regional Arts Council, the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild, and the Springfield Visual Arts Alliance. Chamberlain says of her art, “I am moved by particular moments that I feel the need to capture in my work. I enjoy many different mediums but printmaking has become a passion for me, as it allows me to combine drawing and an involved artistic and technical process.”
          Linda Passeri, has been a commercial artist since 1977 and has worked as a sign painter, muralist, pin-striper and graphic artist. Only in more recent years has Passeri begun sculpting.  Her home and studio are located in the Moon City Creative District in North Springfield. Passeri is a member at Fresh Gallery, Springfield Regional Arts Council, Best of Missouri Hands, and the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild.

Passeri says of her work, “I find inspiration imagining organic subjects as mechanical beings.  Sometimes, I paint what I envision, other times, three dimensional work is the result.  I don’t like to limit my work to any one medium.  I work in clay, metal, acrylic paint, found objects, etc. so that I have no constraints as to how I bring the idea to life.” Passeri’s work is whimsical and highly detailed.  Her ability to combine multiple media results in pieces that are intricate and multifaceted.  There is something intriguing on every surface. Meet the artists during Art Walk July 1 and join them for a Second Saturday reception 4-6 p.m. July 9! (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, Will Be Closed for the July 1 Art Walk but opens with a brand new exhibit, From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks, on July 5. Don’t miss this exciting new display, featuring local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s, on Second Saturday July 9!  Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday) (417) 831-1976


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring An Array of Outstanding Art including July Featured Artist Marty Goodnight. Hotel Vandivort invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, art and upscale dining at The Order. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515


IdeaXFactory, 351 N. Boonville, invites you to join them for First Friday ideaXfactory July 1


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, presents Featured Artist Savannah Snowden. From the Artist: “I am a senior at Republic High School. I’ve enjoyed art of all mediums ever since I was very young child. What I think is most entertaining is drawing and painting faces. Faces have so many dimensions and characteristics that capture their essence. Recently I found a way to combine my interest in art and my love of nature by creating leaf paintings. My little business is called Get Leafy.”  (417) 755-7681 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, is Closed for Summer Break. (417) 836-6794 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Fri, noon-5 p.m. Sat and by appointment; closed Sunday and University holidays


MSU Center of International Programs, 301 S. Jefferson, is Closed for Summer Break.


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


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jesse Schwartz. Statement: “Chromatic Pop is a retrospective of pop icons; whether they are from history, films, television, or classic rock.

“Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s influenced me and my work in a way that I only recently realized. Music, television, and films were a way to escape and helped me get through some very tough times. Naturally, as I select subjects to paint, I find myself turning to what I know best. I am not only captivated by the body of work of my subjects but the character in their faces and what they convey. I believe the reason so many people like my work is because each piece brings back a memory for them as well.

“The process of Chromatic Pop, in which I paint is very intuitive. I myself am not sure of the outcome until it is complete. I let the colors pick themselves and I go along for the ride.

“Using large canvases and brushes forces me to paint big and lets the subject have a visually bigger impact when viewing. The process starts with randomly spreading three contrasting colors on the canvas, then defining the shadows of the subject. Soon I am layering multiple colors; making sure to allow the original three contrasting colors to bleed through. All this happens while in the background the music of my subject is playing. The faster the song the faster I paint. Since I am unable to have these icons sit for me to paint, the music makes me feel as though they are in the room with me.” —Jesse Schwartz  (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, invites you to enjoy Art Walk at the Library. At 6 p.m., the creators of The Thread, a zine celebrating local creativity, will share their zine collection and provide supplies for making one-page zines. On Display: Paintings in the Colorist Style by Carole Lobry Ogden. The Art Walk reception ends at 9 p.m. (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.


Patton Alley Pub, 313 S. Patton Ave., presents Featured Artist Bill Shultz. Bill Shultz is an artist, poet and farmer-in-training based in Springfield. He received his M.A. of Studio Art and Theory from The Summer Institute of Visual Art at Drury University. Open 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. M-Sat, 11 a.m.-midnight Sun Note: Patton Alley Pub is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until Last Call on First Fridays.


Qdoba Mexican Grill, 401 S. Kimbrough, presents Featured Artist Meike Aton in June. 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. Once the subject is chosen, I delve into the matter, losing all sense of time and place. If the time at hand is limited, I set an alarm to wake and bring me back to the here and now. I appreciate my fellow artists and enjoy taking their classes – there is always something new to be discovered. (417) 866-1399 Note: Qdoba Mexican Grill is a Night Owl Art Walk location: open until 3 a.m. (and offering late-night-only breakfast fare).


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy Watercolor USA 2016 with FREE rides to and from Art Walk on 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! (417) 837-5700


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Aaron Ivie in July. Aaron got his first introduction to printmaking at St. Charles Community College in the St. Louis area. After completing his first acid etching he told himself he would never make another one. The intaglio process was tedious and very unpredictable. After moving to Springfield to pursue an education in graphic design at MSU, he began taking printmaking classes again as electives. He attempted more etchings and eventually began to focus on them almost exclusively, quickly realizing where his true passion lay. In 2015 he graduated with a BFA with an emphasis in printmaking and drawing. His works are surreal and often anatomical in nature. In the development of a print there are many times when the artist must relinquish control over the outcome and let the process itself take over. Aaron believes that his type of relationship with the medium gives more depth to his work and allows for unforeseen possibilities to manifest into his art. 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 First Friday and Second Saturday in July. 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 once again 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. Visitors will be chilled by the sight of the last hangman’s rope and the black hood worn by the last condemned criminal to die by hanging in 1935. The Calaboose is a stop well worth your time – drop in on First Friday! For more information on Springfield law enforcement history, visit Open until 9 p.m. on First Fridays


Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., 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 June! (417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is delighted to present Featured Artists Jessica Mahan and Michelle Houghton for the July 1 First Friday Art Walk. Open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. M-F and during First Friday Art Walk


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


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