Art Walk fun continues with 2nd Saturday!

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For those who missed the Aug. 5 Art Walk – or just can’t get enough! – the First Friday Art Walk galleries present Second Saturday: a laid-back, daytime version of the Walk, noon-5 p.m. Saturday Aug. 13 in 15 participating locations.


Second Saturday is hands-on at Arts & Letters

Headlining 2nd Saturday in August is Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters which will offer hands-on paper crafts alongside its fascinating in-shop art displays, including its newest addition Naturally Kinetic, featuring the machine creations of Mike Miller.

Art Inspired Academy shines

Visit Art Inspired to enjoy Student Art from the Art Inspired Academy!


BookMarx welcomes Zachariah Rippee

BookMarx presents Featured Artist Zachariah Rippee


Celebrate Cabin Days with Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home presents Cabin Days: The Art of Sophie Perry, exploring the humble cabin: a special human niche in the natural world


History Museum presents new summer display

The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks, plus enjoy Along the Mother Road through Springfield in the theater. Free Admission on Art Walk night!

August 2016 2nd Saturday Guide

Art Inspired, 331 S. Campbell, the northwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents Artwork by Art Inspired Academy Students.  Art Inspired Academy is a program of Abilities First.  We provide inclusive creative arts opportunities for
individuals with and without disabilities.  Works will be for sale from
Aug 5-26. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat


Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters, 214 S. Campbell, presents Gallery Artist Mike Miller with a show titled Naturally Kinetic: “A tree is a nature-built machine, a clock is a human-built machine; the intersection of those two dissimilar types of machines power the kinetic sculpture in this art exhibition.” Also enjoy the work of Featured Store Artist Pen & Pencil by Dwayne, taking commissions for Pen & Pencil drawings with a specialty in portraits and cars. (417) 987-9155


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artist Zachariah Rippee. A local artist/author/illustrator born and raised in the Ozarks, Zachariah believes that art is an important form of communication, essential to both the individual and society. Inspired by pop art, children’s literature, comic book illustrations, and the Missouri outdoors, Zachariah’s art offers something for everyone!


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 Artist Alan O’Neal in August. O’Neal is a retired engineer.  He started photography before he can remember, and some of the images 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.  O’Neal says, “My computer and mouse are my palette and paintbrush.  Many times the final results will have no appearance of being a photograph.  I find it neat that it is possible to have an alternate image of a good photo that is also pleasing.”  For O’Neal, it is also satisfying to take a less pleasing photo and create a desirable image from it.  He creates his photo art only from pictures that he has taken.  His works can also be seen in the permanent collections at St. John’s Hospital of Springfield and Boone Hospital of Columbia, MO.  In addition to those permanent collections, O’Neal has been represented in multiple galleries, juried shows and exhibitions. He has also received several awards, including the Juror’s Choice Award twice at the Waverly House Juried Exhibit in Springfield, MO.

In addition to taking all of his own photos, O’Neal does all of his own processing, printing, mounting and framing.  His largest printer is 44” wide.  Any of his available photos can be custom printed and framed.  O’Neal will be available to answer questions about his art and his processes during the First Friday Art Walk.  Also, please join Fresh Gallery for Second Saturday on Aug. 13. (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, From Paintbrushes to Pincushions ~ The History of Women’s Artistry in the Ozarks. This exciting new display features local artwork created by women from the 1870s through the 1950s. Also in August, enjoy Along the Mother Road through Springfield in the theatre. Summer gallery exhibit open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Sat through Sept. 24. 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. 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


Mane Salon and Social House, 404A W. Walnut, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Arrowhead Art from the Ozarks by Michael W. Clark. The Ozarks has some of the best chert, flint, and obsidian in a wide range of colors and hardnesses, Clark says. He combines these artifacts, gathered from area fields and creeks, into framed art pieces.  (417) 755-7681 Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Cabin Days: The Art of Sophie Perry.

From the Artist: “In a rustic setting, the world around changes while some things—an old wood-burning stove, a lawn chair from the 70s, a set of decaying lakeside stairs—create a living history.

“Cabin Days explores these spaces through the filter of human memory, pausing to capture the expansive timelessness of the natural world and our own, little niche within it.

“My love for storytelling, adventure, and nature comes through in my work. I enjoy exploring quiet, nostalgic themes by tweaking the composition and experimenting with light and contrast to create evocative, spectacular settings.” —Sophie Perry (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, Paintings by Dorene Cantrell in August. (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 Meike Aton in August. (417) 866-1399


Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, is open on Second Saturday! Enjoy Watercolor USA 2016 and a variety of ongoing displays! (417) 837-5700


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., presents Featured Artist Jessica Mahan in August! Jessica Mahan is an artist living in Springfield and works as a K-5 art teacher in Republic, Mo. She is featuring her eclectic mix of colorful and expressive paintings, including some pieces from her popular animal series. The show will also present selections of abstract work from the artist’s previous shows including, Storms, Roots and Wings. Her work exhibits several varieties of textures, mediums, techniques and subject matter. Jessica is inspired by color, focusing on the subtleties of reflected color in natural surroundings; exaggerating and juxtaposing color to create vibrancy and tell a story. She enjoys experimenting with varieties of texture using modeling paste, bubble wrap, lace, combs, saran wrap and sponges. Although most of her art takes on a happy, carefree feeling, sometimes, it gets dark.  A lot of her work includes abstract imagery of trees and birds, contrasting the idea of being grounded like a tree and the carefree, freedom of birds in flight. Jessica commissions custom paintings of various subject matter and can be found on Facebook under Jessica Mahan Art.


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 August! (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


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