Aug. 12 Second Saturday features 13 locations, Route 66 Fest
Join a baker’s dozen of First Friday Art Walk locations for Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Aug. 12. Second Saturday is a laidback, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Art Walk for all ages. Enjoy art at BookMarx, European Café, Fresh Gallery, Hotel Vandivort, Millet and Hammer, Obelisk Home, Park Central Branch Library, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Pottery and Transformation Gallery & Tattoo.
Get hands-on creative with Art Inspired’s Sip & Plan workshop and experience the nostalgia of Route 66 with History Museum on the Square and the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival downtown (fee/admission applies).
Art Inspired offers Sip & Plant on Aug. 12
Want to get hands-on? Contact Art Inspired to sign up for their Sip & Plant: Fairy Garden session on Aug. 12. Fee applies; all materials provided.
Fresh Gallery presents Featured Artist Ted Thurman
Fresh Gallery presents August Featured Artist Ted Thurman. Ted Thurman is a self-taught, award-winning artist who brings a different perspective to art and photography.
Route 66 exhibit rolls in at History Museum on the Square
The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre presents Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 in August. Travel back in time on iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map.
Obelisk Home presents Wax & Wane: The Art of Kat Allie
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, presents a new show by inimitable encaustic painter Kat Allie in August.
Nature, Structure and Death at Transformation Gallery
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo welcomes Salvador Ceniceros with Nature, Structure and Death, an exhibit of analog film prints exploring the dark side of the mind.
August 2017 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, welcomes you to their new location with Sip & Plant: Fairy Garden, a BYOB workshop to create your own fairy garden. All materials and instruction provided for a $35 fee. Call to reserve your spot. Also enjoy artwork by Spencer Buttram, Jessie Winnie and Darrel Howell from Art Inspired Academy’s Developing an Exhibit class. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents August Featured Artist Andy Corbett. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
European Café by Sweet Couture, 207 Park Central East, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy 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 August Featured Artist Ted Thurman. Ted Thurman is a self-taught, award-winning artist who brings a different perspective to art and photography. Thurman continually studies all aspects of his craft.
“Art and photography are a creative adventure to be approached with exuberance, imagination, fun and not limited to one’s mind,” Thurman says. For Thurman, it is all about reaching the viewer and invoking emotion.
Thurman is also the author of the best-selling book, “American Military Patch Guide” and is currently working on a few table-top photography books. (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 its latest exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 in August. Travel back in time on iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map. View gas pumps and neon signs and hear the music that recalls the original hamburger drive-in on the Mother Road. Free Museum night during Art Walk; regular admission applies for Second Saturday. (417) 831-1976 www.historymuseumonthesquare.org
Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to experience its unique atmosphere, original artworks and upscale dining at The Order. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday (417) 832-1515 www.hotelvandivort.com
Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., a collaborative studio and purveyor of locally made furniture and home décor, invites you to experience the new work its members have created for the month and the exciting projects in which they are involved. (417) 413-3817 www.milletandhammer.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Wax & Wane: The Art of Kat Allie in August.
Artist Statement: “I want people to view my artwork as very sensory and engaging. Working with hot beeswax, damar resin and oil pigment allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating. The encaustic medium transforms from a liquid to a solid within seconds. Acting and reacting becomes intuitive and transcendental. I’m inherently drawn to nature for my subject. Nature transforms and abstracts as I sense and experience it through the human condition. My ultimate hope is for the viewer to connect, if even for a split second, with the splendid colors and textures that compose life.” —Kat Allie (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents its summer exhibit: My Life: Photography by Eighth Graders at Westport Middle School. (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.
Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its newest exhibit, Veterans’ Views, plus the ongoing WaterColor USA exhibit. Veterans’ Views is a moving juried photography exhibition highlighting 60 images taken by members of our nation’s armed services. Forty veterans representing the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Army Reserve, National Guard, and the Army Corps of Engineers from 12 states are featured in this exhibit that honors tours of service from 1946 to 2017. This exhibit includes a slate of free public programs, and a “Veterans Family Tree” where patrons can photocopy and post pictures of service members. Presented by the Art Museum and Drury University. (417) 837-5700
Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio, invites you to enjoy its amazing creations in Handcrafted Glass on Second Saturday. (417) 868-8181 www.springfieldhotglass.com Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sa
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. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, presents Salvador Ceniceros exhibiting analog film prints including images of cityscapes, organic objects, and skulls in an exhibition titled Nature, Structure and Death.
Artist Statement: “Our tendencies are to treat the dark side of our mind as a forbidden land, not to be examined or explored. But these thoughts can give us insight into the way in which we can deal with the world. By featuring the archetypical images of this dark area in my work, I am forcing the viewer to confront fear and move beyond it.” (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat