Art Walk presents holiday-themed 2nd Saturday Dec. 9
Enjoy hands-on crafts, live art demonstrations & holiday treats for all ages
First Friday Art Walk is proud to present Second Saturday noon-5 p.m. Dec. 9 in 15 participating locations. To plan your custom Second Saturday experience, View and Print the Dec. 9 2nd Saturday Map
This laid-back, Saturday afternoon stroll version of the Art Walk features the free art exhibits that debuted on Dec. 1, and a variety of holiday-themed free and paid events complementing the Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, which starts at 2 p.m. For more details on the festivities surrounding the parade, please visit itsalldowntown.com or Check Out the Facebook Event
Early, late events bookend 2nd Saturday, Christmas Parade
Art Walk’s party starts at noon, but don’t miss out on all the activities related to the parade and Festival of Lights celebration, including Free Holiday Art Day at The Creamery Arts Center, starting at 11 a.m. The event features four child- and family-friendly creativity stations including cookie decorating, scarf making and gift-bag stamping!
Also kicking off early is Cookies, Caroling & Crafts at Art Inspired, which runs 10:30 a.m.-noon. Visitors will enjoy holiday treats, music and decorate two ornaments of their choice for a $12 fee.
Park Central Branch Library offers a free Make & Take craft event for adults, Make & Take: Clay Diffuser Pendants at 10:30 and a Holiday Storytime for all ages at 11:30 with Celebrity Reader Mrs. Claus.
A bonus event after 5 is OTC Fine Art Department’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry at 7:30 p.m. at the Gillioz. Enjoy the OTC 2017 Student Showcase exhibit in the lobby. Tickets to the radio play are $10 (if you didn’t get a free ticket during Art Walk!)
Art Inspired offers Sip & Paint: Holiday Moon on 2nd Saturday
Art Inspired presents a Sip & Paint event 2-4 p.m. on Second Saturday. Special Guest Artist Bethany Bradford will show painters how to create a white Chrismas with Holiday Moon on canvas. A $35 fee covers all materials and instruction. Visitors will also enjoy Art Inspired’s current Art Walk exhibit: David Middleton – The Professional Amateur. Middleton has more than 35 years’ experience in broadcast, video production and still photography.
Pair of MSU galleries host senior shows in fine art, design
MSU Brick City and MSU Student Exhibition Center turn the spotlight on the work of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Design students with senior exhibitions.
December 2017 Second Saturday Guide
Art Inspired, 230 S. Market, presents Sip & Paint: Holiday Moon and its December exhibit David Middleton – The Professional Amateur for Second Saturday. Special Guest Artist Bethany Bradford will show painters how to create a white Christmas with Holiday Moon on canvas. A $35 fee covers all materials and instruction, but BYOB to sip. Be sure to reserve your spot in advance! About David Middleton: David Middleton has more than 35 years’ experience in the fields of broadcast, video production and still photography. For 15 years his role was production and operations manager at various television stations, but his passion was always being “behind the scenes” with a camera in his hands. His direction and production credits include Good Morning America, Entertainment, award-winning music videos, plus live newscasts, sporting events, and many music concerts. He has operated cameras for ESPN, FOX Sports Network, NBC, CBS, SPEED Channel, The Outdoor Channel and has produced videos for NHK in Japan. Even though photography is always part of his work, David enjoys going out of his way for the more personal shots; hence this outstanding collection. (417) 868-8084 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sat
BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents Featured Artists Dylan Webb and Nicholas Nutting in a show titled Expressions. www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks
The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of Springfield Regional Arts Council, starts Second Saturday early with Free Holiday Art Day beginning at 11 a.m. Enjoy four creativity stations for all ages including cookie decorating, scarf making and gift bag stamping. All materials are provided, with special thanks to The Fabric Outlet and Insomnia Cookies! Also, enjoy The Creamery’s exhibit $100 & Under, featuring original art and hand-made gifts at affordable prices. (417) 862-ARTS (2787). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays
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 December Featured Artist Carole Ogden and her show Fragments of My Mind, plus experience Fresh’s amazing array of holiday cards, ornaments and hand-crafted art gifts. About the Artist: Best of Missouri Hands and Fresh Gallery artist Carole Ogden has also been a full-time Kickapoo High School French teacher for the past 10 years. The French-born artist has always used art as a means of expression, empowerment, and enjoyment. She enjoys painting colorful situations using oils and watercolors as her mediums and transforming her memories into paintings. The primary source of inspiration in her subject matter comes from her European roots and love of travel. She likes to use color to paint a magical feeling of the world that one may see in the day-to-day. Like the master colorist Henry Hensche, Ogden feels “Paintings are the visual music of the world.” It is through her color-drenched artwork that she finds inner joy. (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 annual Windows at the Fox display featuring Cruisin’ with Claus and its ongoing exhibit, Memories of the Mother Road – Birthplace of Route 66 Travel back in time on the iconic Route 66 and learn about the places that put Springfield on the map, plus holiday surprises on Route 66! 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 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
MSU Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents BFA Senior Exhibitions for Second Satruday Dec. 9. (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 BFA Art and Design Exhibition. At the end of their senior year, each student in MSU’s design program must participate in the Final Project Exhibition. For the final project, each student works with an actual nonprofit group or business to develop and execute every stage of a design assignment, from concept to delivery. The exhibition usually includes printed pieces, supplementary research sketches, proofs, and whatever else students select as a proper representation of their professional execution of an assignment. (417) 836-6999 www.sec.misssouristate.edu
Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents Barriers and Brushes: The Art of Dustin Burgert, plus cutting-edge decor and art gifts for the holidays.
Show Statement: “My goal for Barriers and Brushes is to show the light and dark side of each piece. Separated by a barrier, each half has its own character and flow, but at the same time a likeness to each other that brings it all together.”
Artist Bio: “My relationship with abstract art is derived from a creative ability to see a finished product in my head before paint touches canvas. The visions I put to canvas are spontaneous and often don’t fall into a defined theme, although they may have a slight likeness that can be observed in them. Because art can mean or represent so many different things to so many different people, my goal above anything is to create conversational pieces that not only warm a room but inspire positivity and imagination as well.” – Dustin Burgert (417) 616-6488 www.obeliskhome.com
Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, presents Colorful Abstract Paintings by Nicole Chilton. Come early to get hands on with Make and Take: Clay Diffuser Pendants at 10:30 for adults, or enjoy a Holiday Storytime for all ages at 11:30 a.m. with Celebrity Reader Mrs. Claus. For the Make and Take project, participants will decorate simple clay essential oil diffuser pendants that can be worn as a necklace of hung in car or home; materials will be provided! (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 Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell Ave., a working artist studio holds its Holiday Open House, featuring glass-blowing demonstrations, glass bargains and delicious treats from AmyCakes! . (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 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 Second Saturday in December. (417) 864-4677 www.springfieldpottery.com Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, displays works by Kit King, Casey Baugh and Nick Baxter in its permanent collection, plus, for a limited engagement, works by local oil painter Michael Buesking and local metal sculptor James Dale. Don’t miss Transformation’s selection of artist prints, as well (417) 869-2338 www.transformationgallery.com Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat