May 1, 2015
6 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Springfield Missouri
In This Issue
May 1 First Friday Art Walk 
Join us for Art in 25 participating Art Walk venues

     The May Art Walk, your kickoff to Artsfest weekend is packed with art, activities, performances and excitement, 6-10 p.m. in 25 Art Walk venues.


     Art Walk is proud to welcome its newest sponsor, Systematic Savings Bank, and its exhibit with Featured Artists Bruce Stidham and Jackie Stone.


     Springfield Police Museum at the Calaboose returns to the Walk in May, as does Springfield Art Museum's Art Walk Shuttle. Park at the art museum and catch a ride to Art Walk beginning at 5:30 p.m.


     A special, one-time-only event in May is Art Walk at the eFactory, 5-7 p.m. with Featured Artists Jeff Broekhoven, Stephanie Cramer & Alicia Farris.


     Don't miss the fantastic student and senior shows at Brick City Gallery, Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Student Exhibition Center, OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz and The U @ Springfield


     Also, enjoy international culture at Park Central Library with Japanese Children's Day events, dances, kimonos, samurai swords and Sumi-e Paintings by Allen Lee, and experience the culture of Colombia through food and dance at MSU Center of International Programs. 



 Springfield Art Museum 1111 E. Brookside Drive, a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its current exhibits About Face: Portraits; Glazed Over; Springfield Neighbors; and Into the West plus a FREE ride 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!


Systematic Savings Bank, 318 South Avenue, makes its official debut as an Art Walk sponsor with a show of original art by Featured Artists Bruce Stidham and Jackie Stone.





Springfield Brewing Company

Qdoba Mexican Grill

presents Featured Artist Amy Sampson for Art Walk and Second Saturday in May.  




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RSVPaint presents In A Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Star Wars Group Show in May plus a Photo Booth

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Springfield Brewing Company presents Featured Artist Cynde White for First Friday and Second Saturday, and Music by Ryan Spilkin for the May 1 Art Walk


Springfield Hot Glass Studio, a working hot glass studio/gallery with facilities for furnace, torch and kiln work,   offers live demonstrations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and First Fridays! 

Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose, 409 W. McDaniel, is 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. 

Springfield Pottery
Springfield Pottery, a fine craft studio,  presents  fine craft by over 45 local, regional and national artists. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday.

Transformation Gallery & Tattoo is a venue for Original Fine Artwork by Gabe Tenneson and Austin Evans. Open for First Friday and Second Saturday. 


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The U @ Springfieild

presents Featured Artist Kendrick Payton for the May Art Walk.  



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Art Inspired  presents Family Secrets: The Storytelling Art of Steven Head for the May Art Walk and Second Saturday. This fantastic show, in mixed media and collage, is presented in recognition of Mental Health Month. 

Arts & Letters  presents Who Framed Nathan Gamel?  for First Friday Art Walk and Second Saturday. The Art Walk reception starts at 7 p.m. with a musical performance by Jazz Pianist C.H. McCoy and a tasting with Leaky Roof Meadery. 

BookMarx presents Featured Artist Danielle Cardenas for First Friday and Second Saturday in May, plus enjoy Authors at Art Walk with an Ozark Romance Authors book signing, and BookMarx's One-Year Anniversary Celebration during the May 1 Walk.

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Drury Pool Art Center Gallery proudly presents the annual Apex Exhibition




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The eFactory, 405 N. Jefferson, celebrates its 2nd Birthday with Featured Artists Jeff Broekhoven, Stephanie Cramer & Alicia Farris.

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European Cafe by Sweet Couture  a proud Art Walk sponsor, invites you to enjoy its regular displays of local art and wildly creative edibles. 

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Fresh Gallery is proud to present its annual Open Juried Show and Competition in April.




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The History Museum on the Square at the Fox Theatre, 157 Park Central Square, proudly presents "We've Always Been Here," Stories of the African American Community in Greene County. Free admission during First Friday Art Walk (regular admission applies for Second Saturday). Exhibit ends May 9 - Don't miss it! 




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Brick City

MSU Brick City Gallery presents The BFA Senior Exhibition, an exhibition of work by 18 MSU seniors completing degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts/Studio Art. Enjoy the exhibit for First Friday and Second Saturday in May.

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MSU Center of International Programs
puts its focus on Colombia for the May Art Walk, celebrating the country and its culture through food and dance





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MSU Student Exhibition Center  is proud to present Graphic Design Practicum: Final Projects for the May Art Walk and Second Saturday.  

 Nomad, a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Live Music & Original Art for the May 1 Art Walk and welcomes you to Second Saturday May 9.






Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building  presents Paradigms: The Art of Mary Hamilton, plus the annual Habitat for Humanity Birdhouse Auction.


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OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz presents its 2015 Spring Student Showcase with a great line-up of musical acts from 5 to 9 pm as well as 200 pieces of fabulous student artwork for the May Art Walk. The gallery will also be open for Second Saturday May 9.


 Park Central Branch Library has a full evening of entertainment planned May 1. Enjoy the Japanese Children's Day Celebration 5-7 p.m. including hands on carp kites; see  Kizuna: Japan-America Friendship Group perform traditional Japanese dances and hold a kimono workshop at 6; hear an Art Talk on Samurai Swords of the 1500s with Featured Artist Allen Lee at 7; plus enjoy Lee's exhibition of Sumi-e Japanese Paintings and Prints.


Downtown Springfield CID
Systematic Savings Bank
Springfield Art Museum

Springfield Regional Arts Council 


European Cafe by Sweet Couture

Nomad Springfield
See you downtown!
Clarissa French
Art Walk Communications Director