December First Friday Art Walk Guide

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The gift that continues to give, Art!


$100 AND UNDER ART MARKET…wow your friends and family with the most unique gifts of art at the $100 and Under Art Market with the Springfield Regional Arts Council and OTC Fine Arts located at the OTC Campus’s Atrium.


SPRINGFIELD BREW CO. PRESENTS ARTIST CAROLE OGDEN… grab a delicious meal and enjoy delightful original art byArtist Carol Ogden in her new show “What Are You Looking At”!



18 participating locations for an Artful night on the town!


  1. 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, will be open to the community for First Friday Art Walk, stop in and pick up a few books to keep warm with through the holiday season! BookMarx will be Open M 12-7p.m., T-Saturday 10:30 p.m.-7p.m.. And Art Walk from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.


Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) Is open to Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. T-Th, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. F-Sat, 12-10 p.m. Sun (417) 350-1888


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, For First Friday Art Walk presents $100 and Under, an annual Art Market. In its fourth year, the exhibit is relocating the one-night Art Market to OTC’s Springfield Campus’ Atrium, held on Friday, December 6th, 2019, from 5p.m. to 9p.m..

In addition to the Art Market, The Creamery Arts Center will have art on display throughout December, with all pieces priced under $100. “This exhibit and art market has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, and we are so excited to partner with OTC Department of Fine Arts & Humanities to make this an extra special event,” says Leslie Forrester, SRAC Executive Director. “A portion of these sales go back to the SRAC, which allows us to continue our mission of transforming lives and enriching the community through the arts.”

Join the fun at The Creamery and OTC for the best place to buy unique holiday gifts!

The Creamery is open from 5-8 p.m. , the Art Market at OTC is open from 5-9 p.m. and then enjoy the rest of the First Friday Art Walk venues downtown! Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m. (417) 862-ARTS (2787).


Drury Pool Arts Center, 900 N. Benton Avenue, will be closed for December Art Walk. Note: Drury Pool Arts Center is an Early Bird location: its reception runs from 5-8p.m.. (417) 873-6337


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, will not be participating in December’s Art Walk but drop in and visit with staff and view a stellar artist lineup for with pieces by Stephanie Cramer, Jane Parker, Shelly Forbes, Christie Snelson, Dustin Burgert, Daniel Flodin, Kat Allie, Tom Beale, Jared Gillett, J. Kent Martin and a new piece by Madeline Brice! Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m. (417) 633-7020


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, Features the ever creative and colorful Artist Linda Kirchner!


A lifetime of jigsaw puzzles, travel and geometry combine to create Linda Kirchner’s unique art. As she works jigsaw puzzles, Linda focuses on subtle color changes, noting the various shades of green, brown, gold and yellow in one tree, for example. Add in her love of travel and a variety of topics from both urban and rural settings find their way to her work. Her twenty-eight years of teaching geometry brings in a playful obsession with parallel lines, polygons, arcs and circles. Abstract art emerges as she lets the angles and curves create a new world. So, numerous color changes, a wide range of topics and boundless shapes produce a stained-glass effect that will dance from her canvas into your heart!


Born and reared in Springfield, Missouri, Linda Kirchner is a graduate of Glendale High School and Missouri State University. She spent 28 years teaching high school Mathematics in Missouri and Texas. A muralist for many years, she now expresses herself on canvas. She is an active member of Fresh Gallery at 400 West Walnut and her work has been displayed at Springfield Brewing Company, Tea Bar and Bites, The Creamery, Maschinos, Elliot Robinson Accounting, Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street, Finley River Gallery, Springfield’s Library Center and in The Big Show at the Springfield-Branson Airport. Linda is married to Keith Kirchner and they have four sons, four daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren.


See you at Fresh Gallery for FFAW from6-10pm! Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk. (417) 862-9300


The History Museum on the Square, located at 154 Park Central Square, Located within the 104-year old former Barth’s department-store building and the one adjacent, the museum has more than 18,000-square feet of space, giving it room for continued expansion. There are three floors with eight dedicated spaces including a Welcome Center, six permanent galleries and the traveling exhibit space.


For December, History Museum on the Square has partnered with the Springfield Regional Arts Council to showcase Native American beadwork by All Tribes United. Dana Freeman and Barbara Craker will be demonstrating Native American beadwork techniques in the Voices of History gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. All Tribes United is a local group. Members focus on education, tradition, and fellowship and belong to tribes across the country.


The first floor of History Museum on the Square will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm for First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and guests are welcome to explore two galleries, Native Crossroads at the Spring and Voices of History, currently featuring We've Always Been Here- African American Stories in Greene County.

Admission rates (other than First Friday Art Walk) for the museum are $16 for adults; $13 for seniors (65-plus), students of any age with a valid ID, and members of the military and families; $10 for children ages 4-12; and free to those under the age of three. Groups of ten or more can be accommodated with 48-hours’-notice. For more information, and to view an online library of digitized historic photos, visit


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, features Artist Joshua Beecher. About the artist- “I’m a nature and portraits photographer based out of Springfield, MO. When I’m not taking photos, I travel with groups of high school students as an expedition leader in Central, South America and Europe to teach them about other cultures and how to overcome obstacles to reach their dreams.” Stop in Hotel V for the December 6th Art Walk and get inspired through these picturesque sights.


Hotel V will continue to celebrate the opening of the new addition and the rooftop bar- Vantage. Join Hotel V for a dinner or cocktail on your FFAW route. Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365 (417) 832-1515


Kokoro Training Academy, 212 W. McDaniel St., Kokoro Training Academy is a facility focused on improving the quality of life for adults and kids of all ages and skill level. We provide group classes or private lessons in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Additionally, Kokoro Training Academy offers Women's self-defense, small group fitness, personal training and nutrition coaching. Our class schedule is available on our website and your first class is completely free! We are a downtown provider for Eat Fit Go meals, which is a healthy and fresh option for on-the-go eating.


For December, Kokoro will have the Eugene Field Elementary Singing Sensations performing at 7p.m. and a hot chocolate stand to benefit the Field music department! This event will be open from 6-7:30 p.m. for $1 or a donation. The department is led by Camilla Durbin. In addition to the performance and hot cocoa, the featured Artist is Tammy Alter with unique handmade jewelry pieces!


“We wanted to join the First Friday Art Walk to support local artist from within our gym and in the greater Springfield area. Our doors will be open 5-9pm for First Friday Art Walk! Stop by and visit our beautiful facility.” To call and set up a class or learn more about Kokoro call: (417) 824-6946 or visit !



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 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat and First Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m..


Missouri State University Center for International Programs, at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson. Show to be announced. Open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk.


Missouri State University Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill Street, The Department of Art and Design and Brick City Galley are pleased to invite the community to join us in celebrating our fall 2019 graduates and the culmination of their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at the BFA Senior Exhibition! The exhibition will be open December 6th for First Friday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m.


Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, 833 E. Walnut Street, The Department of Art and Design and Student Exhibition Center are delighted to present the Fall 2019 Design Practicum. Please join us in celebrating our graduating designers! Open for First Friday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m..


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, Obelisk Home and OH Gallery presents Artist Stephanie Cramer. December’s Art Walk will be showing Stephanie Cramer’s new work in her tenth solo exhibition at Obelisk Home with her collection called “Second Look”.

“Second Look: Painting is a push and pull of visual weight that seems to give the painting a life without exact representation. It starts with color and moves with a mark or gesture to begin the story. Painting has always been the language I find closest to my own internal dialogue. Most of my paintings are about relationships or rhythms. I like the open space where the viewer can add their interpretation to the landscape or setting. I do not begin to have the answers. I am seeking to give the viewer a choice, to put their story into the picture. The abstractions are again a push and pull of the gesture. How does one color play off its complement? The exhibition is a balance of abstracts with elements of figures. The series is composed of mostly large canvases with smaller more moderately priced work.”


About the artist: “It all started in Stephanie Cramer’s first art class at age nine. She knew at that time she wanted to be an artist. Attracted to color and gesture she has not stopped creating since. From Springfield, Missouri, raised by academic parents, she found her own success through art. She graduated from Missouri State in 1983 and has her artwork in collections throughout New England and the Midwest. She was also the Director of Programs & Exhibitions at the Springfield Regional Arts Council for nine years and has since moved on to creating art full time. Painting has always been at the core of Stephanie’s soul, and has saved her through numerous difficult times. Her work exudes a reflection of self and her love for art.”

Join Obelisk and Stephanie Cramer on December 6th from 6-10 p.m. In addition to Cramer’s work, Obelisk will also have a display of art $500 and Under from OH Gallery represented artists. Open for FFAW from 11a.m. to 10 p.m. Normal business hours Tuesday – Friday 11a.m.-7p.m. Saturday 11a.m. -5p.m.

(417) 616-6488


Ozarks Technical Community College Fine Arts Department, 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway, A proud Art Walk sponsor presents the 2019 Student Exhibition. Enjoy OTC Fine Arts Students visual arts, music, and theatre performances from 5-9 p.m. Friday December 6th at the Main Campus IC Atrium. In addition to the Student Exhibition, OTC will be hosting the Springfield Regional Arts Council’s $100 and Under Art Market featuring over 35 artists! Enjoy treats, unique art, enter to win an hourly raffle for $5 and all the holiday spirit!


Open First Friday December 6th from 5-9 p.m. at the OTC Atrium. For more information contact (417) 447-8975 or visit them .



Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, At 6 p.m., Sarah Teel, Art History Major and Museum Studies Minor at Missouri State University, will present "Jenny Saville: Issues of Body Image and Female Identity in Popular Culture." On Display: A History of HIV and AIDS in Springfield: Selections from the Missouri State University Archives.


Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat, Closed Sunday. (417) 831-1342


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, presents Artist Carol Ogden with her show titled “What Are You Looking At?” for the months of December and January. (417) 832- 8277 Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call 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 Art Walks in June.

(417) 864-4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat



Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, show to be announced. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat for normal business hours, call (417) 869-2338 to set up an appointment to create your next piece of body art!, 425 W. McDaniel St., Join from 6:30-8:30 on December 6th for an exhibit of student art work and a preview of the upcoming issue of DWNTWN Magazine! Visitors can also tour the school and visit with our student artists and journalists. (417)

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