February 2020 First Friday Art Walk

Drury University Art Walk Art
Double Bind, showing at Drury University

Art Walk is for All!



19 venues to explore!


BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, show to be announced.

BookMarx is 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.   www.facebook.com/bookmarxbooks 


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, invites you to The Winter Art Auction! This event is an annual online art auction benefiting arts education. Hosted by The auction is in its 12th year, and features work of all media by local and regional artists.

The Winter Art Auction begins online on Tuesday, January 14th, and runs through Friday, February 7th. Patrons can bid online at or stop by The Creamery and bid in person. In order to bid online, you will be required to set up an online account through our auction site. It is safe and secure! Money raised from this event benefits arts education and programming in the area, including "Growing Up in the Arts," Free Art Days, professional development workshops, and more!

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. springfieldarts.org  (417) 862-ARTS (2787).


Drury Pool Arts Center, 900 N. Benton Avenue, Fearcurated by Abby Day, to the PAC Gallery. About the show - “Fear often isolates us when we fail to see it as a universally shared emotion. This exhibition aims to unite us through connection and discussion of the things we dread. Each piece expresses and captures the cause or feeling of fear using a literal or abstract approach.” Join Drury at the Pool Arts Center from 5-8 p.m. on February 7th!

Note: Drury Pool Arts Center is an Early Bird location: its reception runs from 5-8pm. (417) 873-6337


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents a stellar artist lineup for February with 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! 

 www.equality.healthcare 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, February’s featured artist is John Whytock.

John Whytock was born in Glendale, California in 1950. His art education was accumulated in typical old-world fashion through seven years of employment /apprenticeship, first as an in-house illustrator for Multi Media Systems, and later as the principal artist painting murals at Marv Brehm Studio, both out of Southern California. Since venturing out on his own in 1986, he has been commissioned to paint hundreds of murals throughout the United States and abroad, including completing 18 murals and dioramas at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, where he currently resides with his wife, Deborah.

In 2018, John refocused his energy into fine art. Since then, his works have been accepted in various national and international exhibitions, along with recognition as a finalist in the 14th International ARC Salon. He has been honored to receive numerous awards, including a bronze medal in the 2018 OPA Eastern Regional Exhibition, Juror of Awards: Kathy Anderson, OPAM."

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.

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 www.HistoryMuseumOnTheSquare.org


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., Show to be announced. Join Hotel V for a dinner or cocktail on your FFAW route.

www.hotelvandivort.com 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., will be open from 5-8pm for Art Walk to visit with their great staff about the Academy! “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 5-8pm 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 kokorotrainingacademy.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


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 Brick City Gallery is delighted to present a dual photography exhibition exploring the concept of family curated by Zora Murff and Rana Young. The east gallery will feature Zora and Rana’s collaborative series Talking Back, and over in the west gallery a curated selection of photographs by various artists will explore the same theme. Open for 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 Annual Foundations Exhibition. Showcasing work that demonstrates students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing, this exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to explore how young artists develop skills in the classroom. Open for Art Walk from 6- 10 p.m.!


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building214 W. Phelps, Obelisk Home and OH Gallery presents New Works by Jared Gillett for February. New Works includes pieces with an assortment of subjects that show off Gillett’s versatility with his brush. Join Obelisk from 6-10 p.m. 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 www.obeliskhome.com


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features abstract work by Nicole Chilton. 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 http://facebook.com/thelibrary.org 


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., will be open for First Friday. (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. (417) 832- 8277  www.springfieldbrewingco.com 


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 www.springfieldpottery.com 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! www.transformationgallery.com 


u.school, 425 W. McDaniel St., U.school students will be displaying painted portraits, a Chihuly inspired, collaborative installation, and biofabricated products grown from fungi mycelium. Join us from 6pm - 8pm to see the creativity and passion of our self-directed learners. " (417) 425-6869 u.school.com