First Friday Artwalk: August 2020

First Friday Art Walk Andrea Petersburg Springfield MO
Andrea Peterburg's macrame at Vineyard Church

We wish everyone a warm welcome back to Art Walk! As a community, we are adjusting to new requirements and guidelines to insure the health and success of our community. While we are embracing change, we are encouraging Springfield to enjoy the arts - safely. If you choose to visit a venue, please follow mask ordinances,

utilize sanitation stations and practice social distancing when possible. Many venues are only operating for business hours, while some will be open for shorter hours during the Art Walk. Please view our map for hours of operation.


Thank you for your support and patronage of First Friday Art Walk, We hope to see you soon. Stay Safe and Keep Loving the Arts!



9 participating locations for an Artful night on the town!


The Bonsai Guy, 600 W. Walnut St., An artisan garden shop specializing in the ancient art of Bonsai ! The cultivation technique can be applied to all sorts of plants, it is easy and fun! The shop has hundreds of items to shop, look and learn about- as well as classes to help you discover a new passion for bonsai artistry. Open Tues - Sat 12- 6 PM. Art Walk from 11AM - 8PM (417) 848 9569.


BookMarx, 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. 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.


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Queen City of the Ozarks. SGF. Birthplace of Route 66. Springfield, Missouri and its neighbors are known for many wonderful things! Stop by The Creamery Arts Center for Art Walk and see how the area inspires community members artistically during this time when we are rallying together more than ever. On view at The Creamery Arts Center and in a Virtual Exhibit throughout August and September 2020.

Open 10 a.m.- 2p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-6:30 p.m. (417) 862-ARTS (2787).


Drury Pool Arts Center, 900 N. Benton Avenue, will be closed for 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 Art Walk but make and appointment 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, will be closed for Art Walk due to renovations and the move to their new location! Announced in September! 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, will not be participating for Art Walk. 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.

Admission rates 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 their permanent collection for Art Walk. 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.


“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 !



Missouri State University Center for International Programs, at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson. Will not be open for Art Walk.


Missouri State University Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill Street, Will not be open for Art Walk.


Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, 833 E. Walnut Street, Will not be open for Art Walk.


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, Obelisk Home and OH Gallery presents Artists Betty Parnell and Jane Parker. Jane Parker and Betty Parnell are artists who work from their home studios. For several years, an important part of their art making has been maintaining a dialogue regarding their work in progress. As a natural outcome of that supportive interaction, they decided to share a First Friday show hosted by their mutual gallery, Obelisk Home. The show, consisting of 18 paintings and drawings, is titled “Two Friends”, and runs through the month of August.


The launch of Obelisk Home’s 14th Annual Birdhouse Auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity at the August Art Walk. Artists were asked to design a birdhouse without any limitations and have donated their creations to allow all proceeds to go directly to this wonderful organization. Bidding will commence at 6 PM and will run through September’s FFAW at 10PM September 4th. Anyone can bid on these birdhouses throughout the month by coming to the gallery/store during open hours and writing in on our silent auction sheets. Obelisk Home will be open from 6-10 PM for FFAW. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing when possible.


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



Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, will not be open for Art Walk. 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, will be open to serve you! Stop in have dinner and try a local brew. (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.




Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, show to be announced. Open for Art Walk 11 a.m.-9 p.m. or 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!


The Vineyard Church, 634 W. Wall St., will be hosting visual Artists Justin and Andrea Petersburg and have live Jazz by Ralph Hepola! Free Parking! They will be open from 6-8PM (417) 894- 4159

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