Live Art at Artsfest on May 4-5

April 29, 2013Events, Public Art

New this year, Live Art at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street will feature several varieties of live art happening! Street Art Murals Large paintings will be created throughout the weekend on the Lemondrop wall which will zig-zag through Walnut Street, just west of the Walnut Street-Hammons Parkway intersection. Watch featured artists including Gary Bedell of … Read More

“Conspirare” public art dedicated at Glendale High School

April 26, 2013Public Art

A two-month long project led by biology teacher Justine Lines, artist-in-residence Christine Schilling, and art teacher Jessica Loudis involved over 150 students at Glendale High School to create Conspirare: To Breathe Together – a ninety-foot mosaic wall that borders Glendale’s new outdoor classroom. The public art installation, along with new concrete benches that surround an open-air … Read More

Harmonic Wall and Transient Constructions II

April 4, 2013ideaXfactory

Imagine controlling a 27-foot wall of brightly-colored neon lights with a wave of the hand… or with a paintbrush, or a musical instrument! Sound fun? It is… you can just watch, or join in to help make the wall come alive! Bring your favorite musical instrument, or learn how to turn a watercolor brush into … Read More

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

February 20, 2013ideaXfactory

The ideaXfactory is a finalist in a national competition to win a portion of what is likely to be more than $10 million in grants awarded by ArtPlace America, a national private-public arts funding collaboration. In 2012, 34 organizations received a total of about $11 million. ArtPlace defines creative placemaking as locally driven strategies to … Read More

Climate Change at PechaKucha Night #9

January 25, 2013PechaKucha

At PechaKucha Springfield #9 on February 10 at The Moxie, nine people will tackle the 20×20 challenge to creatively present topics related directly, culturally, or only remotely related to Climate Change. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for conversation, the 20 x 20 format keeps ideas moving at a rapid pace. Presenters have 20 … Read More

Sculpture Walk Public Forum

January 19, 2013Events, Public Art, Visual Arts

The Springfield Art Museum, in partnership with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, Urban Districts Alliance and Springfield Public Works, will host a public forum to develop concept plans for a potential sculpture walk program. The purpose of the sculpture walk will be to promote public art in Springfield, enhance the pedestrian experience and link major … Read More

The LemonDrop Post-It Show

November 29, 2012Exhibitions

The ever-popular Post-It Show returns to LemonDrop on Friday, December 7! Dozens of fantastic artists, both local and far afield, have created mini masterpieces on 3×3 Post-It notes. Artwork sells for $1 per Post-It note. You can pluck your chosen notes off the wall right then and there and take them home with you! The … Read More

Art of Space installation at ideaXfactory

November 29, 2012ideaXfactory

  Art of Space has been working every weekend to create a gigantic installation inside the ideaXfactory for the opening night of the interactive creation on the . The second big work weekend of Knitting Space focused on building and installing the upper frames that will support the knitted webs. Next community work day will … Read More

5th Annual Hearts for the Arts

November 29, 2012Call for Artists, Creamery Arts Center

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is calling for artists to participate in the 5th annual Hearts for the Arts, a fundraising exhibition and silent auction of heart-themed works benefitting SRAC’s arts education programming.  Hearts for the Arts will be open from Friday, January 11 – Friday, February 1, 2013 at The Creamery Arts Center … Read More

MOAK 2012 Premier Exhibition for Regional Artists at Springfield Art Museum

November 16, 2012Exhibitions

MOAK 2012 features 52 paintings and prints, 13 photographs, six ceramic works, three mixed media, two sculptures, two fiber/textile pieces and a single piece of jewelry, all by accomplished artists from the area’s four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. The exhibition was juried by Kevin Murphy, curator of American art at Crystal Bridges … Read More