First Friday Art Walk 12th Year Anniversary Exhibition and Contest

August 25, 2013Call for Artists

First Friday Art Walk is seeking entries for its 12th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit, featuring $500 in cash prizes, including a Grand Prize of $250! “First Friday Art Walk launched its annual art contest in 2011 to celebrate 10 years as Springfield’s favorite monthly arts event,” said Clarissa French, Art Walk communications director. “Open … Read More

“Caught My Eye” at the Creamery Arts Center

August 13, 2013Creamery Arts Center, Exhibitions

The second annual invitational “Caught My Eye” exhibition features work by SRAC members selected from the non-juried members show at the Creamery Arts Center earlier this year. Exhibition Dates: Friday, August 2 – Friday, August 30 The featured artists: Mary Alday Amber Dugan Deby Gilley George Milne Meganne Rosen O’Neil Randy Russell Scott Sauer Melissa … Read More

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion

July 3, 2013Artist Talks, ideaXfactory, Public Art

Graffiti and Contemporary Art Panel Discussion led by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum will be held during the Contemporary Art Street Jam outside the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville on Friday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Following an introduction of different movements of street art, graffiti as … Read More

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