About

The first Friday of each month brings hundreds of people to historic downtown Springfield for First Friday Art Walk, a Springfield cultural happening. Art lovers “Walk the Walk” throughout the Downtown Arts District, enjoying original art, music, demonstrations and performances in 28 gallery venues.

First Friday Art Walk is a grassroots event established by downtown’s art galleries, art venues, sponsoring businesses and the arts community. The first Art Walks took place in the late ’90s, and the Walk became a monthly event beginning in 2001. A program of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, First Friday Art Walk is dedicated to promoting fine art and economic sustainability in the Downtown Arts District.

For information about how to become an Art Walk venue or sponsor, click the Join tab at left, or contact Communications Director Clarissa French, (417) 862-2787 ext. 25 or artwalknews@gmail.com