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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 inspired by the Springfield Regional Arts Council and 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


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Art Inspired
The Creamery Arts Center
Drury Pool Art Center Gallery
Fresh Gallery
History Museum on the Square
MSU Brick City Gallery
MSU Center of International Programs
MSU Student Exhibition Center
Obelisk Home
OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz
Park Central Library
Springfield Hot Glass Studio
Springfield Police Museum at The Calaboose
Springfield Pottery
Transformation Gallery & Tattoo



Downtown Springfield CID
European Cafe by Sweet Couture
Nomad Springfield
Springfield Art Museum
Springfield Regional Arts Council
Systematic Savings Bank