Fresh Gallery

  • Address : 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 862-9300
  • Website : www.freshgallery.org
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays

Fresh Gallery presents its Five Year Anniversary Celebration in September. Fresh Gallery was established in 2009, the dream of Jeanie Morris, then president of the Springfield Regional Arts Council Board of Directors. Morris and the SRAC director at that time, Sandra Smith, wanted to find a building that could be turned in to a gallery for local artists to exhibit and sell their work, and where the artists would staff the gallery to encourage a sense of ownership and pride. Out of pure good fortune, Nick Sibley generously accepted the challenge of renovating the first floor of the building at the southwest corner of Walnut and Campbell for what would become one of the most sought after galleries in the downtown area. Five years later and much thanks to the Morrises, Smith and SRAC, Fresh Gallery is thriving. Over the years, Fresh Gallery has been home to 68 artists, including six who have been in residence since the first day. The premise of Fresh Gallery is that the art is always fresh. Artists rotate spaces within the building and new art is provided for view each month. A visitor coming to the gallery over the course of a year would see something new, exciting, and “fresh” at each visit. As of today, Fresh Gallery is one of Springfield’s most visited galleries during First Friday Art Walk and is home to 21 successful regional artists.

 

Fresh Gallery

Fresh Gallery presents its Five Year Anniversary Celebration in September. Fresh Gallery was established in 2009, the dream of Jeanie Morris, then president of the Springfield Regional Arts Council Board of Directors. Morris and the SRAC director at that time, Sandra Smith, wanted to find a building that could be turned in to a gallery for […]

  • 400 W. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 862-9300
  • www.freshgallery.org
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat; 6-10 p.m. First Fridays