304 W. McDaniel
The Downtown Community Improvement District is a self-taxing district that provides services in the downtown area targeted to making downtown clean, safe and friendly. The itsdalldowntown.com Web site is the definitive guide to what’s happening in art, dining, shopping and entertainment in the Downtown Arts District, as well as in the historic districts of Commercial Street and Walnut Street.
European Café by Sweet Couture
207 Park Central East
European Café by Sweet Couture is a bakery and coffee shop that makes its gourmet desserts from scratch. European Café uses only premium ingredients, and it complements its baked goods with Italy’s finest espresso, Lavazza. European Café also make custom cakes, cupcakes and desserts for any events.
305 E Walnut St.
An upscale boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Springfield, Hotel Vandivort complements downtown’s robust arts, dining, nightlife and business scene, and providing a place to stay for traveling professionals and vacationers who want an original Springfield experience. Enjoy Hotel Vandivort’s unique decor, including lots of original local art, plus top flight dining at The Order, its in-house restaurant and lounge.
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield’s oldest cultural institution, the Springfield Art Museum got its start as the Art Study Club, founded by a small group of women in 1926. It was incorporated as Springfield Art Museum on June 26, 1928, and the Art Study Club would later become the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates. Construction of the first phase of the museum was completed in 1958 with offices, studios a library and three galleries. A 400-seat auditorium was added in 1979; the Jeannette L. Musgrave wing was completed in 1994, and in 2008 the largest wing yet was added, including a new lobby, a bigger library, a gift shop, the new SMMA office, and five galleries, totaling over 10,000 square feet. The museum now boasts a Library of more than 6,000 volumes, and a permanent collection of almost 10,000 works of art.
Springfield Regional Arts Council
411 Sherman Parkway
Springfield Regional Arts Council’s mission is to develop, support, strengthen and make excellence in the arts accessible to all Springfield area residents. SRAC is located at the Creamery Arts Center in Jordan Valley Park, which features space for workshops, classes, performances, receptions, set building and costuming as well as office space and meeting space for numerous arts and cultural agencies.