First Friday Art Walk

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Have you ever been super bored on a Friday night and wondering what you can do? Drive on down to Downtown Springfield on the first Friday of every month for the First Friday Art Walk! Every month, Downtown Springfield hosts an art walk featuring over 24 locations containing galleries and venues displaying “original artworks, live art demonstrations, live music, local history, [and] international culture” according to springfielmo.org.  

The First Friday Art Walk starts at 6 pm and ends at 10 pm on Friday at the beginning of each month. The exhibits can include works of glass art, various paintings, modern art, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and more. There is no limit to how artist members express themselves on this walk.

Works of art are not the only things offered. There are groups performing live music, demonstrations, mini-classes, and shows. There are also eating opportunities, casual and fine dining, and many places to shop.

This self-guided tour through the streets of Downtown Springfield is a free event that is available to art lovers around the Springfield area and everywhere else. After First Friday the art and shows goes on into the following Saturday.  This follow up event is called Second Saturday and features a lot of the same displays and demonstrations. Not only that, but some of the shows and displays either start early or close up late, so really the 6 to 10 time span is only an estimate for some of the locations.

Head on down to the Historic Downtown Springfield on the next first Friday for a night of local art and shows!

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