November First Friday Art Walk

Elaine Johnson
work by Elaine Johnson this month at BookMarx

Have a gourd time at November Art Walk !


BOOKMARX IS WILD… visit this staple venue and enjoy a menagerie of animal works by artist Elaine Johnson.

DRURY POOL ARTS CENTER GETS COMPETITIVE… celebrate the joy of the artistic process through this annual exhibit sponsored by brewer science. This year features over 90 pieces by artists throughout Missouri. Swing by The Creamery from 5-8 p.m. for live music by Drew Holt and refreshments.

HOTEL VANDIVORT HOSTS ARTIST SARAH JONES… local artist Sarah Jones will be November’s featured artist at Hotel V!



19 participating locations for an Artful night on the town!

BookMarx, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents artist Elaine Johnson with a show titled Into the Wild Wood. This show features a menagerie of natural creatures, whimsical and strange. This collection hosts graphite drawings and watercolor paintings drawn on wood pieces, as well as watercolor paper. Art prints, greeting cards, and more will be available for purchase!

BookMarx will be Open M 12-7p.m., T-Saturday 10:30 p.m.-7p.m.. And Art Walk from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.


Crave Cookie Dough, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 102, (right next to BookMarx) Is open to Satisfy your cravings for original art and sweet treats with Crave! Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. T-Th, 11 a.m.-12 a.m. F-Sat, 12-10 p.m. Sun (417) 350- 1888


The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, home of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, For First Friday Art Walk presents Caught My Eye Sponsored by Positronic. This show features a juried showcase of SRAC Member artists exhibiting a large body of work in a variety of mediums including bronze sculpture, watercolor, oils, and acrylics.

Selected Artists featured: Chris Haik, RT Lindsey, Robert Little, Dana Neuenschwander, Becky Smith, Margaret Grooms, Janet Jordan, Ken Richardson, and Jason Stella.

Visit The Creamery Arts Center any time on November 1st from 5-8 p.m. and then enjoy the rest of the First Friday Art Walk venues downtown! Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; closed major holidays Note: The Creamery is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m. (417) 862-ARTS (2787).


Drury Pool Arts Center, 900 N. Benton Avenue, Presents for November Art Walk The 4thAnnual Best of the Midwest High School Competition. High school students from across the Midwest have submitted works of various media to compete in this annual competitive exhibition. The Opening Reception is Friday, November 1st , from 5:00-8:00pm

Note: Drury Pool Arts Center is an Early Bird location: its reception runs from 5-8pm. (417) 873-6337


Equality Healthcare, 420 W. College, Ste. 100, presents a stellar artist lineup for August with Stephanie Cramer, Jane Parker, Shelly Forbes, Christie Snelson, Dustin Burgert, Daniel Flodin, Kat Allie, Tom Beale, Jared Gillett, J. Kent Martin and a new piece by Madeline Brice! Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Fri Note: Equality Healthcare is an Early Bird Art Walk location: its reception runs 5-8 p.m. (417) 633-7020


Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, November’s Featured Artist at Fresh Gallery is photographer and Digital Artist Alan O’Neal. Alan grew up in the country. He still lives in the country and his fondness for nature is evident in his work. In addition to traditional photography, Alan creates alternate images as “Digital Art” from his original photos. The resulting “Digital Art” will sometimes have no appearance of being a photograph. Alan also processes, prints, mounts and frames his work. Stop by the gallery in November to see Alan’s exhibition.

See you at Fresh Gallery for FFAW from6-10pm! Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. during Art Walk. (417) 862-9300


The History Museum on the Square, located at 154 Park Central Square, Located within the 104-year old former Barth’s department-store building and the one adjacent, the museum has more than 18,000-square feet of space, giving it room for continued expansion. There are three floors with eight dedicated spaces including a Welcome Center, six permanent galleries and the traveling exhibit space.

The first floor of History Museum on the Square will be open from 6 pm to 9 pm for First Friday Art Walk. Admission is free and guests are welcome to explore two galleries, Native Crossroads at the Spring and Voices of History, currently featuring We've Always Been Here- African American Stories in Greene County.

Admission rates (other than First Friday Art Walk) for the museum are $16 for adults; $13 for seniors (65-plus), students of any age with a valid ID, and members of the military and families; $10 for children ages 4-12; and free to those under the age of three. Groups of ten or more can be accommodated with 48-hours’-notice. For more information, and to view an online library of digitized historic photos, visit


Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., a proud Art Walk sponsor, features artist Sarah Jones for November Art Walk! On display will be a variety of abstract works as well as contemporary still lifes. Sarah Jones has lived in Missouri all her life and finds inspiration in memory, collecting, movies, and watching sunsets. She completed her BFA in Graphic Design in 2000 at Missouri State and M.A. in Studio art and Theory at Drury University in 2016. Sarah has been an in-house graphic designer at Drury University since 2004 and was a resident artist at ideaXfactory from 2016-2019.

Hotel V will continue to celebrate the opening of the new addition and the rooftop bar- Vantage. Join Hotel V for a dinner or cocktail on your FFAW route. Note: Hotel Vandivort is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Open 24-7-365 (417) 832 1515


Kokoro Training Academy, 212 W. McDaniel St., Joins the First Friday Art Walk Family! Kokoro Training Academy was established in September 2018 and moved into the downtown Springfield location in August 2019. Our instructors include owners Steve and Natosha Haydock and Sam Palmer.

Kokoro Training Academy is a facility focused on improving the quality of life for adults and kids of all ages and skill level. We provide group classes or private lessons in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Additionally, Kokoro Training Academy offers Women's self-defense, small group fitness, personal training and nutrition coaching. Our class schedule is available on our website and your first class is completely free! We are a downtown provider for Eat Fit Go meals, which is a healthy and fresh option for on-the-go eating.

For November, Kokoro features an open Jiu Jitsu class from 6-7 p.m. and live music from 7-8 p.m. on November 1st. Enjoy artists work from locals aged 9 and up!

“We wanted to join the First Friday Art Walk to support local artist from within our gym and in the greater Springfield area. Our doors will be open 5-9pm for First Friday Art Walk! Stop by and visit our beautiful facility.” To call and set up a class or learn more about Kokoro call: (417) 824-6946 or visit !


Millet and Hammer, 405-407 N. Boonville Ave., a collaborative studio and purveyor of locally made furniture and home décor, invites you to experience the new work its members have created for the month and the exciting projects in which they are involved. (417) 413-3817 Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Missouri State University Center for International Programs, at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson. Show to be announced. Open from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk.


Missouri State University Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill Street, The Department of Art and Design and Brick City Gallery are delighted to present Abstractions featuring Anne Marchand’s actualization's of beauty and joy in the tangible form of painting, inviting the viewer to explore their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination. The exhibition will be open November 1st for First Friday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. This exhibit is on view through November 9th!


Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center, 833 E. Walnut Street, The Department of Art and Design's Art Education Program and the Student Exhibition Center are delighted to present The 3rd Statewide Juried Exhibition for Secondary Teachers and Students. Juried by MSU faculty members Gwen Walstrand, Kevin Hughes, and Amanda Smith this exhibition showcases selected works from teachers and students who represent the talent from all areas in the state of Missouri. Open for First Friday Art Walk from 6-10pm.


Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, Obelisk Home and OH Gallery presents Grayscale. This show is comprised of a variety of local photographers presenting a collection of monochromatic work. Featured artists include Colby Kern, David Burt, Jesse Tyler, Joe Bulger, Josh Beecher, Macy Stevens, Paige Whitcomb, Russell Cox of 417nights and Shon Cele Rainey.

Join Obelisk and these fabulous 9 artists on November 1st from 6-10 p.m. Open for FFAW from 11a.m. to 10 p.m. Normal business hours Tuesday – Friday 11a.m.-7p.m. Saturday 11a.m. -5p.m. (417) 616-6488


Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, On Display: Works by Artist Kori Smalley. In addition to the art, at 6 p.m. on November 1st Jordan Seyer, Art History and Painting double major and Sign Language minor at Missouri State University, will present an art talk entitled, Peter Paul Rubens’s Techniques Shown Through His Life Work.

Open 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th and 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sat, Closed Sunday. (417) 831-1342


Springfield Brewing Company, 305 S. Market Ave., a proud Art Walk sponsor, Show To Be Announced for the November’s Walk. (417) 832- 8277 Open 11 a.m.-Last Call M-F; 9 a.m.- Last Call Sat-Sun Note: Springfield Brewing Company is an Early Bird and a Night Owl Art Walk location: Entertainment begins as early as 5 p.m. and shows run as late as Last Call on First Fridays.


Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell Ave., is a fine craft gallery and community clay center that not only produces a range of amazing ceramics, but also features examples of Fine Craft by over 45 Local, Regional and National Artists. Springfield Pottery welcomes you to First Friday and Second Saturday Art Walks in June. (417) 864 4677 Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-Sat


Transformation Gallery & Tattoo, 330 E. Walnut, show to be announced. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. T-Sat for normal business hours, call (417) 869-2338 to set up an appointment to create your next piece of body art!, 425 W. McDaniel St., Join from 6:30-8:30 on November 1st for an exhibit of student art work and a preview of the upcoming issue of DWNTWN Magazine! Visitors can also tour the school and visit with our student artists and journalists. (417) 425-6869 u.


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