Every March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across our community, in kindergarten through 12th grades from public, private, parochial, and home school groups to exhibit outstanding artwork in the “All School Exhibition.” This highly anticipated show has been a staple of our exhibition schedule for well over 40 years. Artwork created by children and teenagers is often relegated to education wings or hallways when it is displayed in museums. By showcasing students’ work in one of its primary gallery spaces, the Springfield Art Museum seeks to highlight the importance of arts education and honor the accomplishments of young artists, as well as their incredibly talented teachers, many of whom are practicing artists themselves.
Hours of Operation
- Sunday 1-5 p.m.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- City and national holidays Closed
You can choose what you want to learn and go at your own speed with our self-paced tutorials. We provide the computer and you select from a wide variety of lessons designed specifically for individual learning. Topics include basic skills, Windows 10, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Gmail, Photoshop and more. Both interactive and video tutorials are available to fit your learning style. We also offer computer-instructed keyboarding lessons to help you learn to type or improve your typing skills. Prerequisites: Some experience using keyboard and mouse. For adults.
Exciting news! The good folks at Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe on East Sunshine Street are hosting a fundraiser for us! They are donating a whopping 20 percent of all proceeds from sales 4-8 p.m. April 2. Please plan to swing by for a treat to take home or a meal to enjoy to help us fund special projects.
Learn Yang Style Tai Chi from Shifu, M. Dee Ogilvy, who began practicing Tai Chi 25 years ago at Duke University. Dee currently teaches in Missouri State University’s Wellness program and runs her own Tai Chi program called, White Metal Rabbit Taijiquan. Find out more at springfieldtaichi.wordpress.com
- Great for adults of any age and physical fitness level.
- Requires no special equipment.
- Relaxed, composed flowing movements that combine strength with gentleness.
- Beginners are welcome!
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.
The Springfield Art Museum will provide free shuttle service from the museum to downtown SGF 5:30-9 p.m. during the May 5 and June 2 ArtWalks.
Residents and/or property owners in the Bradford Park neighborhood are invited to participate in the spring neighborhood cleanup. The City and the neighborhood association encourages residents to take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to dispose of trash, brush, leaves, tires, metal and TVs (fees may apply for TVs).
Residents are encouraged to address overgrown fence rows, backyards and alleys adjacent to your property by mowing, cutting down, trimming and disposing of all brush and related debris.
Each year, neighborhood clean-ups serve approximately 900 households and remove over 175 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from Springfield neighborhoods. The cleanups take place outside, rain or shine. Curbside pickup is available, but fees may apply.
Need to schedule a curbside pickup? Contact Dellene Nelson at 417-882-2801.
For age 3-grade 4. Don’t have time for storytime during the week? Drop in for a hands-on, interactive experience with a maker, play and art focus. We’ll provide multiple activity stations and fun read-alouds. Be prepared to make new friends, get messy and have family fun! Call 883-1974.