Downtown Springfield's First Friday Art Walk

Join us on the first Friday of each month when downtown Springfield's galleries and art venues open their doors for the evening, and art lovers roam from place to place enjoying original art, music, and demonstrations.

Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios,
and Downtown art venues on the First Friday of every month from 6 – 10 pm. The Art Walk process is simple — stroll around downtown, proceed at your own pace, and wander into galleries that capture your fancy.

Opening receptions for new exhibitions are held at Hawthorn Galleries each First Friday. Openings offer live music, as well as a meet and greet with our monthly featured artist. Hawthorn also features “Art in Action” on selected First Fridays – allowing viewers to have the rare experience of watching our featured artist at work on a current painting.