Finding local art for your home is easy if you know where to look. Luckily, the Downtown Arts District is packed full of Springfield’s Art Walk participating galleries, shops and venues. These members open their doors every first Friday of the month and feature local artists and their work for everyone to admire or better yet, purchase and take home! Just look for the blue Art Walk flags around Downtown Springfield marking the official art walk members.
A great place to start your art search is Fresh Gallery. You can pick up a copy of Art Walk News while you’re there for a list of artists being featured, and there’s a handy map to help you navigate Downtown. Fresh Gallery has a bit of everything—landscapes, photography, drawings, still lifes and abstracts to name a few. You can find a variety of artists and some really great smaller pieces that would make beautiful additions to a gallery wall. You can also pick up beautiful cards that can be taken home, matted and framed to create stunning miniatures. From there, hit the galleries on your way to OH Gallery at Obelisk Home. They have a large selection of large abstracts and some mixed media pieces. Don’t forget to check out their selections of unframed prints for sale. You can pick up a Stella Blackmon or Madeline Brice print for a steal!