Arts & Culture

Where to See Artwork

Looking for a peaceful escape? Grab a cozy coffee and wander through these five local art galleries.

By Jordan Blomquist

Jan 2024

Fresh Gallery Springfield MO
Photo by Brandon AlmsIn addition to viewing local art, you can also purchase it at Fresh Gallery. Purchase Photo

Springfield Art Museum

Travel around the world through art from Asia, Europe and the Americas. As one of the city’s oldest cultural institutions—dating back to the 1920s—the Springfield Art Museum (1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield) boasts over 10,000 permanent art pieces and rolling exhibitions. Until April 7, visitors can view the current exhibit, Spirit of Independence: Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, which was created to pose the question, “What does independence mean to you?”

Fresh Gallery

There’s something for everyone at Fresh Gallery (401 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield). Gallerygoers can find different art mediums, including jewelry, woodworking, sculptures, pottery, glass, painting and photography from more than 20 Springfield artists. This month and next, they are featuring award winning photographers and the Best in Show from their Annual Juried Art Show. 

Waverly House Gifts & Gallery

Get lost in the eclectic art that fills the walls at Waverly House Gifts & Gallery (2031 S. Waverly Ave., Springfield). Distinctively, Waverly House is known for its jewelry artists who work with various materials, like copper and semi-precious stones. The gallery hosts events throughout the year—such as Meet the Artists—featuring both regional and national artists. 

Formed: An Artist Collective

Dedicated to giving new, local artists a home for their artwork, Formed: An Artist Collective (210 E. Walnut St., Springfield) is considered a gallery space designed for everyone because of its range of art and affordable prices. The gallery features pieces from 40 local artists with 40 different art styles. This January, Formed is celebrating its three-year anniversary. 

Brick City Gallery

A downtown staple, Brick City Gallery (215 W. Mill St., Springfield) displays art by professionals, as well as offers an exhibition space for contemporary art by Missouri State University undergraduate and graduate students. The gallery’s Annual Foundations Exhibition begins on January 29, which will feature work from MSU’s Department of Art + Design’s foundations courses.

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