SGF Chalk Art Festival on Friday, June 1

SGF Chalk Art Festival on Friday, June 1

  Join the fun as artists create temporary original art masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of ideaXfactory at 351 N. Boonville Ave. during First Friday Art Walk on June 1st. Our featured artists will draw live in a broad range of styles – from abstract, portrait and landscape to cartoon and fantasy and include Old … Read More

Sculpture X-Games Finale Exhibition & We Could Be HEROES on May 4

Sculpture X-Games Finale Exhibition & We Could Be HEROES on May 4

Sculpture X-Games 2018 is a week-long creative competition April 28-May 4, between teams of artists who create an installation on any theme, using any materials outside the ideaXfactory! The competition started on International Sculpture Day on 28, and each team has a week to create a temporary outdoor sculpture. Teams include MSU faculty, students, and … Read More

Sculpture X-Games Kick-off Party on April 28

Sculpture X-Games Kick-off Party on April 28

2018 Sculpture X-Games is a week-long creative competition April 28-May 4, between teams of artists who create an installation on any theme, using any materials outside the ideaXfactory! Our outdoor kick-off party on International Sculpture Day 2018 on Saturday, April 28 from 2-7 p.m. will feature hot aluminum pours by MoState Sculpture Club, raku firings … Read More

Opening Reception for ‘We Could Be Heroes’ Exhibition on April 6

Opening Reception for ‘We Could Be Heroes’ Exhibition on April 6

We asked 25 artists for their heroes for this exhibition – be them from history, literature, music, movies, mentors, comics, friends, relatives…. To explore or present diverse heroes so we can all discover something new. One artist said, “I don’t have any heroes!” Even better, make up your own. What do you want your hero … Read More

Adventures in Polymer Clay on Second Saturday

Adventures in Polymer Clay on Second Saturday

Lura Faye shares tips and techniques using polymer clay to create jewelry, beads, and sculpture during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 from 1-5 p.m. at the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville. Lura Faye Cotton is the metals and jewelry instructor at Central High School and artist exhibiting sculpture and mixed media at ideaXfactory. This … Read More

Open Studios on Friday, Feb. 16

Open Studios on Friday, Feb. 16

Visit artist studio installations inside the ideaXfactory to see Springfield artists Madeline Brice, Sarah Jones, Erin O’Sullivan, Pam RuBert, Russ RuBert, Christie Snelson, Sarah Stracke, Cameron Thomas, Mikey Yates, and Jonathan Zachary working in painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, neon, photography, projection, and installation art. Music by vinyl DJ Tony Chackal! Artists will have work in … Read More

Russ RuBert – Steel & Glass

Russ RuBert – Steel & Glass

Kinetic mobiles of exquisitely twisted glass spinning in lunar projections. Salvaged railroad steel reconstructed into sculptures that also function as benches. Colorful flashing neon art combined with a motion-sensitive Jacob’s Ladder. It’s a complex and mezmerizing environment installation! Don’t miss Russ RuBert’s exhibition tonight at ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Ave. during First Friday Art Walk, … Read More

Chalk & Arts Festival on July 7-8

Chalk & Arts Festival on July 7-8

Join the fun as artists create temporary original art masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of ideaXfactory and the Brick City parking lot! It starts during First Friday Art Walk, July 7 from 6-10 PM and continues on Satuday, July 8 from noon- 5 PM. Talented artists  will be drawing live in a broad range of styles … Read More

Make & Take Christmas Holiday Party

Make & Take Christmas Holiday Party

Everyone’s invited to make your own sculpture, gifts, ornaments, cards or write letters to Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-5 p.m. at the ideaXfactory Make & Take Christmas Holiday Party during the Second Saturday with Art Walk in Downtown Springfield. We have all kinds of fun and cool stuff donated by artists to create … Read More

First Friday DIY Sculpture Lab

First Friday DIY Sculpture Lab

Get in touch with your creative side at First Friday DIY Sculpture Lab! Everyone is invited to get creative and have some fun making your own sculpture using cool stuff donated by artists. During First Friday Art Walk on December 2, 6-10 p.m., ideaXfactory will have the front gallery full of foam, plastic, metal, wood, sticks, … Read More

Sculpture X-Games at October 7 First Friday

Sculpture X-Games at October 7 First Friday

What happens when you get 10 teams of widely creative people together and give them a week to go wild building innovative outdoor sculptures? We’re not completely sure… but this year will bring more crazy, jaw-dropping displays of genius than ever before! The artists formed teams and have been locating materials, planning construction methods, and … Read More

U n I Arts & Music Festival

U n I Arts & Music Festival

Come out Friday, Septemeber 2nd and be a part of the first ever U n I Art + Music Festival. Pronounced “You and I” as an encouragement for Unity, the festival is a blend of music and art. With multiple genres being represented and an art installation being shown, there is something for everyone! Bring all … Read More