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

Deidre Argyle’s immersive installation “It Is What It Was”

Deidre Argyle’s immersive installation “It Is What It Was”

Join us at the ideaXfactory on Sept. 2 First Friday Art Walk for the opening reception of Deidre Argyle’s “It Is What It Was” — an immersive installation created with sculptural objects, sound and video. On our outdoor stage, the U n I Arts & Music Festival will feature sounds of jazz, funk, soul, and indie rock with … Read More

Neon Art Mashup & Temporary Monuments

Neon Art Mashup & Temporary Monuments

Join us on August 5 during First Friday Art Walk or Saturday August 6 from 6-10 p.m. at the ideaXfactory to experience Russ RuBert’s “Neon Art MashUp.” Type on amplified vintage typewriters, paint with his Sonic Paintbrush and wave your hands above his amazing musical invention, a motion-sensitive multi-program LED keyboard to create music that lights up … Read More

First Friday at ideaXfactory on July 1

First Friday at ideaXfactory on July 1

There’s always something different brewing at the ideaXfactory, whether it’s site-specific installation art or ideaXploration. Or a little of both. Come this July 1 during the First Friday Art Walk to have some creative interactive fun! As always, it’s free and there’s free parking on the street or public lot just between us and Park Central Square. … Read More

Chalk Walk & Chalk & Arts Festival

Chalk Walk & Chalk & Arts Festival

See great sidewalk chalk art by professional artists and make your own at the 1st annual Chalk & Arts Festival to benefit Foster Adopt Connect SWMO on June 3-4! Our featured talented artists will be working on the block of 351 N. Boonville Ave. on the ideaXfactory sidewalk and Brick City Gallery parking lot at … Read More

PILE(LANDS) installation

PILE(LANDS) installation

Come visit contemporary art “islands” created using circuit boards, 3D printing, videos, shredded plastic, inflatables, and dryer lint! PILE(LANDS) by John Dougherty explores themes of consumption and waste in playful and humorous ways during First Friday Art Walk on June 3, 5-10 p.m. and during the Chalk Walk & 1st annual Chalk & Arts Festival … Read More

70’s Block Party at ideaXfactory & Brick City Galleries

70’s Block Party at ideaXfactory & Brick City Galleries

Platform shoes, halter tops, bell bottoms, tie dye, leisure suits, sideburns! Wear your favorite retro 70’s clothes to the 70’s Block Party at ideaXfactory and Brick City Galleries! We’ll have the London Calling Pasty Company food truck on the parking lot and DJ Jeff Cheek playing music from the 70’s. ideaXfactory features the reception of … Read More