Reception for “The First Untitled” MSU MFA exhibition on April 8, 6-9 pm

Reception for “The First Untitled” MSU MFA exhibition on April 8, 6-9 pm

Join us for a reception for the first group exhibition Missouri State University MFAs on Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Mixed media collage by Carla Stine, video by Judge Bockman, ceramic sculpture by Tawn Dickison, digital imagery by Emily Budd, illustration by Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic, charcoal and ink drawings by Shen Hsieh, graphic design … Read More

Sculpture X-Games Outdoor Exhibition

Sculpture X-Games Outdoor Exhibition

Sculpture X-Games Outdoor Exhibition – November 6, First Friday Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. The outdoor exhibition will also be on display through the month of November on the ideaXfactory south lot and MSU Brick City south parking lot perimeter, 351 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO. Visitors can read about the artist teams and artistic statements about the work that are … Read More

idea-X-fest on October 9, 2015

idea-X-fest on October 9, 2015

Four musicians and a ceramic artist from our sister city Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico will be featured at a multicultural music, art and ideas festival at the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville Ave. on Friday, October 9 from 6-10:30 p.m. This event is created through partnerships between the ideaXfactory, Springfield Sister Cities Association, Springfield Regional Arts Council, Missouri State University Art + Design … Read More

Echoes of Humanity opening Oct. 2, 2015

Echoes of Humanity opening Oct. 2, 2015

Five emerging artists and graduates of MSU Art + Design program fill the interior space of the ideaXfactory with their contemporary clay installations exploring themes of anonymous secrets, taboos, distant cultures, soldier and civilian losses, and a garden of reflection. The opening reception will be during First Friday Art Walk on October 2, 2015 from … Read More

Second Saturday Chalk Walk

Second Saturday Chalk Walk

Join our featured artists Leah Culbertson-Fægre and Christine Schilling to see their CHALK ART on the sidewalk and patio of the ideaXfactory and to make your own. Drawing on sidewalks with colored chalk is a fun way to make temporary street art. Christine will be there to talk about her beautiful tile mosaics in the … Read More

International Yarnbombing Day at ideaXfactory

International Yarnbombing Day at ideaXfactory

Join the ideaXfactory yarnXbombers on Saturday, June 13 from 1-5 p.m. for an afternoon of fun yarn street art! This a free event, and no supplies are necessary. We supply lots of bright colorful yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks. If you can’t knit or crochet, you can help us recycle some of our beautiful handiwork … Read More

ideaXfactory awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for 2015-2016

ideaXfactory awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for 2015-2016

The National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) announced on May 6th it will be awarding a $30,000 grant to the Springfield Regional Arts Council specifically for the ideaXfactory, a contemporary art installation space located at 315 N. Boonville, Springfield, MO. The award is one of 16 grants to Missouri arts organizations and one of 1,023 … Read More

Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

Thanks to the our generous grant from ArtPlace America, we are currently under construction to create an outdoor stage embedded with a beautiful custom mosaic by Christine Schilling. Other improvements to the space are also underway, and we hope to be open again in the spring soon.    

Mosaic Marathon – Convergence: ‘X’ Marks the Spot

Mosaic Marathon – Convergence: ‘X’ Marks the Spot

Convergence: ‘X’ Marks the Spot is a colorful, vibrant, and symbolic 20′ mosaic by artist Christine Schilling incorporating art work elements by local and international mosaic artists. Visit the ideaXfactory on November 7, 6-10 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk to see the work in progress and meet Christine and visiting artists. Come back … Read More

The Inspiration Tree

The Inspiration Tree

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but inspiration can! Join us on October 3 during the First Friday Art Walk from 6-10 p.m. for an interactive art installation created by artist Cameron Thomas aimed at engaging the community in sharing inspiration through the form of positive messages, art, and other small items that can be hung … Read More

Outside of Action: an installation by Jessica Frelund on September 5th

Outside of Action: an installation by Jessica Frelund on September 5th

Outside of Action: Back & Forth Between Simplicity of Structure and Anxiety of Performance is an installation by Jessica Frelund that incorporates performance, sculpture, video, photography and drawing. The opening will be during the First Friday Art Walk on September 5th, 6-10 p.m. and Frelund will give an artist talk on the following Saturday, September … Read More

The ‘T’ House by Andrea Polli and John Donalds

The ‘T’ House by Andrea Polli and John Donalds

First Friday Art Walk, August 1st, 6-10 PM Happy ‘Tea’ Hour and Artists’ Talk, Saturday, August 2nd, 6-8 PM Inspired by a traditional teahouse, The ‘T’ House is an art and design project by artist/architectural designer team Andrea Polli and John Donalds. The ‘T’ House provides a physical and virtual ‘platform’ for the performance, discussion and … Read More