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

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