Chalk Walk & Chalk & Arts Festival

Posted on May 29, 2016 in Events, News
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 […]

PILE(LANDS) installation and “It Is What It Was”

Posted on May 28, 2016 in Events, News
PILE(LANDS) installation and “It Is What It Was”

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 […]

International Yarnbombing Day at ideaXfactory

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in News
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 […]

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

Posted on May 9, 2015 in News
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 […]

Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in News
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.    

Drawing Marathon at ideaXfactory

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 in Events, News
Drawing Marathon at ideaXfactory

Drawing is common to all people and cultures. Whether they be simple lines or complex renderings, drawings help us to communicate, express ideas and emotions, and to understand and record our experiences in the world. Visiting artist Shane Savage-Rumbaugh brings to the ideaXfactory his years of studio practice in drawing the human figure using a variety of […]

“Balance” installation of 108 sculptures by Colby Jennings

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 in Events, News
“Balance” installation of 108 sculptures by Colby Jennings

Balance Immerse yourself in the experience of balance, motion, and byproduct audio at the ideaXfactory during First Friday Art Walk on June 6, 6-10 p.m. Conversations with Artists! – Colby Jennings on Friday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Colby Jennings has created 108 small sculptures using found objects that run on electrical motors activated by […]

Cultural Impact Assessments in partnership with Drury University

Posted on May 14, 2014 in News
Cultural Impact Assessments in partnership with Drury University

In a collaborative partnership beginning in March, the Cultural Policy Class from Drury University Arts Administration Program completed cultural impact assessments of perceived artistic, environmental, economic and social value of two projects of the ideaXfactory — The Beaux Arts Ball and the Morning Song / Evening Song sound installation. Cultural impact assessments for the ideaXfactory […]

Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion opens on December 13th

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 in Events, News
Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion opens on December 13th

Art of Space returns to the ideaXfactory with a new installation titled Woven Lignin/ Pick-up Stick Pavilion! Join Art of Space to help create the installation at the ideaXfactory on Saturdays Nov. 16 and Nov. 30 at 10 am, and on Tuesdays & Thursdays Nov. 19, Nov. 21, Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, to participate […]