Construction in progress for Outdoor Stage and Plaza

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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.    

Fringe Art featured in News-Leader

Great three-page feature in the Springfield News-Leader by Ed Peaco appeared on the cover of the Sunday Life section. To write such an extensive article, Ed interviewed many artists who have worked on collaborative projects with the ideaXfactory and has attended many of our events. You can read full story on-line with additional photos at … Read More

Springfield City Council approves ArtPlace application

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Following the announcement that the City of Springfield’s ideaXfactory is a finalist for an Artplace grant, a formal presentation was made by Russ RuBert at the Springfield City Council meeting on January 29. Council members were informed about the objectives of Artplace to accelerate creative placemaking across the county and the concept of using locally … Read More

ideaXfactory is a Finalist for ArtPlace grant

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The ideaXfactory is a finalist in a national competition to win a portion of what is likely to be more than $10 million in grants awarded by ArtPlace America, a national private-public arts funding collaboration. In 2012, 34 organizations received a total of about $11 million. ArtPlace defines creative placemaking as locally driven strategies to … Read More