Second Saturday Art Walk on June 9 from 12-3 p.m.

Second Saturday Art Walk on June 9 from 12-3 p.m.

Come by the ideaXfactory during downtown Springfield’s Second Saturday Art Walk. See Christie Snelson drawing a new chalk portrait on the outdoor patio of the ideaXfactory (guess who it will be?!) – See Sarah Jones beautiful new mural on our north side wall – watch Dana Campbell Neuenschwander easel painting inside! Join in sidewalk chalk … Read More

Chalk Arts Festival 2018

Chalk Arts Festival 2018

Artists of all ages and experience were out drawing creations of large variety during the Chalk Arts Festival

SGF Chalk Art Festival on Friday, June 1

SGF Chalk Art Festival on Friday, June 1

  Join the fun as artists create temporary original art masterpieces in chalk on the sidewalks of ideaXfactory at 351 N. Boonville Ave. during First Friday Art Walk on June 1st. Our featured artists will draw live in a broad range of styles – from abstract, portrait and landscape to cartoon and fantasy and include Old … Read More

Sculpture X-Games Finale Exhibition & We Could Be HEROES on May 4

Sculpture X-Games Finale Exhibition & We Could Be HEROES on May 4

Sculpture X-Games 2018 is a week-long creative competition April 28-May 4, between teams of artists who create an installation on any theme, using any materials outside the ideaXfactory! The competition started on International Sculpture Day on 28, and each team has a week to create a temporary outdoor sculpture. Teams include MSU faculty, students, and … Read More

Sculpture X-Games Kick-off Party on April 28

Sculpture X-Games Kick-off Party on April 28

2018 Sculpture X-Games is a week-long creative competition April 28-May 4, between teams of artists who create an installation on any theme, using any materials outside the ideaXfactory! Our outdoor kick-off party on International Sculpture Day 2018 on Saturday, April 28 from 2-7 p.m. will feature hot aluminum pours by MoState Sculpture Club, raku firings … Read More

Opening Reception for ‘We Could Be Heroes’ Exhibition on April 6

Opening Reception for ‘We Could Be Heroes’ Exhibition on April 6

We asked 25 artists for their heroes for this exhibition – be them from history, literature, music, movies, mentors, comics, friends, relatives…. To explore or present diverse heroes so we can all discover something new. One artist said, “I don’t have any heroes!” Even better, make up your own. What do you want your hero … Read More

Adventures in Polymer Clay on Second Saturday

Adventures in Polymer Clay on Second Saturday

Lura Faye shares tips and techniques using polymer clay to create jewelry, beads, and sculpture during Second Saturday Art Walk on April 14 from 1-5 p.m. at the ideaXfactory, 351 N. Boonville. Lura Faye Cotton is the metals and jewelry instructor at Central High School and artist exhibiting sculpture and mixed media at ideaXfactory. This … Read More

Open Studios on Friday, Feb. 16

Open Studios on Friday, Feb. 16

Visit artist studio installations inside the ideaXfactory to see Springfield artists Madeline Brice, Sarah Jones, Erin O’Sullivan, Pam RuBert, Russ RuBert, Christie Snelson, Sarah Stracke, Cameron Thomas, Mikey Yates, and Jonathan Zachary working in painting, collage, fibers, sculpture, neon, photography, projection, and installation art. Music by vinyl DJ Tony Chackal! Artists will have work in … Read More

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