Art in our City

Exhibit Details

First Exhibition: October 20, 2017 - March 18, 2018
Located inside Avant Art, the Museum's new flexible social gathering space.

Art in our City

Springfield, Missouri is home to a vibrant artistic community. This exhibition highlights and celebrates the creativity of our community focusing on artists living and working in the many neighborhoods that make up our city. This exhibition not only concentrates on the artists on display but also their neighborhoods and what it means to live and work creatively in Springfield.

The exhibit will rotate every six months; the first exhibition will feature work by eight artists from five neighborhoods located in City Council Zone 1. For information on how to submit your work to this exhibit, please click here.

Our Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods are the backbone of any city. Beyond geographic boundaries, neighborhoods define who we are by way of our ordinary, daily interactions with our environment and most importantly, our neighbors. Springfield, Missouri is home to 34 registered neighborhoods spanning the City. These include Neighborhood Service Areas defined by geographic boundaries and population density as well as Registered Neighborhood Organizations, which are organized bodies that promote the improvement and advancement of neighborhoods as well as neighborhood pride and bonds between neighbors.

 Whether addressing zoning issues, participating in neighborhood clean-ups and neighborhood watch, or simply checking in on the person next door, neighbors help neighbors and these countless interactions make our neighborhoods vital and vibrant places rather than simply points on a map. Click here for more information about Springfield's neighborhoods or pick up a copy of SGF Neighborhood News, available at the Museum. 

Featured Works

Artists featured include: Annie Campbell, Christiano Bellotti, Christine Schilling, James Catron, Jennifer Rose Wolken, Johnny Kriebel, Kori Smalley, and Sarah Jones.