Join First Friday Art Walk on Friday Oct.1st from 6 to 10pm at 27 participating galleries. Along the way, you’ll enjoy live music, art demonstrations, food and fun. There are several major shows this month, from work by local schoolchildren to regional and international exhibits. Metro Credit Union, at the corner of Campbell and Elm, returns to the Art Walk in October with artwork by the 4th through 8th grade artists of the Artworks Summer Camp at Sequiota Elementary. Also, live music by the Carmen Burgess Band and free refreshments. Hawthorn Galleries presents the 3rd annual "Women Artists of the Midwest" Exhibition with new works by Alishia Brundege, Elizabeth Chapman, Jeanne Davis, Lisa Esposito and Louise Thies. Meet the artists and enjoy live music by Stringfield. And there will be an opening reception for "Pure Enjoyment," a juried exhibit featuring about 100 works of art of the Meramec Region, at The Creamery Arts Center, sponsored by Brewer Science in association with Springfield Regional Arts Council and Arts Rolla. For information call Art Walk at 849-8255 or visit their website at www.ffaw.org.Other October Highlights: --Enjoy the antics of the Springfield Little Theater YES Troupe at Canvas --Experience Photographer Carl James’ images of Europe at DB Design Salon & Gallery.--See a double show at Inveno Health with artists Kat Allie and Stephanie Cramer.--Visit the three Missouri State University galleries for a trio of international displays! MSU Brick City Gallery presents "Grabadores Mexicanos Contemporáneos" featuring a quartet of contemporary Mexican printmakers. MSU International Center presents "The Face of Russia," a photo exhibit by Edward Biamonte, and MSU Student Exhibition Center presents "Voices in Freedom," sponsored by the Eleventh International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 2010.--Stop by OTC Fine Art Gallery for its Annual OTC Fine Art Faculty Exhibition, with live theater and music performances. --For families on the go, the Downtown Y offers affordable child care for Art Walking parents via Family Art Night, serving children ages 3 months to 12 years, 6:30-9 p.m. for only $10 per child. Kids enjoy healthy activities and snacks, story time and a hands-on art project to take home. Call (417) 862-8962, ext. 149, for information or to preregister.