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August 6 First Friday Art Walk

The August First Friday Art Walk on Friday Aug.6 from 6 to 10pm features new venues and new shows, along with live entertainment, food, and fun in downtown Springfield. Two new Art Walk venues debut in August: Canvas, at 315 South Avenue, and Red Door Studios, at 313 Park Central East, Ste. 201. Canvas makes its Art Walk debut with "Open for Business," a show by various local artists, plus music by Postmodern Minute and an activity for the kids! Red Door Studios specializes wedding, family, boudoir and fashion photography. They'll feature live entertainment, wine, and food during the August Art Walk. Due to the summer break, the MSU and OTC galleries are closed for the August Art Walk. A complete Art Walk schedule is available at www.ffaw.org or by calling 849-8255. Other highlights for August:*Abundant Life Covenant Church, 157 Park Central Square, continues its show of photography by Harold Patterson, Annette Wardell, Donna Bieber, Jason York and others. Guitarist Brad Cook will perform during the Art Walk. and free refreshments. *AIDS Project of the Ozarks After Dark, 303 Park Central West, presents photographer Jason Bowers, along with a variety of community artists. *The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, presents photography by attorney Dudley Martin. *DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, continues its ongoing show featuring artist Jim Mayfield and painter Debra Sutherland, along with a pottery display featuring several area artists, and hand-crocheted hats by Julia Schaefer. *Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, will feature works by three Evangel faculty members: photographer Lane Simmons, ceramic artist Mitch Yung and painter Michael Buesking. *Farmers Gastropub, 431 S. Jefferson, Ste. 160 (entrance on Pershing next to The Moxie), converts its bistro space into a replica of Place du Tertre at Montmartre, Paris, with artists working live at their easels accompanied by French music and food. Sat; First Friday hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m.*Fresh Gallery at the southwest corner of Campbell and Walnut, presents pottery by Hue Parnell and works by Ann Marie Rausch, who designs and paints original whimsical/functional art pieces. *Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell, focuses on the Missouri Prairie Foundation in August with a display of images of prairie grouse. *Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Ste. 101, presents "On the Inside," a ceramic sculpture show by Virginia Trammell. *Hawthorn Galleries, 214 E. Walnut St., presents "Offshoots: New Work", a mixed-media show by Tricia Courtney. *At Inveno Health, 429 N. Boonville Ave., Stephanie Cramer will unveil three newly inspired grand canvases. *Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building, 214 W. Phelps, presents the images of Ozarks native photographer Carl James. www.obeliskhome.com*One80One, 318 W. Walnut, will feature sketches by Andrea Donohue, Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Javier Saltares, photography by Lori Radford and Mayalynn Hall, painting by Megan Land and other creative works. *Park Central Branch Library, 128 Park Central Square, features art in a variety of media by Jenny and Sarah Wolken. *Randy Bacon Photography and Figment Art Gallery in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College St., present an opening reception for local artist Sarah Hurlburt. Also, The Skinny Improv performs a special skit while interpretive artists paint as the players perform. *Smart Group and Gallery, 405 W. Walnut, continues its show "Wit and Whimsy", featuring Springfield artist Carla Stine and Cincinnati artist Juli Cady Ryan, plus studio works in progress by gallery associates Kevin Richardson, Brannon Estis and Winston Riley in painting, photography and sculpture. Other galleries and venues open during the August 6th Art Walk are the Gillioz Theatre (325 Park Central East); Fitzwilly's Gifts and Antiques, 308 South Avenue; Springfield Hot Glass Studio, 314 S. Campbell; and Springfield Pottery, 416 S. Campbell.