Art Walk erupts with color and activity on Friday May 7 with senior exhibitions and student showcases, Springfield Symphony art, new works by Gavyn Sky, silent auctions, a wine tasting, plus live music, poetry, a variety of refreshments and, as always, a few surprises. Art Walk will once again partner with Ozark Greenways for the "Bicycle Rally on the Square." Ride your bike to Art Walk and park it at Park Central Square. Bring a decorated bike to compete for prizes in the Art Bike Contest and register for Bike, Bus, Walk to Work Week coming up May 17-21. Art Walk is also proud to continue its support for "Arts in Action: The 10 Weeks Festival" in May. Each Art Walk venue has a collection box for Arts in Action. All funds donated support arts education and the Care to Learn Fund, which provides direct aid to schoolchildren in need. For more information visit www.ffaw.org or call 849-8255. Among the highlights for the May 7 First Friday Art Walk:• View the Springfield Symphony's 75th Season Artwork Collection and bid in the Symphony’s silent auction at Abundant Life Covenant Church, which will also feature pastels by Ed Gibson, photography by Annette Wardell, Donna Bieber and Chris Wood, a poetry reading by Paul Gabbert and live music by Tom Tyson Jr.• The Mid-Lakes Conference High School Art Competition & Show will open at The Creamery Arts Center, featuring works by high school students from Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Marionville, Pleasant Hope, Skyline, Stockton and Strafford.• Experience a French Artists Bistro at Farmers Gastropub with live painting on site by artist Matt Hale.• At Global Fayre, "Where the Wild Things Are," an exhibit by Springfield R-12 Early Childhood Special Education, plus live music by Randy Buckner.• Good Girl Art Gallery features a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition, a collaborative show by Jo Van Arkel and Carla Stine, and a wine tasting by Peaceful Bend Winery. • Obelisk Home will feature new works by abstract painter Gavyn Sky, plus you can view and bid on birdhouses designed by regional artists to support Habitat for Humanity.• See outstanding works by college students in the exhibitions at Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, Good Girl Art Gallery, MSU Brick City Gallery, MSU Student Exhibition Center, and OTC Fine Art Gallery. MSU's Brick City Gallery, 215 W. Mill, presents work by students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at MSU; and the MSU International Center, 301 S. Jefferson, presents "Miracles--Religious Festivities in Peru," a photo display by artist Angie Keller.• Randy Bacon Gallery will feature "Art Transforms Downtown", with Springfield high school students unveiling a community outdoor mural project, beginning with ten 8X8 ft. murals on the side of C&C Flooring, across Main Street from the Bacon Gallery. Also, art work by illustrator Parker Asay.• See "Beads and Blossoms," a variety of blown and torch-worked pieces created before your eyes at Springfield Hot Glass Studio.