The July First Friday Art Walk celebrates summer in the city Friday July 2nd from 6-10 p.m. with cool art and hot music, plus all the other amenities available in downtown Springfield. Among the July highlights:• Art Walk welcomes new member Smart Group and Gallery at 405 W. Walnut. Enjoy its debut 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. • See jewelry by Meredith Lowery and pottery by Andrew Eggers at APO After Dark, 303 Park Central West. • The Creamery Arts Center's new show "Open Doors" will feature artwork created on doors or with a door theme. The Art Walk reception from 6 to 9 p.m.July 2nd has been underwritten by gallery sponsor Dianne Elizabeth Osis.• Join DB Design Salon & Art Gallery, 326 S. Campbell, for photographs by Jim Mayfield, watercolors by Debra Sutherland and pottery by various artists.• The Evangel University Bellwether Gallery, 600 W. College, Ste. 116, will show works by Evangel faculty members--photographer Lane Simmons and ceramic artist Mitch Yung.• Fourth of July fireworks are the source of the abstract images in photography and photo art by Clarissa French at Fitzwilly’s Gifts & Antiques, 308 South Ave. • Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut, presents Barbara Radovanovich and Elaine Willig in July, with sgraffito-carved pottery by Barb and original jewelry by Elaine.• Experience "Our Spectrum," a show featuring artwork created by teenagers from the Ozark Center for Autism, at Global Fayre, 324 S. Campbell.• See works by Sarah Lowe and Barb Williams at Good Girl Art Gallery, 325 E. Walnut St., Suite 101.• Park Central Branch Library will have paintings by Erin Hughes--she'll be in attendance for patrons to speak with the artist herself. Also, at 7 p.m. on the Community Stage, enjoy music by Live Oak Band. Note that due to the summer break, Drury Pool Art Center Gallery, MSU Brick City Gallery, MSU International Center, MSU Student Exhibition Center and OTC Fine Art Gallery will all be CLOSED in July and August; they'll reopen with the Sept. 3 First Friday Art Walk. For more information on First Friday Art Walk, visit their website at www.ffaw.org or call 849-8255.