Fairfield First Fridays Hosts a Scavenger Hunt Through Down Town Venues

Join Fairfield First Fridays for a Scavenger Hunt through the shops and galleries downtown, Friday, April 6th, from 6pm to 9pm.

For each item on the list that you send a picture of, it will be an entry in a drawing to win one of four spring baskets, that Fairfield First Fridays has put together, for prizes with items donated by Revelations, Tokyo Pen Shop, Fairfield Arts and Convention Center and items purchased by Fairfield First Fridays.  There will be bonus items to search for, for extra entries!

Visit the participating shops below, find the items listed, snap a picture and you can submit it three different ways: *Post it to the Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk facebook page, *Email it to fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or *Text the photo to 641 233 8883  (there will be flyers available in each location with the items, contact information and addresses)

We will total up the entries over the weekend, draw four names and contact the winners on the following Monday to schedule picking up the baskets!

The participating shops and galleries are listed below.

Americus Gallery-100 W. Burlington Ave.  Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings, featuring Italian/French Landscapes, Figurative works and Large Format Photography on archival paper of the Tuscan Countryside.  Also, showing original oil paintings by Kim Kufner, New Original watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, Art Glass Vases by David Lotton and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 6, ArtWalk Friday 10 – 9, (normally Friday is 10 – 8), Saturday 10 – 5.  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture of the Poplars and Poppy Field Painting

Art FiftyTwo- 52 E. Briggs Ave. New exhibit opening! The Paint Goes On! Recent Paintings by Jim Weidle.  Open from 6:30-9:30 Fairfield First Fridays, and Tuesday-Saturday 1-4.  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a Picture of the Art FiftyTwo gallery or logo.

At Home– 52 N. Main St.– Stop in and see Rosie!  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture the Beautiful Yarn, Any Color.

Carnegie Historical Museum112 S. Court St. Stop in to see the many different collections.  Check out more of the newly acquired Edward S. Curtis photo collection.  Open 6-9pm.  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a photo of one of the many exhibits or the leap frog Statue out front.

Chickadee- 57 E. Broadway Ave. open until 9.  Stop in and see all of the great summer items!  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a photo of one of the many puppets on display

Crest Jewel48 N. Main St. Artists on Display include works by David Kupferman, Abstract Acrylics and Terrence Kennedy- Mixed Media Art.  Open 7 to 9pm Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture of a Painting with a Yellow Sky

Fairfield Art Association (inside the FACC) FHS Student Art Show and Kathy Tollenaere Art.  An opening reception will be held from 6-8pm for the artists, family and friends. There will be over 175 pieces from 13 classes.  FAA is hosting also hosting local artists Kathy Tollenaere with a display of her recent works in the Hallway Gallery.  Tollenaere will be showing a variety of pieces including delicate bird sketches.  Her love of nature definitely contributes to her creative subject matter!  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture of a piece of FHS Art on Display or one of Kathy Tollenaere’s Bird Sketches

Heartland Acupuncture- 121 W. Broadway Ave. (Above the Orpheum) Stop in and welcome this new business! Have some tea, wine and a fortune cookie, register for a free treatment give away and take the opportunity to talk to Mara about acupuncture, community style acupuncture, shiatsu massage and more.  Scavenger Hunt Item:  Take a picture of her Floral Privacy Screen

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. –  First Friday Hours: 6:30 to 10:00pm Artists on display include Brad Covington, director of Anomaly Gallery in Ottumwa; Ann Klingensmith, professor of art at Iowa Wesleyan in Mt. Pleasant; Matt and Sarah Kargol of the Oskaloosa Art Center; Mark McWhorter, Art Department head at Indian Hills; Mike Rutherford, creator of the blog, painterbread.com.  Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a Picture of the ICON logo

Kim’s Kottage- 54 S. Main St. Stop in and see the beautiful spring and gift items Kim’s has to offer!!  Open 6-9pm Scavenger Hunt Item: Iowa HOME Pillowcase (hint: the O in Home is in the shape of the great state of Iowa)

Paul Morehead Gallery–  56 N. Main St. (Above Central Park Futon) Check out the whimsical, enchanting work of Paul Morehead and JacQueline Kumer.  Their work often involves esoteric knowledge, archetypes and the relationship of humans and nature. Stop in, they always have something fun going on! Open from 6 to 9pm. Scavenger Hunt Item:  A picture of any piece of art work by either Paul or JacQueline.

Revelations- 112 N. Main St. Open until 9pm.  Specials during Fairfield First Fridays on the following artists: Peter Clemens: Yantras, Everett Day: Art Work, Freddy Fonseca: Photographs, John Schrimer: Paintings. Music by Hannelore Stimson, Cello and Piano, 6:30-8:30pm Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture of the OM Yantra

Thymely Solutions- 104 N. Court St.  Open from 9:30am-9pm. Stop in, see all the fantastic spring items!  Scavenger Hunt Item:  Take a picture of one of their Artistic Cup/Saucer Sets

Too Good 2 Be Threw- 59 S. Court St. Stop in and see all of the great home décor items, clothes and more. Open until 9 pm. Scavenger Hunt Item: Take a picture of one of their metal flower sculptures (Hint: Sunflowers or Lily)


Take pictures of these bonus items for extra entries: Clock Tower, Gazebo, Lee Gobble Statue, a Fairfield First Fridays Poster and Fairfield First Fridays Board Member (they will be wearing Bunny ears)

Come out, enjoy the shops and galleries on the square, snap a few pictures with your phone and enjoy the evening!!

If you have any questions please email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com or call Marla Brader, at 641 233 8883

First Fridays



Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk has grown to become Fairfield’s signature cultural event. Each month, the Art Walk celebrates creativity, culture and community and supports the arts in all forms, bringing diverse groups together to express their creativity and passion for the arts. Whether you enjoy touring art galleries, tasting incredible foods, watching wonderful performances, every 1st Friday fills the air with magic and fun for all.

In January 2017, the logo and name was changed, to Fairfield First Fridays