Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Youth Art Month

The upcoming Fairfield First Friday’s event celebrates Youth Art: Celebrating Our Creative Future. Youth Art Month focuses on promoting the importance of art, quality art programs and art education for the youth in our community. 

Join Fairfield First Fridays at the Fairfield Public Library on March 6th from 6:00pm-9:00 pm to enjoy the talent of the youth in our area.  Fairfield Community School District; Fairfield High School, Fairfield Middle School, Pence Elementary, Washington Elementary, Maharishi School and the Home School program will have artwork on display by local students.  In addition to the local youth art exhibit, Fairfield High School Individual Speakers will be performing the material they recently competed with at state competition in the meeting room.  Come enjoy music by the Fairtown Ramblers during this event from 7 to 8pm. 

Come out and offer your support to the up and coming artists in our community!

There will be many galleries and venues open on and around the square, a few are listed below.

Americus Gallery100 W. Burlington Ave.  “Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings, featuring Italian/French Landscapes, and Figurative works.  New Show of Original Oil Paintings by Jim Weidle, and also Original oil paintings by Kim Kufner, 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 – 8, Saturday 10 – 3

At Home Store- 52 N. Main St.  Rosie always has something fun going on.  Great items and always something new!

Carnegie Historical Museum114 S. Court St. Stop in to see the many exhibits!  Many nature, historical, Parson’s College, photography exhibits and more.  Each trip through, you discover something new!

Fairfield Art Association(inside the Arts and Convention Center) 6-8 PM Main Gallery at FACC- Opening of “Middle School Art Exhibit – 5th, 6th & 7th grade”.  Art Instructor Holly McDow.  ALSO In Hallway Gallery- “Annie Guldberg – Paintings”.

Henderson’s/Cindy’s Art Beat-53 W. Broadway Ave. The Potpourri Show” – a group exhibit – continues at Henderson’s Gallery/Cindy’s ArtBeat. Paintings in a variety of media by Southeast Iowa artists will highlight the diversity of subjects and styles.  The classroom will be open for people to be creative using collage and drawing materials for $4/person (includes use of all materials and supplies). 

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St.  Continuing in the Main Gallery — Transformational Beauty: 6 Decades of Michael W. Barnard’s Fine Art Explorations.  In the Hudson Collection Gallery on the ICON mezzanine –Reopening of the remodeled gallery with a new show curated by David T. Hanson. an India: Photographs by Mark Paul Petrick, 1998 – 2002. New selection of Anonymous Shiva Linga paintings

Kims Kottage by Missy- 54 S. Main St. Stop in to see what Missy has going on!  Great gift items and always new stuff!

SOMM Wines– S. Main St. will be open from 5-8pm and pouring another fabulous wine tasting! Art Work by Ruth Moses on display.

Stuff a Bear and More –113 A. E. Burlington Ave.   Stop in to see their new location!  Always a fun place to shop, check out their vinyl selection!

The Book House-  56 E. Burlington Ave.  Open 2 to midnight, live Irish music, from 7 to 10pm.  Stop in!!

Thymely Solutions- 104 N. Court St.  Open Late! Stop in to see the great gift items, and health items they have to offer!!


If you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering for this event, please email Marla Brader at fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com, or call 641-233-8883.


First Fridays

Fairfield 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