FAIRFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS

Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Local Talent with February 1st Open Mic Night.

Join Fairfield First Fridays on February 1st from 6-10 pm, at Phoenix Rising Hall (207 W. Burlington Ave.) to see some of the fantastic talent in Fairfield, during the Town Wide Open Mic event. Paulina Sinaga will be emceeing and has signed up many talented performers! There will be singers, musicians, comedians and more.  There are 18 different performers signed up, with a few available spots for those of you who are building your courage to come perform!

In addition to the talented performers of Fairfield, there will be other talent from Fairfield to experience! Bubbling Brine Brothers will be there selling their Grilled Cheese and Sauerkraut sandwiches, Andy Toepel will be there and ready to give relaxing massages and Shareen Joseph will be set up with her art and jewelry.  To help you warm up after the frigid temperatures this week, there will be a free will donation hot tea bar at Phoenix Rising to enjoy while you support the Open Mic talent.

In November 2018 the Fairfield Cultural Alliance awarded Fairfield First Fridays with a mini grant, to allow the purchase of local art to give away at several of the monthly events.  This month the artist work available is Kasie Clemmons.  Stop at the Fairfield First Fridays table in Phoenix Rising to enter to win!

On and around the square, many places will be open with activities, art and shopping.  A few are listed below:

Americus Gallery100 W. Burlington Ave. Gallery Hours: 10am-8pm “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.”

 At Home– 52 N. Main St.-6:30-8:30- Stop in to see what activity Rosie has for the evening! Remember to look for all of the amazing gift items!

Carnegie Historical Museum112 S. Court St. Stop in to enjoy creating make and take Valentine’s.  Many beautiful exhibits and great items to look at!

Central Park Furnishings-56 N.Main St.  Will be open and showing the family rated documentary Welcome To The Neighborhood.  Film begins at 7:00pm sharp.

Chakra Steps-101 Main St. -Chakra Steps will be open for Art Walk until 8pm. Variety of Crystals, incense, unique gifts and local art. Chakra Steps carries crystals for EMF protection.  Winter special:  25% off entire purchase!  One day Only!

Chickadee-57 E. Broadway Ave.- 15% off the entire store!  Open 11am- 8pm.  Always a great place to shop!  Stop in!

Crest Jewel- 48 N. Main St. –Open from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.  Featuring work from David Kupferman, and Terrence Kennedy.  Also, great gifts for Valentine’s Day!  Stop in!

Fairfield Art Association (inside the FACC)  Opening of the 2019 annual Membership Show on Friday, February 1 in the Main Gallery from 6 – 8 PM. Viewers can vote for a People’s Choice Award this night and for two more weeks, when the winning artist will receive two FACC Artist Series theater tickets.  Thirty two area artists have met the canvas challenge with a variety of subjects to view.  Fairfield artists participating include: Irene Murphy, Cindy Ballou, Laura Weinberg, Elaine Duncan, Vicki Gautherat, Joyce Schindler, Kathryn Daller,  John Preston, Jim DeArmon, Alex DeArmon, Deb DeArmon, Care Connet, Susan Noll Thicke, Ann Bosold, Rolf Erickson, Kathleen Tachet, Mark Shafer, Cynthia Sterling, Susan Bomzer, Pam Lander, Ingrid Saterstrom, David Pattison and Suzan Bates Kessel.  Those from out of town are – Albia, IA: Annette Scieszinski, Washington IA: Kathleen Almelien and JoAnne Worley, Keosauqua, IA: Debbie Finney, Ft. Madison: Jessica Kirby and Carlene Atwater, Pulaski: Gin Lammert and Deb Baughman, and from Ottumwa: Dori Lewman.  The show will continue until the end of March and an awards and membership party will take place on Sunday, March 24.

Fairfield Pilates 102A Main St. Art Walk. Free sessions on Pilates Apparatus Improving overall health, muscular and physical integrity.

Henderson’s/Cindy’s Art Beat-53 W. Broadway Ave.  Open 6:30-9:30pm A new abstract art exhibit by Kartika Damon will open called, “An Untitled Life.”  The Square One Arts group will be emphasizing the romantic theme of upcoming Valentine’s Day, along with the new “Rainbow On Ice” organic cotton leggings collection by Wendog Artwear. The newly equipped classroom will have tables, chairs, and art materials available for people who might like to drop in to create a Valentine for the special person in their life.

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. Open 6:30-10pm A special, one-night art experience at ICON Gallery.  This one-night exhibition will feature a continuous loop showing of 7-10 minutes of newly edited sequences of “Logos Field” as a work-in-progress. “Rainbow Light Field” will be shown in a continuous loop in the upstairs mezzanine gallery. This film features a musical score consisting of a live guitar performance by the filmmaker.

Along with these continuous loop film showings, a few select artworks by Barnard will be exhibited in the gallery.

Thymely Solutions 104 N. Court St. – Open Late for First Fridays! Open until 8:30pm  Big Sales!  Baggalini Handbags are 50% off, CBD Oil is 20% off. Stop in to try some free chocolate samples for Valentine’s Day!  Always a great place to shop!

Mark your calendars, brave the weather and come enjoy some local talent!

If you would like more information, or would like to sign up for a spot, please contact Marla Brader at 641 233 8883, or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com

First Fridays

Fairfield First Fridays

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF CREATIVITY, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

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