Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Fairfield Talent for the Upcoming Event

Fairfield First Fridays continues outdoors!  The September event, Open Mic Night in Central Park, will be on September 7th, from 6:30 to 10 pm.  Come hang out in Central Park to celebrate the warm weather, hear some of the amazing talent in our community and enjoy the beautiful summer season!

There will be live performances from 6:30 to 10pm, great food and food vendors, many local artists, local businesses, non-profits and a few new additions.   There will be a section of the square set up with lawn games for some friendly competition with your family and friends. 

 There will be many businesses, restaurants, galleries and venues open on and around the square, a few are listed below. Stop in!

Americus Gallery-100 W. Burlington Ave. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 10 – 6, Friday 10 – 8 and Saturday 10 – 5   “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.”

Art FiftyTwo- 52 E. Briggs AveRod Falk – Elements in Motion  Friday Artwalk 6:30-9:30  continuing Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 thru October 20

At Home– 52 N. Main St.-6:30-8:30- We will have Danish born Australian textile artist and natural dye expert Kirsten Ingemar at the store. Kirsten will be demonstrating the art of natural dye and leaf printing. There will be a dye pot going in the back garden, and a display of her work in the store. This will be a preview of the in depth workshop offered September 8 and 9. 

Carnegie Historical Museum112 S. Court St, – museum open 6 – 9pm. New labels for EDWARD S. CURTIS photos, also new WW2 Navy Frogman display.  Misc. children’s activities 5-7:30pm.  ”A HOUSE DIVIDED”: HAWKEYE / CYCLONE bean bag toss, football helmet activity, GIANT BUBBLES.  Stop in this fantastic museum to see the collections!

Chakra Steps– Open for Fairfield First Fridays

Crest Jewel48 N. Main St.  Crest Jewel will be open at 7PM with Fine Art by David Kupferman and Terrence Kennedy.  Fine Art Prints and Cards. Wearable art: Shibori dyed tees and silk ponchos by Michael Smith. Janu “Select” gemstone beads Designer Jewelry.

Fairfield Art Association (inside the FACC) – Silent Auction of “Squares around the Square” final bidding on September 7 from 6-8 PM in the FAA Studio – ENTER in SIDE DOOR ONLY. Pop Up Studio Show of David Pattison’s recent works – same hours

Fairfield Ledger Building- 112E. Broadway Ave. Luke Stenger’s debut photography show is a collection of images spanning several years that was almost exclusively shot on analog 35mm film. The show is located at the old Fairfield Ledger Building, just follow the signs and enter through the alley! There will be complimentary wine and cheese, as well as prints for sale. At 10pm there will be a special art show reception at the new and glorious Event Center Barn located at 1949 Pleasant Plain Rd (across from 2nd reservoir) to feature DJ sets by Coolzey and Peter Arnold. $10 at the door or free with art purchase.

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. New Show Opening at ICON Gallery:  Visionary Dimensions. Unique exhibit by visionary artists Amarnath Mukta, Zachary Brown, Peter Clemens, Kathleen Deyo, Kim Johnson and Douglas Walker. First Friday Hours: 6:30 to 10:00

Kim’s Kottage by Missy54 S.Main St. – Open for Fairfield First Fridays.  Stop in and see what Missy has going on!

Revelations-112 N.Main St.Friday 8 AM – 9 Peter Clemens: Yantras, Freddy Fonseca: Photographs, John Schirmer: Paintings, Music: Hannelore Stimson, Cello and Piano 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Thymely Solutions- 104 N. Court St.  Open late for Fairfield First Fridays!  Stop in to see the great products and gift items available!

Mark your calendars, bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the evening!

If you would like vendor space for any of the upcoming events, or would like to volunteer for an event, please call Marla Brader at 641 233-8883 or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.  Please check our website, www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org , for more information as we get closer to the event.

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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