Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Oktoberfest!

Come out and enjoy Oktoberfest, October 6th from 5pm to 10pm in Central Park!  This is the 11th year the Oktoberfest Committee has worked hard to bring you a fun, and fantastic event.

The activities for the evening include live music by Singin’ n Swingin’, Wiener Dog Races, games, Kid’s activities, art around the square, carriages rides, quilts on display in store windows, quilts on display at The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center and more.  Sweet n Saucy will be set up selling their fantastic brats, come grab some dinner and enjoy the evening!

Timeline of the festivities is as follows:

6:00- Wiener Dog Registration

6:00 -Carriage Rides Begin

6:00-9:30 Singin’ n Swingin’ playing in the gazebo

6:10- Tapping of the Keg

6:25- Wiener Dog Races Begin

There will be many locations on and around the square open, some 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, Original Pastel Farm Landscapes by Gordon Kellenberger, Art Glass Vases by David Lotton, Leaping Koi sculptures by Dale Divoky, and diochroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano. ArtWalk Friday 10 – 9, (normally Friday is 10 – 8)

At Home– 52 N. Main St.– Stop in and see what Rosie is cooking up in her kitchen. 

Carnegie Historical Museum112 S. Court St. will be open and will be featuring two new acquisitions: 1855 DANIEL STEPHENSON COVERLET – an early example of his work and 1890’s ” REGINA” MUSIC BOX – it plays large perforated brass disks

Chakra Steps101 Main St Ste 3 B- Chakra Steps is a new spiritual shop located on the square next to Cafe Paradiso!  Our mission is to educate the ancient practice of Chakra that is focused toward a basic life of healing your mind, body, and soul using items such as gemstones, natural hygiene care, and aromatherapy. We strive to provide quality products to create the ultimate experience toward a healthy natural lifestyle.  We welcome you to Chakra Steps! Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11am-7pm , We will be open 11-closing on first Friday 

Chickadee- open 11-9 with 20% off Melissa and Doug toys. Stop in to help support local businesses!

Crest Jewel– 48 N. Main St. will be hosting Wholesale Vendor Janu GemsWith Gemstones and Gemstone Beads to inspire your creative designs. Featuring new and returning artists including: Margaret Zacny, Silversmith , Brandon Lojas, Wirework Jewelry, Richard Trice’s Surrealistic Images Inspired by Nature,  Terrence Kennedy’s mixed media Art and Portraiture, David Kupferman’s Abstracts on paper and canvas
Meet them all here Friday night! We’ll be open 7-10 PM Friday night.

Fairfield Art Association– (Located in the Civic Center)  The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of a new exhibit by Iowa Art Quilters on Friday, October 6. Twenty four Iowa artists will be included in this display in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The evening begins at 6:00 with exhibit viewing and a joint reception held after the “Gobble Sculpture Unveiling” which takes place at 6:30 PM outside. All 5 artists involved in the creation of the Gobble sculpture will be present.This will be a big night of arts at the FACC, and includes the Northside Strippers Quilt Show in the Expo Hall, and Mark Shafer’s artworks moving from Art 52 Gallery to the Executive Conference Room, along with Oktoberfest 1st Fridays.  The Art Quilt Exhibit will include two small group challenges: “Portals and Pathways” and “Obviously Three”. Another group project in the exhibit is “The Plant Wall” and includes 4”x4” quilts that are attached to lattice pieces. 

Henderson’s Gallery & Framing53 W. Broadway Ave.-  will host the opening of Judy Bales, Artwear and Compositions , 6:30-9:00 p.m. Friday , July 6, 2017.    Henderson’s is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5. Judy Bales’ show will run from Oct 6-27.

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. –  The Art of Tony Stenger on display.  Stop in!

Morning Star Studio51 S. Court St. New Show!  3 GREAT Shows at MORNING STAR STUDIO OCTOBER FAIRFIELD FIRST FRIDAY. Paul F. Kennedy, Song Writer, Pianist and Piano Technician Extraordinaire, will be performing three mini concerts at 7,8 and 9 pm. Performing a wide repertoire of unique styles and familiar genres, Paul blends Boogie, Blues, Semi-Classical Original Compositions and shades of Folk for a Magical Voyage into the realm of Harmonic Conveyance and Musical Coloring. Paul has recently refurbished Morning Star’s 1924 Steinway and “Grandpa is Ready to Rock”. Retrospective Art Show – Bolivian Artist Carlos Crespo Salinas, a dentist by trade, an artist by heart. Self-taught and spontaneous, he pours heart and emotions into each of his realistic paintings and drawings using graphite, pastels, watercolors and oils. “Help Hang the Awning” Art Auction continues: Take home a piece of Fairfield history and help Morning Star Studio hang it’s awning. Up for auction, by a noted artist and former Fairfielder, Marc Zimmerman: this collection of 1980’s abstract pastel landscapes and collages is delightfully playful and bold, weaving from abstract to realistic.

Revelations 112 N. Main St.-. Friday: 8am – 9pm Various Artists on Display.  Artists: Jennifer Blair – Canvas Prints, John Schirmer – Paintings, Peter Clemens – Yantras. 

Thymely Solutions–  104 N. Court St.  Open Late! Anniversary Sale/Celebration and the whole store will be on sale starting at 20% off. Stop in see all they have going on, and help them celebrate 22 years of business!

Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the evening in Central Park!

If you have any questions, would like vendor space, or would like to volunteer at the event, please Contact Marla at fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com  or call 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