Fairfield First Fridays and Jefferson County Relay for Life Partner for a Fantastic Friday Evening

Fairfield First Fridays event, May 4th, from 6-9:30 pm, focuses on art and the art venues.  This month is about wandering through the galleries and stores on the square enjoying all the talented works of art on display. 

Start your evening by picking up your passport at any of the participating art venues.  Visit the locations on the passport and each venue will stamp your passport with a unique stamp or sticker assigned to them (just a reminder, check the times for each location, some close earlier than others). Passport locations are; Revelations, Art Fiftytwo, Crest Jewel, Americus Diamond, Moreheart Studios, Fairfield Art Association, Hendersons and Icon.  Return your completed passport to ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St.  to be entered into a drawing, that will be held at 9:30 pm at ICON.  You do not need to be present to win.  Two winners will be drawn and able to choose a work of art valued at $300.00.  In addition to having the drawing for two pieces of art, there will also be gift cards from various local businesses drawn for and given away. 

The art offered by top local artists will be on view all evening at ICON.  There will be art offered by; Wendy Stegall, Bill Teeple, John Preston, Greg Thatcher, Jessica Kirby, Danielle Shier, David Kupferman, Terrence Kennedy, Cindy Ballou, Irene Murphy, Elaine Duncan, David Rose, Kartika Damon and others!

Jefferson County Relay for Life will be holding their event in Central Park the same night.  They will have a live auction, DJ and entertainment, Kid’s Games, painting for a cure, food, and more. They will have activities starting at 5 and will be in Central Park until 10pm! While you are out participating in the gallery hop, stop in Central Park and support Jefferson County Relay for Life! 

Gallery Passport locations are listed below, along with other venues and shops that will be open for the evening. 

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.  Passport Location

Art FiftyTwo- 52 E. Briggs Ave. The Paint Goes On! Recent Paintings by Jim Weidle.  Open from 6:30-9:30 Fairfield First Fridays, and Tuesday-Saturday 1-4.  Passport Location

At Home– 52 N. Main St.– Stop in and see RosieShe always has something fun going on!

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. 

Crest Jewel48 N. Main St. From Our Fairfield Based Artists: David Kupferman’s new acrylic paintings, Terrence Kennedy’s new Photo Paintings, Wendog’s new one of a kind yoga pants and vests. Metalsmith, Margaret Zacny’s custom design engagement rings and fine hand crafted jewelry.  Plus, The most exquisite examples of Natures Art: Unique gemstone specimens, Faceted gems, and finest gemstone beads from Janu Gems wholesale, here for 3 days starting May 4. Also Special Pigment Prints and cards from many of our artists.  Passport Location

Fairfield Art Association (inside the FACC) Main Gallery at FACC-“Recent Permanent Collection Acquisitions” including works by Tamarind Institute Artists: Emerson Woelffer, Nicholas Krushenick and Clinton Adams. Hallway Gallery Exhibit- “Drawings of Birds & Grandchildren” by Kathy Tollenaere. Studio Sales Gallery Open Tonight.  Open 6-8pm Passport Location

Henderson’s- 53 W. Broadway Ave. Open 6:30-9:00 for the Fairfield First Fridays.  On Display“ Upon Further Review. No. 2. “- oils on paper and photographs.  Stop in!  Passport Location

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. –  First Friday Hours: 6:30 to 10:00pm Artists on display in the Main Gallery 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.  Mezzanine- Bill Hurlin’s jewelry made from ancient artifacts, drawings by Elaine Duncan and video slideshow of Katharine Hannah’s photographs.  Passport Location- Drop off for drawing before 9:30.

Moreheart Studios–  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. Passport Location

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.  Passport Location

Thymely Solutions- 104 N. Court St.  Open from 9:30am-9pm. Stop in, see all the fantastic spring items! 


Come out, enjoy the art on display as well as the activities in Central Park with the Jefferson County Relay for Life team!

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

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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