FAIRFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS
CELEBRATING 16 YEARS
Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates the Holiday Season
Come out and celebrate the Holiday Season with Fairfield First Fridays, on December 7th, 2018 from 6 to 9:00 pm.
There will be carriage rides, Fairfield High School Choir will be caroling around the square, various locations will have live holiday music, many shops and galleries around the square will be open late and will have activities to enjoy. Several locations with amazing stained-glass windows will be open for a self-guided tour, locations include FACC, First United Presbyterian Church, and First Lutheran Church. Seeing these beautiful works of art will be a treat! There will also be a Christmas sing along at FACC at 7p.m. to enjoy, featuring Organist Dee Sandquist and Pianist Doug Daller, this event is free, so please bring the family!
Shop and Be Merry starts Friday as well! The details are: Fri Dec 7th, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat, Dec 8th, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm. The Holidays are just around the corner and Fairfield Shops and Retailers are excited to share the warmth of the season with you during this special event. Forget about that one-size-fits-all kind of shopping; Shop Fairfield for a unique selection of gifts, organic goods, culinary supplies, jewelry and more. Fairfield shops are stocked up with beautiful gifts and decorations to help make your holidays festive and fun!
Come see the square decorated for the holidays, stroll around, get some holiday shopping taken care of and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season in Fairfield. Don’t forget to bring the kids to see Santa, he will be in his house that evening from 5:30pm to 8:00 pm.
A few of the open galleries/venues are listed below:
Americus Gallery–100 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.”
Art FiftyTwo– 52 E. Briggs Ave. 6 to 9pm – Holiday Art Show- multiple Fairfield artists including Judy Bales, Ruth Moses, John Preston, Genevra Bell, Greg Thatcher, and Carol Gunn.
At Home– 52 N. Main St.-6:30-8:30- Stop in to see what activity Rosie has for the evening!
Carnegie Historical Museum– 112 S. Court St. – Hot Cocoa and card making with rubber stamos and stickers. Homemade holiday decorations are from the combined efforts of the museum board members and the Fairfield Middle School Art Club.
Chakra Steps-101 Main St. -Chakra Steps will be open for Art Walk until 10pm. Variety of Crystals, incense, unique gifts and local art. Some names showcased are Lynn Phippen and his son Jason Phippen, Daveed Aranda and lovely natural flower art by Diana Watt.
Chickadee-57 E. Broadway Ave.- 20% off the entire store! Great window display! Stop in to get some great gifts marked off your lists!
Fairfield Arts and Convention Center-200 N. Main St.-Stained Glass Window information-Salvaged 100 year old Barhydt Chapel glass window containing Tiffany and multiple layers of glass. A 160”x150” portion of the window restored, framed and installed in the Parson’s Hall at FACC. Featuring angels, delicately hand painted faces, hands, feet and multiple layers of glass. It is a prestigious work by distinguished Louis C Tiffany and contains unusual rippled glass.
Fairfield Art Association (inside the FACC) Opening for two new shows! FRIDAY DEC. 7 “IOWA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY Traveling Exhibit” – Best of the Best from 26 artists around the state. Main Gallery at FACC-“MARK SHAFER RETROSPECTIVE” See his subject matter and styles change through the decades. Hallway Gallery- “LIVE WINDOWS in the Atrium” Holiday Window Painting by students of Holly McDow & Emily Cantifio. Open until 8.
Fairfield Pilates 102A Main St. Art Walk. Free sessions on Pilates Apparatus Improving overall health, muscular and physical integrity.
Fellowship of the Holy Spirit– 51 N. Court St. Friday Oct. 5, 7-9PM, Spiritual/mystical art by Richard Trice and Laura Weinberg.
First Lutheran Church- 201 W. Briggs Ave. Open for Stained Glass viewing from 6 to 8pm. The windows at First Lutheran are technically made of colored glass. In older terms “stained glass” referred only to colored glass that had stains applied to it to change the color of the glass. Today all windows that are foiled with copper foil and then secured together with lead are known as stained glass. The windows at First Lutheran incorporate the symbols of the Christian church, the cross being central in each window.
First Presbyterian Church- 200 S. Main St. Open for Stained Glass Viewing
Henderson’s/Cindy’s Art Beat-53 W. Broadway Ave.- Holiday Bizarre at Cindy’s ArtBeat with the Square One Arts Group on Friday, December 7 from 6:30-9:30 pm. Artisan gifts, fashion art, ceramic dishware, and jewelry. The Exhibit of Southeast Iowa Plein Air paintings continues. Face-painting from 6:30-8:30. Bring your kids!
ICON Gallery– 58 N. Main St. Bi-annual ICON Silent Art Auction with over 200 works of art by over 100 top regional artists. This is one of the non-profit gallery’s main fundraising raising events. First Friday hours: 6:30 to 10:00. Final Bidding Party: Sat, Dec 8th, 1:00 to 4:00.
Kim’s Kottage by Missy– 54 S.Main St. – Open for Fairfield First Fridays. Stop in and see what Missy has going on!
Revelations-112 N.Main St. –Friday hours 8AM – 9 PM Peter Clemens: Yantras, John Schirmer: Paintings. Always a great place to shop!
Thymely Solutions– 104 N. Court St. – Open Late for First Fridays! Always something new! open until 9pm on that Friday, and our very own Clarissa Schmidt will be in the store singing Christmas songs from 7:30 to 8:30pm for our live window event.
Too Good 2 Be Threw/Vogue on Court- Open for Fairfield First Fridays. Make and Take Kids crafts! Sales on many items throughout the store! ! Always a great place to shop!
If you have any questions, please contact Marla Brader at 641 233 8883 or email email@example.com. Please follow the website www.fairfieldfirstfridays.org for detailed information as the event approaches. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please let Fairfield First Fridays know.
In January 2017, the logo and name was changed, to Fairfield First Fridays