Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Youth Art Month

The upcoming Fairfield First Fridays event celebrates Youth Art: Celebrating Our Creative Future. Each year, March is celebrated as Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month focuses on emphasizing the importance of art, quality art programs and art education for the youth in our community.

Stop in the Fairfield Public Library on Friday, March 3rd from 6:00pm-8:30pm to enjoy the talent of the youth in our area.  Fairfield Community School District; Fairfield High School, Fairfield Middle School, Pence Elementary, Washington Elementary, Libertyville Elementary, MSAE, and the Home School program will have art work on display by local students. You can see works in any medium, including drawing, painting, jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, digital photography, pottery, wood works and more.  In addition to the local youth art exhibit, in the meeting room at the library, Fairfield High School Individual Speakers Night will be performing the material they recently competed with at state competition.

There will also be music by the Fairtown Ramblers and performances by some of the musically talented youth in our area schools.

Come out and offer your support to the up and coming  young artists in our community!

There will be shops, galleries, and other venues on the square open as well.  After you check out the youth art on display at the library, stop in some of the locations listed below to see the fantastic things they have happening as well!

Americus Gallery-100 W. Burlington Ave.    Gallery Hours: ArtWalk Friday 10 – 9. “Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s Large Format Photography on archival paper of the Tuscan Countryside, original oil paintings, featuring Italian/French Landscapes, and Figurative works.  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.”

At Home– 52 N. Main Open until 9. From 7 to 8:30,  baking Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls in the store kitchen. Stop by to try!

Carnegie Historical Museum-112 S. Court St.  Various exhibits, stop in the view some Fairfield History!

Fairfield Art Association– Located in the Civic Center 6:00-8:00.  “NEEDLE WORKS” by Sue Austin, EXHIBIT OPEN in MAIN GALLERY Fairfield Arts & Convention Center Exhibit closes March 31. Local needlework artist, Sue Austin has created and donated close to 50 fine counted cross stitch art pieces to the Fairfield Art Association, after an area historian recommended the finely crafted work be kept in Jefferson county. Each piece took Austin up to six months to complete, and contains elements of beading, jewels, metallic threads and exceptionally tiny stitches. This labor of love began around 1970 and continued until her sight was diminished in recent years. Austin said she was able to complete a couple a year, and usually was excited to start another before the one she was working on was finished.

The Fairfield Art Association announces its’ 2017 Summer Art Installation Theme and invites artists and fine craft persons to participate. “SEE THE MUSIC – Tune into Our Vibe” is the theme selected by FAA board members and it ties into the Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau’s  new tagline “Fairfield – Tune Into Our Vibe” promoting local tourism.

Henderson’s Gallery & Framing– 53 W. Broadway Ave.  Various artists on display in the main gallery.

ICON Gallery– 58 N. Main St. First Friday hours: 6:30 to 10:00.   The Main Gallery: The Art of Sandra Riegel-Wilson. The Mezzanine: Anonymous Shiva Linga Paintings with The Cloud of Unknowing – Photographs by David T. Hanson.

Revelations -112 N. Main St. Friday hours: 8 AM till 9 Artists:Jennifer Blair – Paintings, John Schirmer – Paintings, Peter Clemens – Yantras


Thymely Solutions– 104 N. Court St. Open from 9:30am until 8:30pm for Artwalk; later if its busy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marla at 641 233-8883 or email fairfieldartwalk@gmail.com.

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