Welcome

Fresh Gallery is a fiscal agency of the Springfield Regional Arts Council dedicated to promoting and marketing the fine art and fine craft of area artists.

Fresh Gallery is home to 20 Springfield area artists who have been juried in as members of the collective gallery which they all share in operating. The artists come from a wide variety of specialty backgrounds including jewelry, watercolors, fibers, oils, sculptures, wearable art, mixed media, and photography.

Regular Business Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday
October-March: 11:00am-6:00pm
April-September: 11:00am-6:00pm

First Friday Art Walk Hours:
First Friday of each month: 11:00am-10:00pm

May features Louise White Prater and Lucile White Hammond

First Friday is right around the corner for May, 2016. At Fresh Gallery, we take every opportunity to promote the arts in the Southwest Missouri area. For May, we are thrilled to offer something new and exciting.

For the month of May, Fresh is excited to present the art of local twins. Louise White Prater and Lucile White Hammond were born in 1920 in Springfield, Mo. Louise and Lucille displayed unusual artistic ability that was evident as early as elementary school. Their art education included seminars under many well-known artists, the Famous Artist Course, Westport, Ct and classes at the Springfield Art Museum.

Their works have been in many juried shows such as Watercolor USA in Springfield, Mo, National Exhibition at Norfolk Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va, and the Invitational Art Exhibition at the Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH.

Both women are adept in several painting mediums, but their favorite is watercolor. Their works express a free-flowing impressionistic style. Their works are in numerous private collections, but originals and limited editions are available at National Art Supply in Springfield, Mo.

Our second exciting event for May is a guest lecture by Nick Nelson, Director of the Springfield Art Museum, on collecting art. The talk will take place during Second Saturday festivities on May 14 from 2pm until 4pm.

First Friday marks the beginning of this exceptional exhibit. Please take the time to stop by during the Art Walk on May 6, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm to view the twin's work and see what is new and fresh by our resident artists. Fresh Gallery is located at 400 W Walnut St in downtown Springfield.  We are on the corner of Walnut and Campbell. See you there!

In addition to the First Friday Art Walk festivities, Fresh Gallery is also a part of Second Saturdays in downtown on May 14, 2016. The reception and talk will take place from 2pm until 4pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the artists of Fresh, get valuable information on collecting art, and view the incredible works of the twins. As always, shop local and support the area’s artists.

Any artist wishing information on becoming a part of this exciting endeavor may contact Fresh Gallery at (417) 862-9300 or find us on Facebook.

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