ArtWalk has moved to the First Thursday of every month! But Art Zone will remain a significant part of Third Thursday. First Thursday will debut on July 2, 5:30–8:30pm. Organizers intend for First Thursdays to be a sophisticated, yet festive event, for area artists, as well as patrons of the arts…past, present and future! Participating artists will be located inside various venues along with live acoustic music. Patrons are encouraged to “walk the art,” through historic downtown Joplin – from Spiva Center For the Arts at Third and Wall, to Virginia Street with Cleo’s Framing and Design at Artistic Alley – and many spots in-between. “Fine Art and Art at its Finest” is the motto for this event. Dozens of artists will be showing or demonstrating their artistic process. All art will be for sale. For more information and updates of participating artists/venues, visit their Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Venues: Spiva Center for the Arts, Post Memorial Art Reference Library, Joplin Ave. Coffee Company, RSVPaint, Ron Erwin Photography, M&M Bistro Art Gallery, Blacklist Ink, MSSU Focal Point Gallery, Cleo’s Framing (joining in August), and many other businesses, including Upstairs Boutique, Carmen’s Apples, Blue Moon Market, and the 511 Main building. Other “pop-up” galleries will join month-to-month.