august, 2021

06aug6:00 pm10:00 pmBlues and BBQ in Central Park6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates 19 years with Blues and BBQ in Central Park
Join Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk on August 6th, from 6 to 10pm for Blues in Central Park!
Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk celebrates 19 years of events! In August of 2002 Stacey Hurlin, founder of the non-profit, Art Life Society, has the first Art Walk named “A Fun Fest Gallery Walk”. It was such a success Hurlin and the Fairfield Arts Community were inspired to make it a monthly event. With adding events like Movies in Central Park, The Holiday Trade Fair, and the regular monthly events, Fairfield First Fridays has hosted over two hundred events! This would not have been possible without the help from grants, donations, volunteers, sponsors and the community! To help us celebrate, please stop by the event tent and grab cookies!
Pierce Crask will be performing in the gazebo in Central Park from 6 to 10pm. Pierce is a Chicago based singer-songwriter accompanied by his guitar and harmonica and drawing influences from Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine, Bob Dylan and many others. Pierce has been entertaining audiences professionally since 1999.
We would like to make sure we thank our sponsor for this event, Agri-Industrial Plastics Co. (AIP). AIP was founded in 1978 and in a leading industrial blow molder of large parts including non-automotive fuel tanks for the recreational equipment, lawn and garden, and watercraft industries. Based in Fairfield, Agri-Industrial serves a diverse customer base and offers unparalleled expertise in part and mold design, engineering, part production and assembly. To learn more visit agriindustrialplastics.com.
There will be food vendors, artists, crafters, lawn games and more. Many shops and galleries will be open, a few are listed below:
Americus Diamond Gallery-100 W. Burlington Ave. Americus Gallery will be showing Christopher Kufner’s original oil paintings, featuring Italian/French Landscapes, and Figurative works. Also, showing original oil paintings by Kim Kufner, Original watercolor and ink paintings by Genevra Bell, Art Glass Vases by David Lotton, Leaping Koi sculptures by Dale Divoky, Kristin Ford’s Jewelry with Meaning, many of which are one of a kind, and Custom dichroic glass jewelry by Pedro Lujano. Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 11 – 5, ArtWalk Friday 11 – 9 (normally Friday is 11 – 5), Saturday 11 – 3
Carnegie Historical Museum- 114 S. Court St. Great place to check out exhibits and enjoy the history of Fairfield! Stop in!
Cheryl Michie Gallery- 108 W. Broadway Ave.#206 Stop in and check out this new gallery! Cheryl Michie is a Midwestern artist living in Fairfield, Iowa with her husband, Adam and son, Joshua. She is also a wife, friend, mother, grandmother and works at MIU in distance education. After a long stretch of no painting, she picked up her brush in March of 2020. People were staying home due to the pandemic and her kitchen and dining room also became the painting studio. This time was different, there was no agenda, or pressure, to create beautiful works of art, but, instead, to paint for the movement, the intentions, healing and inner questions. She found an online painting community that focused on medicine painting which has a more inner focus that she was interested to explore. A year later, Cheryl ran out of space in the kitchen/dining room/studio at home. While talking with a good friend, they decided to bring her art to Kaleidoscope Salon and create a co-existing art gallery and salon. Actually, the space used to be a gallery, so it made perfect sense! They hope you will stop by and enjoy Cheryl Michie’s first art exhibit at the Fairfield Art Walk,
Cindy’s ArtBeat/Henderson’s Gallery- 53 W. Broadway Ave. NEW exhibit showing from July 30 through October 23, 2021: Open for viewing Wednesday – Friday 1:00-5:00 pm; Saturday 12:00-4:00 pm
Fairfield Art Association- (inside the civic center)- The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of a new exhibit by Burlington artist, John Bybee on Friday August 6. The art is being installed by the artist in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center and is titled “Samples”. This exhibit is a change from most of the art displayed in the gallery, and visitors will enjoy hearing the artist talk about his art in a gallery talk at 7:00 PM. A reception will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM. Also the Silent Auction begins on the downtown art installation “2020 in 2021 – A Better View”. Bid sheets will at the FACC in Main Gallery area. There are 19 art “eyeglasses” art works to bid on. John Schirmer oil paintings in Hallway Gallery.
Health and Wholeness- 52 S. Main St.- Health and Wholeness will be open from 7-9 and will be serving Sweet Rose Lassi.
ICON-58 N. Main St.- ICON- main gallery Waste Land : HD video, color, sound, 64 min continuous loop, 2020. by David T. Hanson. Jarrad Powell, sound. Allen Cobb video production. ICON Gallery is honored to participate in: Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss A multi-venue international art intervention Investigating all forms of industrial extraction. First Friday hours: 6:30 – 10:00
SOMM Wines – 102 E. Briggs Ave.- There will a tasting at SOMM, $10 per person from 5-8pm. Preferably outside on our patio if weather permits. Store hours for that day are 11 am- 8 pm.
Stuff a Bear and More- 113 A. E. Burlington Ave. Always a great little shop to stop in with the kids, or if you are looking for vinyls!
The Book House-54 W. Burlington Ave.- Will be open 2-midnight. Stop in the check out their new location!
Thymely Solutions- 104 N. Court St. Sale going on! CBD oils, Brain Health items, Re-useable bags and more. While they may not be open late on Friday night, reminder they are open 7 days a week!
Volition Skate Co. –52 W. Burlington Ave -Will be open from 12-7pm. Will be offering a pair of free skater socks with any roller skate purchase. They will also have free popsicles available.
Wanderer’s Haul- 115 E. Burlington Ave. Hosting miniatures painting day from 3 to 8 pm. Stop in!!
Grab your lawn chairs and come spend the evening in Central Park. If you have questions, please call Marla Brader at 641 233 8883 or email Fairfield artwalk@gmail.com



(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm