Fairfield First Fridays Celebrates Fairfield Talent for the Upcoming Event

Fairfield First Fridays continues outdoors to enjoy the summer season!  The September event, Open Mic in Central park, will be held in the gazebo on September 1st, from 6 to 10 pm.  Come hang out in Central Park to celebrate the warm weather, our community and enjoy the beautiful summer season!

Celebrating the talent in Fairfield will be the focus of this event.  There will be open mic at the gazebo until 10pm, hosted by Paulina Sinaga and then Open Mic will continue at The Depot Brewery, 500 North 4th St., starting at 10:30. If you have ever attended any of the open mic nights in Fairfield, you know there is an amazing amount of talent here. If you have never attended one, this is the night to experience it!

There will be many local artists, local businesses, non-profits and a few new additions set up around Central Park.   There will be a section of the square set up with lawn games for some friendly competition with your family and friends.   There will be many businesses, restaurants, galleries and venues open on and around the square, a few are listed below:

Americus Gallery-100 W. Burlington Ave.  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, 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.

Art FiftyTwo– 52 E. Briggs Ave. MARK SHAFER, Mini Retrospective, Opening Fairfield First Fridays, September 1st6:00-9:00, continuing Tues-Sat 1:00-4:00 through September 23rd.

At Home– 52 N. Main St.– Stop in and see what Rosie is cooking up in her kitchen. 

Crest Jewel– 48 N. Main St. Wholesale Vendor Janu Gems, Passing through from Ca to FL With Gemstones and Gemstone Beads to inspire your creative designs. Fairfield Jewelry Artists Margaret Zacny and Brandon Lojas will be on site to help you manifest your design ideas and will also be displaying examples of their Gemstone rings and necklaces. Jewelry for the wall includes: Richard Trice’s Surrealistic Images Inspired by Nature. Terrence Kennedy’s mixed media Art and Portraiture. David Kupferman’s Abstracts on paper and canvas.  Meet them all here Friday night. We’ll be open 7-10 PM Friday night

Fairfield Art Association– (Located in the Civic Center)  Friday September 1, 6-8 PM. “To Iowa with Love” by Julie Brokken, Main Gallery Exhibit at FACC, Studio Sales Gallery Open tonight. Final bidding on Silent Auction of “See The Music – Tune Into Our Vibe” Summer Art Installation. Bid sheet in Main Gallery. Bids close at 8:00 PM.

Henderson’s Gallery & Framing53 W. Broadway Ave.- Joan Webster Price.     Retrospective Art Show. 6-9pm. Sculptures and Paintings for her New York City shows.

ICON Gallery58 N. Main St. –  Prototypes: The Creative Work of Allen Cobb

Kinetic, Interactive, and Sound Sculptures. Videos. Colored Prints.

Morning Star Studio51 S. Court St. New Show!  PRIVATE COLLECTION BY BOLIVIAN ARTIST CARLOS CRESPOS.  Carlos Crespos is a dentist by trade, but an artist by heart. He is self-taught and his art is spontaneous, as he pours his heart and emotions into each one of his creations. Graphite, Pastels, Watercolors and Oils are represented in this private collection of realistic paintings and drawings. Carlos’s daughter Erika Perkins is delighted to share her personal collection of her fathers work while he is here on a family visit. Carlos is also a heart felt Baritone Vocalist and he will be sharing his joy of singing in collaboration with the Fairfield Tango Group. On the hour at 7, 8 and 9 pm, Carlos with sing A Capella’ and will be joined in performance by Fairfield’s Tango Dancers.  ART AUCTION – FAÇADE FUNDRAISER CONTINUES – Saving the brick facade increased the budget; as part of our fund raising effort we are auctioning oThe DeAngelis’ Private Collection of Marc Zimmerman Originals. This collection of 1980’s abstract pastel landscapes and collages by noted artist and former Fairfield resident Marc Zimmerman is delightfully playful and bold as it weaves in and out from abstract to realistic. Take home a piece of Fairfield history and help us hang our awning. Auction closes October First Friday.

Revelations 112 N. Main St.-. Friday: 8am – 9pm Various Artists on Display.  Artists: Jennifer Blair – Paintings, John Schirmer – Paintings, Peter Clemens – Yantras. 

Thymely Solutions–  104 N. Court St.  Open Late! Stop in see all they have going on!

Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy the evening!

If you would like vendor space for any of the upcoming events, or would like to volunteer for an event, please call Marla Brader 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