Fairfield First Fridays Host Dancing Through The Decades in Central Park
Join Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk on Friday, July 1st, from 6 to 10pm in Central Park to Dance Through The Decades! There will be a DJ spinning your favorite summer hits, from the 60’s to present day. Come dance the night away with your friends and community! There will be great music, local art and craft vendors, lawn games and more!
Jefferson County Trails Council will announce the winners of the annual Scavenger Hunt. This year marks the 8th Annual Scavenger Hunt on the Jefferson County Trails system. This year’s theme was “Wordle”. This event is a great way to get out and see all the trails Fairfield and Jefferson County have to offer.
There will also be an announcement of several youth in our community who have been nominated for being great community members, they will be recognized at the beginning of the event. Please come celebrate these young community members.
There will be many galleries, venues, restaurants, and shops open for the evening, 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, 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. Also, beautiful New Crystals for your home available for purchase from our recent buying trip! ArtWalk Friday 11 - 8 (normally Friday is 11 - 5),Saturday 11 – 3.
Carnegie Historical Museum 112 S. Court St. Heritage Farms of Jefferson County. Open 6-9pm. The Carnegie Historical Museum will be highlighting one Heritage Farm per month. Heritage Farms are those which have been in the same family for 150 years of more. Jefferson County has fourteen farms which have received this recognition. The museum has established a special exhibit case so that each family, in rotation, will have the opportunity to share their story and display their special artifacts. Each Heritage Farm will have their display for a one-month time period and the following month’s First Friday will feature the next honored farm family. On July 1st , It is the Doug Johnson, Dee Johnson-Sandquist Farm. Open at 6pm for the interview.
Health and Wholeness-52 S. Main St. Meet their NEW Ayurvedic skincare expert, Rebecca Lansky! On Friday, July 1, swing by our Natural Beauty Store Health & Wholeness from 1pm-9:30pm during Art Walk for 25% off + prizes, goody bags, refreshments + FREE 10-min skincare consultations with Rebecca.
Henderson’s/Cindy’s Art Beat-53 W. Broadway Ave. Will be open from 1-5 and 6:30-9:00 p.m. for First Friday. They are showcasing artwork by Rod Falk, along with paintings and products of the Square One Arts collective that includes over 20 other artists/crafters.
ICON Gallery- 58 N. Main St. Open 6-9pm Main Gallery:David Kupferman -Light Waves/Moments of Being. Acrylic paintings on canvas and paper. Kupferman’s work is the subject of a solo show at ICON Gallery in Fairfield through July 23. A large grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the Iowa Arts Council has helped launch Light Waves: Moments of Being. Kupferman aims to offer viewers an exhibition that reflects peace, joy, and harmony, a beautiful experience that transcends the contagious fear and divisiveness brought about by the pandemic. On display are about 50 colorful paintings, with most pieces representing recent work from a series begun last summer. These acrylic paintings are lyrical abstracts on canvas and paper of various sizes. With a broad stroke, Kupferman describes his paintings as “celebrations of the mystery, magnitude, and dynamism of life. They are expressions of the infinite flow of light and the expansion of inner consciousness through free flowing color, movement, and geometric compositions.” Hudson Collection Gallery: Selection of Anonymous Shiva Linga paintings from the collection, plus Tantra paintings and 10 gouache on paper works by Charlotte Cain.
Noble House- 115 N. Main St. Tawni and Frankie are a folk-blues-roots-Americana duo that has been playing and singing together for the past 5 years. They will be playing at Noble House for July Art Walk! 8-9:30pm
The Wild Flower Salon- 111 E. Burlington Ave. Join them for a night of fun at the Salon to celebrate their grand opening! There will be light snacks and beverages upon entry! Gift certificates on sale and a super fun giveaway! See them for temporary tattoos, boho locks, tinsel and feathers to help find your wild at the Salon. Hours: 4-8pm
Volition Skate- 52 W. Burlington Ave. Open from 6-9. Free popsicles and ice cream sandwiches available. Chakra Steps in the house selling crystals, incense, and other fun things. They will also be having what they are calling a Momma Bear sale. Will have new and used clothing for women and kids available for sale.
Willow & Bright- 111 N. Main St. Willow and Bright will be open for this July Art Walk from 6pm-9pm. They will have their Shop Local reusable bags discounted from $20 to $15. Anyone who purchases a Shop Local bag will receive 10% off their entire purchase. This includes all items, even the sales rack! Only from 6-9 and only as supplies last.
Don’t forget to check out Somm Wines, Thymely Solutions, At Home Store, Chickadee, Jamuna Crafts,Fairfield Art Association, Two Eagles Native Designs, Too Good Too Be Threw, Revlation’s, Brown’s Shoes, Adelas, Wanderer’s Haul, and all the other great shops in town. If they are not open on Friday evening, I am sure they would love to see your smiling face on Saturday morning (or any other day of the week)! Shop local, support local!
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets, come celebrate summer with us in Central Park. If you have any questions, please email Marla Brader at email@example.com or call/text 641 233 8883.
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.