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April C-Street Stroll

It’s First Friday again on C-street! Come get your monthly dose of art, music, and family-friendly fun on the sweetest street in Springfield.


We have many new artists and events planned for the Stroll, including a new venue just across the footbridge, and an interactive show at LemonDrop. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and come see how C-street does First Friday.  Don’t forget to participate in the Stroll Hunt, and you’ll be registered to win a gift in our monthly drawing. Visit all 9 locations, answer all of the clues, give us your contact info, and turn your card in at the end of your stroll to any participating venue!


Drury on C-street at 233 East presents “Live: A Festival of Art” beginning at 6PM, and will feature two performance art pieces, along with student artwork in various mediums. An interactive dance performance by The Wishbone Dance Collective as well as a demonstration of Chinese silk painting by artist Debra Kendrick-Murdock will be the central entertainment for the evening.

Alchemy…a Salon at 320 East will once again feature the artistic works of photographer Chris Bryant, as well as new bath/body products by BodyLuxe and jewelry items by Funky Relics. Beer and Wine will be served.  7-9 PM

LemonDrop Gallery at 416 West will present Correspondence, an interactive show which will focus on the postcard as an art form. Patrons will be invited to create and hang their own unique postcards during the event. Music will be provided by fun and quirky local band, Plaid Dragon. 6-9 PM

Gallery Art Market at 330 East will be featuring the art of local photographer Larry Shaefer.  Larry has a unique style which incorporates texturing, layering, compositing, and imagination. The artist will be available to speak to Stroll-goers about his creative process. Jared & Eric Plus Friends will provide acoustic entertainment on the patio beginning at 5:30 PM.

The Jefferson House at 1865 N. Jefferson Ave(just across the footbridge) invites you to attend their premier Gallery show presented by local artists.  Featured artists will include Roxie Castro, Nancy Crandall, and Kelly Dowman. The artists will be available to discuss their work with art lovers and hors d’oeuvres will be served. 7-9 PM

Decades Boutique at 213 West will be hosting Chocolate Fondue and Movie night beginning at 7PM. Anyone that stops in will receive a $10 gift certificate to jump-start their vintage shopping spree!

Fusion Stained Glass Studio at 219 West will be offering a new selection of classes to choose from, as well as art and decorative items for your garden and home.

Mosaic Junction at 200 East will be open late to help you discover the perfect, unique collectible to complete your decorating scheme. Come find out why Mosaic Junction is becoming C-street’s newest destination for great gifts and antiques!

Sisters in Thyme at 326 East will feature the art of Julie T. and many new Spring delights. Finish up your Easter baskets with a selection of homemade cupcakes and cookies in fun holiday shapes! You’ll be the most popular “Bunny” on the block!