Did you know Springfield has an amazing art scene…Yep, that we do!! Whether it's art galleries, local theatre or street art, Springfield's got it!! 

We have so many talented artists in our town that help beautify our city!! 

There is so much I can say about the art scene but for now let's talk…STREET ART!!

 

Art Alley

The concept came to life during an event that started September 2017, to help raise funds to benefit downtown revitalization. It’s a pop up art event in where you can watch artists compete to create a  mural in one day and unveil it during a reception party that night. Each year the murals change, making this a great spot to visit and wander through and take pics or the amazing artwork! 

Artist: Multiple          

Location: Alley off 5th Street between Adams and Washington, DSI

 

Frank Lloyd Wright PrairieSumac

This piece is a lasting homage to Wright and the beautiful sumac stained glass pieces he has designed. 

Artist: Troy Freeman with Freesky Studios         

Location: 4th & Monroe St. (Next to the Post Office) 

Young Abe 

A 2,220 sq. ft mural of Young Abe as a surveyor. Painted in 2013 with a technique called pointillism, which is done with small dots that form a larger image.  

Artist: Michael Mayosky

Location: 5th & Jefferson (Side of the Alamo)

 

Farewell to Springfield 

This mural is of Abraham Lincoln saying farewell to Springfield on his way to Washington D.C. Although this murals completion didn’t end as planned it had been deemed complete. 

Artist: Michael Mayosky

Location: 10th & Monroe St (Next to Lincoln Depot) 

 

Illinois History

This is a 20 panel mural designed to represent the State of Illinois that lines Clearlake Ave as you are entering Downtown Springfield. Completed in Summer of 2018 for the Illinois Bicentennial.

Artist: Students of Springfield Art Association

Location: Clearlake Ave (West of MLKJr St.)

 

Wild Rose 

Another amazing piece to beautify Springfield. This mural is of beautiful flowers, native plants and pollinators in Illinois. Completed Summer of 2019

Artist: Students of Springfield Art Association

Location: 6th & Jefferson (Side of Wild Rose)

Island Paradise

A little peak of a beautiful ocean view on a brick wall.  Find this one when walking towards the Old State Capitol. Completed in 2009.

Artist: Michael Mayosky

Location: 6th St Alleyway (214 S. 6th St) 

 

Sunflower Field

Same as the Island Paradise, it’s a little peak into a sunflower field through a brick wall. Also completed in 2009.

Artist: Michael Mayosky

Location: 6th St Alleyway (The Roost)

 

A Net to Snare the Moon

Based off of a poem by famous Vachel Lindsay, who was a Springfield poet. This piece includes 4 very colorful panels that represent 4 verses from the poem itself.

“Come, let us see that all men”

“Have land to catch the rain,” 

“Have grass to snare the spheres of dew,” 

“and fields spread for the grain.” 

Artist: Students of Springfield Art Association

Location: 4th & Jefferson 

 

Green Goddess 

This design was compiled of several different images that match the style of the interior of Agues Front Burner. Completed in 2015. 

Artist: Troy Freeman - Freesky Studios

Location: Backside of Augie’s Front Burner - 109 N. 5th St.

 

Farmers Market  

Painted on the side of a wall in the location the Old Capitol Farmers Markets is held every May - October. It’s a beautiful view of downtown Springfield and the farm land the surround it. 

Artist: Troy Freeman - Freesky Studios

Location: 4th and Adams St.

  

Teal Butterflys 

This super cute butterfly and even cuter baby butterfly next to it for the kiddos, was painted on the side of Springfield Vintage in order to promote awareness and prevention of sexual assault!

Artist: Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault staff 

Location: Springfield Vintage

  

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