Three artists will bring temporary galleries to downtown Springfield on Oct. 5, as the Springfield Central Cultural District holds its Art Stop program.
1550 Main Street, New England Public Radio and SilverBrick Lofts will host art and refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m., with street performers, musicians and food stands stationed on Main Street.
Mixed media artist Chelsea Revelle will present her work in NEPR's headquarters, painter Joe Tomaselli will be in 1550 Main Street and illustrator and cartoonist Justin Phillips' work will be on display at SilverBrick lofts.
"All three of these artists represent exactly what we're trying to bring to Downtown Springfield, color and the ability to move an audience to think," Springfield Central Cultural District Director Morgan Drewniany said in a statement. "Our judging panel had difficult decisions to make, but the work that was selected will truly activate and bring life to all three spaces along the walk."
Indie jazz duo The Greys and fiddle player Ann-Marie Messbauer, who teaches at Springfield's Community Music School, will perform on the sidewalk outside the galleries. Art students from Renaissance High School, a speed painter will provide additional entertainment, and food from Wheelhouse Farm will be for sale.
The Springfield Central Cultural District Forum is also partnering with the Springfield Public Forum for the night. Anyone who attends the Forum's event that night after attending the Art Stop will receive a "special (and artistic!) gift," according to a press release.