These Springfield Cultural Partnership projects are ongoing celebrations of community, creativity, and the City of Springfield. We invite you to participate in opportunities and join us at our events.
SPark! IGNITING OUR COMMUNITY
In November, 2021, the Springfield Museums and the Springfield Cultural Partnership celebrated the artists and their public artworks that have transformed Pynchon Plaza into a dynamic museum without walls, a vibrant public space with innovative multi-media art installations by local artists. READ MORE HERE
This non-Traditional pop-up gallery event for local artists is an opportunity for local artists to showcase their artwork and network with the public and local businesses and organizations, in Downtown Springfield. SCP is proud to be able to support Springfield’s creative community — both artists and visitors — with this free event and a financial award to each of the artists. READ MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND VENUES HERE.
PAINTED PIANO PROJECT
The Painted Pianos Project is a summer tradition of the Springfield Cultural Partnership. Pianos are painted by local artists and are displayed across Springfield for the public to play and enjoy during the summer months. Recently, a video of a random musical moment at one of our pianos went viral! Add your Painted Piano video to our hashtag, #paintedpianos and READ MORE HERE.
SPRINGFIELD CREATIVE LEADERS
The Creative Leaders Program is a multi-step process intended to strengthen our local artists and creative leaders and encourage them to grow in their ability to showcase their talents through exhibits and events within the community — growing their influence and celebrating their role in driving the local economy. The CLP is an inclusive effort, affecting economic development and playing a distinct role in bringing our cultural community together all through mentorship, skill building and skill sharing. READ MORE HERE
DISTRICT-WIDE UTILITY BOX MURAL PROGRAM
Starting in 2015, the SCP has worked to incorporate more art as part of economic development in Downtown Springfield. The community love the kick-off event in Stearns Square Park during the “Springfield Under the Stars” movie night and more boxes have been painted ever since! Click on the image below to enlarge the map of Utility Box Murals, and READ MORE HERE.