By Casey Pechan
Downtown Springfield Oregon has much to offer. From shopping and dining to museums and theatre, there is plenty to keep anyone occupied. However the variety of art in Downtown Springfield is especially scintillating.
Every second Friday of the month Downtown Springfield Opens its doors, offering snacks and showcasing a variety of art throughout downtown. This offers a time for shopkeepers to gain revenue, while local artists display their work.
The downtown Springfield Museum is free, and open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday. Currently the museum is housing a carousel exhibit for the month of January. The museum accepts donations and offers a way to sign up for museum news online. To check out their website go to springfieldmuseum.com.
Emerald Art Center:
The Emerald Ar Center offers workshops from various artists teaching everything from watercolor, to drawing, and more. The goal of the center is to provide an environment where artists can grow and hone their craft, and provide a place artists of all ages and ranges to showcase their work. Their gallery and gift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This intimate theatre, located right on Main Street featured both music and dance, and is known for its acoustics. Currently there are several shows lined up for the rest of January, with chamber music lined up for February.