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Galleries & Studios

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri,
16B North Spanish Street

 Friday, Apr. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Southeast Missouri Arts Council will host a reception for the 15th Annual Visual Arts Cooperative’s two-gallery show. Their exhibit will be on display through April 29. The Visual Arts Cooperative presents a multitude of artistic styles and a wide range of media including most all types of paint media, graphic art, sculpture and ceramics, fabrics, collage and mixed media, and photography/digital art. 

The annual exhibit, which displays around two full size works from each artist plus a collection of miniatures, is a chance to showcase the talents of the over 40 Visual Arts Cooperative artists. This year marks the beginning of the fifteenth year the organization has been together, working tirelessly to promote the arts in the Southeast Missouri region. 

The Artist Studio, 38 A North Main Street, Gallery Page
**Will be closed for First Friday

       Gallery of Inspiration, 5 North Main Street, Gallery Page

James McNew will be the features artist for April’s First Friday. James is well-known for his prisma color pencil drawings and oil paintings. He will  have his 1st acrylic painting in this show.

       WESTRAY Studio,
5 North Main Street,  Gallery Page

Photography by Dr. Joel Ray and drawings by Jeanie Eddleman will be on display. New drawings and sandstone coasters are available. We can also personalize items with YOUR favorite photos. Stop by and check out our wide assortment of Cape County area memorabilia.

Catapult: Creative House,
612 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

Gallery: Friday, April 7, from 5 to 9 p.m., Catapult Creative House will host a reception for an exhibit featuring works by the Art Faculty of Southeast Missouri State University. This exhibit will feature works from Professor Louise Bodenheimer, Instructor Emily Booth, Associate Professor Emily Denlinger, Assistant Professor Dr. Joni Hand, Professor Benjie Heu, Instructor Carol Horst, Professor Caroline Kahler, Associate Professor Justin Henry Miller, Instructor Joshua Newth, Assistant Professor Hannah March Sanders, Professor Kathy Smith, and Professor Chris Wubbena.

Student Studios: The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold its spring Artist of the Month exhibition, titled: Inlay. The exhibition will feature the work of Southeast Missouri State University artist ,Scott Stuhldreher. Through his ceramics Stuhldreher explores the interconnectivity between the beauty of form and function. Inspired by memories of the luminescent designs on heirloom china, Stuhldreher evokes the graceful and serpentine nature of Ming Dynasty porcelain, creating a visual path that reaffirms the all-encompassing nature of beauty.  In connection with the exhibition reception the Catapult Creative House Student Studio artists and Catapult jewelry artists are proud to present their Studio    Pop-Up Shop. This April the Pop-Up retail space will present the opportunity for visitors to purchase one of kind prints, handcrafted jewelry, wearables, as well as ceramics, and additional unique works of art created by the participating artists.

Cateye Glasses Studio, 2117 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

Come see the Intuitive Painting Day Retreat for Adults exhibit. The work shown will be the result of  a one day workshop for adults with or without experience. There will also be a collaborative painting for the public during the evening. Cateye loves getting everyone who walks through the door to paint!

Free Spirit Studio,
605 Broadway Street,
Please join us for a very special First Friday Art Walk with our friends and neighbors Dexter Queen BBQ food truck, Artist Dawn Melka and music by Jason Heeter. Festivities start at 5pm!

River Campus Art Gallery
, 518 South Fountain Street, Seminary Building Rm 106,

Rosemary Berkel & Harry L Crisp Museum,
518 South Fountain Street, Gallery Page
     Stop by the River Campus’s Crisp Museum and see the “Exhibiting Excellence: 39th Annual High School Art Exhibition,” an invitational juried art exhibit for 11th and 12th grade students in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. “High school art instructors from this region have submitted the finest original works by their students for jurying,” said Peter Nguyen, Museum director.

The Painted Wren, 223 South Plaza Way, Follow on Facebook

The Painted Wren sells paintings, photographs, prints, jewelry, goat milk soaps, books, postcards, notecards, any occasion cards, fishing lures and more, all made by local artists in Southeast Missouri. We also sponsor "Paint for a Cause", where visitors can donate $1 to paint for a minute. Donations go to the current "cause". Check out their Facebook page, our Calls for Artists, or stop in to get information on various photography contests coming up.

Sherry Annette
, 109 Broadway, Follow on Facebook

After owning Renaissance in Cape Girardeau for 15 years, Sherry is now focusing once again on her art and has opened SHERRY ANNETTE Fine Art & Fabulous Finds! It is an intentionally curated Vintage space filled with more than just pretty things. It is a space where all who enter will hopefully feel an atmosphere of peace, hope and joy. They leave knowing they've encountered a space investing into the unseen as well as the seen. Please stop by soon and see Sherry's latest works of art!


Friends of the Arts

Annie Laurie's, 536 Broadway Street,

Atelier, 31 C Main Street, Follow on Facebook
Atelier is a boutique in Historic Downtown Cape Girardeau that carries "Extraordinary Necessities" and unique gifts. For the person who has everything!

The Bar, 117 Themis Street, Follow on Facebook

Buckner's/ Ragsdales
, 132 N. Main, Follow on Facebook

913 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

Cape Radiology Group, 70 Doctors Park

Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence, Follow on Facebook

Chocolate Works,
411 Broadway Street, Follow on Facebook

Coin-Op Cantina, 46 N. Main Street, Follow on Facebook

Coin-Op Cantina is one of our newest member and support of First Friday with the arts! “Is craft beer and video games something for you? We have what you need with 24 different craft beers on draft and over 60 in cans and bottles. Classic arcade games and pinball line the walls waiting to take you down memory lane!”*No minors

C.P. McGinty Jewelers,
117 North Main Street,

Cup 'N' Cork,
11 South Spanish Street, Follow on Facebook

*Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the music and art by Prodigy Leadership Academy. Cup ‘n Cork will be hosting this group who will be selling their works and collecting donations to fund their mission trip over the summer. Come out and purchase a piece of art from a young person!

EPIC (Early Prevention Impacts Community),
*Will be closed during First Friday

The Glenn House, 325 South Spanish Street,

Heritage Hall, 102 North Main Street,

Lattitudes, LLC, 137 North Main Street,

Lattitutudes is a  fair trade store that aims not only to further the mission and quality of fair trade but local philanthropic efforts like our clothing closet with Hope Children's Home. We strongly believe in our products and missions!

The Library Bar & Grill, 10 S. Spanish Street, Follow on Facebook

Minglewood Brewery, 121 Broadway Street,

Old Town Cape,
338 Broadway Street Suite 401,
*Will be closed during First Friday

On Cue Performing Arts Center, 16A North Spanish Street,

The Wright Group,
126 North Main Street,
*Will be closed during First Friday