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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Springfield Art Museum Hosts Ribbon Cutting Day

Outdoor Museum facade with a scrolling red ribbon across the image.


Springfield, MO. (October 13, 2022) – The Springfield Art Museum celebrates substantial completion of Master Plan grounds projects including parking lot improvements, amphitheater, and Fassnight creek naturalization with a Ribbon Cutting Day on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 2 to 4 PM. 

City of Springfield Mayor Ken McClure, Springfield Art Museum Board Chair Alia Lee, Friends of the Springfield Art Museum Board Chair Howard Cavner, and Museum Director Nick Nelson will deliver remarks at 2:00 PM. Andi's Snack Shack and Museum Educators will be onsite until 4:00 PM leading art-making and sidewalk chalk activities. Leadership support for the Museum’s 2028 Campaign and transformational Master Plan, including the northside parking improvements, is provided by The Sunderland Foundation. Additional new contributions to the 2028 Campaign will also be announced.

“We are so excited to celebrate the completion of these projects,” said Museum Director Nick Nelson. “We are equally excited to share new investments in the work ahead on our visionary building project and to share our appreciation of the community’s support of the Museum.”

The Ribbon Cutting is free and open to the public. ASL interpretation will be available. Event will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, event will be held inside the Museum. The Springfield Art Museum is located at 1111 East Brookside Drive. Admission is always free. Donations are gratefully accepted.


The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, the Museum invites you to connect with the world, your community, and yourself through active engagement with art objects. For more information, please visit or contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer at (417) 874-2859 or

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