L.A.W.N. is a city-wide public art exhibition made for front lawns by community members located in and around Springfield, Missouri. Created as a grassroots project focused on connecting our vibrant community, L.A.W.N. seeks to empower public art made by the people as a contribution to Springfield’s sense of place and the built environment we all share.
Originally established in April 2020 as a response to Covid-19, L.A.W.N. was created as an effort to encourage artmaking and viewing as a form of bolstering mental health and community building during stay-at-home orders.
Now L.A.W.N. endures as a public art opportunity open to all community members and art forms. Past L.A.W.N. exhibitions have included sculptures, paintings, installations, video projections, podcasts, social practice projects, and more.
L.A.W.N. is founded and organized by Deidre Argyle, Jodi McCoy, and Shauna Smith through Sculpture Walk Springfield, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri State University: Art + Design Department, and Greene County MU Extension Council.
How to Experience L.A.W.N
- Practice Social Distancing
- Drive, walk, run, or bike on your way to an activity or while exercising!
- Sculpture Walk Springfield, the Springfield Art Museum, and Missouri State University: Art+Design are not liable for personal injury or property damage.
- Avoid entering private property
- View Art from the street or sidewalk
- Avoid touching art
- Take lots of photos
- Share Photos on social media #LAWNSGF
For questions about this event please contact LAWNSGF@gmail.com
Interested in Participating in L.A.W.N.? Visit our Call for Art Page.
Need some inspiration? Check out the 2020 L.A.W.N. Exhibition!