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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Lawn Art With Neighbors Seeks Public Art Submissions

Lawn Art With Neighbors logo featuring the words "Lawn Art With Neighbors" in green text.


Springfield, MO. (April 16, 2020) – Lawn Art With Neighbors (L.A.W.N.) invites the community of Springfield to create a work of art in your front lawn for a city-wide public art exhibition that can be experienced while safely practicing physical distancing.

L.A.W.N. is a grassroots project in response to the recent changes that we are all adapting to, including the stay at home order, the increased amount of time people have been spending outside/walking around neighborhoods, and a way to increase mental health and community building through art-making and viewing.

All members of the community are encouraged to participate by creating a work of art using materials available at home (sculpture, chalk art, installation, etc.) in front of their residence. This project is about expressing creativity, no matter the skill level. See L.A.W.N. Project Guide at for details and ideas.

Please follow all social distancing rules currently in mandate while viewing or participating in L.A.W.N. Lawn Art With Neighbors is created outdoors to allow you to view it in an open space with safe distance and at your own pace. Avoid touching art or entering private property.

L.A.W.N. is a front-lawn public art exhibition, organized by the Springfield Art Museum, Sculpture Walk Springfield, and the Missouri State University Art + Design department.

Important Dates:

April 13 – April 30: Build artwork

April 24: Participation Sign Up Form due. Your form must be turned in by April 24th to be included in the map.

April 25: International Sculpture Day. Post photos of you working on your artwork on social media using #ISDay2020 and #LAWNSGF.

May 1 – 10: First Friday Art Walk / L.A.W.N. Public Viewing. Have your work completed and on view no later than May 1 at 10 AM.

May 10: Official end of L.A.W.N. events.

May 11: Feel free to take down your artwork at your convenience. If your work adheres to your neighborhood association policy, leave it up indefinitely.


Deidre Argyle,


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, Development and Marketing Coordinator at (417) 874-2859 or

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