For Current Classes, Workshops, Exhibits, Call for Artists etc. check the pages below:

Studio 55 Bylaws, Click here 

Bus Trip to Crystal Bridges:

Thursday, July 13, 2017 

Time of departure 8:00 a.m. from the parking lot at National Ave. Christian Church 


  • Bus fee $20 
  • General Admission: free
  • Chihuly Exhibit: $20 

Studio 55 members and their spouses will have first priority and Joan Bowen (secretary) will start collecting money and signing people up at the April Meeting. More information from Joan can be downloaded here or email her:

Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild welcomes visual artists of all media and levels of expertise, including art professionals, emerging artists, and those who appreciate art. The Guild meets monthly for programs, sponsors workshops, organizes exhibitions and facilitates the interchange of ideas, information, and motivation for their members and the arts community.

For more membership information see How to Join.

Studio 55 is happy to announce that Sammy's Window has been selected as the recipient of our charity funding for the September Art Show and silent auction. You may recall that last year Studio 55 raised more than $5500 for this organization, benefiting foster children and families throughout Springfield. 

We in Studio 55 believe in the work that Sammy's Window does, and encourage you to remember Foster Adopt Connect, the parent organization of services for foster families including Sammy's Window.

Learn more about Sammy's Window and Foster Adopt Connect and their community mission, visit their website and the Sammy's Window facebook page

Offices located at 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield, MO 65802, phone: 417.866.3672.

Sammy Window 

 ​​​Programs are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month

from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm at the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO

(See map}

Visitors are welcome. Free and open to the public.

 Email for more information

(If the Springfield Schools are cancelled due to the weather,  the program is automatically cancelled)

 June 14th Program 

"Roadtrip with a Raindrop: 90 Days Along the Mississippi River",

Presentation by Gayle Harper, Photographer and Author

When Gayle Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico, she knew immediately that her project of a lifetime had appeared.

“The Mississippi River is the aorta of our country,” says Harper, “it is essential to our ecology and our economy and it is deeply embedded in our history and our very identity.  I watched it grow from a fragile stream into a massive force of nature, yet its essence is always the same.”

Harper made a 90-day road trip along the nearly 2,400-mile course of the Mississippi, while keeping pace with a raindrop she called “Serendipity.” The result of her adventure was the book Roadtrip with a Raindrop. It is a celebration of America and of the simple moments that make life an adventure. Together, the words and images invite us to leave our agendas behind, to travel at the pace of a raindrop and to rediscover the fine art of letting life happen!

Gayle Harper has been a travel photographer and writer for more than two decades. Gayle’s home is wherever she is, but she is often at home in Springfield, Missouri, with her husband, Mike, and their cat, Louie. Website: or Facebook:

Books will be available for purchase at the meeting for 39.95 and videos 14.95 plus sales tax.

Following the presentation, Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild members and visitors are invited to participate in an artist “show and share." 

The program will start at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Avenue, Springfield, Mo. 65804

Admission is free and open to the public. 

For more information contact Sandra Letson at 417-869-7812, Webmaster

Studio 55 is a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and was organized in 1996. It is composed of artists of all media and various levels of expertise. We are dedicated to support, educate and develop artists and promote visual arts in Springfield and the surrounding communities. Our monthly programs and meetings are free and open to the public. They are held in the Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave. See us on line at or on Facebook: Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild.


Studio 55 Fine Arts Guild