and features works by local artists and students. It is either part of Missouri State's "Idea Commons" or closely related - it is just around the corner from the MSU gallery, Brick City (which was open, but not until later, so I didn't get to go there today). Squidfoo is a smaller, storefront gallery, but also a studio where its in-house artists have their own workstations. I bought a small digital print by one of the in-house artists, a student named Debbie Madden (not sure if that's how she spells her first name). This is it:
I picked up a couple business cards there. The first is the most creative one I saw:
And the other was the one that made me most interested to look up its website:
Also part of the Idea Commons was a little place called the Idea Factory. And in front of it I found these crocheted decorations:
This was painted on the sidewalk...in front of a coffee shop, which I found humorous (her tattoo says "water"):
And last but not least, I came across a "Military Collectables" shop. What does a military collectibles shop have to do with fine art? Well...nothing. Except the step in front of the door was made of this:
It was a rainy, cold Monday, so my first day was not "amazing," but it was not entirely unsuccessful, either. I enjoy finding new and interesting things.