Springfield, Oregon offers vibrant, year round, opportunities for exploring arts and entertainment. With dozens of annual events and celebrations to look forward to and art around every corner, living and working in Springfield means you are always just moments away from adventure.
Springfield has a long history of embrazing and investing in the arts. From the installation of murals and sculptures to the funding of events, large and small, and investments in event spaces. Artwork and reasons to engage are found throughout town and are a priority of the City of Springfield and the Economic Development program. The below highlighted projects are only a small number of the art investments made throughout Springfield, Oregon.
The Springfield Flame
The Springfield Flame sculpture stands nearly 65' tall and welcomes community members and vistors to the north Gateway neighborhood of Springfield. Designed, manufactured and installed by artist Devin Laurence Field in 2016, the sculpture combines light, laser cut surfaces, and forward leaning arches to communicate Springfield's bright forward moving future.
Painting Vibrant Pictures of Springfield
Many visitors to our city view downtown Springfield as an outdoor art gallery with large, colorful murals gracing the surfaces of walls and buildings. This program of the City of Springfield features murals throughout our Downtown honoring our community heritage, pop-culture icons and forward looking vision. A favorite photo opp for many visitors to Springfield is the "Official Simpsons Mural" approved and donated to the City of Springfield by Matt Groening, creator of the ever-popular animated TV series set in Springfield, "The Simpsons," and Fox Studios.
UpStream Art Storm Drain Murals
Springfield's UpStream Art program commissions murals on storm drains throughout the downtown and surrounding neighborhoods as part of the city's environmental conservation efforts. The murals raise awareness of the importance of preventing pollutants, trash and pet waste from entering our rivers through storm drains. For information on the UpStream Art project , visit here.
Activity Venues & Museums
(All within 6 miles of Springfield)
- Springfield History Museum
- Adventure! Children’s Museum
- Eugene Science Center
- Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
- Lane County History Museum
- Maude Kerns Art Center
- Museum of Natural & Cultural History
- Wildish Theater - 281 seats
- Autzen Stadium - 54,000 Seats
- Matther Knight Arena - 12,364 seats
- Hayward Field - 12,650
- Cuthbert Amphitheater - 5,000 seats
- Hult Center - 2,500 seats
- Shedd Institute - 1,250 seats
- McDonald Theater - 759 seats
Examples of Annual Family Events
- Springfield Light of Liberty 4th of July Celebration (July)
- The Springfield Cruise (July)
- Springfield Christmas Parade (December)
- Downtown Block Party (August)
- Willamalane Sounds Like Summer Concert & Movie Series (Late Spring - Early Fall)
- McKenzie Cider & Craft Beer Festival (November)
*Some annual events and facilities may be operating under modified schedules or protocals due to COVID-19 rules and restrictions