The Art Wall is in Joplin on Sixth Street just west of Main Street.

Sean Fitzgibbon’s book featured on Joplin’s Art Wall

Reception and book signing set for Saturday, Feb. 11

The Downtown Art Wall in Joplin will hold a reception and unveiling of Webb City native Sean Fitzgibbon’s artwork from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

The artwork is from Fitzgibbon’s newly released book, “What Follows is True, Crescent Hotel,” which is about the period of time when the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark., was taken over by a fraudster treating people with cancer. Fitzgibbon researched the history, wrote the book and illustrated it in graphic-novel style.

The Downtown Art Wall, on the west side of Main Street at Sixth Street, was created by, a community-focused project dedicated to promoting artists and their work. The Art Wall is one of the ways it provides space for artists to showcase their talent and creativity in a public setting.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Beast & Barrel restaurant, just around the corner from the Art Wall at 530 S. Main St. 

Sean will have copies of his book available for purchase and be signing them at Beast & Barrel

For more information, please contact Paul Whitehill, Art Wall Project manager, at or by phone at (417) 483-0566.

Fitzgibbon, now based in Fayetteville, Ark., has been creating art for many years, even before taking his father’s art classes at Webb City High School. John Fitzgibbon, continues his art career in Springfield. Follow Sean at