This Bonnell space is no longer part of the Bonnell Project. Please contact Buzz Allen @ Accelerated Learning Foundation for information about this property.

BU Building - old St. Mary's school

Old St. Mary site is located on north 3rd St., adjacent the Fairfield Cultural District. The property consists of the prior rectory, school building and grounds of the Fairfield community Catholic church, St. Mary's.

Property details:

  • 3-level 15,000 SqFt mixed-use building housing a range of hosted artistic, community and business projects.
  • 2 acres of grounds, utilized as urban farm-land, recreation, community open space.
Hosted Projects in this Bonnell Space:

Ryker MMA

Ryker Academy is a Martial Arts training center formed to provide quality instruction for all levels of fitness and  Martial Arts. 
"We are here to emulate and teach respect, acceptance, and teamwork to all that walk through the doors." 
"Self Defense is defense against self"

Free-Range Wingo

Dedicated to All Who Love Crafts. Especially the random most awesome kind that you do when you are suppose to be doing something else.

save the world, one awesome creation at a time!

Freedom Healing Center

Freedom Healing Center is a trade & donation-based facility, offering massage, yoga, healthy pot lucks, classes, music & sound healing, Reiki, energy healing, astrology, counseling, and many other modalities offered by local & touring healers & practitioners. Located in Fairfield Iowa, FHC actively practices the intention of allowing people from all walks of life to enjoy a positive Healing community environment & experience, free from any financial pressure.

Organic Matters Kitchen

Jaden & Orion Lane started Organic Matters Kitchen to provide 100% Organic snack foods you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. The norm for modern day snack foods is to make them as cheap as possible even if the ingredients compromise the quality of the product and the health of the consumer. Our passion is to break the status quo and give people the option to buy something not only better for themselves, but better for the world.


Eric Johnson - Studio

Current Project: Pinup Popup - a Popup Calendar for 2014
Pinup Popup is a calendar comprised of 13 separate cards, one for each month from January 2014 through January 2015. The cards are designed to rest on a flat surface, like a desk or table. They are made using paper engineering techniques ¬– "popup” to most of us. The pinup girls evoke the classic style of pinup’s golden era in the 1940s and 1950s. The pinups are tasteful, not nude, and (probably) safe for both work and home.

Illuminated Art - Candle Making

At Illuminated Art, candle making is an art form. Instead of being simple and plain accents our Sculpture Candles are unique visual centerpieces that draw attention and conversation.
The Sculpture Candles in our Geometric Hands series all exude a certain sense of mystery. Human and geometric forms combine together to create images that are both mystical and fantastical. Innately classical yet contemporary and stylish, our Sculpture Candles are unique decorative highlights for today's modern living spaces.

Antwan Penn - Yogic Investing

“It is the purity of man’s heart and mind, and his innocent and faithful approach to action with the purpose of all good to everyone, which really succeeds in yielding maximum results with minimum effort.” - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
My concept utilizes 5 pillars that resonate with me from my MVS studies:
1. Knowledge is the greatest purifier
2. The means gather around Sattva (purity)

Connie's Creations

I have been making jam my whole life.  Awhile back, my friend Michelle suggested I share some of my creations at our local Farmer's Market in Fairfield, Iowa.  After branching out to other markets and festivals in Eastern Iowa, we wanted a way for our clients to order without having to wait until I was nearby.  Thus, this website was born.
Come on in and look for your favorites, and while here, check out some of our other surprising flavors.