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Call For Artists: Artsfest Live Art

March 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 24, 2023 @ 11:30 pm CST

Deadline to Apply: March 24th, 2023
Festival Dates: May 6 & 7, 2023

Be a part of this year's Artsfest on Walnut Street on May 6 & 7, 2023. Artsfest makes art essential to the lives of those living in Southwest Missouri by showcasing talented artists and their creativity in a community-centric festival. Forty-two years strong, this outdoor event will host more than 100 artists on beautiful Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, Missouri. The festival attracts up to 25,000 people annually from a wide range of demographics. This is an excellent opportunity for you to promote your artistry throughout the art community, as well as to all those that attend the festival.

Here are the details...
-Who: Anyone can apply! Last year, we hosted 12 live artists at Artsfest, and we’re looking to add even more this year!
-What: Each artist will receive two 36"x36" panels to paint during the duration of Artsfest relating to the festival’s theme of “Where Arts Grow”
-When: Saturday, May 6th (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) & Sunday, May 7th (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM). Live artists are expected to attend the entire event.
-Where: Historic Walnut Street –Springfield, Missouri

-Live artists get the opportunity to interact and network with the Springfield community in a fun, family-friendly environment.
-After the event, the panels will go on display at The Creamery for the rest of the month of May where they can be purchased. Artists set their own prices prior to the festival.
-Win a cash prize! Artsfest attendees vote for their favorite live artist pieces. First place is awarded $250, second $150 and third $100.
-Free lunch and drinks will be available to artists in the Hospitality House.

Apply today by following the link here and filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/6KgL3tXtEgpk2qVH7

DEADLINE: March 24th, 2023
Notification of Jurying Results: April 7th, 2023

Do you have questions? We have answers! Contact Claire Utley at [email protected] or call her at (417) 862-2787 for more information.


March 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am CST
March 24, 2023 @ 11:30 pm CST
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The Springfield Regional Arts Council
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