New this year to Artsfest: Children's Business Fair

Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. 

We will host 10 booths at this innaugural event at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street on May, 4th from 10 am – 5 pm.

This event is sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.

Applications Open through March 1st for Volunteers, Performers, Food Vendors and More!

Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street, on May 4th & 5th, 2019, is now accepting applications for performers, food vendors, non-profit booth spaces, live artists, and volunteers.

Thirty-nine years strong, Artsfest on Walnut Street is one of the largest outdoor festivals in Southwest Missouri, attracting over 20,000 patrons annually. Featuring 120+ artists from across the country, live performances, and delicious food, this has become a Springfield tradition not to be missed.

Artsfest Zapplication Help

Artsfest on Walnut

Attention artists:

Do you need extra help with your Zapplication for Artsfest? Swing by The Creamery for one-on-one assistance with Bethany Bell, Artsfest Event Coordinator, or Nicole Chilton, SRAC Director of Marketing.

Feel free to call 417-862-2787 to make an appointment during that time slot, or stop by.

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The Creamery

ArtBucks now available at Great Southern Bank

Just in time for the gift-giving season, Great Southern Bank's downtown location (331 South Ave, Springfield, MO 65806) will be carrying ARTBUCKS, sold in $25 increments. Art Bucks are spendable vouchers for arts and goods* at Artsfest on Walnut, held this year on May 4 & 5th. 

Artbucks are also available to purchase at The Springfield Regional Arts Council office, located inside The Creamery at 411 N Sherman Parkway. Or you can call Christa at 417-862-2787 to order some. $1 will be added to any mail orders, for shipping & handling. 

Artsfest on Walnut Q&A for Artists

FAQ for Artists

Interested in applying for Artsfest on Walnut (or any other outdoor art festival)? The Springfield Regional Arts Council, along with a panel of pros (including artist Crystal Moody, ArtsFest event coordinator Bethany Bell, and SRAC Director of Marketing, Nicole Chilton), will help answer any questions you may have about how to get started. Bring a lunch and meet us at The Creamery Board Room. 

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The Creamery Arts Center

Artists, Peformers, Food Vendors and more! Save the Date!

Save the date for Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street: May 4 & 5, 2019. Are you an artist interested in showcasing your work? Or a food vendor wanting to sell your food at the event? Or maybe you want to get the word out about your business or nonprofit to our more than 20,000 attendees. Whatever way you want to participate in our festival, sign up for this email list to be notified as soon as application open for the 2019 show and receive reminders when the application deadline draws near. Thanks for supporting the arts in Southwest Missouri!

Artsfest on Walnut Street grants nearly $5,000 in cash awards to fine artists

Artsfest on Walnut Street, southwest Missouri’s largest fine arts festival, kicked off on Saturday, May 5. The first day of the event drew thousands of patrons who enjoyed an extensive art selection, performances from musicians and dancers on six stages, food from more than a dozen vendors and a variety of family-friendly activities.

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