Russ and Janet Rose have played an integral role in Artsfest on Walnut Street for over 30 years. Their enthusiasm and dedication throughout the history of this iconic event has never waned, and the couple has set the bar for other volunteers. From gate admission to booth tear-down, they have worked equally as hard at every task. As the festival grew, Russ and Janet helped establish the volunteer corps necessary to keep Artsfest running smoothly. Their hard work in the volunteer force has been passed down to their children. In 2012, their son Cameron also received an Ozzie Award for his volunteering. Their dedication to the arts extends beyond just Artsfest. In 1999, Janet served on the Springfield Regional Arts Council Board of Directors.
Come celebrate The Roses, and all they have contributed to the arts in the area, at this year's Ozzie Awards. This festive gala includes gourmet food from touch, dazzling conversations with the area's best and brightest, and live musical performances. Musician John Strickler will perform on their behalf.