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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Applications Now Open for Artsfest 2018 on Historic Walnut Street

Applications are now open for Artsfest on Walnut Street, the largest fine arts festival in southwest Missouri. Festival organizers are seeking artists, nonprofits and performers for this year's festival, occurring May 5 and 6. The 2018 festival marks 38 years of strong arts patronage in the Springfield area, supporting artists and art enthusiasts in the Ozarks—and beyond.