Artsfest

Artsfest on Walnut Street

Update on Artsfest 2020:

For 40 years, the Springfield Regional Arts Council, along with the Downtown Springfield Association, has celebrated the arts and the coming of spring with Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street at the beginning of May. However, in light of the continued bans, due to public health and safety concerns, on large gatherings in our community through mid-May, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone Artsfest 2020.

We have formed an Artsfest 2020 Task Force to plan a fall event in place of our traditional spring festival. Continuing our long-lasting relationship with the DSA, Artsfest will combine with Cider Days to host a unique community festival. In keeping with the SRAC’s mission of transforming lives and enriching the community through the arts, we can’t wait to showcase all the arts have to offer in southwest Missouri and welcome our community out to enjoy each other’s company once again.

The combined event will take place on Walnut Street Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20. This “super event” will expand the fall festival’s footprint with more artist vendors, performers, and all the other amazing components you’ve come to enjoy from both community festivals.

It is important to note, that the Springfield Regional Arts Council will return to our beloved Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street on May 1 & 2, 2021. We hope you will come back and join us again next spring too!

For questions or more information, please contact any of the following:

 

Artsfest is the largest outdoor arts festival in Southwest Missouri – featuring over 120 artists from all over the country, over 80 performances, delicious food from some of Springfield's favorite restaurants and food vendors, and a kids hands-on area with activities including interactive murals and the Clay-Mobile, a mobile ceramic arts workshop.

Artsfest is one of the biggest and best outdoor art festivals in Southwest Missouri. Patrons come back year after year to browse the work of many talented artists, enjoy one of the first outdoor festivals of the spring, and take in the electric atmosphere.

Save the date: September 19 & 20, 2020

Online tickets available here on April 4, 2020.

Historic Walnut Street 900 E. Walnut Street Springfield, MO