Artsfest 2019 Artist Application is now open!

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Artists of all media: you do not want to miss the application window for Artsfest 2019! 

Artsfest makes art essential to the lives of those living in the Southwest Missouri by showcasing talented artists and their creativity in a community-centric festival. Thirty-nine years strong, this outdoor event hosts over 120 artists on the beautiful Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, Missouri, home of the newly minted best attraction in the US: Wonders of Wildlife. With more than 20,000 attendees, Artsfest prides itself on Midwestern hospitality for artists. More than $5,000 in cash awards will be given at the festival, including:

  • Best of Show - $1,000
  • Best of Show 2D - $500
  • Best of Show 3D - $500
  • ​People's Choice - $500
  • ​Award of Excellence (as many as fifteen) - $200


​The Springfield Regional Arts Council plans to give at least $2,500 worth of Art Bucks to patrons in the community to encourage art sales.

If you are an artist who is interested in showing at this festival, APPLY HERE. Application fee is $30 and nonrefundable. Deadline is January 15, 2019.

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