The Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild produces Art in the Park, a fine art and contemporary craft show and sale, the second weekend in October each year. Celebrating our 25th year, this year’s show will be held October 12 and 13 in Sequiota Park in Springfield, Missouri under the sponsorship of The Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Admission is free to the public.
Art in the Park is one of the few art fairs in the country that was created by artists for artists. It continues in that spirit with thoughtful regard for professional artists who earn their livelihood from their work. Selection by jury is based on quality and originality. This promotes the goal of producing a show of fine art and craft in which each artist feels honored to participate. Art in the Park has cultivated a reputation among artists and patrons alike as being one of the few juried art and craft shows in the region, with a well-balanced representation of artistic mediums, including painting, drawing, and printmaking, fine jewelry, woodworking, pottery and ceramics, fiber and textiles, sculpture, and glass. Patrons look forward to this fall festival all year to collect the work of their favorite artists, become acquainted with new ones and get a head start on their holiday shopping.