Artsfest 2020 Application Now Open for Artists

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Artists interested in applying for a booth space at this year's Artsfest on Walnut will need to fill out an online application at Zapplication.Org by January 30, 2020. 

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. Forty years strong, this outdoor event hosts over 120 artists on the beautiful Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, Missouri. 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:

To learn more and apply, visit our online application at Zapplication.Org 


  • October 30, 2019: Application available
  • January 30, 2020: Application deadline - EXTENDED!
  • February 10, 2020: Jury notifications sent to artists
  • February 22, 2020: Acceptance and booth purchase deadline
  • March 16, 2020: Booth assignments and show information sent artists
  • Friday, May 1, 2020: Set-up starting at noon in assigned waves
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020: Show open from 10 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday, May 3, 2020: Show open from 10 AM–5 PM

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