Artsfest will look different in 2021 as festival organizers work to keep the community safe from COVID-19. In the past the $5 admission fee was good for the whole weekend. This year, however, attendees are asked to purchase a spot in one of seven fights that gives them access to Artsfest for the two hours specified.
That means the festival will never go above capacity limits set by the City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
“This was not a decision that was made lightly and we are so grateful for the guidance from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the City of Springfield," says Leslie Forrester, Executive Director of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. “The safety of the public is our primary concern and we are ready to kick-off this season of recovery for our arts economy.”