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4 Ways Local Artists Can Get Involved with Artsfest

February 15, 2018

Are you a southwest-Missouri based artist looking to showcase your work? Save the date for Artsfest on Walnut Street, southwest Missouri’s largest fine arts festival, occurring May 5 and 6, 2018! It’s not too late to get involved—check out these four ways to get plugged into Artsfest.

Apply to have an artist booth.

Signing up to have a booth onsite at Artsfest 2018 is a great way to share your work with attendees and build your customer base. The booth fee is $225, and the deadline is next Wednesday, February 20. The application can be found on

Share a booth with another artist.

Want to share the cost of an Artsfest booth with a friend? Sharing booths is a great option. Both shared booth participants must apply separately and pay their jury fees individually. Shared individual booth fees add up to $125 per participant. Apply now on

Create live art onsite.

Snag a spot in this interactive festival zone that allows attendees to watch your creative process. It’s a great opportunity to build relationships with local patrons and socialize with other artists, plus you’ll receive a $50 honorarium for supplies! Applications open on February 20, and the application deadline is April 6. Apply online at

Join the planning committee.

We’re always looking for committed locals to contribute to Artsfest’s future. If you’re interested in steering the event or volunteering onsite, reach out to

Questions? Drop by the Springfield Regional Arts Council office to get one-on-one help with your application. Or email