Artsfest is the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri – featuring 145 artists from all over the country, over 80 performances, delicious food from some of Springfield's favorite restaurants and food vendors, and a kids hands-on area with activities including Chalk-It-Up and the Claymobile, a mobile ceramic arts workshop.
Artsfest is one of the biggest and best events outdoor art festivals in Southwest Missouri. Patrons come back year after year to browse the work of many talented artists, enjoy one of the first outdoor festivals of the spring, and take in the eclectic atmosphere.
Festival hours will be from 10am - 8pm on Saturday, May 5 and 10am - 5pm on Sunday, May 6.
Thank you to our many generous sponsors, including: Great Southern Bank, TransLand, University Plaza, Positronic Industries, Wendy's, Heart of America, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, DeLong Plumbing, Ridewell (John & Beth Raidel), The Center for Plastic Surgery, Central Bank, Connell Insurance, Springfield Art Museum, Westrock Orthodontics, and PetsWay.
Artsfest is a Springfield Regional Arts Council even,t and managed by the Downtown Springfield Association.