Applications are now open for Artsfest on Walnut Street, the largest fine arts festival in southwest Missouri. Festival organizers are seeking artists, nonprofit organizations and performers for this year's festival, scheduled for May 5 and 6 on Walnut Street west of National Avenue. The 2018 festival marks 38 years of strong arts patronage in the Springfield area, supporting artists and art enthusiasts in the Ozarks—and beyond. Applications will be accepted through Februry 20. Food vendor applications will also be available in the upcoming weeks. This year artists will enjoy a free artist hospitality house, the possibility for more than $5,000 in cash awards and access to more than 20,000 regional art lovers. Proceeds from festival admissions support the Springfield Regional Arts Council. For information visit www.springfieldarts.org/Artsfest.