Art in the Park

(Poster design courtesy Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild)

Many years ago the Springfield Park Board granted permission to the Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild to put on a small art and crafts festival in Sequiota Park in southeast Springfield.  23 years later, Art in the Park, the Guild's annual fine art and contemporary craft show and sale the second weekend of October, now hosts artists from all over the country—this year Alabama, Oklahoma and Kansas are represented in addition to Missouri and Arkansas artists and crafters.

(Logo courtesy Southwest Missouri Art & Craft Guild)

The Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild produces Art in the Park, a fine art and contemporary craft show and sale, the second weekend in October each year. Celebrating its 22nd year, this year’s show will be held Saturday and Sunday October 8 and 9 in Sequiota Park in Springfield under the sponsorship of The Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Admission is free and open to the public.

(Logo courtesy Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild)

Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild is an all-volunteer organization started by artists to support the working artist.  This is the organization's 21st year, and it's also the 21st year for their annual "Art in the Park" fine art and contemporary craft show and sale.  Once again Art in the Park will take place in Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine; the dates are Saturday and Sunday Oct.

(Logo courtesy www.artandcraftguild.org)

Artists create because they're driven to express something in themselves.  The creative process is fun and rewarding, of course, but most rewarding of all is when an artist can share his or her creation with others. That's the idea behind "Art in the Park," the annual fine-art and contemporary craft show and sale sponsored by the all-volunteer Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild, as part of their mission to support working artists in the area.  Art in the Park celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend at Sequiota Park, 3500 S.