Brett Johnston

(Logo courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council)

The largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri, Artsfest on Walnut Street, will mark 38 years of supporting artists and art enthusiasts in the Ozarks when the Walnut Street Historic District will be filled to capacity with visual and performing artists—not to mention more than 20,000 art lovers—on May 5th and 6th.  Applications for artists, nonprofits and performers are now open for this year’s Artsfest, and the Springfield Regional Arts Council is in the middle of the big push toward the deadline, Tuesday February 20.

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Representatives from Wild Bob's Musical Book Club joined Jessica and Randy for Studio Live. Committee member Jordan Gloyd talked about the club while songwriters Brett Johnston, Murray Hutcherson and Jody Bilyeu performed some of their songs based on selected books.