Historic Walnut Street

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council)

"This is an iconic weekend--it's called 'Artsfest weekend,'" says Marty Goodnight.  He's the Chair of the Artsfest Committee, and of course he's talking about Artsfest on Walnut Street, southwest Missouri's largest fine arts festival, which will celebrate its 37th year (yes!) Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7 in the Walnut Street Historic District, bounded by Kimbrough Avenue on the west and National Avenue on the east.

(Banner design courtesy Springfield Regional Arts Council)

Artsfest on Walnut Street, a celebration of the visual and performing arts now in its 36th year, will be held Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Walnut Street, from National Avenue to just east of Kimbrough Avenue. The event is sponsored by Great Southern Bank and the Springfield Regional Arts Council, and managed by the Downtown Springfield Association.

(Poster design courtesy www.springfieldartsfest.org)

Artsfest on Walnut Street, the annual arts festival on Historic Walnut Street, is celebrating 35 years of art, food, fun and spring-time this weekend.  It takes place Saturday and Sunday May 2 & 3 on Historic Walnut Street between Hammons Parkway and National Avenue. This year's festival features 130 artists from 16 states, over 80 performances, local food and more.  As Springfield Regional Arts Council Executive Director Leslie Forrester says, "it's chock-full.  You can't make a step without finding some sort of arts experience--whether it be a performance or visual art."