Artsfest on Walnut Street Advance Tickets On Sale Now
Springfield, Mo. – Tickets are now available for 36th annual Artsfest on Walnut Street, the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri. Advance tickets are on sale for $3 at McDonald’s restaurants in Springfield from April 21 to May 6, 2016. Tickets at the gate are $5; children 5 and under are admitted free. Depending on weather conditions, the festival attracts upwards of 20,000 visitors each year.
On Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Artsfest will offer art, food, and springtime on historic Walnut Street. This year the festival features 140 artists from 21 states, 75 performance groups on five stages, local food, and more. In addition to vendors, Artsfest also features an interactive kid’s area with activities for children including Chalk-It-Up and Springfield Potteryâ€™s Claymobile, a mobile ceramic arts workshop.
The event is underwritten by several generous local sponsors including: Great Southern Bank, Springfield Metro McDonald’s, University Plaza Hotel, Positronic Industries, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Ridewell Suspensions, E.W. Scripps, The Center for Plastic Surgery, Connell Insurance, Central Bank, DeLong Plumbing, Springfield Art Museum, Westrock Orthodontics, Hood Rich, Inc., Kum & Go, AT&T, Petsway, Bryan Properties, Mother’s Brewing Company, Springfield News-Leader, and SS&B.
For more information on the festival, including a full list of artists and performers, For more information about Artsfest on Walnut Street, call 417-831-6200, or visit www.SpringfieldArtsfest.org. Artsfest is a Springfield Regional Arts Council event and is managed by the Downtown Springfield Association.