Get pleasure from artwork, reside leisure and plenty of meals at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Road

    Get pleasure from artwork, reside leisure and plenty of meals at Artsfest on Historic Walnut Road

    Historic Walnut Road will probably be abuzz with exercise Might 6-7, as Artsfest returns for its forty third yr.

    The occasion, hosted by the Springfield Regional Arts Council, is among the largest out of doors artwork festivals in southwest Missouri, with attendance within the tens of 1000’s. It options almost 120 artists from everywhere in the nation together with reside leisure and all kinds of meals.

    Artsfest runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each days. Admission is $5, with kids ages 5 and below admitted free. Right here’s what you possibly can anticipate finding on the pageant.

    Artwork, artwork and extra artwork

    The number of artwork at Artsfest runs the gamut from clay to woodworking, drawing to images and every little thing in between. Artists can have their tents arrange alongside Walnut Road, between Nationwide Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway.

    And produce your pockets. This isn’t an artwork present. Most of the artists make their residing on the pageant circuit and your purchases assist them proceed creating and displaying their work.

    There’s additionally a particular “Dwell Artwork” space, close to the intersection of Walnut and John Q. Hammons, the place 9 native artists will create unique artistic endeavors whereas the general public watches their progress. These work will probably be bought. Test the Springfield Regional Arts Council web site for extra data.

    Two artists paint on large pieces of wood
    Artists paint within the Dwell Artwork space of Artsfest on Walnut Road 2019. The occasion returns for its forty third yr Might 6-7. (Picture: Downtown Springfield Affiliation)

    Child-friendly enjoyable

    The Springfield Regional Arts Council ensures there’s enjoyable for everybody at Artsfest. There’s a particular “Youngsters Zone” on the southwest nook of Walnut and John Q. Hammons. Youngsters will be capable of tie-dye a T-shirt without cost. There can even be a chalk-drawing space, the place younger artists can create their very own artistic endeavors.

    Princesses of the 417 can have a sales space on the occasion, assembly, greeting and taking photos with company all weekend. The princesses can even entertain the group with a efficiency at 12:45 p.m. Might 7.

    Artsfest attracts crowds on sunny weekend in Springfield. in 2022 (Picture by Shannon Cay)

    All kinds of reside leisure

    Artsfest has 4 levels for reside leisure, with acts starting from reside music to bop.

    The lineup of musicians contains all kinds of types from native bands like Shaun Munday, Hometown Vacationer, Vic Vaughan & Souled Out, The Paper Moons and The Jin J. X Group.

    The dance stage, on the west aspect of the pageant footprint, will characteristic native dance troupes, together with Studio VIE, Petra Junior Firm, Level Performing Arts, Ozark Dance Academy and Springfield Dance Alliance.

    Go browsing to search out the Saturday schedule of performers, or the Sunday schedule.

    Dwell performers are a spotlight for Artsfest attendees on sunny weekend in Springfield in 2022. (Picture by Shannon Cay)

    Meals, superb meals

    Convey your urge for food to Artsfest. There will probably be loads of scrumptious treats to fill your stomach.

    The College Plaza parking zone, on the northwest nook of Walnut and John Q. Hammons, will characteristic a number of meals vehicles together with a reside leisure stage. These vehicles embody:

    • Metropolis Utilities Water Wagon
    • Candy Items
    • Lae’s Egg Rolls
    • Down South Fried Fish Co.
    • Pineapple Whip
    • The Crepe Shack

    There’s all kinds of delicacies out there, together with Crosstown BBQ, Greek Stomach, Peruvian and South American Meals, Jamaican Patty Co. and Xurro Handcrafted Spanish Donuts.

    And should you get thirsty, there will probably be stands promoting bottled water and Coca-Cola merchandise, together with three beer tents.

    Artsfest in 2022 drew a gradual crowd on sunny weekend in Springfield. (Picture by Shannon Cay)

    Jeff Kessinger

    Jeff Kessinger is the Reader Engagement Editor for the Springfield Day by day Citizen, and the voice of its every day publication SGF A.M. He coated sports activities in southwest Missouri for the higher a part of 20 years, from younger athletes to the professionals. The Springfield native and Missouri State College alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism within the Queen Metropolis, serving to join the neighborhood with essential data. He and spouse Jamie every day attempt to hold a tent on the circus that could be a blended household of 5 children and three cats. Extra by Jeff Kessinger