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Artsfest on Walnut Street 2017
Historic Walnut Street between John Q. Hammons Parkway and National Avenue
Springfield, Missouri (Midwest)
Show Dates: 5/6/17 - 5/7/17
Application Deadline: 2/22/17 Midnight CST
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $30.00
Artsfest on Walnut Street is the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri. Thirty-seven years strong, Artsfest is a regional tradition attracting over 20,000 art patrons annually. Artsfest 2017 will feature over 140 talented artists. Over $5,000 in artist cash awards will be given at the festival, including:
Best of Show - $1000
Best of Show 2D - $500
Best of Show 3D - $500
People's Choice - $500
Award of Excellence (as many as fifteen) - $200
The Artsfest planning committee strives to provide first-class hospitality for visiting artists as we continue the tradition of bringing high-quality art to our community. We hope you will join us for Artsfest on Walnut Street 2017!
Artsfest is located on Historic Walnut Street in Springfield, Missouri amidst historic Victorian homes and tree-lined sidewalks.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
The festival is held rain or shine.
The following factors will be considered in jurying:
145 artists will be accepted and 15-20 alternates chosen. Alternates will be provided a wait-list number, and will be notified via email if a spot becomes available.
Clay: Original works in ceramics, excludes jewelry.
Drawing: Two-dimensional works in pencil, chalk, ink, pastel, or charcoal
Fiber: Works in fiber of any type including fabric and paper; weaving, batik and basketry; excludes jewelry
Glass: Works made of glass crafted by glassblowing, casting, kilnforming or assemblage; must not be made from commercial patterns; excludes jewelry
Jewelry: Wearable works in metals, clay, glass, fibers, paper, plastics, or other materials
Metal: Works crafted from metal; excludes jewelry
Mixed Media: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of material in the production of a single work; excludes jewelry
Painting: Two-dimensional works in paint including oil, watercolor, acrylic, and others
Photography: Works created by digital or traditional photographic methods. Actual artist photographer must be in attendance
Printmaking: Works created using traditional intaglio or relief printmaking, including wood block, linocut and/or screenprinting
DIGITAL IMAGE SUBMISSION
Submit five images: Four images representative of the work to be exhibited in the booth and a fifth of the booth display.
Booth Assignments will be sent via email on or before April 15, 2017.
Artists may set-up their tents after 4:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 or after 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
All artists need to be set up and ready for sales by 9:30 AM each day
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