|Considered the largest fine arts festival in Southwest Missouri, the 34th annual Artsfest on Walnut Street will take place in Springfield on May 3 and 4, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The festival will showcase 130 artists--45 new ones--from 18 states and one who is international. The group Bella Donna will perform on the University Plaza stage, returning after a debut in 2013 will be a Live Art Area featuring a dozen local artists depicting short-stories on mural boards and an interactive children's area will have a Chalk-it-up, Springfield Pottery's claymobile and a mobile ceramic arts workshop.
Beginning on April 21st, Artsfest tickets are able to be purchased for $3 per person at McDonald's restaurants. The gate price is $5. Children 5 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Springfield Regional Arts Council.