The 8th Annual Joplin Arts Fest is Southwest Missouri’s premier juried fall arts festival. This event showcases exceptional talented 2D and 3D artists exhibiting their original artwork (all for purchase), and features a wide array of performance artists, from opera, to merengue, to folk, to alternative rock. Interactive art displays and the dedication of a new mural will also be part of the festivities.
We are excited to announce that the festival will be held this year at the Joplin Empire Market. This historic venue will feature outdoor courtyard booth spaces and indoor booths. Guests on Saturday will also be able to experience the produce and food vendors of the farmers market that is held year-round. Food trucks and vendors will provide a wide range of delicious offerings: wood-fired pizza, barbecue, shaved ice, kettlecorn, churros, Thai food, and more! Visitors who are 21+ can enjoy a selection of artisanal cocktails from our bar.
The arts festival will be held on Friday evening, September 16, 2022, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m-2 p.m.
Free admittance for all ages.