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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Summer Solstice Art Fair Brings Diverse Creative Talent to Lafayette Park

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Springfield, MO. (June 5, 2017) – The Moon City Creative District is pleased to announce the first annual Summer Solstice Art Fair in Lafayette Park on Saturday, June 17 from 10 AM to 7 PM, presented in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. This white tent juried art fair includes 20 regional fine artists including jewelers, potters, wood turners, printmakers, painters, fiber artists, and more.

In its inaugural year, Springfield Art Museum Director Nick Nelson assisted on the juror panel responsible for artist selection. Meike Aton, Andrew Batcheller, Kurt Caddy, Holly Deckard, Steve Dooer, Kendle Durden, Deby Gilley, Lois Gress-Neal, Wes Horton, Mike Ilkiw, Jessica Mahan, Linda Passeri, Kathy Sammon, Chico and Molly Seay, Marian Stahl Chamberlain, John Taliaferro, and Lee West represent an incredible range of media and art forms.

Many of the featured artists live and work in the Moon City Creative District. Their work, in particular, draws attention to the importance of the live/work area and its impact on the revitalization of North Springfield, enhancement of positive community image, and stimulation of local economic growth through arts-based businesses.     

The main stage will feature 8 musical acts including the Springfield Regional Opera’s young artists and the Springfield Little Theatre’s Y.E.S. Troupe, as well as Brandon Moore, Jessamyn Orchard, Mood Ring Circus, The Creek Rocks, and Dallas Jones. Fair-goers can also enjoy offerings from Sisters in Thyme and Café Cusco, food vendors from nearby historic “C” Street.

Make this summer solstice a memorable one by joining us for high art with a distinctly neighborhood feel. Lafayette Park is located at 200 East Atlantic Street. Admission to the fair is free; donations are welcomed.


The Moon City Creative District is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that encompasses ten square blocks of residential, commercial, and industrial real estate in the historic and vibrant Woodland Heights neighborhood of Springfield, Missouri. Its mission is to promote, develop, and sustain an artistic/creative community where individuals may live, work, and create in a synergistic environment. For more information, please visit

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