The Kiwanis Club of Joplin – in collaboration with Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Connect2Culture, and Spiva Center for the Arts – will be hosting its fifth annual Joplin Arts Fest.  The festival has traditionally been an in-person event.  However due to COVID-19 this year’s event will be a virtual online festival.  The festival will feature 30 artists with about 300 pieces of artwork.  The event will begin at noon on Friday, September 18th, and go through noon on Monday, September 21st.   

Funds raised by this program will be used to support a variety of youth related programs that the Kiwanis Club of Joplin is involved within the City of Joplin.

2019 Featured Artwork

This year’s featured artwork was created by the team of Sherrie Alexander & David Hoover of Springfield, MO.

Sherrie and David won Best of Show at the Joplin Arts Fest 2018.

The Committee

The Kiwanis Club of Joplin

The Kiwanis Club of Joplin is a not-for-profit organization that serves the youth of the Joplin area through volunteer and financial support. The Club sponsors such organizations as the Boys and Girls Club, the Cerebral Palsy Center, Special Olympics and students in the Joplin Schools.

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC)

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC) is a not-for-profit organization that was created by visual artists to network with fellow artists to more effectively engage in cultural, economic and educational artistic activities.

Connect2Culture (C2C)

Connect2Culture (C2C) is a not-for-profit organization operating as Joplin’s community arts agency. C2C is an umbrella organization providing support services and resources to local arts organizations to increase community involvement and audience development for the arts.

Spiva Center for the Arts

Spiva Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit that promotes arts through showcasing visual, literary and performing arts, as well as offering classes and programs to students of all ages. It stimulates and educates diverse audiences within the 4-states region.