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 on Friday, September 18th (6:00–10:00pm) and Saturday, September 19th (9:00am–4:00pm) at Joplin’s beautiful Mercy Park. This festival – full of fine artist booths, live performances, and children’s art activities – gives visitors an opportunity to learn about the local arts and cultural community in Joplin. 

The 2020 Festival will be held Friday, September 18th from 6:00–10:00pm and Saturday, September 19th from 9:00am–4:00pm at Joplin’s beautiful Mercy Park.

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.