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Artists Needed for 2016 Art Fest


Artists throughout the four-state region are invited to participate in the 3rd installment of the SEK?Art Fest public art display. This is a unique opportunity to create an original work of art on large concrete animals, chosen to recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Crawford County Fair.

The decorated animals will be installed and on display throughout the area from June through August 2016. At the close of the project, the animals will be auctioned off, raising money for area festivals and other art projects throughout the year.

Artist Submissions are due by February 29!

SEK?Art Fest Artist Application Guidelines

For more information, contact SEK Art Fest Chair, Leslie Harris at 931-436-0454 or email

Recent News

February 15, 2016 - KOAM TV

SEK Art Fest Seeks Artists & Sponsors
"3D fine artist Jenna Spencer says 'I'm wanting to add a tutu around the pig to make it a pig ballerina and to the horse I want to add fiberglass wings to make it a Pegasus.'..." Read More

February 12, 2016 - Morning Sun

SEK Art Fest seeks artists' concepts
"Concrete calves, ponies and pigs will appear around the area this year as the SEK Art Fest pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Crawford County Fair in 2016..." Read More

January 24, 2016 - Joplin Globe

SEK Art Fest back in time to celebrate county fair
"SEK Art Fest is back. After a year’s absence following a string of vandalism to large fiberglass footballs in 2013 and a few broken coal buckets in 2012, the festival is making a return in time to observe the 100th anniversary of the Crawford County Fair..." Read More