Address: 411 N Sherman Pkwy Springfield, Missouri 65802 View Map
Phone: 417-862-ARTS(2787)

About Us

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) connects people and the arts. We support some of the most prominent visual, performing, literary and film/media arts organizations within 27 counties, the largest outreach of any in the state of Missouri.

The SRAC has a 21-member board and has a full-time Executive Director, Programs/Exhibition Director, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Office & Facility Manager, and a part-time Bookkeeper. In addition, there are several active volunteers who help with major events and projects. The SRAC has developed a solid internship program with local universities.

The SRAC's operations are funded through memberships, festival/event proceeds, grants, donations and a portion of the local hotel/motel tax.

SRAC's mission is to transform lives and enrich our community through the arts.

SRAC makes the arts a vital part of the community, which is a place where the arts are essential.


  • Creativity in all forms
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Quality
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Accessibility
  • Growth and Education
  • Sustainability

Get Involved....Become A Member!

A vibrant arts community is pivotal to the quality of life in Springfield and southwest Missouri. Your annual membership shows that you care about sustaining a creative community and keeps you apprised of the wonderful events, festivals, and performances in the area.

Fresh Gallery is a fiscal agency of the Springfield Regional Arts Council dedicated to promoting and marketing the fine art and fine craft of area artists.

Fresh Gallery is home to 20 Springfield area artists who have been juried in as members of the collective gallery which they all share in operating. The artists come from a wide variety of specialty backgrounds including jewelry, watercolors, fibers, oils, sculptures, wearable art, mixed media, and photography.