The SW MO Art & Craft Guild was one of 24 local organizations that participated in an Art & Economic Prosperity Study (5) through the Springfield Regional Arts Council. The results just came in and were announced at a live News Release July 12, 2017. The Guild’s President, Sherry Haney, was at the press release to represent our group.
“The arts and culture mean business in Springfield. According to the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 5 , the total economic impact of the arts and culture sector in Springfield, Missouri last year was $26.9-million. The results were released at a press conference July 12, 2017, at The Creamery Arts Center…(read rest of the article)”.