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Old Capitol Art Fair Gathers 160 Artists from 20 States

Updated: Monday, May 19 2014, 05:01 PM CDT

The streets of downtown Springfield were packed this weekend with art lovers for the 2014 Old State Capitol Art Fair.

Saturday didn't gain the same traction as Sunday, day two.

Despite that, festival organizers who brought on a number of new artists this year say the overall growth will help the city in years to come.

But it's current growth already bringing dollars into the capital city.

"Well, when you have 160 artists come in from 21 different states, that obviously effects the community in a positive way for the revenue that generates by bringing in all of those artists to this area of tourism, etc."

That's Jennifer Benanti who's actually stepping down as event chair. She says the fair brought 40 new artists to the state capital this year.

Old Capitol Art Fair Gathers 160 Artists from 20 States


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