Joplin Residents Discuss New Community Festival Ideas

Published 08/28 2014 09:53PM

Updated 08/28 2014 10:24PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Joplin residents shared some ideas this evening for a new community festival. The meeting was held at Joplin City Hall to allow people to discuss a new signature multi-day event for Joplin. The director of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau Patrick Tuttle says they hope to gather information on what the public is interested in. He says they need to find people who want to form a committee and organize an event. Residents purposed ideas ranging from multi-cultural events to air shows, and art shows.

"I always think that a large art fair or art show would be great. Because it could also bring in both national artist and international, but it would also accept local artist," said Emily Frankoski, Connect to Art.

"We want to be a grassroots effort. So, we need to find those people interested in developing that grassroots atmosphere of an event. And, like I said, it may be a series of events," said Patrick Tuttle, Joplin Convention and Vistors Bureau.

Those who are interested in proposing ideas can do so by contacting the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau Office.

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