The 100% **Unofficial** Art In The Park Columbia Mo 2018 Cheat Sheet

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Art In The Park Columbia Mo 2018

**Your Unofficial Art In The Park Columbia Mo Cheat Sheet** Art In The Park Columbia Missouri 2018 put on by Columbia Art League

Dates and Times For The Art In The Park Columbia MO: Takes place on Saturday, June 2nd to Saturday, June 3rd in Columbia, Missouri. Art In The Park Columbia 2018 hours are Saturday, 10 am -5 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.

Art In The Park Columbia Mo Artists participating: https://columbiaartleague.org/artinthepark/artists

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What better way to celebrate the start of summer than by attending Art in The Park in Columbia, Missouri, June 2 and 3, 2018! This is the 60th year for this celebration. Demonstrating that art is far more than a painting on a wall, Art in The Park will showcase 2D and 3D, digital and mixed media, as well as glass, ceramics and other more traditional forms.

Held at the Stephens Lake Park, the event opens at 10:00 a.m. each day and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. The Columbia Art League sponsors this annual event situated at relaxing Stephens Lake Park at the junction of Broadway and Old Highway 63.

What is Columbia Art League?

The Columbia Art League is a non-profit, community Fine Art Gallery in Columbia. It displays and sells pieces created by local and national artists. It also offers day and evening art classes for both adults and children.

Don’t Miss these Attractions at Art In The Park

Art Displays – Over 100 artists will exhibit at this Diamond Jubilee Art in The Park. Coming from across the United States, the exhibitors will present the best in fine arts and crafts: photography, painting and drawing, sculpture, textures, and so very much more. There is even a section specifically for kids called the “Young Collector’s Tent” which features items that will appeal to the youthful purchaser.

Veterans’ Section – This year 20 spots have been allocated to art created by former military personnel. Feeling that these individuals bring a unique perspective and message, cash prizes will be awarded by a peered jury, plus a People’s Choice award decided by popular vote. While the pieces are not available for sale at this fair, the artists’ information will be provided next to each display.

Emerging Artists – To encourage creativity in high school and early years of college, Art in The Park will designate a specific pavilion to these young artists. Commerce Bank, a sponsor for the entire event, will select three pieces for display in their facility following the close of the festival.

Non-Art Exhibitors – A select group of booths will be scattered in the family and children’s section of the festival. These special providers feature as caricaturists, face painters, etc.

Food and Entertainment – There is excitement around every bend with pop-up performers. The final list of food vendors is still in process, but it promises a diversity of local eateries, including healthy options.

However, even if you are not an art authority, this event has so much more to offer. Located in the tranquil location of Stephens Lake Park this event is the perfect prescription for the frenzied pace of every-day life. With amazing venues, natural beauty and warm hospitality it is no wonder that Columbia, Missouri is designated as one of the Least Stressed Cities in America (Smart Assets.com, June 2016). We suggest that after wandering through the wide array of artistic treasures you find a spot along the lakeshore to sit and enjoy an ice cold lemonade and take in some of the other aspects of this art festival.

Stephens Lake is a lovely venue with cool water and an abundance of colorful flowers, as well as trees to provide the perfect shaded picnic spot. There are a number of acoustic musicians scheduled to perform or you can take in an amazing performance from the CoMo aerial silk dancers. There will be strolling musicians and magicians and you should take time out to explore the variety of large and small art installations. And of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without food. Whether you are craving an all-American hamburger or hot dog or your tastes trend toward the more international we are sure to have a culinary delight guaranteed to hit the spot. Favorite flavors from last year include Caribbean spiced chicken, falafels, gyros and a selection of tasty tacos. Of course, don’t forget to save room for some ice cream!

In and Around Columbia, Missouri

Home campus to the University of Missouri, you will find the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Mizzou Botanic Garden. Columbia is far more than an ordinary college town. It is filled with art, culture, outdoor activities and fine dining as well as the local cuisine at many of the city’s restaurants. Shelter Gardens has many types of flowers, trees, and shrubbery; a special garden designed for the blind and visually impaired; a Vietnam War Veterans memorial; a one-room school replica, waterfall and reflecting pool. Ragtag Cinema hosts about a dozen movies or events a month and shares the space with Uprise Bakery for a bit of refreshment to enhance the viewing experience.

So come to the Midwest the first weekend in June for Art in The Park, and stay around the city for all the extras you can find in Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia, Missouri. Not Just Any Other Art Fair City.

Columbia has been designated as one of America’s Most Artistic Towns (Expedia Viewfinder, February 2017) and this outdoor art festival is the perfect example why. This event will feature a variety of high-quality, distinctive products produced by true artisans. In addition to paintings, pastels, and photography this event will include stunning sculptures, gorgeous glass, and fabulous fibers. Find one-of-a-kind jewelry creations in gold or silver or a ceramic teapot ranging from playful to delicate to adorn your summer table. Find a bronze sculpture to grace your favorite outdoor garden or a vibrant handwoven jacket with glass buttons for cool summer nights. You can even find an exquisitely hand-crafted wooden table to display your new wares or amazing wall tiles featuring copper work inspired by the simple beauty of nature.

In addition to welcoming some of the most seasoned artists who are experts in their field this art festival will also feature new and emerging artist including high school and college students. No matter what medium or genre you prefer you are certain to find a gem that will appeal to your senses. And you might even have the opportunity to get a jump on some of your holiday shopping.

Location of Stephens Lake Park


The festival will be on the East Broadway side of the lake entrance.

Official website https://columbiaartleague.org/artinthepark/home/

To learn more about the 2017 Art in the Park Festival in Columbia, Missouri visits the Columbia Art League website at:



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