2020 Summit Art Festival


Our thoughts are with those directly affected and those who have friends and/or family members affected by this pandemic.  Summit Art is carefully monitoring the situation with covid-19 and following all recommended and/or required guidelines from Jackson County, the City of Lee’s Summit and the State of Missouri.
This pandemic situation has been devastating to the art industry, our local community, our artists and our organization.  The Summit Art Festival, produced by Summit Art, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, is our annual, signature event, providing necessary funding for all our other programs such as workshops, art education and scholarships.  We are very concerned about being able to produce a large-scale, outdoor festival like ours, yet still maintain all the social distancing requirements.  What makes art festivals special is the in-person interactions between the artists and the patrons, connecting to collectors who can see and experience the artwork first-hand.
We are exploring a lot of options. We will continue to communicate with local authorities for their guidance in how to follow all recommended and/or required guidelines.  Our Board of Directors will make a final decision regarding this festival no later than August 10, 2020.
We sincerely appreciate your patience as we work through this process, and thank you for your continued support of Summit Art.  
Our ‘Call for Artists’ is still accepting applications at: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=8342
Be kind! Get creative! Be Well!

“Where Art is Discovered!”

Summit Art, a 501c3 nonprofit, hosts its 13th annual art fair in the bustling downtown entertainment district of Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  The Summit Art Festival celebrates the power of expression at this three-day, outdoor, high-quality, juried fine art event featuring over 100 artists from all over the country.  Visitors enjoy a unique blend of ART, MUSIC and FOOD!

Over 300 works of art created by area students are showcased in the Student Art Pavilion and the ‘StuckOnArt’ live competition happens at the main intersection on Saturday.  Local musicians and songwriters provide entertaining, eclectic music throughout the entire weekend. Local food trucks serve up a delicious mix of casual street fare, beverages and cocktails.

This weekend event is hosted and managed by Summit Art, a juried membership 501c3 non-profit visual arts organization.  As our annual signature event, this fine art festival supports our mission to provide exhibition opportunities, professional development and mentoring, and a youth scholarship fund to area high school students working toward obtaining a career in the fine arts.   

The Summit Art Festival is made possible by the generous donations, support and contributions by our community!



Free Admission/Free Parking

Friday, October 9, 2020 – 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020 – 10:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 11:00am to 4:00pm



Artists apply at:  zapplication.org 

Musicians apply at:  russianwinterrecords (at) gmail (dot) com

Food/Beverage vendors apply at:  info@summitartfest.org