2020 Summit Art Festival


It is with extreme sadness that Summit Art announces the cancellation of the Summit Art Festival, scheduled for October 9-11, 2020, in downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  For the past several months, Summit Art has been working diligently to figure out how to produce this large-scale, outdoor festival in a way that also protects the health and safety of our artists, patrons and volunteers; yet, unfortunately, the pandemic situation continues.   Click HERE to read press release with additional information.

We understand that these times are challenging for all artists and are pleased to be able to refund all jury fees paid by applicants.  Checks will be sent by mail to addresses listed on the artist’s zapplication to this event.  We sincerely thank everyone for your interest in participating in our annual, signature event.

Summit Art will continue to explore creative options that support art and artists during these challenging times.  We are committed to providing exceptional art experiences for years to come!  To learn more about our organization, or how to become a member, please visit our website at:  www.summitart.org.    


“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 – 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday – 10:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday – 11:00am to 4:00pm

Artists apply on Zapp – look for new online application in January 2021

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

Food/Beverage vendors inquire:  info@summitartfest.org