2019 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11th 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, October 12th 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday, October 13th 11:00am – 4:00pm

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

You’re invited to join us for three days of FREE family fun during the 12th annual Summit Art Festival, held in the bustling downtown entertainment district of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Come celebrate the power of expression featuring over 100 artists from all over the country!

Discover everything the Lee’s Summit arts community has to offer in a unique blend of art, music and delicious street fare. The Summit Art Festival is the perfect place to nourish your mind, body and creative spirit!

With a population nearing 100,000, Lee’s Summit is the sixth largest city in both the state of Missouri and in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Residents reap the benefits of some of the best economic circumstances and quality of life of any US city. Visual and performing art programs presented by Summit Art, the Lee’s Summit Symphony and the Summit Theater Group contribute to a vibrant community that embraces cultural arts initiatives. The unique combination of historical preservation, with progressive attitudes and entrepreneurship, help create a dynamic sense of place, making downtown Lee’s Summit the ideal location for our fine art event!

Student Art Pavilion: Don’t miss this large pavilion showcasing original works by local middle and high school students, as they start off on their path of creative expression. Children will be able to enjoy free face-painting on Saturday courtesy of area art students.

Music: Entertaining and diverse, eclectic music will be provided by several local musicians throughout the entire weekend at various performance locations. See the performers and schedule here.

Food and Drink: Enjoy a variety of delicious food, refreshments and cocktails available for purchase from local vendors. Relax for a tasty bite in the outdoor food court, sip and stroll while enjoying the exhibits.

Artist Amenities: Ensuring that each artist is well taken care is one of the top priorities of the Summit Art Festival. Festival management has over 12 years of experience with extensive festival promotion, marketing and advertising. We provide all our visiting artists access to our famous “Artist Hospitality Lounge” – including a variety of snacks and refreshments. On Saturday, all artists are treated to lunch at one of our delicious food vendors. Electricity is included in the booth fee and there is a large volunteer base (including booth sitters) to assist artists. Free, nearby artist parking simplifies loading and unloading and the festival has 24-hour security. Over $3,600 in cash prizes will be awarded.