2015 Summit Art Festival

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October 9,10,11
Downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri
90 Artist booths
Application deadline:  August 10
Application & information available through zapplication.org

Art Student disp smThe Summit Art Festival is a 3-day outdoor, high quality fine art event in the heart of historic downtown Lee’s Summit, MO.  This event is in its 8th year and is organized & hosted by Summit Art in collaboration with Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street. The Festival is completely managed and run by the volunteer efforts of Summit Art members, Downtown Main Street members, & community volunteers. Lee’s Summit is a vibrant town approaching 100,000 residents with very active visual & performing art programs presented by Summit Art, the Lee’s Summit Symphony, and The Summit Players.  The Missouri Arts Council has designated Lee’s Summit as Missouri’s “Creative Community”.
Historic Downtown Lee’s Summit is known for its many locally owned shops, boutiques, local restaurants and vibrant nightlife.  New residential lofts and adjacent historic neighborhoods make Downtown an excellent place to call home.  The unique combination of preservation of history and place, with progressive attitudes and entrepreneurship, make Downtown Lee’s Summit the perfect location for our fine art event.
New this year:  Lee’s Summit is celebrating its Sesquicentennial, our 150th Birthday.  There are many local activities planned throughout the year.
The Historical Society of Lee’s Summit and Museum is located in the festival site. It will be open to the public during the festival.
Summit Art Festival-1854Student Art Pavilion:  Again this year there will be a large pavilion that will display Lee’s Summit R-7 High School and Jr. High School art.  There will be over 200 pieces of art exhibited in the pavilion.  The art students will also perform a live art project called “Stuck on Art” on Saturday morning for all the public to see.

Artist amenities:

  • 90+ Artist Booth
  • Artist lounge area with snacks & beverages
  • Free, near by artist parking
  • Electricity included in booth fee
  • Complementary lunch delivered to artist booth
  • Large festival budget for marketing and advertising
  • Overnight security
  • Excellent artist prizes