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Applications for the 2017 festival are now closed. Applications for the 2018 festival will open on November 1, 2017.

Festival Information:

Art in the Park 2017
Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-5pm &
Sunday, June 4th, 10am-4pm

Art in the Park heralds the start of summer in Columbia, MO - an arts-focused college town, home to the University of Missouri and the recipient of the Missouri Arts Council's first ever Creative Community Award.

The festival has been organized since its inception in the 1950's by the Columbia Art League, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Art in the Park welcomes 110 artists each year from across the country, and attracts 10-12,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2017 festival will be the 59th annual Art in the Park. Admission to the festival is free of charge.

Columbia is easily accessible from Interstate 70 (east-west) and State Highway 63 (north-south). The festival grounds are just to the east of the downtown area with ample visitor parking provided courtesy of the adjacent Boone Hospital. Visitor shuttle buses are also provided.

"There are several really good shows out there. Some work well as the buying energy is really high. Some have logistics down to a science. Others are good because the enthusiasm from the patrons is incredible. Some are just plain fun to do because the staff treats you so well. Columbia has all these elements and more. You have a great crew out there! Great crews have great leaders. It was my first time visiting but it won't be my last." Robert, photographer, Florida, 2015/2016 festival participant.

Festival Location:
Stephens Lake Park, 2001 E Broadway, Columbia MO 65201
Columbia, Missouri (Midwest)

Phone: 573 443 8838
Show Dates: 6/3/17 - 6/4/17