Tuesday, May 27, 2014

56th Annual Art in the Park in Columbia, Missouri

So a few years ago when I first visited Columbia, Missouri this gal told me I should come back for Art in the Park.
Photo Credit: Columbia Art League
this huge event called

Well you know how things get put on your back burner and you totally forget about it for three years - or maybe that is just me.  Anyhow this year I am finally going to make it to Art in the Park in Columbia, Missouri.

I am tad bit excited - I am totally stoked - for more than one reason!  I love art, I am no artist, but I love going to these kinds festivals as they fill me with ideas and broaden my perspective of life.

Art in the Park is an annual event (56 years and counting) in Columbia Missouri, it is held the first weekend in June.  At the festival you will find anything from paintings to coffee mugs, and everything in between.  Gives me a chance to catch up on my gift buying! 

The festival is a family friendly event - kids will have the opportunity to design their own tye-dye t-shirt, face painting, and there be a magician there.

The festival is FREE - yes you read that right it is free and there is a free shuttle bus to the Stephens Lake Park. 

What you need to know:
Festival Dates: Saturday, June 7, 2014
                          Sunday, June 8, 2014
Festival Times: Saturday, 10am-5pm
                          Sunday, 10am-4pm
Festival Location: Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Missouri (Google Maps)
Free Bus Service: June 7
Click to see the transit map (pdf).
  • Pack Sunscreen - you will be out in the sun!
  • Wear good walking shoes.
  • Keep hydrated - this is June in Missouri and we can get HOT fast! There will be food and drink vendors set up around the park. 
  • This is an alcohol - free event - which makes it great for kids and visitors of all ages.
  • Stroller - if you have a little one, pack your stroller - even if they are big enough to walk.  Stephens Lake Park is huge, so make it easier on yourself! 

For more information on the Festival, the Columbia Art League, and the Arts in Columbia visit their website or Facebook Page



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