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Art in the Park

Dates of Event: 
June 3, 2023 to June 4, 2023
Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm
Place: Stephens Lake Park, 2001 E Broadway, Columbia, MO
Conditions for Exhibitors: 
Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

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 10-15,000 visitors over the 2-day event. Set amidst the parkland and lakeside of the picturesque Stephens Lake Park, the 2023 festival will be the 65th 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.

“This is a very well put together show. We really appreciate all of the hard work that goes into Art in the Park. The volunteers did a great job and we can't thank everyone enough!”- 2018 festival participant