Summit Art Festival coming to downtown LS

August 7, 2013 

Summit Art is proud to announce that artist applications were received from throughout the United States for the upcoming Summit Art Festival. In 2013 we expect to have over 100 national, regional and local artist booths.

Formerly the Longview Art & World Music Festival, the new and improved Summit Art Festival is proud to announce the most exciting and diverse line up of artists in the festival’s history. The artists selected to attend the 2013 event were chosen by an independent jury of professional artists. The event is hosted by Summit Art, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main St. and presented by Saint Luke’s-East, Lee’s Summit. According to Tom Mallot, Director of the Event, “Downtown Lee’s Summit will become the cultural arts center on the first weekend in Oct. Bringing together talented creative artists to display and sell their art will give the public an opportunity to improve the visual quality of life in their homes. Talented musicians and creative children’s activities will make this a truly family art experience. Summit Art has the mission of bringing art to the community and the Summit Art Festival is our best way to serve this challenge.”

This year’s festival will be held Oct. 4 through 6in historic Downtown Lee’s Summit and will feature juried artists and artisans exhibiting original two-dimensional art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal, and glass pieces for purchase. The event is the only full weekend festival of its kind in eastern Jackson County. Produced by Summit Art, a not-for-profit professional artist organization, the Summit Art Festival is a 100 percent volunteer effort.

Other highlights of the event include Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools, grades 7-12 art pavilion, “Kids Zone” interactive hands on art area, Summit Art pavilion, Lees’ Summit R-7 Schools Live Art. Street cuisine will be featured for hungry festival attendees as well as downtown restaurants open. There will also be live entertainment with musicians playing a variety of popular music.

Summit Art extends its heartfelt gratitude to the 2013 sponsors and volunteers who make this festival happen.

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