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The Arts Council of Barton County will host a Free Open Air Art Show, featuring works by local fine and folk artists, photographers, sculptors, handcrafted jewelry makers and more, to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Lamar, Missouri. This event will benefit the Rebuilding Fund for St Mary’s Catholic Church, which was tragically destroyed by fire in 2009. http://www.catholicextension.org/site/epage/98416_667.htm. The church has been rebuilt and is back in service, but much remains to be paid for! Please help!

When: Saturday, July 16th, 2011, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Where: Moore Pavilion, 103 East 10th St., Lamar Missouri. The Moore Pavilion is one block east of the historic Lamar town square.

How Much?: This event is FREE, but donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Contact: To have your work included in the Art Show, please call Chris @ 417-214-5458. For info on the Missouri State Chili Cook-off, call Dixie @ 417-682-5432. For more info on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund, go here. http://www.stmarysfirelamar.com.

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The first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival was a huge success! Here are some pictures:

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The Art Show

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The Music

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Fun for the Kids

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Missouri Second Cavalry

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The Vendors

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Thanks to everyone who played a role in making the first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival a grand success! We can’t wait for next year!

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The Arts Council of Barton County and the 10th Street Community Farmers Market are Proud to  Present

The First Annual

Lamar Fall Folk Festival!

When: Saturday, October 23rd, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Under the Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar, Lamar, Missouri!

Featuring Blue Grass Music by

The Drywood Bluegrass Band

Vern Young and Joe Smith

Storytelling with Ralph Williston

Art Show Featuring Lowell Davis

Magic by Dennis Wilson

Breakfast & Lunch to benefit the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund – Lunch Featuring Chili Cook-off Champions Dixie & Jr. Johnson’s Famous Firehouse Chili!

Plus: 10th Street Community Farmer’s Market!

Square Dancing demonstration, craft vendors, traditional skills demonstrations, lots of children’s activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, build-a-scarecrow and more! Trick or Treat Safety with the Lamar Police Department! 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting! Civil War History and Antique Weapons Display! And much, much more!

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Admission is FREE!

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Craft Vendors: NO RISK!  Set up is FREE. Pay 10% of actual sales to the Farmers Market. Call 417-682-6990 to sign up!

 

Folk Artists: SHOW YOUR WORK! Call 417-214-5458 for details.

 

TRADITIONAL SKILLS: Can you demonstrate quilting, spinning, weaving, woodcraft, blacksmithing, corn shelling or other traditional country skills? Call 417-214-5458!

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The Open Air Art Show held under the Moore Pavilion on July 17th was a huge success! Here are some pics:

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Paintings by Carolyn Dunsing

More paintings by Carolyn Dunsing

Painting by Chandler Curtis

Painting by Chandler Curtis

Drawing by Chandler Curtis

Photograph by Jessica Edwards

Drawing by Pam Allen

Drawing by Pam Allen

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The Arts Council of Barton County will host a Free Open Air Art Show, featuring the work of a variety of local fine and folk artists, photographers, sculptors, handcrafted jewelry makers and more, to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Lamar, Missouri. This event will benefit the Rebuilding Fund for St Mary’s Catholic Church, which was tragically destroyed by fire in 2009.

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2010, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Where: Under the Moore Pavilion, 103 East 10th St., Lamar Missouri. The Moore Pavilion is one block east of the historic Lamar town square.

How Much?: This event is FREE, but donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Contact: For more info about the Art Show, call Chris @ 417-681-0199. For info on the Missouri State Chili Cook-off, call Dixie @ 417-682-5432. For more info on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund, go here.

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CONFIRMED ARTISTS, SO FAR…

(Many More to Come – check back frequently!!!)

Carolyn Dunsing, of Peaceacre

Chandler Curtis

Pam Allen

Jessica Edwards, of Jessica Edwards Photography

Joyce Cody

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ATTENTION ARTISTS/PHOTOGRPAHERS!

Would you like to particpate in The Arts Council of Barton County Free Open Air Art Show? Call Chris @ 417-681-0199 ASAP. Time is short, and slots are filling up fast! Thanks!

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Reflective Elegance

Thanks to a generous donation by Doug and Rayma Davis, the Arts Council of Barton County is currently auctioning two sets of spectacular Limited Edition prints by world-renowned artist, Dalhart Windberg. The first set contains four framed prints, which are collectively titled “The Four Faces of America.” Starting bid for this set is $200.00. We also have a large single print entitled “Reflective Elegance,” with a starting bid of $100.00. The final day for bidding on these items is Thursday, November 20th. For more information, please call Sandy Harris, 417-681-1455 or Maxine Rader, 417-682-2588.

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