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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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You Are Invited to

The Arts Council Christmas Bazaar

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OPEN HOUSE!

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Saturday, December 18th, 9AM to 2PM

Free food! Sample Janet Dermott’s gourmet cookie mixes, Queen Family Farms’ fabulous dips, plus free mulled cider, Farmer’s Market kettle corn, and more!

Great shopping! Last chance to buy local, handmade gifts for everyone on your list at the Arts Council Christmas Bazaar!

Family photos! Christmas family portraits by  Christie Boswell of Creatively Designed Photography, only $10!

Awesome Prizes! Winners will be drawn at 1:00 PM! There’s still time to sign to sign up!

See you Saturday!

Here are some awesome pictures of the Bazaar, taken by Anne Ray:

 

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The Arts Council Christmas Bazaar opens Saturday, December 4th, 5PM-9PM, UPSTAIRS in the Arts Council building on the NW corner of the Lamar Square. Come visit us after the parade (or even before)! This is not like any ho-hum “Home for the Holidays” Arts Council event you’ve seen before. It’s an all-local, handmade, ultra-cool “mini-mall” with three separate stores to choose from. The Handmade Shop features stunning (and affordable!!!) jewelry by Vickie Clark and Fern Brown, “Mo-Chocolate” gourmet cookie mixes and candy’s by Janet Dermott, Queen’s Family Farm’s fabulous dips, jams, candied nuts, Pam Allen’s local honey, plus wreaths, scarves, holiday decor, etc etc etc! Wow! Store #2 is a “re-sell-it” shop featuring high quality, gently used, items. We’ve got doll house furniture, hand-carved African masks from the Ivory Coast, beautiful framed art, books, movies, clothes, dishes, just tons of amazing stuff and more coming in every day. Last but not least, store #3 is Peaceacre – you all know who that is! Handmade soaps, scrubs, lotion bars, spa salt bars, gift sets, and other natural bath and body care products. Peaceacre has added imported Bohemian cloth purses, lace scarves, and all kinds of new goodies just for this Bazaar! And the best part is, after Saturday, all three stores will be open every Thursday and Friday from Noon to 6PM, and Saturdays from 9AM-2PM though December 18th!

But wait, there’s more! The amazing Kristie Boswell of Creatively Designed Photography will be doing Christmas portraits. Visit her Facebook page for details – http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001893811571

There will be frequent drawings for gift baskets, jewelry and other “door prizes.” Check back for details!

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Need extra money at Christmas? Consign your unique, quality, gently-used “regiftable” items for sale in the Arts Council of Barton County Christmas Bazaar “Regift-It” store! 10% of sales go to support the Arts Council. 90% goes to you! Call Sue, 417-681-0646.

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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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