From 4th Annual Longview Art & World Music Festival Website:Summit Art's signature event is the annual Longview Art & World Music Festival. We collaborate with our partners, New Longview Foundation and Gale Communities. The event is presented by Saint Luke' East, Lee's Summit.
The event will be held September 30, October 1st & 2nd in the New Longview neighborhood-shopping district in Lee's Summit, Missouri. This is a high quality fine art event held in Lee's Summit, MO, whom was awarded Missouri's Arts Council most "Creative Community of 2010".
The event parking is free to the artists and the public. The event management, Summit Art, New Longview Foundation, with Gale Communities, plus regional media and businesses are providing an unprecedented level of support, including advertising, for this event.
Our festival will have over 90 artists displaying fine art to view and purchase. Recognized national, regional, and local artisans represent most art mediums.
Continued in our 4th year, electricity will be provided to each booth, enabling extended evenings until 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday for patrons, and enhanced artist support services. The mix of fine art, non-amplified music, a food/beverage court lead by R. A. Long's and the New Longview Foundation will complement the atmosphere of the exciting weekend fine art festivities.
Beyond the extraordinary artist booths in the street, this event offers two pavilions. A "Summit Art" artist's pavilion, a Lee's Summit R-7 School District, grades 7-12 pavilion, Chalk Art, face painting, and historic hayride tours. None of the pavilions, or chalk art are a part of the event jury process. See descriptions below;
Summit Art pavilion will feature artists from our organization presenting a group show of their work for sale.
Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, grades 7-12 pavilion will feature a display of artwork in diverse media, created by the students.
Lees' Summit R-7 middle and high school Chalk Art On Saturday morning students will create chalk art on selected sidewalk areas. Their artwork will be judged for awards.
Face Painting will be offered by the Lee's Summit R-7 schools National Art Honor Society. Donations will go to a scholarship for a senior art student.
Hayride A guided tour of the historic R. A. Long Farm property will be offered for a $2.00 donation per person, children under 5 free. These funds will go to the New Longview Foundation endowment for the long-term upkeep and maintenance of the Longview Arches and Pergola.
The New Longview area has become one of Kansas City's fastest growing neighborhood communities. This area originally was the Longview Farm, built by R.A. Long, which opened in 1914 and was hailed as, "the world's most beautiful farm."
It now has become a neighborhood shopping district, elementary school, civic buildings and public spaces. All this integrated with the preservation and restoration of many of the original historic Longview Farm buildings.
Please join us as the Longview Art & World Music Festival continues on its journey?