The Summit Art Festival is a 3-day, outdoor, high-quality, juried fine art event in the historic downtown district of Lee's Summit, Missouri. We support the arts and artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development and mentoring within Lee's Summit and the surrounding communities. The festival is managed and operated by the experienced and professional volunteer efforts of Summit Art members, artists and other community volunteers.
Located in the "heart of the city", downtown Lee's Summit is a creative community offering many locally-owned specialty shops and boutiques, a bed and breakfast inn, and an eclectic variety of casual and fine-dining restaurants and taverns. It is also home to many businesses offering a wide range of services. Downtown Lee's Summit surrounds the historic depot and Amtrak train station, and the Historical Society of Lee's Summit Museum.
With a population nearing 100,000, Lee's Summit is the 6th largest city in both the state of Missouri and in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our growing city was recently named the 5th BEST CITY to live in according to 24/7 Wall St. USA TODAY, which determined that residents reap the benefits of some of the best economic circumstances and quality of life of any US city. Cultural Arts initiatives continue to be a priority to city planners and developers.
- Booth sitters; Artist lounge area with snacks and beverages
- Free, nearby parking for artists
- 24-hour security; Electricity (included in booth fee)
- Indoor restroom facilities for artists' use
- Festival promotion, marketing and advertising
- Complimentary lunch delivered to booth
- Large volunteer base to assist artists
- 11 years of festival management experience
BEST IN SHOW - $1000 plus named as 2019 festival Featured Artist, 2019 jury fee and booth fee
2nd Best In Show - $750 plus 2019 festival jury and booth fee
3rd Best In Show - $500 plus 2019 festival jury fee
Mayors Award - $200 plus 2019 festival jury fee
Directors Award - $150 plus 2019 festival jury fee
1st Place Jurors Merit Award - $100 plus 2019 festival jury fee
2nd Place Jurors Merit Award - $100 plus 2019 festival jury fee
3rd Place Jurors Merit Award - $100 plus 2019 festival jury fee