Art in the Park to showcase artwork from around the country

Friday, June 1, 2012 | 9:04 p.m. CDT; updated 3:27 p.m. CDT, Saturday, June 2, 2012
On Friday, participants prepared for the Art in the Park festival at Stephens Lake Park. The festival, which will feature a variety of events including art galleries, live music, magic shows and food, is aimed at encouraging the arts in Columbia.

COLUMBIA — Saturday marks the kickoff of the Columbia Art League's 54th annual Art in the Park at Stephens Lake Park. Festival admission runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and is free of charge.

The two-day festival will showcase the artwork of more than 100 artists from around the country, including artwork by high school and undergraduate students in Boone County.

In addition to art, there will be food vendors and entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. Live music will include folk and bluegrass bands, student musicians and a rock 'n' roll trio.

Free parking will be available at Boone Hospital Center, 1600 E. Broadway with free shuttle service to the park throughout the weekend.


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