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Summit Art Plein Air Festival

Summit Art’s newest annual signature event happens the 3rd weekend in June

Artists with all levels of experience are invited to visit Crestview Dairy, a 31-acre historic property near Lee’s Summit, Missouri, for three days of painting “en plein air”. You’ll be able to explore lush flora, 100-year old trees, authentic buildings, two lakes and many charming landscapes, among other visual splendor to capture. Enjoy the peaceful vistas and observe scenes in their natural light. Painting plein air engages all the senses, as you are making a first-class memory. Bring new insights into your creative process.

Artists also enjoy an evening of Nocturne painting and one day of painting in beautiful, historic downtown Lee’s Summit for “Paint the Town”.

The public is invited to explore the property and other locations as they watch the artists paint. The event culminates in an Awards Celebration with an Art Show and Sale where art patrons have the opportunity to collect artworks from prominent plein air painters from all across the country.

Co-hosted by Summit Art and Crestview Dairy. Sponsored by the HB Oppenheimer Foundation.

Crestview Dairy

16499 E. 83rd Street

Kansas City, MO 64139

Cash Prizes and Purchase Awards Available

Other activities include:

Live Performance

Help kids get hooked on fishing!

Fishing helps kids discover nature and conserve it, too. Bring the kiddos to learn about fish, fish habitat and fishing techniques. All participants are asked to donate $5 to Summit Art to help support local artists. This event is open to the public, and you may see artists set up around the lake to create an original painting that will be available for purchase. Kids from ages 5-11 can compete to catch the largest fish, the smallest fish and the most fish!

John Rittel, Missouri Department of Conservation, will be in charge and will provide instruction. If you have your own tackle, please bring it. If you don’t, John will have some to loan. He’ll provide the bait, too!

Funding support provided in part by the city of Lee’s Summit, Missouri