Art on display at Lake of the Ozarks
Guests can still attend Festival of the Arts today
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Artists began to gather Friday night at the Country Club Hotel and Spa in Lake Ozark to show off their skills at a family-oriented show.
The Second Annual Lake of the Ozarks Festival of the Arts, sponsored by the Sharing and Caring Foundation, featured artists whose media included weaving, quilting, art quilts, felting, rug hooking, paper making, glass fusing, bookmaking, metal art, writing, sculpting, woodcarving, watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, beading, jewelry, pottery, photography, spinners, stained glass and leather.
Artists from across Missouri demonstrated their skills and gave the public a chance to purchase art pieces.
In addition to the open showcase of dozens of arts during the three-day event, Festival of the Arts also held an art auction Saturday night at the hotel.
Hosted by Bryant Auctions, the auction allowed each exhibiting artist to donate one significant piece of art to the auction. Raffle tickets were also available for a fine art 90-by-90 inch quilt, designed and donated by Ann Say and Linda Blanton.
The Lake Jazz Band was on hand for a free concert Saturday before the auction started. The band was formed in the late 80s and, playing in the tradition of the Big Band era, has a library of close to 500 tunes.
Proceeds will be donated to the Sharing and Caring Foundation to fund local needs.
Sharing and Caring Foundation is a 10-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed solely to raise money to assist worthy Lake Area non-profit organizations in providing assistance to its county residents. Fundraising efforts take place throughout the year but intensify each fall, according to the Festival of the Arts brochure. Non-profit organizations may submit grant applications between Sept. 1-Oct. 31 each year, with recipients identified each January and funding allocations made based on the level of pledges made/money raised in the previous year. In 2013, Sharing and Caring Foundation allocated $25,000 among the following organizations: The Lamb House, Medical Missions For Christ, Freedom Through Christ Lighthouse Mission, Share the Harvest Food Pantry, Lake Area Helping Hands Homeless Shelter, Citizens Against Domestic Violence, Camden County Child Advocacy Council, Children’s Learning Center, Independent Living Resource Center and Camden County Heart. In total, Sharing and Caring Foundation has allocated $178,751 to Lake Area non-profit organizations since its inception.
The festival, which began on Friday runs through 4 p.m. today at the Country Club Hotel and Spa on Carol Road (off Horseshoe Bend Parkway) in Lake Ozark.
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