We are excited to announce The 3rd Annual Art on the Lake Festival which will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018! The Art on the Lake Festival is held at Copper Creek Lake Park in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. The Festival is a family-friendly event that is free to the public and features music by local musicians, food from local vendors, interactive kids’ crafts in Lil’ Artist Alley, and showcases over 50 local artists. Our goal with Art on the Lake Festival is to promote and foster interest and participation in the arts among all members of the community. We do this by raising awareness of local artists by providing a free opportunity to exhibit and market their work, and encourage the arts with a positive learning experience for all ages. Adding great food and music into the mix creates a great opportunity to not only enjoy the Arts but also build community.
Art on the Lake is an art festival that is held at Copper Creek Lake Park along the Gay Lea Wilson Trail in Pleasant Hill, IA. The festival is a family friendly event that is free to attend and features music, food, kids’ crafts, and over 50 artists. To provide local awareness to the National Arts in Education Week, the second annual Art on the Lake Festival will be held on September 16th, 2017.
Live Entertainment –The festival will feature live entertainment throughout the day with help from the Central Iowa Blues Society. Performances include Rob Lumbard 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Soul Searchers 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and Heath Alan band from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Lil’ Artist Alley –Throughout the day, kids can enjoy hands on art projects, activities, and delicious treats.
Demonstrations – Be sure to stop and check out the demonstrations. These include a hooked rug demonstration by Suzanne Strangner-Cantrell, Central Iowa Rug Artist and spray paint landscapes by 13 year old Artist Noah Bowers.
Community Project - New this year is a community project. The festival will have Chalk Artist Kathleen Roling creating a piece during the festival. The community is invited to join her and draw along the trail, creating a temporary piece of art.
Special thanks to the event sponsors and Bravo Greater Des Moines who are helping make this festival possible!