Keeping the ARTS alive at Lake of the Ozarks


Lake Arts Upcoming Events

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The Jungle Book Auditions

The Jungle Book

2016 Lake Area Community Orchestra

Grease Sing-A-Long

Art For The Seasons

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Welcome to Arts at the Lake!

Lake Arts Council

We are dedicated to nurturing the arts at the Lake of the Ozarks. We function as an umbrella over ten independent arts organizations, and in our own right, bring performing groups to the area and sponsor programs that help develop artistic talents in our youth.

Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks is located in mid Missouri about half way and 60+ miles south of a line between St. Louis and Kansas City. The Lake of the Ozarks has a shoreline greater than the State of California, thus leading to the name, “The Midwest Coast”.

Independent Organizations



Lake Area Community Orchestra Ozark Brush and Palette
Greater Lake Area Chorale National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
Lake Area Strings Lake Area Camera Club
Lake Jazz Band Lake Area Woodcarvers Guild
Ozark Jazz Society Lake Area Woodworkers Guild
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society


The Orchestra and Chorale bring their performances to the communities around the Lake. Eldon, Versailles, Laurie, Camdenton, Osage Beach and Lake Ozark are visited twice each year. A favorite venue of the Orchestra is Ha Ha Tonka where the Orchestra sets up against the backdrop of the castle ruins.

Programs of the Lake Arts Council

Children’s Programs

It all starts with our children. The viewer will be pleasantly surprised at the many programs that focus on the cultural development of the youth around the Lake area.

The Missoula Children’s Theater Student Photo Quest
Student Art Quest Art in the Park
The Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Performing Arts

Annually we bring a symphony orchestra to the Lake for a performance. We also have a Performing Arts Showcase that acquaints our audience with many of our own talented performers around the Lake. We attempt to sponsor a minimum of six events a year.

Bookmark this site and return often to find out what’s happening here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check our calendar for coming events. When you see an event you want to attend you can buy tickets on this site. Follow us on Facebook. Take a tour of our web site and see all the cultural activities available to our community. Enjoy!