Art In The Park takes places the last Saturday in September at the Eldon City Park and the first Saturday in October at the Linn Creek City Park. This event is sponsored by local child advocacy groups. The Lake Arts Council participates and provides an arts & crafts hands on experience for the kids. This event is free to all children. Crafts, art, food, games and entertainment are all park of this fun day.
Information coming soon.
The Junior Duck Stamp program provides students from all over the state with an opportunity to submit their painting of a duck. We provide an award for the winner.
Lake Children’s Theatre is a newly formed group of adults who are interested in bringing quality children’s theatre to the Lake area. We have tentatively set September 2010 as our debut. This group of talented writers and actors are currently working on a script that has been written by one of the members.
Every summer a “little red truck” pulls into the Lake area on Monday morning carrying two young thespians from the Missoula Children’s Theater who begin a wonderful week of theater experiences for 60+ children. The children range in age from 1st to 12th graders. This year’s play will be The Princess and the Pea. Auditions will be held at Riverview Baptist Church on Monday, July 12 at 10 AM. By noon everyone will have been assigned a role. Rehearsals begin after lunch for the lead players. Tuesday’s rehearsals will be held in Camdenton at the little theater where the performances will occur on Saturday. The entire cast will gather at 10 in the morning and continue till 2 in the afternoon. Sack lunches are the order of the day for the week. Saturday morning, July 17, brings out the costumes from the back of the “little red truck” for the dress rehearsal. The first show begins at 2 p.m., with a second performance later that day. The cast party makes a perfect ending for a wonderful week trodding the boards. It is difficult to express the wonder of watching the development of the kids during that week. You can watch one of the videos of Jack and the Beanstalk taken in 2008 and Pinnochio in 2009. This is an experience your child or grandchild should not miss. We are very proud to bring The Missoula Children’s Theater to the lake and intend it to be an annual event.
All of the art teachers in the lake area submit the best works of their students for judging by an impartial panel. They are grouped into four classes, K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Ribbons are awarded and the works are displayed at Stone Crest Mall for a period of 2 weeks. An awards ceremony concludes the exhibition. Student Art Quest is held in April each year. It is gratifying to watch students search out their work to show their proud parents and grandparents.
The Lake Arts Photography Club sponsors a competition for budding photographers in conjunction with Student Art Quest. This is a competition that has grown as digital photography has boomed. Some of the entries are exceptional in their quality. The works are exhibited at Stone Crest Mall at the same time as Student Art Quest.