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.
For the past 6 years The Lake Arts Council has proudly sponsored Missoula Children’s Theater. Each year this exceptional children’s theater program reaches approximately 300 people in our community. With a cast of 60 and 4 assistant directors, the Missoula tour director team takes only 6 days to cast, rehearse and then perform a musical based on a beloved fairy tale. Many of our students grades 1st through 12th have performed in many if not all of our shows. Because the Lake Arts Council offers this 6 day theater camp at no charge to the students, many families are able to participate. Each year the Missoula Tour Directors invite 3-4 students who they have tagged as having exceptional talent to theater camp on the University of Montana campus in Missoula the following summer. This year we have two high school students at a 6-week musical theater intensive camp at the Missoula campus.
As a result of the skills that our tour directors bring to our area, two of our former Missoula kids are now pursuing a musical theater degree in college. With the help of our two sponsors and the support of our community we will continue to offer this quality summer theater camp to the students in the lake area.
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.