Wednesday, June 9, 2010

LAKEFEST- FREE! This weekend!

June 12th & 13th

Part of Columbia Festival of the Arts,
LAKEFEST is a weekend long extravaganza of Art, Music, Kids’ entertainment and crafts, Food, Demonstrations and a variety of activities for all ages.

Some of the Lakefront Highlights include:

~ Exciting musical performances, including the rousing and raucous Celtic fusion of the award-winning Scythian and the sweet blue-eyed soul of singer/songwriter Eric Lindell.

~ ArtPark – Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
Our juried, invitational art show and sale returns with more than 65 artisans displaying and selling their one-of-a-kind artwork - many favorites plus over 35 new artists this year. Featuring a breadth of media including functional and wearable art and a wide range of prices.

(MiSHi Jewelry)

~ KidzArt Tent

Saturday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
Children aged five and up are invited to explore the visual arts with unique activities provided by KidzArt, Howard County’s celebrated advocates of child creativity. Tent adjacent to the American City Building. On-site registration is suggested as space is limited. Parents must accompany children.

~ BookFest at LakeFest - A Literary Weekend

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
In partnership with the Columbia Archives, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Little Patuxent Review magazine and the Howard County Library. With book sales all weekend

~ Chalk-It-Up Contest

In partnership with Howard County Tourism & Promotion
Enter our 6th annual Chalk-It-Up street painting contest to win cash prizes - $750, $500 or $200! $12 Entry fee includes chalk.

~ 7th Annual Kinetic Art Parade

Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday morning kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with this quirky and colorful parade. Arrive early for the best parking and to stake out a prime spot along the route to see the wacky entries in the kinetic art contest, hear the bands play, laugh at the clowns, and cheer for your favorite!

~ ArtWorks – A Fine Art Exhibit in the American City Building
Lakeside CafĂ© & Deli: “Through the Lens” - Photography by five Artists’ Gallery members.
Artists’ Gallery: “Colorful June: Flora and Fauna” - Photography by Carl Segal

~ Courtyard Concert Series: FREE outdoor concerts all summer!

~ LakeStage Lineup

The LakeStage will be jamming all weekend long as the Festival features the best in local, regional and national touring artists. From folk to blues, rock n' roll to reggae, there is a band for everyone's taste. Come on down and let the good times roll.

(Eric Lindell)


Columbia Festival of the Arts has enhanced the cultural life of Marylanders by presenting a brand new season of world class events each June. Comprised of an eclectic mix of visual arts, music, dance, theater, literature, comedy, film and family activities over a 16-day period

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