Get Involved: Join Lakefest 2024

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is looking for performers, visual artists, and food vendors to participate in Lakefest 2024, June 14 – 16. Acts of all types and backgrounds will be considered. To apply, please fill out the form below. Our team will get back to you as soon as they are able.

Submissions for LakeFest 2024 are now closed. Thank you all for your interest in joining us for this amazing celebration of the arts! Interested in joining us in the future? Email our programming coordinator, Dave Simmons at

Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Call for Entries

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest event is returning to the Columbia Lakefront June 14-16, 2024 for a spectacular celebration. Included in this not-to-be-missed free outdoor weekend is our Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show along with the live performances from national, regional and local artists on the LakeStage, interactive children’s activities, festival foods, and fun for the entire family!

The application process is now closed. To be considered for the wait list, please use the form link below.

Ceramics | Clay
Drawing | Painting
Mixed Media

Wait list applications reviewd on a rolling basis

Friday, June 14: 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, June 15: 11a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, June 16: 11a.m.-7p.m.

NO Entry Fee
NO Commissions

(410) 583-5703

Non-Refundable $275 Show Fee upon juried acceptance into the show. ($200 if NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified tent is provided by artist)* Additional $50 Fee if Electricity Requested, available on a limited basis. All artists are responsible for providing any display fixtures, tables, signage, etc. Artists invited into the show will be required to participate for all 3 days; no exceptions will be made.

*Fee includes the rental of one (1) NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified 10’x10′ tent. If using your own NFPA 701 Fire Code Certified 10’x10′ tent (Certification proof is required), you will receive a $75 credit towards the show fee, reducing it to $200.