111 West Fifth Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

for the

2013 Artists
Rachel Beck - QPFA Official Photographer
Faith Bemiss - Photography
Jon & Gail Behrle - Handcrafted Wooden & Fabric Items
Kathleen Boswell - Weaving
Eric Brunson - Glass Paperweights
Valerie Corpe - Hair Chalking, Braids, Handcrafted Jewelry
Josh Crow - Painting
Janet David - Crafts
Angela Duncan - China Painting
Brenda Beck Fisher - Painting
Mason Goff - Pottery & Pin Striping
Holly Gressley - Painting
Madge Gressley
- Notecards
Shawn Harris, BOMH- Glass Beads
Eileen Hensley - Concrete Sculptures
Ines Hernandez -Face Painting
Alice Kelsey-Christgen - Jewelry & Painting
Doug Kiburz - Sculpture
Lois King - Watercolor
Shirley Klein Kleppe - Handcrafted Semi-Precious Jewelry
Lynne Kroeger - Baskets by Lynne
Robin Krause
- Pottery
Jennifer Langdon - Ceramics/Painting
Kathy Menefee - Watercolor

Katherine Moppin - Fibers & Metal
Moonlight 10 Photography
Don Nichols - Blacksmith
Roberta Perrin -Cards, Prints, Collage
Kelly Riche - Leather Painting
Fred Schollmeyer - Air Brush Painting
Linda Schwermer - African & Asian Jewelry
SFCC Art Club - Various Media, Caricatures,
Kimberly Shinn - Painting
Mauren Talley - Spinner
Billie VanCleve - Tutus, Headbands
Keith Young - Mixed Media Collage
Alan Weaver - Pottery

Marlis Wise - Pastels

2013 Commercial & Food Vendors
Bryner Concessions - Loaded Potato Wedges &
Other deep-fried Goodies
Carousel Kettle Corn - Gourmet Kettle Corn
Deano's - Philly Steak & Cheese
Table of 5 - Wood-fired Pizza, Desserts
The Sweeter Side
Trail's End Chuck Wagon Dinners
Cindy Bousman-Parker - Evening Shade Farms

Marie Bryner - Duck Pond
Lisa Galloway - It Works!
Betty Griffith - Scentsey
Jo Kolks - The Traveling Boutique
Kristy Lauhoff - Thirty One
LaDonna Meuschke - Paparazzi Jewelry
Old Time Photography

Mikaela DeVorss - Homemade Soaps & Lotions from Goat's Milk

Wearing antebellum dress, southern accented writer minister
Melanie Dees Campbell, performs original historically accurate fiction vignettes. Maintaining the time period of the War Between the States she brings the audience into her world by humor, pathos and drama. The living historian maintains her persona throughout the presentation covering a wide range of subjects from women in the military, period dress, spies, alcohol consumption, the under ground railroad, pacifists, slavery, and prisoners of war.


Artwork by Jeff Walker

Queen of the Prairies Festival
of the Arts - September 27, 2014

Application and registration online AVAILABLE NOW!

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Sedalia known as the Queen City of the Prairie, has everything for a wonderful day of family fun. Starting with the annual Fly-In at the Sedalia Regional Airport
Opening at 10 a.m. The Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts transforms historic downtown Sedalia into a venue for award-winning artists, fine art crafters that draws art lovers and fun seekers from all over the state to this one-day free event. Presented by the Liberty Center Association for the Arts and Sedalia Downtown Development, inc, the festival celebrates its 4th year in 2014.

Visitors can leisurely stroll through historic downtown and marvel at works from Missouri’s most talented artists, who display their original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. With such a diverse array of unique art displayed for sale at affordable prices, the Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts is a great way to purchase one-of-a-kind art for you or a friend.

This year the festival will be held on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since its creation, Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts has grown steadily in artists and visitors.

Performing Arts
The festival is recognized not only for its art but also for its entertainment. Strolling docents dressed in period costume portraying historical characters from Sedalia and Pettis County's past, regale festival visitors with facts and legends.

Music from local and regional musicians features a blend of folk, jazz, country, pop and soul genres. These stories and musical treats are absolutely free and open to the public.

Children's Art
While adults explore art booths and listen to music, children can unleash their artistic talents at "Kid’s Alley." A variety of make & take projects await their creative ideas. They can design and draw their own masterpieces inside the huge walk-in inflatable and draw with sidewalk chalk.

Culinary Arts
Food booths at the festival attract customers with mouth-watering treats varying from gourmet kettle corn, wood-fired pizza, corn dogs to crispy funnel cakes and made-on-site desserts, more than enough to satisfy anyone’s appetite!

Dogs on leashes are permitted.

Event Schedule

Application and registration online available March 2, 2014.

Download 2014 application here or register & pay online here.

Music & Entertainment

Celebrating the spoken word and storytelling

featuring local and regional authors

Liberty Center Association for the Arts
Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts
111 West Fifth Street
Sedalia, MO 65301

The Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts is a joint effort of The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and Sedalia Downtown, Inc. For more information, please call 660-827-3228 or email lcaa@iland.net.




     2013 Festival         Sponsors
 • Liberty Center Association     for the Arts
 • Sedalia Downtown    Development, Inc.
 • Art & Graphic Innovations,      LLC
 • Missouri Arts Council
 • Third National Bank
 • Bryant Motors  
 • Rick Ball Ford
 • Sylvia L. Thompson
 • Preuitt Insurance
 • Classic Jewelry
 • McLaughlin Funeral Chapel
 • Swords Family Pharmacy
 • KDRO Radio  
 • Fitter's 5th Street Pub
 • Hotel Bothwell

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Partial funding provided by Mid-America Arts Alliance
Read Festival Rules here. Download 2014 application and prospectus here or register online here.
South Fork Regulators
photo by Kevin "Snap Shot" Walker

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