111 West Fifth Street
Sedalia, MO 65301
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.
Queen of the Prairies Festival
of the Arts
Click here for Schedule of Events
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 featuring the Kansas City Dawn Patrol WWI replica airplane air show (free event), and helicopter rides with KMBC's NewsChopper 9 pilot, Johnny Rowlands (paid event).
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 3rd year in 2013.
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.
Then finish the day with the Queen of the Prairies Western Swing Barn Dance featuring Ben VanDyke, the Harms Bros. and the Leroy VanDyke band, 8 - midnight. Adult beverages available at the dance. Attendees will be carded. Sponsored by the Trail's End Landmark Committee. Call 660-826-7080 for more information.
This year the festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 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.
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. This year's docents will portray Sedalians who lived during the Civil War, also be sure to visit the Sedalia and the Civil War exhibit at the Katy Depot while you're here.
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.
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.
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.
7 a.m. - Sedalia Regional Airport Annual Fly-In
Kansas City Dawn Patrol WWI replica airplane
air show - 10 a.m.
10 a.m. Festival Opens
10 a.m.-5 p.m.-Artists & Crafters Booths Open
Food Court Open
Commercial Booths Open
Authentic Civil War Encampment & Demonstration
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Historic Celebrity Bingo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kid's Alley
Strolling Ventriloquist - Johnnie Price
Pony Rides - Sponsored by Trail's End
Strolling Docents in period costume
WCMVAC Vintage Autos on display
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Musicians at various locations
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tour the Pettis County Court House murals with Judge Donald Barnes
Noon - 12:30 p.m. - South Fork Regulators
Noon - 3 p.m. - Wildlife Ridge Winery - Wine Tasting at Art Impressions Gallery
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - SpoFest - Celebrating the Spoken Word - Liberty Center Lobby
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Special performance of "Blue or Gray: Three perspectives of the Civil War" an interview with Thomas Hart Benton - script written by Diane Peck
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Good Eats sponsored by the Noonday Optimist Club before Barn Dance in the
8 p.m. - Midnight - Queen of the Prairie Western Swing Barn Dance with Ben Van Dyke, Harms Bros. and the Auctioneers - Leroy Van Dyke Band
Tickets $15 Single • $25 Couple
At Katy Depot, Sedalia Comfort Inn, Trail's End members, at the door or online here.
2012 Queen of the Prairies Festival
of the Arts Slide Show
Music & Entertainment
Mike Todd - musician
Bill Gordon - musician
Becky Imhauser - musician
Me & Jim - musicians -like us on Facebook
Melanie Dees Campbell - historical reenactor
Civil War Military Demonstration/Recruiting Camp
South Fork Regulators
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 email@example.com.
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
5th Missouri Infantry Company A
Cpt. Bill Wayne
1st Missouri Battalion
Representing the unit formed in West Central Missouri in 1861. Mostly from Johnson County, HQ Warrensburg, MO.