2022 Lake Arts Council Christmas Party

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko Drummers

brought to the Lake by the Lake Arts Council

Lake Arts Council

Welcome to Arts at the Lake!

We are dedicated to nurturing the arts at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether it’s bringing the Missouri Symphony to the Lake or sponsoring Student Art Quest, we try to fill the cultural needs of the Lake community.

Missouri Symphony

brought to the Lake by the Lake Arts Council


To see how you might help too, please go to the “Get Involved” tab.

Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

The Lake Arts Council is a proud member of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies, a statewide organization serving Missouri’s community arts agencies.

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Jennifer Dettmer

Jennifer Dettmer is a professional watercolor artist from Osage Beach, Missouri, who loves to explore many facets of painting, in both style and topic. She often can be found looking for inspiration in corners and down alleys, seeking the beautiful and interesting things that life has casually kicked to the side. Her work is a study of the intricacies of texture, drawing the eye to variations and juxtapositions. Her brushwork emphasizes the movement of pigment through water and how that fluidity can remain visible while recreating the image she wants to commit to paper. While her work trends toward realism, she invites a closer inspection so that the personality of the paint can create its own story. She is not afraid of backflow or paint blooms! While her work draws inspiration from her life in Missouri, she also has strong ties to the northeast, and her work reflects her love of the ocean and New England’s historic towns and Cities.

Jennifer is a graduate of Stephen’s College in Columbia MO, with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She has 33 years of varied experience as an artist. She is a member of both the Missouri Watercolor Society and the American Watercolor Society. She contributes work annually to the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, for their summer gala auction, with proceeds donated to student scholarships. Her other interests include writing, ceramics, photography, and pen-and-ink drawing.

Past Featured Artists

Karen Thomas - Accidental Artist

Karen is an abstract artist who uses various mediums, techniques and tools to create diversity in her work.


Samantha England-Thielen

Samantha is a Missouri native, born in 1992. Samantha is a self-taught painter, jewelry maker, and resin artist who lives in the Osage Beach area. Sam has been intrigued by art since she was a kid and found herself drawn even closer to art as she battled anxiety and PTSD. Rather than using pharmaceutical medications to help her cope, Sam began painting and creating art in her own ways.



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Lake Area Community Orchestra Concert in Russellville, Tuesday, May 31

We are back again!  The Lake Area Community Orchestra is ready to kick off its Summer Season of free concerts with a concert in Russellville on Tuesday, May 31, beginning at 7:00 pm.  It will be hosted by St. Michael Catholic Church, 5214 N Hatler Street.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

This 35 piece orchestra comes from many communities surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks, including players from Enon, Russellville, Jefferson City, and Holts Summit areas.

We have some great music in store for you at these concerts.  Selections include: West Side Story; Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo; I Dreamed a Dream; several marches; Those Fabulous Flutes; and Someone To Watch Over Me.  And we usually close with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever.  Andrew Drennan begins his second year as the director for the orchestra.

2022 Business Expo

2021 Photo Quest Gallery

Missouri Pops Concert – June 27, 2021 Gallery

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PhotoQuest 2020

Lake Arts Fall Seasons Show

JUNE 27, 2021

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Missouri Pops Symphony

Lake Arts Council have made it a point to annually bring symphonic music to the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photos Courtesy of Kirk Davis

Missoula Children’s Theatre

The Missoula Children’s Theatre has been brought to the Lake annually since 2007. This program involves around 60 children each year, ranging from K-12 in a one week thespian experience. We are proud to say we have never charged a child to participate.

(Photos Courtesy of Gemma Campanini)

Senior Story Quest

2019 Winners

“Bogeyman: A Story of Kindness”
by Abigail Verts

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by Savannah Verts

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Student Art Quest

Lake Arts Council sponsors a competition for K-12 artists that covers our three county service area and involves over 400 entrants.

(Photos Courtesy of Tricia Williamson)

Lake Arts Variety Showcase

This is an annual event that brings together a variety of performers that span an assortment of talents and a wide range of ages.

(Photos Courtesy of Abby Johnson)

Student Photo Quest

Lake Arts Council sponsors a competition for K-12 photographers that covers our three county service area.

(Photos Courtesy of Tricia Williamson)

Palm Sunday Art Show

This art show attracts entrants from beyond our catchment area and has been in existence for many years.

2019 PhotoQuest Winners

Arts for the Seasons

An annual art show held at Porto Cima in the Fall.  Original artwork by Mid-Missouri artists will be on display at the Porto Cima Yacht Club.

Photos courtesy of Robert Bair.

Junior Duck Stamp

Lake Arts Council works with the Department of Conservation to facilitate the State wide competition.  Students are competing to have their painting of a duck used to print a US postage stamp.

Art in the Park

Lake Arts Council participate in two local communities in this activity sponsored by local child advocacy groups.


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Vienna Boys' Choir

The Vienna Boys’ Choir is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the best-known boys’ choirs in the world.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

(Photos Courtesy of Kirk Davis)

Springfield Missouri Symphony Orchestra

Grease Sing-Along

Taiko Drummers 2016

Veteran’s Day Art Show

In 2016, this art show raised $1,500 to support the Honor Flight program.

Patriotic Art Show

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Greater Lake Area Chorale
Lake Area Community Orchestra
Lake Jazz Band
Lake of the Ozarks Blues Society
Ozark Jazz Society
Lake Area Strings

Visual Arts

Camdenton Art League
Lake Area Fiber Artists
Lake Area Woodcarvers Guild
Lake Area Woodworkers Guild
Ozark Brush and Palette
Lake Area Camera Club

Theater & Dance

Lake of the Ozarks Swing Dance Club
Sunrise Beach Little Theater
Camden County Museum Players
Royal Theatre
Curtain Call Theatre

Lake Arts Council

3797 Osage Beach Pkwy, #A1
Stone Crest Mall Ste. D1
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Telephone 573-964-6366
Fax 573-964-6366