Participate in the Arts at the Lake of the Ozarks

Directory of Allied Lake of the Ozarks Arts Organizations

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Camden County Museum Players (Click to learn more)
The Camden County Museum is housed in an old school building and as such has an historical stage.

In 1996 the Activity Committee held the first Melodrama on this stage. From this the Camden County Museum Players was born. This group operates as a true Community Theater in that all folks are welcome to participate. The Players present six plays each year so there are plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in performing.

Beginning in the spring of 2002 the Camden County Museum Players formed a theater group for children ages 6 to 15. This group called the Young Museum Players presents several plays during the year.

Aspiring actors of all ages are welcome. For further information, go to

Community Art League (Click to learn more)
CAL.hi-res“Destination Camdenton” is the city’s plan to attract visitors, part-time homeowners and full-time residents to Camdenton to enjoy a myriad of activities promoted by the City on any given weekend. Local artists and art advocates have formed the new, COMMUNITY ART LEAGUE, (CAL), to bring that vision forward. The CAL will connect artists and the city in project planning, events, and associations, bringing more art to the public. City Art Murals and other Public Art is being planned…so STAY TUNED! For more information contact Bonnie Black at 573-346- 7449 or email


Greater Lake Area Chorale (Click to learn more)

For more than 30 years the Greater Lake Area Chorale has entertained Lake Area listeners with the sounds of choral music ranging from sacred and classical to Broadway and pop. We are a volunteer choir open to all adult vocalists.

Each year, the Greater Lake Area Chorale performs 10 to 12 concerts split between Christmas and Spring seasons. To bring the gift of choral music to the broadest possible audience, we perform in area churches, schools and community venues throughout the counties surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks.

Like many performance organizations, the COVID pandemic forced the Greater Lake Area Chorale to suspend operations for all of 2020. When we resumed, we found ourselves in rebuilding mode. The Christmas 2021 ensemble was less than half the size of the pre-pandemic choir, but by Spring 2023, the desire of our local singers to be part of the chorale allowed us to surpass our 2019 membership with a choir that is now nearly 75 singers. And size is not our only sign of growth. Recently the chorale received national recognition with an invitation to perform as part of a joint choir at New York City’s Lincoln Center, a testament to the quality of music the chorale is now producing.

To learn more about performing with or supporting the Greater Lake Area Chorale, please contact Tracy Garrett at or (573) 502-9219.

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Lake Area Camera Club (Click to learn more)
This is an active group of amateur photographers who host seminars, competitions and community service projects.   For information about joining the Lake Area Camera Club go to
Lake Area Community Orchestra (Click to learn more)
Like the Greater Lake Area Chorale, the Lake Area Community Orchestra presents a spring and fall concert season throughout the three county lake area.  Musicians from high schoolers to long time retirees are welcomed.  For more information about LACO go to


Lake Area Fiber Artists (Click to learn more)

Knitters, weavers, spinning, rug hooking …. whatever your interest, this organization will be of interest to you.  Go to for  information about joining or attending a fiber festival.

Lake Area Strings (Click to learn more)
The Lake Area Strings is a string ensemble that performs free concerts throughout the year. Their programs feature standard classical quartet,chamber music and solos as well as an eclectic mix of romantic and contemporary pieces.
They are always looking for new members! To find out more information call Missy McPheeters at (573) 346-5163.
Lake Area Woodcarvers Guild (Click to learn more)
The Lake Area Woodcarvers Guild is a group of artisians that have gained recognition due to their project of carving Bald Eagle heads for canes donated to disabled veterans. Their youngest member is 14 years old, so age is not a criteria for membership. The Guild meets on the third Monday of each month at the Camdenton United Methodist Church, just a few blocks west of the square on hwy 54. There is free carving from 6:00 to 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
There is also open carving at the Laurie Senior Center each Wednesday from noon to 2:30 p.m. and the Camdenton Senior Center on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. till noon.
If you’ve got a sharp knife and enjoy carving you’re more than welcome to join us.
For more information call:
Loren Woodward at (573) 374-6603 or Stan Kassiske with a contact of
Lake Area Woodworkers Guild (Click to learn more)
The Lake Area Woodworkers Guild (LAWG) was established in 2007 to provide a forum for area woodworkers to meet and exchange ideas and information about working with wood and to promote the craft of woodworking among students, hobbyists, professionals, and the public.
Membership is open to all persons interested in networking with woodworkers, learning more about woodworking, or educating others about woodworking.
We meet in the woodworking shop in the LCTC Building, Camdenton School Campus, Camdenton, MO at 6:30p.m. on the second Tuesday of the months – September through May.
Future meeting dates are November 12, December 10, January 14, 2014, February 11, March 11, April 8, and May 13. For more information about this group, you may contact Andrew Castle at 573-280-2464 or by emailing to
Lake Jazz Band (Click to learn more)

The Lake Jazz Band is a long standing tradition at the Lake.   They are available to perform locally and are always looking for musicians steeped in the big band sound.  To get additional information about the Lake Jazz Band go to

Lake of the Ozarks Swing Dance Club (Click to learn more)
The Lake of the Ozarks Swing Dance Club hosts dance sessions and often provides the opportunity prior to the sessions for instructions.  If you enjoy dancing you will want to join in the fun at one of the sessions.  For additional information go to
Ozark Brush and Palette (Click to learn more)
The Ozark Brush & Palette Club is an organization of dedicated artists that maintains a continuous gallery on the first and second floors of the First National Bank in Camdenton. All works are for sale unless marked otherwise. A special exhibit includes the Dogwood Festival Art Show and Sale in April.
The Art Club meetings are held the first Thursday evening of each month (except January & February), at the United Methodist Church of Camdenton on West 54 at 7:00 pm. Ribbons are awarded paintings in the Gold, Blue, Red and White categories. Ribbons are also awarded in two new categories. A “3-Dimensional” which includes sculpture, etc. There is also a new ribbon for a “theme” painting each month. Photos of winning artists and paintings are submitted to the Lake Sun Leader newspaper for publication, space permitting. A program is presented on various arts Media, refreshments are served and guests are always welcome.
Workshops in various media are given several times a year by accomplished artists. The Club is active in various community projects, such as Arts in the Park a mentoring program for budding artists and helping to collect food and donations for the Lamb House. They welcome new members.
For more information, call 573-480-0738 or 573-873-5831.
Ozark Jazz Society (Click to learn more)
The Ozark Jazz Society brings in outstanding performers on a monthly basis eleven months of the year.  To find out more go to
Sunrise Beach Little Theatre (Click to learn more)
The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre is a very active group that seems to always have a new play in production.

Mission Statement: The Sunrise Beach Little Theatre is dedicated to provide opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creative process of live theatre and to enjoy the social, artistic and educational benefits of this art form.

They don’t have a web site, but you can keep up with them on Facebook by going to