The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.


Published April 11, 2018

Following the Dogwood Art Trail

CAMDENTON – The annual Dogwood Festival is offering something new this year: The Dogwood Art Trail.

Thanks to the support of the Community Arts League, the Dogwood Art Trail will showcase art at various locations during the week of April 17-21.

According to the art league, they exist “to recognize and promote the hundreds of artists who live in this area and to make Camdenton an art destination - a place people come to experience, enjoy, and purchase art.”

A portion of the City of Camdenton’s “Destination Camdenton” includes placing art in public places.

“Art will enhance the city’s appearance, draw people to the community, and have a positive economic impact,” the league says.

Prior to the Dogwood Festival, people will again see dogwoods painted on many of the business windows in Camdenton indicating that they are hosting artwork as part of the Dogwood Art Trail.

During that week people can follow “the trail” and enjoy the work produced by local artists.

On Saturday, April 21, artists will be available in some of the businesses to discuss or demonstrate their work.

Artists will also be visible in the parade in a float with a giant painted canvas and a long-haired damsel trapped in a castle tower.

The float is a joint effort between the Community Arts League and the Ozark Brush & Palette Club.

On the courthouse lawn, artists will be demonstrating in tents (weather permitting) for those interested in seeing how art is created.

As usual, art will once again be at the First National Bank in Camdenton (just north of the square) where the Ozark Brush and Palette Club will be hosting their annual Art Show and Sale on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 19-21) during regular banking hours.

The locations numbered on the map, which is also available for download from the Camdenton Chamber website ( are:

1. Bill’s Art Center and Gallery
2. First National Bank
3. Laker Drug
4. Fleeces to Pieces
5. Heritage Bank of the Ozarks
6. Chuckwagon Restaurant
7. Holiday Motors
8. Camdenton Glass
9. Ozarkland
10. Mr. McCheezy
11. Family Train Center
12. Jacks Sporting Goods
13. Lake Sun
14. Dogwood Thrift Store
15. Vitamin Village
16. Lakeside Office Supply

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