Art in the Park Kicks Off in Columbia

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COLUMBIA - The 53rd annual Art in the Park festival kicked off in Columbia Saturday morning. Mid-Missourians braved the heat to visit exhibit tents from more than 100 artists.

Local artists as well as artists from as far away as New York and Oregon participated in this years event. The Columbia Art League reports over 25 percent of the exhibitors were new to the festival this year.

Art in the Park picks up where it left off on Sunday. The festival will end at four.