The Clara Brierly WAM Festival

June 12 - 14, 2015
Downtown Peculiar, MO

The Clara Brierly WAM Festival is a low key, hometown, friendlier paced event. The Festival is held in the shadow of our historic 1908 rock building (with amazing stained glass windows) in the heart of Downtown - 163 W. Center St., Peculiar, MO. The Clara Brierly WAM Festival is put on as a key piece of our Downtown revitalization effort (we were recently named the Missouri Arts Council's Creative Community for 2015). We are an all volunteer staff. We spend the majority of the year working on this event (among others) and we do all we can to make it an experience you will enjoy and remember.

For Artists & Food Vendors

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Download Artist Application  •  Register Online  •  Pay Fees Online
Insert Lodging, Food and Points of Interest

Our artist vendors do as well at our festival with regard to sales as they do in the larger events held around us; we do believe this is due to increased "face time". The Downtown Peculiar Arts & Culture District (DPACD) gives out Purchase Awards as part of the festival. If you have "heART", you belong here.

Talent Show

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2015 Country Showdown National Talent Search

Clara Brierly WAM Festival Festival Hours

Friday 6/12: 5pm - 10pm
Saturday 6/13: 10am - 10pm
Sunday 6/14: 12pm - 4pm
As Always - Admittance is FREE!

Clara Brierly Festival of the Arts Performance Stage Schedule 2015

All Stage Performances Free to Attendees!

Day Time Act
Friday 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Ceremony
  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm South Town
One of the hottest bands in Kansas City's Rock & Blues Scene
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Peculiar Talent Show
Still Time To Sign Up
$$$$ Prizes
  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Blue Grass Professor
Finger Pickin' Good!
  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm National Country Music Showdown Qualifier
Sponsored by Worldwide Steel Buildings
  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Eisel & Hoover
Holler & A Swaller!
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Chad Vaughn
  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Elvis!!
Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated

Cornerstone Chapel History Tour

If you are interested in the history of this beautiful, stained glass studded, stone church built in 1908, join us at one of the following times during the Clara Brierly Festival of the Arts:
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2pm; 4pm; 6pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2pm
Have been known to honor requests for tours outside of the scheduled tours if asked

Kids' Activity Area

Our festival is a favorite of young and not so young alike. The young ones particularly like the ability to create their own art. We have a place at the festival that they can do just that. Their parents can also borrow sidewalk chalk from the Welcome Tent if the young artist prefers a bigger canvas! Hours of operation for the Kids' Activity Area are:
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 5pm - 7pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 10am - 7pm
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 12 pm - 4pm
Sidewalk chalk available at any time during festival hours (please return when the masterpiece is complete so the next little artist has materials!).

Wine Tasting All Weekend

Bommarito from New Haven, MOwww.bommaritoestatewinery.com 6/12: 5pm - 10pm
6/13: 11am - 3pm
Stone Hill from Hermann, MOwww.stonehillwinery.com6/13: 11am - 4pm
Wenwood Farm from Bland, MOwww.wenwoodfarmwiner.com6/13: 3pm - 7pm
Adam Puchta from Hermann, MOwww.adampuchtawine.com6/13: 4pm - 10pm
KC Wineworks from Kansas City, MOwww.kcwineworks.com6/14: Noon - 4pm
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