Find out who is going to be showing their work at the 2014, 20th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts in Historic Saint Charles. Go to the “Artists” page for more.
In addition to the wonderful visual scenes at MOSAICS, visitors to the festival can take in all senses by listening to live music and enjoying a wide array of food and drink.
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The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts – hosted annually by the Art Festival Association – offers a free, family-friendly community arts event that has provided art appreciation, live entertainment, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for the past 20 years.
This free festival in the City of St. Charles, held on North Main Street in the Historic District, appeals to artists and visitors of all ages – from individuals to families, to those who appreciate art to the serious art collector, as well as aspiring artists and working arts professionals.
The MOSAICS Festival draws from across the St. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities.
Approximately 100 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards.
About the MOSAICS Art Festival Association
Established in 1992, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association was established to create and foster diversity and vitality of the arts and to broaden the availability, education, participation and appreciation of the arts throughout the community through the formulation of the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, typically held the second weekend of September each year.
The MOSAICS Art Festival Association presents a professional exhibition to showcase the local, regional and national artists, while also stimulating and educating the St. Louis area community. The MOSAICS Art Festival has an interesting diversity of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists in all media.
The MOSAICS Art Festival Association is unique in its approach to educating children and adults in how art can enhance their lives, the annual Festival event. To the community, our program offers cultural advantages and great places for families to live, learn, and play, free of charge.
The Arts Festival Association concentrates on high quality art, education, and community involvement opportunities which are free of charge to the general public. The festival continues to build as a major arts festival and is a registered not-for-profit 501 c (3) status organization with the State of Missouri.
Several blocks of North Main Streetin Historic St. Charles will play host at the 20th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 19-21, 2014.
This free Arts Festival is a family-friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork.
The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts runs from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, September 19th; 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 20th; and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 21st. The three-day festival includes:
- More than 100 juried artists from across the state, region and country will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Artists from 18 states will be present. Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the 16 media represented. Five Thousand dollars in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists.
- A Performance Stage will showcase a variety of performing artists from across the region offering traditional favorites and eclectic stylings.
- Children’s Village, located on the 400 block of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles, will provide. Hands-On Art experiences for children of all ages. Children will work with adults to create their own unique memento of the Festival.
- Blank Canvas Studios , Preferred Family Healthcare’s A.R.T.C. Program (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity), and Missouri Ballet Theatre are partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2014 Festival event, and these community organizations will participate with artist displays and information booths.
- Mentor Me Exhibition Mentor Me is a program recognizing regional art teachers, students and school districts for their arts programming and the exhibition includes artwork from both students and their teachers. The Governor of Missouri has supported and recognized the Mentor Me program for the past 18 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation. The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre.
2014 Artists are invited to submit their bio/image to the 2014 Artists Gallery
The Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts showcases a variety of performing artists from across the region, offering musical entertainment for all audiences.
If you or your group is interested in performing at the MOSAICS Festival, please use the form on the Contact page to tell us.
Entertainment for the 2014 MOSAICS Festival
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE STAGE
Friday, September 19, 2014
4:00 to 6:00 pm – 92.3 WIL LIVE Radio Remote – First Capitol & Main Street
Join “Cornbread Morning Show” co-host Judi Diamond at the 92.3 WIL tent to kick off the 2013 MOSAICS Festival.
5:00 to 7:00 pm – U.S. Air Force Hot Brass Band (SAFB) – Jefferson & N. Main
Hot Brass is an energetic and multi-talented group of musicians performing billboard and popular music hits, new and old. A subset of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass engages audiences through the Midwest in contemporary music tailored to meet the desires of the wide-range of listeners we serve.
Hot Brass serves as musical ambassadors for the Air Force in free civic outreach concerts to people of all ages throughout the band’s ten-state area of responsibility.
7:30 to 8:30 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) – Jefferson & N. Main
The St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) has a long history of excellence in the St. Charles community. This year, there are around 60 students in the ensemble. Along with playing in the orchestra, many of its members are involved with sports, theatre, academic clubs, and extracurricular activities. SCORCH performs many times throughout the year at concerts and community events. They recently traveled to Sandusky, Ohio for a “Music in the Parks” Competition, and they will soon be traveling to Walt Disney World to perform at a music festival. In both 2012 and 2013, the students were given the opportunity to work and perform with international recording artists PROJECT TRIO in their very own auditorium. The enthusiasm and dedication of these students comes outs every time they play their instruments. SCORCH is under the direction of Mrs. Amanda Davis.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
12:00 to 2:00 pm – The Original Boneheads – Jefferson & N. Main
The St. Louis Trombone Quartet, a.k.a. “The Original Boneheads”, has performed in the St. Louis metropolitan area since 1998, at events including art fairs, corporate parties, holiday music at hotels, church services, casinos, Wash U ceremonies, and Arena implosion parties. The group performs a very wide range of styles. The players in the group are amongst the busiest professionals in the area, performing with the Fox, Muny, and Loretto-Hilton pit orchestras, Scott Air Force Base ensembles, as well as orchestras, and local and touring dance and jazz bands of all sorts.
2:00 pm – Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps – on North Main Street
The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps was formed in 1992 as part of an effort by the community of St. Charles, Missouri, to honor Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark…and the Corps of Discovery…who spent five days in St. Charles in May 1804 making final preparations for their expedition across the Louisiana Territory.
Much like fifers and drummers for the past five centuries, The Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps is comprised of young people between the ages of 10 and 18. Their uniforms are patterned after those worn by U.S. Army 1st Infantry field musicians of 1804-1810: coats of red wool trimmed in blue; round hats adorned with black bear fur, white deer tails (which replaced the earlier feather plumes that were increasingly difficult to find on the frontier), and a black leather cockade with an eagle badge. The flag bearers are dressed identical to the musicians, but with opposite colors – blue coats with red facings – since they were part of the infantry line units. They carry the 15-star “Star Spangled Banner”, our nation’s flag from 1795-1818.
4:00 to 6:00 pm – The Blanchette Trio – Jefferson & N. Main
The Blanchette Trio features the talents of Alison Rolf on violin, Mary Bryant on clarinet and Nancy Schaaf on piano. Since 2002 the trio has been delighting audiences with their unique sound and diverse repertoire, including classical favorites, the best of Broadway, folk/international music and light jazz. They have performed at public and private events throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area at venues such as the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Missouri History Museum, New Town-St. Charles, Mt. Pleasant Winery and branches of the St. Charles City-County Library. The trio’s knack for making special occasions truly special has made them a popular choice for weddings and private parties. Individual ensemble experience among the trio includes the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Fabulous Fox Orchestra, Bach Society of St. Louis, Ballet Orchestra of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Union Avenue Opera and the King’s Chamber Orchestra (England). In addition to performing, they are committed music educators, teaching in private studios, for DaySpring School of the Arts, and as adjunct faculty for local universities.
6:00 to 7:00 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) – Washington & N. Main
7:00 to 9:00 pm – Ron Schneider & Coyote – Jefferson & N. Main
Ron Schneider has been playing locally for 30 years. He has spent most of that time as the front man for the band “Coyote”. Ron has a large and diverse song list. He can play soft and mellow at a winery, or hard-driven music in a rowdy bar.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:00 to 2:00 pm – Irie Sun – Jefferson & N. Main
An Acoustic Rock Duo from St. Louis, IRIE SUN features Connor Low, a 14 year old local Guitar Phenomenon, and Jessie Phillips, a 17 year old Singing Sensation. This duo plays music from across the decades including Classic Rock, Pop, Blues, Alternative, Soul, and much more.
Connor Low is an accomplished and experienced guitarist. Jessie Phillips is an amazing unique singer/ukulele player with a powerful, soulful voice. Together they perform music that will delight and inspire all ages. IRIE SUN has performed at local restaurants, coffee houses, events and other venues around the St. Louis area for the past two years.
2:15 pm – Lewis and Clark Fife & Drum Corps – on North Main Street
3:30 to 4:30 pm – St. Charles High School Orchestra (SCORCH) - Jefferson & N. Main
Saturday, September 20 – 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 21 – 12:00 until 4:00 pm
The Children’s Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the “Kids Creation Station” where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces. Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival.
The Children’s Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience. This year, these special projects will include sculpture, fiber and mixed media.
For more information on the 19th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call 314-482-5476 or visit www.stcharlesmosaics.org.
The 2014 Festival Submissions are now closed. Check back in January 2015 for information on next year’s Festival submissions
Artist Mediums – The annual MOSAICS Festival for the Arts is limited to 100 juried artists in varied media including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, print making, pastels, drawing, wood, jewelry, metalwork, glass, art to wear and mixed media.
Event Promotion – The MOSAICS Festival is promoted to the art-buying public via newspapers, radio, television, billboards, signage and social media across theSt. Louis metropolitan area.
Prizes – $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to participating artists.
Fees – Jury fees are $30, and Booth fees are $295 for a single booth. Corner and double booths are also available.
Amenities – Artist amenities include booth sitting, cold water delivered to booths, complimentary Artist Reception on Friday evening, complimentary Artist Breakfast on Sunday morning, a variety of restaurants within the festival area, and security provided both day and night.
The annual MOSAICS Festival is operated and managed by a dedicated group of volunteers providing continuity, constant improvement and a congenial atmosphere.
Where/How to Apply
If you have questions or need assistance, email MOSAICS with your name, phone number and question(s) – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts provides support to youth art activities including the Mentor Me Program and Exhibition, hosted by the Foundry Art Centre, which is located within one block of the MOSAICS Festival.
- Art Education
- Mentor Me
MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts offers an outstanding opportunity for sponsors to demonstrate their community involvement through an event that has provided art appreciation, entertainment, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for 20 years. This free festival in the City of St. Charles held on North Main Street in the Historic District, drawing visitors of all ages, families, art collectors, aspiring artists and people seeking a wonderful weekend from across the St. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities. Approximately 100 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards.
There are various sponsorship levels available for the 2014 MOSAICS Festival:
Platinum Sponsorships – $2,500 and above (cash or in-kind)
- Exclusive name sponsorship on banner/signage in area
- Name recognition on all media releases
- Full page color ad in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
- Eight complimentary tickets to Friday, September 19 opening reception
- Eight complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 21 Awards Breakfast
- One signed and framed 2014 artist poster
Gold Sponsorships – $1,000 – $2,000 (cash or in-kind)
- Gold sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Gold sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
- Six complimentary tickets to Friday, September 19 opening reception
- Six complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 21 Awards Breakfast
Silver Sponsorships – $500 -$999 (cash or in-kind)
- Silver sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Silver sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
- Four complimentary tickets to Friday, September 19 opening reception
- Four complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 21 Awards Breakfast
Bronze Sponsorships – $250- $500 (cash or in-kind)
- Bronze sponsorship listing on sign at festival location
- Bronze sponsorship listing in 2,500 festival programs (magazine style)
- Two complimentary tickets to Friday, September 19 opening reception
- Two complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 21 Awards Breakfast
Golf Cart Sponsorships – $330 (cash only) for two signs
MOSAICS’ staff and volunteers use seven golf carts to navigate throughout the three day festival, coordinating the artist’s booths, delivering supplies, and assisting with set-up and teardown. A 3’ x 1’ sign will hang at the front and back of each golf cart.
As a Golf Cart Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to present your company to more than 50,000 patrons as one who supports art and culture in our community. Your sponsorship allows Mosaics to provide art appreciation, children’s art education activities and enjoyment for everyone who attends. It is also an investment in the quality of life for our community now and throughout the year.
MOSAICS Festival Program Ads
The official MOSAICS Festival Program is a full color 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches on 80 # gloss coated magazine stock.
The Festival draws greater than 50,000 art collectors and visitors to Historic St. Charles and the metropolitan region. Distribution is free, on the festival grounds, and has an average of 2.7 readers per copy.
Reader Profile: Festival patrons are affluent, highly educated, and active purchasers of luxury goods.
Ad prices are as follows:
|Full Page Inside||5.5” x 8.5”||$300|
|Half Page||4.5” x 3.5”||$200|
|Quarter Page||2.5” x 3.5”||$100|
Program Ad Art Due by August 1, 2014!
We depend on volunteers to help in the planning and execution of all the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts:
Sponsorship Recruitment Committee – this Committee is dedicated to finding and working with potential sponsors for the MOSAICS Festival. Individuals may be the liaison between a select few companies, so having a few people working on this committee would be beneficial.
In-Kind Donation Solicitation Committee – this group helps source out the many in-kind donations necessary to host the annual MOSAICS Festival.
Set Up Committee – The Set Up Committee may also work on Friday evening’s Artist dinner distribution, and the Awards Breakfast on Sunday morning.
The Set Up Committee may also work on the Artists Reception on Friday evening, and the Artists Breakfast on Sunday morning.
Artists Liaison Committee – This Committee works the participating artists, assisting them with check-in, setting up their booths, etc.
Judges Liaison Committee – This Committee works the MOSAICS Festival judges, assisting them during the Festival jurying process.
Tear Down/Clean Up Committee – this group is the end of the event clean-up crew. We try and pull some of the volunteers from other volunteer areas for tear down/cleanup. The tasks are different depending on the show, but it is an overall packing up of all MOSAICS materials and transportation of items for yearly storage.
The Tear Down/Clean Up Committee may also work on the Artists Reception on Friday evening, and the Artists Breakfast on Sunday morning.
Please contact Art Festival Association Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or fill out the Volunteer form if you are interested in assisting with the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts.
Mentor Me Program and Exhibition
Its purpose is to recognize the school programs and teachers that create an environment to help students develop and nurture their skills in the arts. “Mentor Me” has touched lives of hundreds of children and inspired them to continue their love for the arts.
A “call for entry” is sent each year in the spring to schools in the St. Charles/St. Louis regional area. Teachers and students are invited to participate and showcase their works of art. Each art teacher is asked to select two student’s art work; and in the spirit of “Mentor Me”, each art teacher is exhibiting one recent piece of their own art work.
The 2014 “Mentor Me” Exhibition will be on display in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre from September 19 – October 19, 2014. The Foundry Art Centre is located at 520 North Main Centre in Historic St. Charles.
Students and teachers are recognized and given certificates of participation at the closing reception in October.
Please refer to the Mentor Me tab for more information.
The Children’s Village at the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts is a special place where kids of all ages can learn about and try their hand at the artistic process. This area includes the “Kids Creation Station” where young patrons under the age of 17 can utilize their artistic skills in creating their own masterpieces.
Each year, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association provides the art supplies necessary for children to create their own souvenir of their visit to the MOSAICS Festival.
The Children’s Village arts program and instruction is organized by the Foundry Art Centre, with supervision by professional artists and experienced art teachers for a truly educational hands-on experience.
The 18th Annual Exhibition
The 2014 Mentor Me Exhibition – celebrating its’ 18th Anniversary – will be September 19 through October 19, 2014 in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
Mentor Me, a program supported by Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, acknowledges Art Teachers and School Districts who create nurturing environments through which students can develop their skills in art. It also honors the selected students and celebrates their creative spirit. For eligibility in this program, Mentor Me requested that teachers from the St. Charles and St. Louis region select the artwork of up to 3 of their students for the exhibition. In addition, each teacher was asked to exhibit a piece of his or her own artwork.
A reception will be held on October 19, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Foundry Art Centre. Each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Governor Nixon. The reception is free and open to the public.
A special thank you goes out to Angela Fowle, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre and Diane Papageorge, Mentor Me Chairperson for their efforts in making the annual Mentor Me program a community success!
The schools, teachers, and students participating in the 2014 “Mentor Me” Exhibition:
Richard Simpson Elementary School
Nathan Driskell, 4th
Kaylee Horman, 1st
Olivia Dean, 5th
Jennings Senior High School
Antonisha Thomas, 12th
Lee Anthony Bogan, 12th
Elantra Goins, 11th
Murphy Elementary School
Colind Schlereth, 3rd
Luka Kolios, 3rd
Sabashton McCarter, 3rd
Ritenour High School
Sydney Pfeiffer, 12th
Louis Alheim, 12th
Samantha Murphy, 11th
Schrum Summer Art Program
Skyler Lee M. Serna, 4th
Alaina Ray M. Serna, 6th
Amelia S. Raziq, 1st
Gwendolyn E. Raziq, 6th
Hazelwood West High School
Brittany Wojciechowski, 12th
Lexi Paige, 11th
Taryn Freivogel, 11th
Maple Grove Elementary School
Emma Stout, 4th
Lily Shaffrey, 3rd
Rebecca Toohey, 2nd
Cedar Springs Elementary School
Aiden Cordell, 4th
Lillie Monje, 4th
Jeffery Hughes, 5th
Antonia Elementary School
Emma Prusinowski, 4th
Reese Wyman, 4th
MaKenna Henke, 4th
Fort Zumwalt South High School
Marisa Gannon, 12th
Zach Sayer, 11th
Lia Vitale, 11th
Emma Brown, 2nd
Amaree Johnson, 2nd
Emily Pickens, 1st
Bryan Middle School
Sydney Gibson, 6th
Riley Jamieson, 7th
Rayan Barghchoun, 7th
House Springs Elementary
Alexis Laster, 4th
Evelyn Bueter, 3rd
Lily Emery, 1st
Hazelwood West Middle School
Desirae Yost, 8th
Holly Withington, 8th
Maddie Juch, 9th
Blackhurst Elementary School
Allison Browning, 4th
Vander Kirschner, 2nd
Knoll Elementary School
Delaney Fullerton, Kindergarten
Barnwell Middle School
Chank Tran, 8th
Maggie Majeski, 8th
Jenny Rice, 8th
Monroe Elementary School
Jonovan Buckley, 3rd
Jesus Chanocua, 3rd
Becca Leeser, 1st
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