Find out who is going to be showing their work at the 2013, 19th 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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Call to Entry is now open for the 2013 MOSAICS Festival.Apply online via ZAPPlication.com
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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 18 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.
Nearly 120 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 to more than 75,000 people at the 19th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 13-15, 2013.
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 13th; 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday, September 14th; and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 15th. The three-day festival includes:
- Nearly 120 juried and invited artists from across the state, region and country will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the media represented. More than $5,000 in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists.
- A Performance Stage will showcase a variety of musical and performing artists from across the region, offering both traditional favorites and eclectic arrangements.
- Children’s Village, located on the 300 block ofNorth 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.
- 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 theMentor Me program for the past 14 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Governor Jay Nixon.
The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center, just off ofHistoric Main Street.
- Blank Canvas Studios is partnering with MOSAICS Art Festival Association for the 2012 Festival event, and will participate with an artist’s display located near the Children’s Village area.
Blank Canvas Studio is an art-based day program associated with Resources for Human Development-Missouri (RHD-Missouri), which has been providing services to people with developmental disabilities in theSt. Louismetro area since May 2008.
The goal of Blank Canvas Studio is to provide individuals labeled developmentally disabled with the tools and materials to create art and the supports to define themselves as artists. Each artist is given opportunities to creatively express themselves through many mediums – painting, sculpting, graphic design, illustration and drawing, photography and video, music, etc.
Check out some of our juried artist’s work from the 2012 Festival.
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 2013 MOSAICS Festival, please use the form on the Contact page to tell us.
Featured artists from the 2012 MOSAICS Festival
Lewis & Clark Fife and Drum Corps
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.Visit their Website
Misty Mountain Bluegrass
Misty Mountain was formed in 2011. It is made up of five very seasoned bluegrass musicians from central Missouri – Dennis Strothcamp sings lead and plays mandolin, Chris Valley sings and plays bass, JR Walther plays banjo and Donna Rehagen sings and plays fiddle. Darrell Jones plays acoustic guitar.
Misty Mountain Bluegrass consists of members of the former WindyRidge Bluegrass band. They play traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and old country. They all play for their love of music. The band realizes the talents that they have are, God gifted talents, and they love to share them. They have fun when they are performing and hope the audience has fun also.Visit their Facebook Page
The Blanchette Trio
The unique sound of Trio Blanchette was born in the city of St. Charles, when violinist Alison Rolf, clarinetist Mary Bryant, and pianist Nancy Schaaf brought their rich musical experience together for a truly delightful collaboration. Named after St. Charles founder Louis Blanchette, Trio Blanchette is certainly a hometown favorite of St. Charles, but has no less been entertaining listeners throughout the whole metropolitan St. Louis area with their versatile styling of classical favorites, memorable melodies, the best of Broadway and toe-tapping jazz.See them on YouTube
The Buckhannon Brothers
The Buckhannon brothers perform old-time traditional instrumental music featuring the guitar, mandolin and string bass.
The group plays in St. Louis as well as around east central Missouri and southern Illinois for square and line dances. They also teach and call old-time square dances.
The Buckhannon Brothers regularly perform at old-time national music festivals, and have been instrumental (pun intended) in several projects dedicated to the preservation of old-time string band music, such as field recordings produced by the Missouri Friends of the Folk Arts (University of Missouri at Columbia archives). Their talents as old-time musicians have been preserved for posterity on recordings archived in the Library of Congress and their recordings have been used as authentic auditory complements to two historical documentaries!Visit their Website
Concord Hill Boys
The band known as the Concord Hill Boys – with Rod Adelson, George McVicker, and Ed Drone – regularly “tear it up” in the St. Charles area, with their unique style and intricate take on classic, old-time instrumental music featuring banjo picking, string bass, and rhythm guitar.See them on YouTube
Call to Entry is now open for the 2013 MOSAICS Festival.
Artist Mediums – The annual MOSAICS Festival for the Arts is limited to 120 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 – Apply online via ZAPPlication.com
If you have questions or need assistance, email MOSAICS with your name, phone number and question(s) – email@example.com.
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 19 years. This free festival in the City ofSt. Charles held onNorth Main Street in the Historic District, drawing visitors of all ages, families, art collectors, aspiring artists and people seeking a wonderful weekend from across theSt. Louis metropolitan region and surrounding states. The festival is also accessible to individuals of all abilities. Nearly 114 juried artists exhibit, sell their art, and compete for cash prize awards.
There are various sponsorship levels available for the 2012 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 14 opening reception
- Eight complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 16 artists’ brunch
- One signed and framed 2012 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 14 opening reception
- Six complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 16 artists’ brunch
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 14 opening reception
- Four complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 16 artists’ brunch
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 14 opening reception
- Two complimentary tickets to Sunday, September 16 artists’ brunch
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, 2012!
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 – This committee is needed a few days prior, and Friday before the Festival opens, to set up booths, handle paperwork and any other on-site details necessary for the Festival event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2012 “Mentor Me” Exhibition will be on display in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre from September 13 – October 13, 2013. 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 16th Annual Exhibition
The 2013 Mentor Me Exhibition – celebrating its’ 17th Anniversary – will be September 13 through October 13, 2013 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.
The Mentor Me program is hosted in conjunction with annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts.
A special thank you goes out to Laura Helling, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre; Diane Papageorge, Mentor Me Chairperson; and Angela Fowle, Exhibitions Manager at the Foundry Art Centre for their efforts in making the 2013 Mentor Me program a community success!
THE SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE 2012 MENTOR ME PROGRAM:
Barnwell Middle School
Cortney Gibson, 8th
Lavanya Kolluru, 8th
Amy Wedewer, 8th
Hazelwood Central High School
Kami Litton and Byron Rogers
Elegance Davis, 12th
Matthew Fields, 10th
Janessa Jenkins, 12th
Genesis Pizzaro, 12th
Hazelwood West High School
Tavish Anderson, 12th
Caitlin Mills, 11th
Fatma Mutan, 11th
Lewis & Clark Elementary
Jabri Gamble, 4th
Grace Walchli, 3rd
Sarah Wyble, 5th
St. Charles High School
Abby Birhanu and John (Marty) Warren
Deion Dixon, 12th
Markeon Edwards, 12th
Kimmy Gray, 12th
Olivia Hollander, 12th
Casey Joslin, 12th
Mickie Plummer, 12th
St. Peters Elementary
Tatum Chappins, Kindergarten
Melissa Parker, 2nd
Gabriella Starman, 1st
Valley Park Elementary
Ethan Harwell, 2nd
Tracy Ling, 3rd
Arielle Pedersen, 2nd
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