- Art Education
- Mentor Me
- Art for Youth
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 2016 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 approximately 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 approximately 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, 2016!
We depend on volunteers to help in the planning and execution of all the annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts:
Grant/Sponsorship Committee – this Committee is dedicated to finding and working with potential companies and foundations that provide grants, and corporate and community sponsors for the MOSAICS Festival. Individuals may be the liaison between a select few companies/foundations/organizations, 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 works on the logistics prior to and setting up on the Friday for the annual MOSAICS Festival. The Set Up Committee may also work on other activities as they pertain to the MOSAICS Festival.
Artists Liaison Committee – This Committee works the participating artists, assisting them with check-in and setting up their booths, providing them booth sitters and delivering food/beverages, and other activities during the MOSAICS Festival.
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.
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 “Mentor Me” Exhibition is typically on display in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre from September through October each year. 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.
Children’s Village – sponsored by Mercy Kids
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 20th Annual Exhibition
The 2016 “Mentor Me” Exhibition – celebrating its’ 20th Anniversary – will be on display September 14th through October 9th, 2016 in the Baue Family Children’s Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
The annual “Mentor Me” exhibition is an opportunity for students and teachers to participate in a collaborative show. The purposes of “Mentor Me” are:
•To recognize young artists for their creativity, imagination, and consistency of their work in the arts.
•To recognize art teachers to their dedication in nurturing the arts within their students.
•To recognize the schools committed to helping their students further develop their skills in the fine arts.
“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 is asked to exhibit a piece of his or her own artwork. There are 10 schools participating in the 2016 “Mentor Me” program —10 teachers and 26 students—for a total of 36 participants.
A Closing Reception will be held on October, 9th, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm 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 Melissa Whitwam, M.F.A, Executive Director for the Foundry Art Centre, and Mentor Me Chairperson and Artist Advisory Board Member Diane Papageorge, for their efforts in making the annual “Mentor Me” program a community success!
The schools, teachers, and students participating in the 2016 “Mentor Me” Exhibition include:
Blackhurst Elementary School
Ella King, 3rd
Bryan Middle School
Donovan Kuehn, 7th
Elise Voss, 7th
Lily Martin, 6th
Cedar Springs Elementary School
Morgan Ellison, 2nd
Maddie Brown, 1st Cameron Funke, 4th
Christ, Prince of Peace
Cindy Cooney Gabe Flowers, 6th Bridget Probst, 4th Elizabeth Hickman, 7th
Hazelwood West High School
Alexis Forrest, 11th
Emily Farinella, 11th
Holly Withington, 9th
Hazelwood West Middle School
House Springs Elementary School
Michelle Howard Haley Mauzey, 3rd Danielle Slaughter, 3rd Stormi Pinkston, Kindergarten
Murphy Elementary School
Michael Reinheimer, 1st
Sara Grace, 1st
Aadyn Russell, 1st
Null Elementary School
April Zhang, 4th
Seckman Middle School
Gwen Santoscoy, 8th
Gabby Marsh, 7th
Avery Setlich, 7th
Art for Youth Gallery
The Art for Youth Gallery is a special area where children under the age of 18 can explore their personal taste in art, learn about different styles of art and purchase professional art donated by Festival artists for a nominal fee.
The Art for Youth Gallery is sponsored by Mercy Kids.