MOSAICS Fine Art Festival announces Crowdfunding Campaign through the Art and Education Council

. August 2, 2018

The 24th Annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival is taking place the weekend of September 14-16, 2018 in Historic St. Charles, Missouri. Approximately 90 juried and invited artists will display and sell their works of art at this annual Arts Festival, which 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.

MOSAICS Fine Art Festival is excited to announce the organization’s first-ever crowdfunding effort on the Arts and Education Council’s stARTup-StL Crowdfunding platform. The campaign begins Wednesday, August 1 and runs through Friday, August 30, 2018. To learn more about this specific crowdfunding effort, follow the link: KeepArtHappening.org/stARTup-StL.

stARTup-StL Crowdfunding is a platform operated by the Arts and Education Council that connects donors with arts and arts education projects in their communities. Arts and culture organizations in the St. Louis region can post and promote projects in need of funding, then donors can contribute directly to the projects that they believe in.

This fundraising tool is made possible by the Arthur & Helen Baer Charitable Foundation. It was relaunched in 2016 as a successor to A&E’s original crowdfunding site, Power2Give.org. The crowdfunding platform has helped organizations raise more than $100,000 since its inception in 2014.

The proceeds of the stARTup-StL Crowdfunding campaign will allow the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival establish the new “Founders Award” to honor the recent passing of Joyce Rosen, one of the founders and a board member of the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival.

Joyce was an inspiration and a catalyst enabling many artists to pursue their craft. During her career as a leader within the St. Louis Metro area arts community, Joyce championed the arts. An artist herself, she was a supporter and an inspiration to both established and emerging artists. Along with building arts venues and organizations across the St. Louis area, Rosen was the founder and a leader of many arts festivals and events, including The Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis Artists Guild, Lake St. Louis Cultural Arts Commission, An Art Affair, Midwest Salute to the Masters, Best of Missouri Hands, along with the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival.

To mark her recent passing, the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival Board of Directors is asking the artists, organizations, friends, associates, and arts patrons whose lives Joyce touched through the arts to help create an ongoing legacy in her memory, in order to establish a new award for the professional artists who are juried and participate in the annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival – the “Founders Award”. With this campaign, the MOSAICS Fine Art Festival will be able to establish the seed funding for the Joyce Rosen “Founders Award” – to be awarded each year at the MOSAICS Festival to one juried artist by Joyce’s family, in the spirit of Joyce’s contributions to artists across the St. Louis area.

Commenting on this crowdfunding campaign, MOSAICS Board President Richard Baum notes, “There was no one in the St. Louis art community who did more to promote the visual arts than Joyce Rosen. The Board – along with Joyce’s family – are pleased to establish this new award, and to continue to enhance the legacy Joyce created.”

For more information about the 24th Annual MOSAICS Fine Art Festival, and the available paid and in-kind Sponsorships and Partnerships for the 2018 Festival, please call 314-482-5476 or visit www.stcharlesmosaics.org

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