Missouri Arts Council awards its largest grant to date from the state agency to the nonprofit.
(St. Charles, Mo., Aug. 23, 2023) Mosaics Fine Art Festival recently received a $24,381 grant with public support from the Missouri Arts Council (MAC), a state agency which supports the arts that strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Missouri. This is the largest MAC grant to date that the art festival has received in its 28-year history.
The grant will support Mosaics Fine Art Festival’s 2023 annual event, which will take place Sept. 15 through 17. The three-day festival includes over 100 juried artists from 16 states who will exhibit artwork available for purchase. The family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, will be held along several blocks of North Main St. in Historic St. Charles, Mo. where more than 30 restaurants and over 75 shops are located.
MAC provides funding to nonprofit organizations through grants that support quality arts programming throughout the state. The grant application scoring criteria is based on a project’s artistic quality, community involvement, and management ability. To support a full creative life for all, MAC commits to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible state.
“This grant enables our organization to create the most all-encompassing festival for people of all ages,” said Mosaics Fine Art Festival president Denise Wulff. “We greatly appreciate the Missouri Arts Council’s support for an event that has been a part of the St. Charles community for nearly three decades.”
The Mosaics Fine Art Festival is a nonprofit organization that showcases local and regional artists while educating the community’s children and adults in how art can enhance their lives. The festival features a wide array of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists in all media. For more information, call (314) 406-2067 or visit Mosaics Fine Art Festival.