MOSAICS, Missouri Festival for the Arts

  • From: September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Friday 4-9PM, Saturday 11AM-9PM, Sunday 11AM-5PM
  • Location: Historic Main Street
  • Address: 100 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301
  • Contact: Richard Baum
  • Phone: 314-482-5476

Several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles will play host to more than 75,000 people at the 22nd annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 16-18, 2016. 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 three-day festival includes:

Approximately 100 juried artists from across the state, region and country will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Artists from 17 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 original music.

Children's Village, presented by Mercy Kids, is located on the 400 block of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles. This area will provide Hands-On Art experiences for children of all ages. Children will work with instructors to create their own unique memento of the Festival.

The Art for Youth Gallery returns to the MOSAICS Festival this year. This special gallery allows children to purchase professional art at a nominal fee, fostering art appreciation among the kids 18 years and younger. This unique gallery area is presented by Mercy Kids.

Blank Canvas Studios and Preferred Family Healthcare's A.R.T.C. Program (Achieving Recovery Through Creativity), are partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2016 Festival event, and both community organizations will participate with artist displays. Missouri Ballet Theatre will join MOSAICS again this year with a booth and dancers interacting with Festival attendees on Saturday, September 17th.

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 20 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation. The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre from September 13-October 9th.

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