Mosaics Fine Art Festival recently received a $6,000 grant from the Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) as part of its 2022 St. Charles Tourism Grant Program.
The grant will support Mosaics Fine Art Festival’s 27th annual event, which will take place Sept. 16 through 18. The three-day festival includes approximately 80 juried artists from more than 15 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.
The Greater Saint Charles CVB promotes St. Charles – Missouri’s oldest and largest historic district – as a destination for conventions, sporting events, and leisure travel. Responsibilities include assisting day-to-day tourists with their questions, itineraries, and information needs.
“The Greater Saint Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau has been a true advocate of our art festival for many years,” said Denise Wulff, president of Mosaics Fine Art Festival. “The generous grant will be used to support our upcoming annual art festival, which has taken place in downtown St. Charles for the past 26 years.”
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.
Mosaics Fine Art Festival recently added Diana Nash and Justine Riggs to its board of directors.
In addition to being named a board member, Nash manages the festival’s Joyce Rosen Scholarship entries and exhibits. She is a retired adjunct English professor at St. Charles Community College. Nash previously taught speech, drama and English at Fort Zumwalt High School North and retired from Francis Howell Middle School. Nash was responsible for integrating middle school mainstream, hearing impaired, and special needs students in the drama program. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Lindenwood University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication and Rhetoric from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
In addition to serving on the board, Riggs will oversee the festival’s new Artists for Adoption Pet Pavilion, which will be open to families interested in adopting pets from local rescue organizations. Riggs is a published author and is self-employed in the health and wellness industry as a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Arbonne District Manager, and Intuitive Coach. She holds the role of Corporate Associate for Cole and Assoc. Engineering, which consists of identifying charities and community services that align with Cole’s values, in addition to assisting with enhancement of their internal wellness program. She co-founded CHAMP (Citizens Helping American Military Personnel) and raised funds for the purpose of sending care packages to our active military deployed overseas. She has served on boards for the Crisis Nursery, the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation, and the St. Charles County Association of Realtors.
“We are excited to welcome Diana and Justine to our board of directors,” said Denise Wulff, president of Mosaics Fine Art Festival. “They both bring much-needed experience to our organization, as well as share a passion for our community’s 27-year-old festival.”
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. The three-day festival held Sept. 16 through Sept. 18 includes approximately 80 juried artists from more than 15 states who will exhibit artwork available for purchase. For more information, call (314) 406-2067.