St Joseph Sculpture Walk (Missouri) – Call For Artists
[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Allied Arts Council, along with the City of St Joseph announces a call for artists for the 11th annual St Joseph Sculpture Walk.
Teresa Fankhauser, Executive Director of the Allied Arts Council, hopes to see new artists apply and display their sculptures. “People love walking Downtown and seeing the sculptures,” Fankhauser said. “The sculptures help make Downtown a destination and it’s terrific when another one becomes permanent in St. Joseph.”
Apply by: 13 February 2024
The St Joseph Sculpture Walk is an exhibit of beautiful outdoor sculptures displayed for one year in Downtown St Joseph, Missouri. The selected sculptures will be displayed June 12, 2024 through May 12, 2025. Artists receive a $750 honorarium per sculpture selected and compete for up to $13,000 in cash prize awards. Each sculpture is for sale to the public. One sculpture is purchased to become a permanent part of St Joseph’s public art collection each year.
The public is invited to join in the guided First Walk on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, through social media, email blasts, and the press. Invitations to the First Walk reception are sent to community leaders and arts supporters. The sculptors are invited to the reception and encouraged to talk about their sculpture during the First Walk. The reception is very well attended with the Mayor of St Joseph, city council members, and business leaders joining in the event. Reception attendees and walkers from all over the Midwest meet at the corner of 8th and Felix at 6:30 PM to begin the tour of the new sculptures.
This Allied Arts Council program is made possible through a partnership with the City of St Joseph, the St Joseph Downtown Community Improvement District, business sponsors, and Friends of the Sculpture Walk.
Additionally, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Buchanan County assists in promoting the St Joseph Sculpture Walk with the paid marketing of the event through an annual grant.
About Allied Arts Council
The Allied Arts Council was organized in 1963 to provide service to St Joseph area arts organizations, artists, and the general public. The Council has since grown into a federation of fourteen arts agencies and now produces community arts programs, raises funds, promotes public awareness, and provides service and support to its member agencies. The Allied Arts Council seeks to make St Joseph a better place to live through the arts. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for the arts and to its member organizations.
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