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What is the Allied Arts Council?

The Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph, Missouri is a non-profit organization that exists "to bring arts and people together."  Founded in 1963, the Council is one of the oldest in the State of Missouri, is acknowledged statewide as an arts leader and was designated as the official community arts agency by the City of St. Joseph.  Operating with a staff of four and a volunteer base approaching 2,000, the Council takes the lead in in organizing, fundraising, advocating, educating and servicing the local St. Joseph arts community and provides educational programs, art exhibits, summer youth programs and the annual Trails West!® Festival.

Organizational membership in the Council is open to non-profit agencies who provide arts-related activities. There are currently 16 arts and cultural member agencies.  As an umbrella agency, the Council assists with scheduling, funding, and marketing for all member agencies. The Council is also working with the city of St. Joseph to increase marketing for the major performing arts center in the city, The Missouri Theater.

The Council provides educational programs, art exhibits, summer youth arts programs, and operates the annual Trails West!® Festival.

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2017 Sculpture Walk



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Join us August 18-21, 2017 to celebrate Trails West!® festival’s 25th year and the total solar eclipse in one fun-filled, exciting weekend!  St. Joseph is one of the prime locations to view the first total solar eclipse in 99 years, and St. Joseph expects 50,000 to 500,000 tourists to descend upon St. Joseph and Trails West!® is a perfect viewing venue. We are looking for quality fine artists, and crafters and food vendors who offer more than ordinary festival food.   

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Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph
118 South 8th Street ~ St. Joseph, Missouri  64501 
Phone:  816.233.0231 ~ Fax:  816.233.6704 
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