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What is the Allied Arts Council?

The Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph, Missouri exists "to bring arts and people together."  Founded in 1963,
the Council is one of the oldest in the State of Missouri and is acknowledged statewide as an arts leader. In 1990, the
City of St. Joseph designated the Allied Arts Council as the City's official community arts agency.  Operated with a staff
of four and a volunteer base approaching 2,000, the Council takes the lead in our community in organizing, fund-raising,
advocating, educating, and servicing the local arts community.

Organizational membership in the Council is open to non-profit agencies who provide arts related activities. Currently fourteen
arts and cultural agencies are members.  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
® arts festival.

Call to Artists for the
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.   

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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