56th annual meeting of the Allied Arts Council

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Please join us for our Annual Meeting and Mayor's Awards for the Arts. The evening celebrates the Council's past year's successes, looks forward to new opportunities in 2020 and honors outstanding artists, educators, volunteers, and leaders and organizations who make a lasting impact on the arts. 

2019 Annual Meeting and Mayor's Awards for the Arts

Please join us for our Annual Meeting and Mayor's Awards for the Arts

July 18, 2019
Fairview Golf Course
33 & Pacific, St. Joseph, MO
5:30 p.m. cocktails; 6:00 p.m. dinner

cash bar

Annual Meeting Agenda

Opening remarks  Dr. Melody Smith, president
Year in review Executive Director, Teresa Fankhauser
Recognition of Retiring Board Members Dr. Melody Smith
Financial Report Bob Dempster, Treasurer
Arts Fund Report Denise Meyer and Janie Findley
Election of Board of Directors Brendon Clark

July meeting of the Board of Directors

Report and Election of Officers Brendon Clark

Mayor's Awards for the Arts

Mayor's Awards for the Arts  Mayor Bill McMurray

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2018 Mayor's Awards for the Arts Winners

Arts Educator-Jennifer Stammers                         Individual Leadership- Carroll & Pat Cathey

Outstanding Volunteer-Lanny Ellis                        Youth Artist- Sydney VanDyke  

Organizational Achievement in the Arts-               Robidoux Resident Theatre, Theatre League 

  David H. Morton

 Memorial Fund for the Arts

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The David H. Morton Memorial Fund for the Arts was established in 1986 to pay tribute to Mr. Morton’s leadership in the St. Joseph arts community.  Memorials are accepted at any time and are solicited to commemorate a special event, or just to promote the arts.

The Morton Fund is able to fund up to $2,000 for a cultural event with consideration given to new and innovative programs and/or projects.

Recent Morton Fund Awardees 

Saint Joseph Symphony - Classical Jazz

St. Joseph Chapter, American Guild of Organists - Pedals, Pipes & Pizza and the Christopher Houlihan Organ Recital

Allied Arts Council - Traffic Box Public Art Project

St. Joseph Museums, Inc. Edmund J. Eckel, Architect of St. Joseph

Coleman Hawkins Jazz Heritage Society - Coleman Hawkins
Blues Festival & Jazz Festival

St. Joseph Community Chorus Rejoice and Sing
- A Festival of Hymns

Performing Arts Association - The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Workshop & Performance

St. Joseph Museums, Inc. - Confluence: The Great Flood of 1993

Saint Joseph Symphony - Holiday at the Ballet

Creative Arts Productions - Madagascar, Jr.

Missouri Western State University School of Fine Arts -

St. Joseph Downtown Association – “Celtic Street Faire”

Performing Arts Association “Todd Oliver & Friends Workshops and Performance”

South St. Joseph Development Corporation Building Mural at East elevation of 401 Illinois Avenue