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Liberty Cap Brewing Co. is partnering with Allied Arts Council for St. Joseph’s first independent beer and wine festival. The inaugural fundraising event is dubbed IndieCraft, and focuses on the independent brewers and winemakers across the Midwest, with proceeds of the festival benefiting the Allied Arts Council.

IndieCraft takes place August 17, 2019 at Civic Park. The festival offers guests a chance to sample different beers and wines as well as buy products and merchandise from the vendors on site. Event goers can also expect art and live music to round out their experience.

“We are always striving to create events for our community members to come together and enjoy,” said Teresa Fankhauser, AAC executive director.

The tickets are Early Bird, General Admission, and VIP. The VIP tickets include early admission to the festival as well as a tour of Liberty Cap Brewing Co. Tickets limitless free samples, with the first 1500 receiving a keepsake tasting glass. For a full-size beer or glass of wine, drink tickets will be available for purchase. There are also discounted Designated Driver tickets available with purchase of a GA or VIP ticket.

For tickets and more information, visit www.allied-arts-council.ticketleap.com, call 816.233.0231, or email hannah.kleopfer@stjoearts.org. You may also stop by the Allied Arts Council office, located at 118 S 8th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri, 64501.


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For more information or to make a donation to the Arts Fund, contact the Allied Arts Council at 816.233.0231 or visit the office at 118 South 8th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501

The Arts Fund kicked-off April 5, 2019 at the Ruby Theater with a breakfast hosted by The Robidoux Resident Theatre. The theme to this year’s campaign is Creating Art, Creating Community.

Campaign Co-Chairs Janie Findley and Denise Meyer have the goal to raise $230,000 for the Arts Fund this year after raising $228,000 the previous year. 

The Arts Fund at the time of the kick off was  $68,677.  Fundraising for the campaign goes on through the end of April, but pledges may be made until June 30.

The Arts Fund is an annual united campaign to support the activities of the Allied Arts Council, Creative Arts Productions, RiverSong, Performing Arts Association, Robidoux Resident Theatre, St. Joseph Community Chorus, and the Saint Joseph Symphony. 

Your donation helps us create art and create community. Donate today!


New Mural to Grace South St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH, MO- The South St. Joseph Development Corporation has selected Kathy Liao as the muralist to cover the east exterior wall of 402 Illinois Ave.

Applicants were required to feature at least one of four themes in the mural: stockyards, working men/women, industry, and/or immigration. Liao featured all four in her concept design, featuring some of St. Joseph’s own community members.

“With this mural, I want to highlight the Southside pride in its rich history in the industry and promote South St. Joseph’s ethnically diverse working class population,” Liao said.

The sub-themes required by the SSJDC were past-present-future and notable historical figures from the area.

Liao is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Painting and Printmaking at Missouri Western State University. She plans to use this mural as a project for her students to participate in, learning the history of murals, creating public art proposal applications, and the prep, set-up, and design of painting a mural over an 8-week course.

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