Trails West!® is an outdoor arts festival, hosted by the Allied Arts Council, celebrating the unique cultural heritage of St. Joseph, Mo. Now in its 21st year, the festival features fine arts, folk arts, culinary arts, music, dance and theatre. The 2013 festival will be held August 16-18 at Civic Center Park.
The Allied Arts Council is accepting entries through February 1, for the 2013 Trails West!® artwork competition. So grab your watercolors, charcoal, computers and other design tools, and start creating. The winning artist receives a $500.00 cash award. The winning artwork should embody the spirit of the Trails West!® 2013 theme: “170 Years of Innovation.” It will become the visual identification, or “logo,” for Trails West!® and the property of the Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph Missouri, Inc. The 2013 festival marks the 170th birthday of St. Joseph, Missouri. The winning artwork will be featured on festival buttons, merchandise and promotional materials including posters, brochures and billboards.
Entries must be received in the Council office by 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2013. Judging of entries will take place in February. Entrants will be notified when judging is completed. Winning artwork and artist will be announced to the media at a later date. The complete rules and application form are available online at www.trailswest.org or call Ashley Spalding at the Allied Arts Council, 816-233-0231, to have an entry form mailed to you.