Joplin Arts Fest Patron Program
How Does a Patron Help an Arts Festival?
When we think of an arts festival, we think of mingling with friends around artists, music, and food. From the artists’ perspective, attending an arts festival is a business decision. For festival artists, participating in an outdoor show represents an opportunity for income – it is a means of support for themselves, their families, and their passion. A Patron Program can help sway their decision on which arts festivals to attend.
Participation in an arts festival is an investment that is not taken lightly. On any given weekend during the festival season, artists can choose from several options throughout the Midwest in hopes of making a profit. Which festivals should they invest their time and money? Three factors help make this decision for the artist: anticipated sales, judge’s awards, and Patron Program support.
Why Should You Become a Patron?
Your decision to become a Patron is a sign that you value arts and culture in Joplin. Your contribution will help ensure that this celebrated community festival remains free to attend and continues to enrich the quality of life in Southwest Missouri. Becoming a Patron also encourages talented artists from around the United States to come to Joplin. It stresses to our artists that Joplin Arts Fest is a great place to exhibit and sell their work, and in addition to the wonderful crowds attending the Festival, there are already existing pre-pledged art buyers.
The Patron Experience: To say thanks for your generous contribution, we’d like to give you the VIP treatment! Along with the personal benefits listed below, proceeds from this program will support the Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County, the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, and Kiwanis Christmas Parties at various Joplin elementary schools.
Patron’s Will Receive
Invitation to Patron Program Reception: This Patron’s only party will kick-off Joplin Arts Fest 2019 on Friday from 5–7 pm. During the 5 pm to 6 pm hour the artists will be present at the reception. This will be a great opportunity for you to get to know some of the artists. The festival will open at 6 pm, which will give you an opportunity to start shopping for your favorite art.
Art Bucks: Patrons will receive art bucks based on their level of participation. These art bucks can be spent at any artist’s booth during the festival and must be spent the year of purchase. Unspent Art Bucks will benefit the Joplin Kiwanis Club’s youth-oriented programs.
Patron Badge: Identifies you to the artists as a Patron of the Arts. Present these to Artists when purchasing their artwork. These are displayed in the artist’s booth and make them feel great!
Complimentary Drink Tickets: The drink tickets can be redeemed for your favorite adult beverage at the Kiwanis Club of Joplin’s Beer & Wine Tent.
Official Signed Poster: An official posted signed by the festival’s 2019 Featured Artists.
Hospitality Area: Access throughout Joplin Arts Fest (with use of Patron Badge) to a special hospitality area exclusively for the Patrons and artists.
2019 Patron Levels of Participation
Novice Collector—I am interested in Starting or growing my young art collection. I am eager to build my collection at the Joplin Arts Fest. This level includes: 1 Commemorative Tote Bag, Patrons VIP Badge, 2 Patron Award Ribbons, 2 Drink Tickets, 1 Signed Poster, and $150 in Art Bucks. Cost $180.
Accomplished Collector—I currently have a few pieces of original and reproduction artwork. I look forward to adding to my collection with new and exciting art offered duringthe Joplin Arts Fest. This level includes: 1 Commemorative Tote Bag, Patrons VIP Badge, 4 Patron Award Ribbons, 4 Drink Tickets, 1 Signed Poster, and $250 in Art Bucks. Cost $285.
Master Collector—I am a proud art collector! I always enjoy viewing and purchasing new artwork from both regionally known artists and national artists at the Joplin Arts Fest. This level includes: 1 Commemorative Tote Bag, Patrons VIP Badge, 6 Patron Award Ribbons, 4 Drink Tickets, 1 Signed Poster, 1 Signed Giclee, and $500 in Art Bucks. Cost $550.
Executive Collector—I realize that art only enhances the beauty of my home and office! I know exactly the kind of artwork I prefer, and I look forward to adding to my collection at the Joplin Arts Fest. This level includes: 1 Commemorative Tote Bag, Patrons VIP Badge, 8 Patron Award Ribbons, 6 Drink Tickets, 1 Signed Poster, 1 Signed Giclee, and $1,000 in Art Bucks. Cost $1,050.
Guest Tickets—You may purchase 1 Guest Ticket with each ticket you purchase from above. Each Guest Ticket includes: 1 Patrons VIP Badge, 2 Drink Tickets, and 2 Award Ribbons. Cost $25.
How to Become A Patron
To participate in the Patron Program, you can either purchase tickets online by clicking the buttons above or by contacting Steve Doerr at 417-529-3730. Deadline to join Joplin Arts Fest 2019 Patron Program: September 1, 2019
Please contact Steve Doerr at (417) 529-3730.