Artists For a Cause - Connecting Artists and Charities
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Upcoming Events

At Artists for a Cause there is always something on the horizon to look forward to! In addition to helping our community through our many program offerings, we also cherish opportunities to connect with our amazing network of artists and supporters. Be it through our program events, music salons or our fundraisers, we welcome your attendance, involvement, and feedback.

There's so much coming up, so please stay tuned for updates!

      January 18, 2019 Dance for Food  
      January 20, 2019 Dance for Food  
      Ongoing At Grand Oaks, Palm City, FL  
      Ongoing Therapeutic Arts with Valerie Lally  
      Ongoing Therapeutic Arts with Ginger Carslake  
      Ongoing Therapeutic Art Class for Kids  
      Ongoing Therapeutic Arts Outreach:  A4AC Pine School Club, “Share Arts” Program   

Upcoming Events

Dance for Food - STL

Friday, January 18 at 7:30 pm (pre-show at 7:00)
The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 

Sunday, January 20 at 3:30 (pre-show at 3:00)
The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 

Recent Events

Artists for a Cause is not giving up!


We are returning to Florida to continue our popular Dance For Food! Now in its tenth year, Dance for Food showcases exceptional, professional talent and provides an hour of contemporary dance to an audience whose only admission fee is a bag of unexpired, nonperishable goods.

Dance for Food is our way of raising food for the hungry while delivering a cultural experience to the community and bringing the dance community together to help those in need. 

Last year’s Dance for Food series collected nearly 5,000 pounds of food which was donated to local food pantries. This year, partners include the Farmworker Coordinating Counsel and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.  To date, Dance for Food has raised and distributed nearly 18 tons of food to the Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches.

Salon Series 

Sunday, Dec 3, 6pm - Completed

Monday, Jan 15, 6pm - Completed

Sunday, Feb 25, 6pm - Completed

Monday, April 9, 6pm -  Completed

The Cotter's Salon Series are intimate gatherings hosted by Tim & Maureen Cotter at their home in Mariner Sands Country Club. In addition to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests are treated to performances by exceptional young A4AC talent. Industry professionals are also invited to give feedback, useful to the development of our young talent. This program has been so successful that we will be replicating it in more communities in Florida and in the St. Louis area.

We want to thank all attendees and are especially thankful to Tim and Maureen Cotter for all that they have done to support our cause and make this opportunity possible for all of us!

If you or someone you know in either Martin County, Florida or St. Louis City or County would be interested to host an event that could support the development of young artists that are actively involved with Artists for a Cause programs, please email

Trivia Night!

May 18, 7pm (Or come at 6pm to mix and mingle)
St. Francis Xavier College Church Ballroom
3628 Lindell Blvd. 

RSVP Here! 

Join us for a fun-filled evening of trivia and games! All proceeds will go to benefit A4AC!

Ongoing Therapeutic Arts at Grand Oaks, Palm City, FL

The Grand Oaks of Palm City has booked regular slots to provide ongoing Therapeutic Arts for their residents! We'd like to thank both the Grand Oaks and our talented artists for your ongoing participation in our Therapeutic Arts program.  

Jonathan Cummings:                First Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

Carla Holbrook:                         Second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.  

Mary Murphy:                             Last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 

Melanie Steinke:                        Third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m.  

Jackie Robbins:                         First Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. (memory care)  

Karin Leone:                               Fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.   

Valerie Lally (watercolor):        Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  

Therapeutic Arts with Val Lally

Ongoing - 8 sessions
Beginning November 23
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Val Lally works with groups of residents at Grand Oaks Palm City helping them to create visual art in a therapeutic environment. She instructs them in water color and guides them creatively so they can benefit from the positive and healing effects of creating art.

Therapeutic Arts with Ginger Carslake

Ongoing - 10 week series
Beginning June 21

Ginger Carslake works with several residents at the Lynmoore at Lawnwood helping them to create visual art in a therapeutic environment. She instructs them in water color and guides them creatively so they can benefit from the positive and healing effects of creating art.

Ginger will now be a fixture at Lynmoore, teaching classes the first Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m for 10 weeks.

Therapeutic Art Class for Kids

Ongoing - Dates to be annouced. 

Art and music therapy are proven to be useful because of their inherent ability to surpass language barriers and achieve therapeutic gains in a safe environment. The program has received many accolades from staff and students. We are working to partner with many of the Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Martin County as we work to recieve funding to do so. 

Therapeutic Arts Outreach:  A4AC Clubs “Share Arts” Program

Through Share Arts students gain leadership skills as they showcase their talents and share their arts education with others. Pictured here is former president of the Pine School Club, Kevin Paul. Kevin pioneered this outreach together with teacher sponsor, Adison Lax. The kids they served have had access to arts education opportunities, and a real connection with gifted arts students. Our hope this year is to expand these programs to all of our school clubs. 


We would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Please, click to learn more!

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Elisabeth Lahti| The Elmezzi Foundation | Forest Hills Funeral Home |The Firefly Group | Maureen & Tim Cotter | Amethyst Fund
NisAir Air Conditioning| Gordon & Doner | Gunster | Women Supporting the Arts | Forest Hills | Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith
The MAH Foundation | Style Encore | StarStruck Academy & Theatre | Avenue Entertainment | Advanced Printing

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Artists for a Cause, Inc.
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St. Louis, MO   63103 

Phone: 917-662-7681

Artists for a Cause, Inc.
is exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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