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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!

      October 21 El Sol Fest - Call for Artists  
      October 28 Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert  
      November 4 Dance for Food  
      November 5 Dance for Food  
      November 18 Dance for Food  
      November 19 Dance for Food  
      December 3 Cotter's Salon Series  
      December 12 Salon Showcase STL  
      January 11 Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert  
      January 12 Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert  
      January 18 Dance for Food - St. Louis  
      January 14 Salon Series  
      January 25 Dance for Food - St. Louis  
      February 6 Salon Showcase STL  
      February 23 Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert  
      February 25 Singing with the Stars  
      February 25 Cotters Salon Series  
      March 2 Broadway Music on Tour, Mariner Sands Charity Week  
      March 3 Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert  
      April 6 Broadway Music on Tour  
      April 9 Cotter's Salon Series  
      April 19 Gala Event - St. Louis  
      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   

EL Sol Fest - Call for Artists

Performing artists who want free professional video and
visual artists looking to showcase their art, read this...

El Sol Fest 2017, to be held October 29 in Jupiter, Florida typically features Mayan painters, and now also hopes to attract a diverse collection of artists for this family friendly event.

They are looking for painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans to sell and showcase their work.

More than 3,000 attendees are expected at this year’s festival, and vendors will have the opportunity to reach a diverse audience of art lovers - but space is limited.

El Sol Fest is a highly visible event that will be heavily promoted in print, television, radio, online and through other promotional venues. The festival will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 106 Military Trail in Jupiter. Admission is free.


There are also opportunities for performing artists! A sound system and stage will be available, and professional videographers will be creating videos to help artists promote their work.  Videos which you can retain, reuse for your own promotion!
 

To participate:

Submit three images of artwork.


Early bird registration is $40 through July 31.
Artists must provide or rent a tent. Artists requiring rental of a tent, table and chairs can register for $145.

Artist registration is $60 after July 31.


Performing artists can contact Vanessa Ibarra at 561-745-9860.

Interested? Visit their website to learn more about the event and what the nonprofit does to help the community!  


Dance for Food - Florida

Dance for Food creates performance opportunities for professional dancers and an accessible cultural experience for the community, while collecting food for the hungry. To date, A4AC has collected more than 30,000 lbs. of food which we have donated to partnering food banks. 

Four Dance for Food events are confirmed for our 2017 season! We hope you will join us at one or all of them.  Mark your calendars!


Saturday, Nov. 4 - 7:30pm (Preshow 7:00pm)
Duncan Theatre
4200 S Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL

Sunday, Nov. 5 - 3:00pm (Preshow 2:30pm)
Blake Library
2351 SE Monterey Rd
Stuart, FL

Saturday, Nov. 18 - 4:00pm (Preshow 3:30pm)
South Fork High School
(Student Edition in Partnership with Area A4AC Clubs)
1000 SW Bulldog Way
Stuart, FL

Sunday, Nov. 19 - 4:00pm (Preshow 3:30pm)
Sunrise Theater Black Box
117 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce FL 

We would like to thank Publix for sponsoring our Dance for Food Program this year! They have given us a generous sponsorship of $5,000 which will cover the cost one professional Dance for Food event, engage 200 audience members, 100 dancers, and provide meals for 300+ people. We are extremely appreciative and hope to continue this partnership. 

Thank you Publix!!

Please, if you are interested in supporting this program and would like more information about becoming a sponsor, email info@a4ac.org


Dance for Food - STL

January 18
January 25

The Grandel Theatre
St. Louis

Dance for Food is a series of professional, high quality dance performances where the price of admission is non-perishable food items.

Dance for Food, by design, is multi-faceted in its community impact. Students from underrepresented areas are given opportunities they would not normally be afforded, professional dancers are given a living wage for their performance and willingness to coach younger dancers, patrons who would not otherwise be able to access a professional dance performance are given a cultural opportunity, food banks are given a unique awareness and food collection opportunity, and many struggling people are impacted by the donated food. Each season, Dance for Food has the potential to serve a minimum of 5,000 residents of the St. Louis Region.


Salon Series 

Sunday Dec 3, 6pm

Sunday Jan 14, 5pm

Sunday Feb 25, 4pm

Monday April 9, 6pm

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 info@a4ac.org.




Les Miserables - Synopsis Concert - Professional Tour

October 28 - Orlando
January 11 - Lyric Theatre in Stuart
January 12 - Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth (Proceeds to benefit Artists for a Cause)
February 23 - Crest Theatre in Delray
March 3 - Eissey Campus Theater in Palm Beach Gardens

Our Executive Director, along with other exceptionally talented artists in the A4AC network will embark on a professional tour based in Florida, a synopsis concert of Les Miserables. Eight student performing artists are being mentored in the production alongside seasoned professional artists. 


Singing with the Stars

The Lyric Theatre, Stuart FL 
Saturday, February 24, 7:00 pm

Now accepting applications/auditions! 

Do you have the talent and desire to sing a duet on stage? The motivation and ability to raise money to support the arts? If you do, then Artists for a Cause, Inc. (A4AC) encourages you to submit your application to participate in its fifth annual Singing with the Stars fundraising event! Money raised will help the non-profit organization A4AC fulfill its mission of supporting artists who serve community needs.  Eight exceptional individuals will be selected and paired with professional singers. Each duo will train and compete live before a panel of judges at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.  Winners of the competition are determined by a combination of talent and fundraising.    

Community singers will be chosen through an open application and audition process.

Do you have what it takes to Sing with the Stars? CLICK HERE to download an application and return it to megan@fireflyforyou.com by November 10, 2017 along with a short video audition. Questions? Call 772-419-8778.


Broadway Music on Tour

March 2, 5pm Broadway Music on Tour, fundraising concert for Mariner Sands Charity Week


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 particpation 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
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.
1211 SW Sunset Trail
Palm City, Fl 34990
Phone: 772-419-8778
Fax: 772-266-4660

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