During a year of unprecedented challenge and change, Mosaic Arts Inc. continues to find opportunities to fulfil the mission of Advancing the Arts in the Greater Green Bay Area. Since 1979, the organization has been promoting the importance of art in community, the value of arts education, and supporting artists. Mosaic Arts embraces change, collaboration and community.
Since January, 2019, Silvija Jensen, Mosaic Arts Executive Director, has done a brilliant job connecting with the arts community, donors, and sponsors to better understand how Mosaic complements artists, creative businesses, and arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Green Bay Area. Silvija has flawlessly and creatively managed well known, Mosaic Arts events, like ArtiGras, ArtStreet and the Holiday Art Market, as well as some new initiatives, like U R Art, a project-based arts initiative focused on mental health. She was a champion for the first annual ArtStreet Road Show presented by Mosaic Arts Inc., which takes arts patrons on the road to see their favorite artists throughout the city. Although Silvija has decided to leave the organization, the board of directors looks forward to collaborating with Silvija in the future. Thank you for sharing your talent and dedication to Mosaic and the arts community, Silvija! The board and volunteers wish you the best of luck going forward.
Mosaic Arts has promoted the arts community despite the challenges 2020 has brought. The annual spring fine arts festival, ArtiGras, was a great success connecting patrons with local and national artists to purchase works and appreciate performance and demonstration. In June, Mosaic Arts partnered with Arts Wisconsin to bring Make Music Day to Wisconsin for the first time ever! We look forward to bringing this new tradition back to northeast Wisconsin year after year. Arts Wisconsin also selected Mosaic Arts to offer the We’re All In grant to local artists impacted by this year’s pandemic. Mosaic Arts is thankful to Arts Wisconsin and thrilled at the opportunity to highlight and support The Griffon String Ensemble’s work with area middle schools, to cover music theory, appreciation, history and performance – follow @MosaicArtsInc and @mosaicarts_gb on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to see their amazing progress!
When it was clear events needed to be different – threatening to cancel ArtStreet for the first time in 40 years – the first annual ArtStreet Road Show was born. ArtStreet Road Show compels the community to appreciate creativity and works of art in a new way. The show also provides the opportunity to purchase the talented works of local artists. Mosaic Arts looks forward to planning and hosting both ArtStreet and The ArtStreet Road Show in 2021!
Mosaic Arts also continues to support community and the arts through U R Art programming for the second year. Previously held at Titletown District, the Micah Center and The Salvation Army, this curriculum offers project-based art, virtually in 2020, to kids, families, and individuals, drawing the connection between the arts and mental health.
Furthering the connection between the arts and mental health, the community literary and visual arts compilation of The Quill continues to collect pieces from local writers and artists for the upcoming version on ‘Growth, Hope and New Beginnings’.
Find more information about Mosaic Arts programming by visiting www.mosaicartsinc.org/programs/ and follow @MosaicArtsInc and @mosaicarts_gb on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!
Although some of operations look decidedly different, Mosaic Arts Inc. continues to creatively advocate on behalf of the arts, Inspiring Creativity and Strengthening Community in Northeast Wisconsin. Out of an abundance of caution, the difficult decision was made to cancel ArtiGras 2021 – we do look forward to gathering as a community of arts patrons and artists safely outdoors, as our weather warms. Mosaic Arts invites the community to continue to visit us on social media and the Mosaic Arts website for the latest artist features, virtual event opportunities, and arts education news.
The arts create and sustain a vibrant, innovative, and successful community. Please consider joining support for the future of your arts community, arts advocacy and arts programming in Greater Green Bay with a financial contribution in any amount to Mosaic Arts Inc by following this link to donate: https://mosaicartsinc.org/donate/.
Mosaic Arts, Inc., Advancing the Arts in the Greater Green Bay Area since 1979.
Mosaic Arts, Inc., founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in the greater Green Bay area by supporting and promoting individual artists, arts & culture organizations, creative businesses and fostering arts education.