CelebrARTy is the most unique fundraiser in Columbia! Each year we pair local celebrities, such as the Mayor of The City of Columbia (2022's winner!), with local artists to form eight creative teams. Each team works together to create art pieces in the medium of their choice, and they'll compete against one another to see who can raise the most funds for Access Arts. At the end of the process, we host a big event for all to attend, and auction off their pieces!
This progressive fundraiser was designed to support the mission of Access Arts, which is to provide creative learning experiences for everyone. We offer instruction in a variety of art media, with an emphasis on serving those who are underserved.
29,130 Points - First Place
Mayor of Columbia
Barbara is collaborating with Ceramic Artist and Access Arts Studio Manager, Eric Ordway. Their project journey will be documented by Aaron Phillips, Owner of Aaron Phillips Photography!
18,155 Points - Second Place
EVP of Coil Construction
David is collaborating with Metal-Working/Sculpture Artist and Access Arts Board President, Michael Marcum. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker, Dustin Hawkins!
16,790 Points - Third Place
Founder & CEO of Paytient
Brian is collaborating with Painter and Teacher, Michelle Mozingo. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker and former Access Arts Board Member, Jet Ainsworth!
15,530 Points - Fourth Place
Community Organizer and Musician (JArtiz) at Soul Sessions
Josh is collaborating with painter Shannon Webster of Shannon Webster Art Studio and Gallery. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker Ismaeel Bilal!
Executive Director of the Missouri Symphony Society
Trent is collaborating with photographer and Orr Street artist, David Lancaster. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker Michael Coleman!
NIKKI CARTER (MCGRUDER)
Director of Diversity and Inclusion at MU Health Care
Nikki is collaborating with 2D/fibers artist and Access Arts instructor, Tavia Sanza. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker Megan Casady!
JEN LEE REEVES
President of Just Right Strategy and Executive Director of Design With Us
Jen is collaborating with wax artist and VP of Administration at N.H. Scheppers Distributing Co, Jamie Scheppers. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmakers Li Lin, Easton Kerns!
Agency Owner at Shelter Insurance
Krista is collaborating with Interior Designer and 2D Artist Mekhia Thompson. Their project journey will be documented by talented filmmaker Megan Jansen!
Just Right Strategy
Scott and Kara Braudis
Interested in sponsoring CelebrARTy 2023? Email us for sponsorship information!