The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education has sponsored a Fine Arts Education Day at the Missouri State Capitol since 2004. In 2019, FAED will be Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  The purpose of Fine Arts Education Day is to highlight the importance of fine arts education in Missouri schools.

During FAED, the Missouri State Capitol building is alive with vocal and instrumental ensemble performances, dance groups and theatrical presentations. Performance venues include the First Floor Capitol Rotunda and the Carnahan Governors Garden east of the Capitol building. 

March 2015 - Our students were invited by the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education to dance on the steps of the state capitol in this suit they made, which was inspired by the work of artist Nick Cave.

There is no fee to participate in the day’s agenda which includes the performances, awards, and visits to legislators’ offices. Students often bring artwork, photographs, playbills, DVDs and CDs to present to their legislators during the visits.  Students are also treated to a free lunch of pizza and water in the Governor's Garden.  

Students and teachers have found FAED is more than a performance opportunity; it provides a lesson in state government and Missouri history as well.  Your school district's State Representative's and/or Senator's office staff will be happy to arrange tours during your visit to the Capitol.
Things to Do at the Capitol during Fine Arts Education Day:
            •Tour the Capitol building
            •Arrange to have your students visit the House and Senate Floor
            •Arrange to have your students sing the National Anthem on 
             the House or Senate Floor at the opening of the session
ubmit your request early!)
•Visit the Lewis and Clark Monument just east of the Capitol
            •Visit the war memorials north (MO River side) of the Capitol 
            •Visit the Thomas Hart Benton murals on display in the Capitol
            •Tour the Governor’s Mansion on Madison Street

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 is the date for FAED..  

The MAAE appreciates the financial support provided by the Francis Family Foundation and the MAAE member organizations for Fine Arts Education Day.