Dear Sponsor:

The De Soto Arts Council is excited to begin planning its 12th annual free Sunflower Art Show and Music Fest.  We’ll be hosting the event at The Barn at Kill Creek the weekend of September 14 -16, 2018.  

The Arts Council mission is to enhance and promote art in our community.   The Sunflower Art, Craft  and Music fest is our largest annual event, hosting artists from De Soto and the greater Kansas City area, and attracting visitors from throughout Kansas and Missouri. Local food vendors, musicians and community organizations are also involved in various aspects of the event.

As a leader in our community, we hope we can count on your support.  Your sponsorship will go toward the many aspects of organizing and hosting the Sunflower Art and Music Fest such as advertising, promotions, prizes and awards, entertainment and rental of the Barn.

Your commitment to support the arts can be made through a 100% tax deductible donation.

All individual and business sponsors who donate by July 7th will be recognized on our website,  as well as promotional postcards and posters. All sponsors will have the opportunity to meet the artists at the Artists’ Award Reception Friday night.  As a thank you for those donating $200.00 or more, you will receive the Best of Show 2018 Sunflower Artfest Poster. Please send your company name/logo (jpeg format) to 

You may make your tax deductible donation in three easy ways:

  • Online through Pay-Pal (below), or
  • Mail your check to: De Soto Arts Council, P.O. Box 501, De Soto, KS 66018 , or
  • Go to and select Affiliates (existing funds).  You will be directed to the De Soto Arts Council Fund.  Click on our group and follow the directions for your donation.  Please keep a copy of this letter for your records/contact information.  The De Soto Arts Council is affiliated with the Kansas Rural Communities Foundation (KRCF), a 501(c)3 organization. 

If you would like to discuss donating time, money, or services, please can contact me directly at 913.634.8299 or I hope to hear from you soon, and thank you in advance for your generosity! 



Linda Lane

De Soto Arts Council, President  

2018 Sunflower Art and Music Fest Chair


“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” ~John Lubbock (1834-1913)

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