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Tracey Morgan

ARPA for the Arts Lead

Tracey Morgan is a highly skilled and experienced Event Operations Consultant with a focus on festival management and artist coordination. With over 15 years of experience in the arts and event industry in St. Louis, she possesses a deep understanding of the unique challenges and dynamics involved in organizing events.  Her professionalism, reliability, and strong communication skills make her a trusted partner for event organizers, artists, and stakeholders alike. She has developed a reputation for her exceptional organizational abilities ensuring the seamless execution of events of all scales.

Tracey’s passion for event planning began in 2006, when she first volunteered with Places for People at their 4th Annual Golf Tournament. In the following years she would work on projects such as St. Louis Fashion Week, and Wall Ball – one of St. Louis’s most extraordinary live art events. In 2011 she joined Third Degree Glass Factory until late 2019, co-leading their events department as Special Events Coordinator, planning over 250 events. She has also facilitated events for the 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis and has serviced her skill, lending her talents on the Executive Committee for National Sales Network – St. Louis as Director of Marketing and Events, and for the Community on the Young Professionals Board for the St. Louis Food Bank.

Tracey’s passion for the Arts and her natural talent for managing logistics have made her an invaluable asset to numerous festivals and cultural events in St. Louis, including the Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton, where she served as Director of Operations and Programming from 2019-2023, in 2022 as Operations Consultant for the Festival of Nations held annually in Tower Grove Park in, and for several years as Artist Coordinator for Maplewood’s annual art festival, Let Them Eat Art.

As an artist herself, Tracey understands the importance of balancing artistic integrity with commercial viability, ensuring that events deliver exceptional experiences while meeting financial goals.

Her passion for the Arts began in 1998 at STLCC-Meramec, where she studied Mass Communications and was first exposed to black and white film photography. Moving forward, Tracey would earn her BA in Business/Communications at the University of Phoenix, and later earn her Master of Fine Arts in Media Design at Full Sail University.

Whether it’s overseeing logistics, managing artist relations, or creating unforgettable experiences, Tracey brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for delivering exceptional experiences.

“Art is my great escape, to reach the unreachable…my journey into the imagination, my fountain of youth. Art piques my curiosity, inspires me to create, to share, and gives me peace. It’s ultimately the doorway to my Wonderland, or Chocolate Factory, so to speak.