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Learn more about creative events happening near you in St. Louis, Missouri.

A collection of arts related events happening around St. Louis each week.


RE: The Body and Movement
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

RE: The Body and Movement

Using the photographs of Paul Mpagi Sepuya as a point of departure, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Co-Artistic Director of Dance at COCA (Center of Creative Arts), discusses his practice as well as performs, putting his body in motion among the portraiture.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register at the event ticket link or at camstl.org.

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First Fridays In Grand Center
Jul
5
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays In Grand Center

Make a night of it! On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for arts and culture while enjoying cocktails, conversation, and entertainment.

Each month, select galleries will host unique events in honor of First Fridays. In addition, some galleries may be closed due to exhibition installations. See special events, after party information, and notes below.

NEW FOR 2019:
KDHX presents First Friday DJ Spin as a new addition to First Fridays in Grand Center! Bring your own music to share, listen and drink during happy hour starting at 4 PM. Guest DJs spinning from 7 to 10 PM. The March 1st event features Ken Dussold & Jim Crandall mixing live at the bar at KDHX. For more information, kdhx.org.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103

The Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103

KDHX
3524 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University
3700 West Pine Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108
(on the campus of Saint Louis University)

Public Media Commons in Grand Center
3653 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108

Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-3611

The Dark Room
3610 Grandel Sq., Saint Louis, MO 63103

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Conversation: Provenance and Museum Ethics
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Conversation: Provenance and Museum Ethics

Learn about provenance—the history of ownership of a work of art—repatriation, and museum ethics through a conversation moderated by museum ethicist Sally Yerkovich, with Salam Al Kuntar, archaeologist and scholar of heritage of the Middle East, and Jim Enote, former director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum, a tribal museum and heritage center focusing on the Zuni people in New Mexico. This program is free to attend, but seating is limited. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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Artist Talk: Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Talk: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Join artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya in a conversation about his photography with CAM Chief Curator Wassan Al-Khudhairi. This event is free and open to the public. Please register at the event ticket link or at camstl.org.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982, San Bernardino, California, lives and works in Los Angeles) has been selected for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. He has participated in residencies at Hyde Park Arts Center, Chicago, 2014; Fire Island Artist Residency, 2013; Studio Museum in Harlem, 2010; Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2010; and Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2009. Sepuya was the recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann, Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grant. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; and the Artist Institute, New York. Public collections featuring Sepuya’s work include Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; International Center of Photography, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Sepuya received his MFA from the University of California Los Angeles in 2016 and a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2004.


Artist Talk: Paul Mpagi Sepuya is generously supported by the Robert Lehman Foundation.

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Delmar Maker Fair
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Delmar Maker Fair

Join St. Louis makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs north and south of Delmar this summer for our first annual Delmar Maker Fair. On Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MADE, in conjunction with Third Degree Glass Factor and the The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum, MADE will be hosting a grass roots festival to celebrate local makers, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs.

We are planning some fun hands-on maker activities that the whole family can be a part of, too. There will be food trucks, drinks available through Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and a Kids Corner by the Magic House.

The event will be DIY; any kind of maker is welcome to apply at no fee and set up their own booth if they are accepted. Makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, and artists can apply online.

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First Fridays In Grand Center
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Fridays In Grand Center

Make a night of it! On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis's premier neighborhood for arts and culture while enjoying cocktails, conversation, and entertainment.

Each month, select galleries will host unique events in honor of First Fridays. In addition, some galleries may be closed due to exhibition installations. See special events, after party information, and notes below.

NEW FOR 2019:
KDHX presents First Friday DJ Spin as a new addition to First Fridays in Grand Center! Bring your own music to share, listen and drink during happy hour starting at 4 PM. Guest DJs spinning from 7 to 10 PM. The March 1st event features Ken Dussold & Jim Crandall mixing live at the bar at KDHX. For more information, kdhx.org.

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103

The Kranzberg Arts Center
501 N Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103

KDHX
3524 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103

Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University
3700 West Pine Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63108
(on the campus of Saint Louis University)

Public Media Commons in Grand Center
3653 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108

Saint Louis University Museum of Art
3663 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108

Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd., Saint Louis, Missouri 63108-3611

The Dark Room
3610 Grandel Sq., Saint Louis, MO 63103

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SPF 1991 Presents: Carnival
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

SPF 1991 Presents: Carnival

Join projects+gallery this summer for a public event series premised on the idea of pre-internet, analogue summer experiences, titled "SPF 1991".

The series kicks off June 1st with Carnival, an afternoon long celebration of all things summertime fun that will feature games, snacks, beer, music spinning by DJ Agile One, fortune teller, tattoo artist Andy May and more! Coinciding with Carnival is the debut of a collaborative mural by Edo Rosenblith and other Saint Louis artists that will continue throughout the summer.

This event is free and open to the public. For those interested in getting a tattoo from Tower Classic Tattoo artist Andy May between 5:00 and 8:00PM, find the link for tickets.

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Iris | POV Community Screening
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Iris | POV Community Screening

Join us at TechArtista for a screening of 'Iris' Directed by Albert Maysles. Free and open to all. BYOB and snacks.

About 'Iris'?
Iris pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

Questions about this event? Email info@techartista.org.

Free screening brought you by POV Nine Network.

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Makers Ball 2019: On Fire!
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Makers Ball 2019: On Fire!

Save the Date! May 3, 2019
Craft Alliance presents Makers Ball - On Fire!
at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.

Craft Alliance transforms lives through craft.
Join us for an evening of fun with live craft demos, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, silent and live auctions. The Makers Ball provides crucial support for education in craft media for all levels of students, regardless of their background, and innovative exhibitions of contemporary craft.
Classy chic and artsy attire.

Honorary Chair and Emcee: Karen Foss

Location: Four Seasons Hotel at Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel
999 N. 2nd Street
St. Louis, MO. 63102

Tickets Available at:
https://craftalliance.org/makers-ball

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 2

Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the second of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 1 of the series opens April 26.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12881

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2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MFA First-Year Exhibition, Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the first of two exhibitions of work by first-year MFA students.

Part 2 of the series opens May 3.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12880

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SURGE event at Art Saint Louis
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

SURGE event at Art Saint Louis

S.U.R.G.E.
Special Event to benefit Art Saint Louis

Join us in the Art Saint Louis gallery on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for an evening of art, music, food and drink in support of Art Saint Louis! Now's the time to secure your tickets for SURGE, our one-and-only annual fundraising event, to celebrate and enjoy:

• Live art and live music by St. Louis regional artists.
• Delicious hor d'oeuvres specially paired with a curated selection of premium wines, craft beer, and espresso drink specials by The Vino Gallery, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Catalyst Coffee Bar.
• Early viewing of "Outliers," all media, all styles exhibition featuring works that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by that which lies outside the norm.
• Art Saint Louis exclusive program previews - 2019/20 promises to be an exciting season for STL regional visual art! Don't miss this opportunity to see what's happening now and what's in store for the future.

Art Saint Louis is moving our region forward in exciting and innovative ways. Don't miss this special opportunity to see what's happening now and what's in store for the future. Here's your chance to soak up and spur on some fantastic cultural energy!

Reserve your tickets today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/s-u-r-g-e-tickets-56648957557

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2

April 12, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.
Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 2.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 1 opens April 5.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12876

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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Performance by Maria Hassabi
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Performance by Maria Hassabi

Internationally recognized artist and choreographer Maria Hassabi will premiere "TOGETHER" (2019), a performance commissioned by the Pulitzer and inspired by the exhibition "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Further exploring her choreographic practice that concentrates on slowness, stillness, and the space between bodies in motion, Hassabi has created a duet that plays with traditional expectations of dance by decelerating movement until it evokes sculpture and image. Learn more at pulitzerarts.org.

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2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1

6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Capstone Exhibition: Part 1.

The BFA Capstone Exhibition: Part 2 opens April 12.

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/student-exhibitions/12875

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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception
Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting, Opening Reception

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.



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Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting
Apr
5
to May 11

Jordan McGirk: We Will Not Leave Wanting

Jordan McGirk's work explores the anxious embodiment of western hypermasculinity, and represents the fragility of living out fragmented ideologies. His most recent paintings investigate fantasies of power and privilege performed at hardcore and heavy metal shows by posturing young men.

McGirk lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Do Not Resist | POV Community Screening
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Do Not Resist | POV Community Screening

Join us at TechArtista for a screening of 'Do Not Resist' Directed by Craig Atkinson. Free and open to all. BYOB and snacks.

About 'Do Not Resist'?
A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Do Not Resist puts viewers in the center of the action — from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence" to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Questions about this event? Email info@techartista.org.

Free screening brought you by POV Nine Network

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FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics

FREE to the Public | Potluck

After an awesome kickoff to our series on social and political topics, the FoodSpark team invites you to join us for a fun evening of conversation and printmaking as we gather to continue engaging hot topics.

Culinary Theme: Pizza Party!
As we discuss political issues, we will make prints with Central Print director, Marie, and test our skills as Chef Maria lead us in some pizza making.

For this potluck event, bring your favorite pizza toppings, a pasta, or even a whole pizza from your favorite local pizzeria.

Volunteer with FoodSpark
As FoodSpark continues to grow, we are looking for energized food lovers, artists, and community members to join our volunteer-led team. Email Sophie for more info, and express your interest here.

Open Volunteer Roles (see all)

Event support for this gathering and others
Resident Artist/Designer
Photographer/documentarian
Social media storyteller
FoodSpark X coordinator

Bonus: Host your own FoodSpark!
After this gathering, use our FoodSpark X tools to keep the conversation going with your friend circles, workplaces, and communities. Hosting is simple:


Download the Social & Political Topics conversation guide.
Get the FoodSpark Hosting Kit.
Plan the date, time, and location of your FoodSpark gathering.
Connect with our team for support.


FAQs

Is this a safe space for people of color, LGBQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, women/femmes, immigrants, gender-based and sexual assault survivors, and others who have been targeted, marginalized, or victimized by current social issues? Yes! All co-organizers of our team collectively contribute to hold participants in the space accountable to ensuring a safe environment across various targeted demographics. Our team and conversations are also led by women, POC, and queer-identifying individuals. We do not accept or tolerate speech or actions that contribute to hate, identity-related biases and divisiveness, or the harassment or harm of our FoodSpark community and guests.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free street parking along 14th Street and adjacent streets. There is also a free parking lot in the back of the row of buildings.

What can I bring into the event?

As always, we welcome you to bring a dish, a friend, and an open mind.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at team@foodspark.org.

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2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition

2019 BFA in Art Junior Exhibition
March 29, 2019
6-9p
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.

Join us for the opening reception of the annual BFA in Art Junior Exhibition.
The BFA in Art Exhibitions open April 5 (Part 1), April 12 (Part 2), and April 18 (Part 3).

We will update this page and our website with additional details, including a complete lists of artists, later this spring.

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Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Cocktails & Conversation: Art + Landscape STL Panel Discussion

Artists Christopher Carl, Sage Dawson, Meghan Grubb, and Allana Ross will conduct a conversation about their work at the intersection of art and landscape. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Art + Landscape STL at the Granite City Art and Design District.

This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Laumeier Sculpture Park / Kranzberg Education Lab
Thursday, March 28 /
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit:
http://www.gcadd.org/events/artandlandscapestl

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Curatorial Tour

Join Ed Bleiberg, Senior Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Stephanie Weissberg, Associate Curator at the Pulitzer, for an in-depth tour of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt." Learn more about the exhibition at pulitzerarts.org.
IMAGE CREDIT:
Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BCE
Made for a temple in Hermopolis Magna, Egypt
Limestone, pigment, 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 inches (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm)
Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photo: Brooklyn Museum

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Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Great Rivers Biennial Application Workshop

  • Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CAM staff, Midwest Artist Project Services co-founder Brigid Flynn, and 2018 Great Rivers Biennial Award recipient Sarah Paulsen for a workshop on how to apply for the 2020 Great Rivers Biennial. This free workshop will offer the opportunity to learn how to submit a competitive application, ask questions, and meet other applicants. Space is limited—please register at the ticket link above.

Location: Second floor, Contemporary Room

Can't make it? A second workshop will be held on Thursday, March 28, 6:00–7:00 pm.

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt Opening Reception

Celebrate the opening of "Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt," the first exhibition to explore the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art. With nearly forty masterpieces on loan from the renowned collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Striking Power will examine widespread campaigns of targeted destruction driven by political and religious motivations. Focusing on the legacies of pharaohs Hatshepsut (reigned ca. 1478–1458 BCE) and Akhenaten (reigned ca. 1353–1336 BCE), as well as the destruction of objects in late Antiquity, the exhibition will pair damaged works, from fragmented heads to altered inscriptions, with undamaged examples. To learn more about the exhibition, visit pulitzerarts.org.

IMAGE CREDIT:
"Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten," ca. 1352–36 B.C.E.
Limestone, pigment
8 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 20 3/8 inches (22.2 x 3.8 x 21.8 cm)
Brooklyn Museum; Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.6.
Photograph by Brooklyn Museum

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CreativeMornings/St. Louis [WATER]
Mar
22
7:30 AM07:30

CreativeMornings/St. Louis [WATER]

March's Theme is WATER.

💧 “If we don’t protect our waters, then what will happen to life?”

This month’s #CMwater theme was chosen by CreativeMornings/Perth and illustrated by Sofia Varano (sofiavarano.com). We’re exploring WATER with 196 other CreativeMornings chapters around the world this month.

Our Featured Speaker is Jayson Wells.

Jayson Wells is a retired professional basketball player who has an incredible story to share. Jayson graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Sport Management. He then went on to play professional basketball for 13 seasons. Since retiring from basketball, he’s run his own Skill Development Academy in Atlanta, collaborated with international brands like Nike and Spalding, and has coached and developed some of the top-rated athletes in the world.

Now, he is fulfilling his PURPOSE by taking on the role as an Enhancement Coach to ‘Develop Extraordinary Winners’.

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