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Guide To ARTful Living

Art St. Louis

For over 23 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill this mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. 555 Washington Avenue, #150; 314-241-4810 or visit www.artstlouis.org.

 

COCA

Center of Creative Arts (COCA) offers multidisciplinary and multicultural arts programs which include performances in our 400-seat theatre; educational classes, camps, and workshops for individuals from 6 months through adult; artists’ residencies; exhibitions of contemporary art and an extensive outreach program. 524 Trinity Avenue; 314-725-6555 or visit www.cocastl.org.

 

Contemporary Art Museum

As one of the leading voices in the world of contemporary art, The Contemporary is dedicated to exhibiting visual arts and artists of our time, and to producing nationally recognized educational programs. As a non-collecting institution, The Contemporary shows six to eight exhibitions per year in all types of media. Free on Wed. and Sats, $5 admission on other days (seniors $3; students free with i.d.). 3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 or  www.contemporarystl.org.

 

Craft Alliance

Craft Alliance has many ways to help you live an “Artful “life. A fixture in St. Louis for over 40 years, Craft Alliance presents exciting exhibitions of  contemporary craft made by local and national artists,  a Gallery Shop  with a unique selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood, and classes, workshops and summer camps for all ages to create art. Located in the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center and in the vibrant Delmar Loop – two places where you can take class, see an exhibition, and shop for the hand made gift of art. Visit www.craftalliance.org for more information and to register or shop on line.  Contact the Grand Center location at 314-534-7528 or the Delmar location at 314-725-1177.

 

Dance St. Louis

This not-for-profit agency is dedicated to enhancing cultural well-being by creating and perpetuating interest, awareness and appreciation of dance through live concert performances at the Touhill Center for Performing Arts and at the Fox Theatre. 314-534-6622 or visit www.dancestl.org.

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laumeier Sculpture Park was born from a gift made by Mrs. Henry Laumeier of her 72-acre estate to the people of St. Louis County and the greater metropolitan area. With direct support of a group of innovative community leaders and many generous friends, Laumeier has developed into what it is today – an internationally-recognized open-air museum. Laumeier Sculpture Park expands the context of contemporary sculpture beyond the traditional confines of a museum. It is Laumeier’s mission to initiate a lifelong process of cultural awareness, enrich lives, and inspire creative thinking by engaging people in experiences of sculpture and nature simultaneously. For more information contact Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127, 314.821.1209, www.laumeier.com.

 

McCaughen & Burr

Fine Arts Gallery

McCaughen and Burr was founded in 1840 and is the oldest continuously operating art gallery west of the Mississippi River. Throughout the years, the gallery has been instrumental in helping to establish St. Louis as a major venue for Artists. From the Westward Expansion to the present, McCaughen and Burr has been integral in the advancement of the Missouri Art Scene. Today McCaughen and Burr specializes in American paintings and prints from the 19th and early 20th century with a focus on works by Missouri, St. Louis and Regionalist painters.  The gallery maintains an active group of clients, including private collectors, museums, interior designers and other dealers. We are always interested in purchasing or receiving on consignment works of art in our various specialties. McCaughen and Burr provides a complete range of Fine Arts services. Appraisals, framing, restoration and conservation are all available from our experienced and knowledgeable staff. For more information please call 314-961-7786 or visit online at www.mccaughenandburr.com.

 

Missouri Artisans Association

Known as The Best of Missouri Hands, MAA is dedicated to the development and recognition of Missouri’s artists and artisans through education, interaction and encouragement.   Membership levels from $30 (students $15); benefits include group health insurance plans, special discount offers, scholarships, online resource library, regular newsletters and much more to assist new and experienced artists.  St. Louis-area events include ARTstravaganza! (at ArtSpace in Crestwood Court), an exhibition of fine & fun artwork, Nov. 5-7, and Big Red Box (at the Foundry Art Centre in historic St. Charles), a holiday art show & sale, December 3-4. www.bestofmissourihands.org.

 

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts

The Pulitzer serves not only as a viewing place for art but also as a place where ideas, programs, and discussions about art, architecture and culture are cultivated. The building was designed by noted architect Tadao Ando. Open Wednesday, noon to 5; Saturday, 10 to 5; first Sunday of every month, noon to 5. Admission is free. 3716 Washington Boulevard; 314-752-1850 or visit www.pulitzerarts.org.

 

STLCC Offers Variety Of art Careers

St. Louis Community College welcomes traditional freshmen–students who want a start toward a bachelor’s degree–or those on the path to a career-focused associate degree. Flexible scheduling allows returning adults to expand their career options and increase their value in the workforce through credit classes and continuing education. While STLCC is one of the largest community colleges in the nation, typical class sizes are small and tuition is affordable; it costs 70% less to attend St. Louis Community College than other four-year institutions in Missouri. We’re online at www.stlcc.edu. St. Louis Community College: expanding minds, changing lives.

 

Saint Louis Art Museum

Housed in a Beaux-Arts style building designed for the 1904 World’s Fair by architect Cass Gilbert with expansion currently underway, the Museum’s long-standing commitment to free admission makes it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to visit our galleries as often as they like throughout the year. Special changing exhibits, lectures, films, concerts and other events are also presented within the Museum. Located at One Forest Park Drive in Forest Park; 314-721-0072 or visit www.slam.org.

 

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

Founded in 1963, our mission is to promote an appreciation for music of the classical guitar and similar fretted instruments within the St. Louis community. We sponsor an annual Great Artist Series featuring the world’s finest performers, and two Special Performances by ensembles of wide appeal at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road in Ladue. We invite you to join us as a member! Members receive free admission to master classes, discounts on concert tickets and performers’ CD’s, and invitations to social gatherings. For more information please visit us at www.guitarstlouis.net, or call 314 567-5566.

 

St. Louis University Museum of Art

As a regional venue for scholarly presentation of works of historical art and artifacts, SLUMA is also a venue for exhibitions of work by students, faculty, staff, alumni, benefactors and friends of the University, bringing together permanent art collections with traveling exhibitions. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission. 3663 Lindell Boulevard; 314-977-2666 or visit www.slu.edu/sluma.

 

Stone Hollow Studio

Known for award-winning, hand-etched scrimshaw since 1979, Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky (Arts Editor for The Healthy Planet!) has operated Stone Hollow Studio for 31 years.  Mike recycles antique piano keys for bookmarks and framed pieces, giving new life to what would be discarded.  Her mediums also include detailed pen-and-ink drawings and photography. Mike’s artwork resides in collections worldwide, from the Missouri Governor’s Mansion to the Dedalo Museum of Contemporary Art in Italy.  Early American Life magazine recently selected her as a “Top Traditional Artist” for the 14th time. Visit www.stonehollowstudio.com.

 

Third Degree Glass Factory

Burnin’ to learn how to blow glass?  We offer classes in glassblowing, fusing glass, and beadmaking.  We also offer demonstrations to private groups. Every third Friday, from 6 – 10 p.m., see glassblowing demonstrations, work with an instructor on a glass project, hear live music, and enjoy art exhibits.  Browse our HotShop Gallery for fabulous and funky gifts created by Third Degree artists.  FREE and family-friendly.  Have a party.  From elegant to outrageous, Third Degree is perfect for your event.  Our event manager can help with your plans. Visit www.stlglass.com for information. 5200 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63108, 314-367-4527, www.stlglass.com,  Hours: Mon. – Sat., 10 – 5 p.m. Visit online at www.stlglass.com for information.

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