September 9 – 11 located in 7 blocks of downtown Clayton
WHAT: The Saint Louis Art Fair presented by Centene Charitable Foundation (SLAF) and produced by Cultural Festivals host its 29th year as the Art Fair returns. This three-day FREE celebration of art attracts thousands of art enthusiasts from across the region to a space filled with beautiful art from 182 artists this year. There will also be live music, delicious food samplings from some of the area’s premier restaurants, children’s activities, and much more. Interactive artistic experiences including custom-led tours to help you, “Meet the Artists,” larger-than-life floral installations, and chalk art creations are new additions this year. The Saint Louis Art Fair is a nationally juried fine art and fine craft show consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top fine art fairs.
WHEN: Friday, September 9 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Creative Castle area with hands-on activities for children will have hours on Saturday: 11:00am to 7:00pm and on Sunday: 11:00am to 5:00pm. The Creative Castle is a land ruled by “little people” where strollers have the right-of-way and children are encouraged to explore their creativity and learn about the arts.
WHERE: Located in seven (7) blocks of Downtown Clayton
Full interactive map is here: https://saintlouisartfair.com/saint-louis-art-fair/event-map.html
Media is asked to check in at 18 S. Central Avenue for Press Badges/VIP Badges
ENTERTAIMENT: There are three (3) performance stages with full schedule located here: https://saintlouisartfair.com/saint-louis-art-fair/performances.html
- Main Stage entertainment presented by Enterprise (located at Carondelet and S. Central Avenue) will have Indie Rock to Jazz, R & B to Funk and music that is sure to have guests dancing the day and night away. Musicians include Molly Lovette, All4Nothin, The Burney Sisters, Mark Biehl World Jazz, Retro Boogie, The Yard Darts, The Blue Sparks, The Friday Jam Band, Flying House Band, The Late Greats, Dizzy Atmosphere, Meredith Shaw, Steve Ewing Acoustic Duo, and The Remedy.
- Performing Arts Stage supported by the William T. Kemper Foundation (located on Forsyth near S. Central) will feature DJs, Yoga, and include the Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective that will be host poetry, dance, and other performances throughout the weekend. This will be near the Creative Castle area where children will be able to explore their creativity and learn about the arts.
- The Independent artist stage (located at Forsyth and Brentwood) will highlight independent local artists and comedians.
DRINK: Together with Grey Eagle Distributing, the Saint Louis Art Fair provides a selection of offerings at the beverage booths. The beverage booths are staffed with non-profits in Saint Louis area; they share in the proceeds of the sales, supporting community organizations and keeping the Art Fair FREE!
FOOD: Pleasures of the Palate, restaurant row, features some of the most diverse brick-and-mortar restaurants from all around the St. Louis area. Each of these restaurants are ready to offer their special delicacies and feature food from different regions around the world! Restaurants include: Hacienda, Juniper, Pappy’s, Kimchi Guys, La Colombianita, Seven Gables Inn, Sador Del Sur, Steve’s Hot Dogs, Tivanov Catering Company, The Capital Grille, Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, Sedara Sweets & Ice Cream.
New this year will feature Clarendale Clayton Luxury Senior Residences showcasing its culinary arts, offering chef demonstrations and tasty culinary delights for guests to sample.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please refer to saintlouisartfair.com for more details and a full schedule.
About Cultural Festivals and the Saint Louis Art Fair: Cultural Festivals enhances the cultural landscape of St. Louis, offering innovative programs that bring the arts to dedicated arts enthusiasts.
The Saint Louis Art Fair presented by Centene Charitable Foundation and produced by Cultural Festivals is a not-for profit corporation, designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 organization and is tax-exempt in the state of Missouri. Governed by a local board of directors, all support goes directly toward presentation of the annual St. Louis Art Fair and its cultural outreach programs and services presented throughout the year. Donations to the Art Fair are tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. For more information, visit www.saintlouisartfair.com.
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.