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CommUNITY Arts Festival 2018

The CommUNITY Arts Festival communicates, educates, and heals the effects of violence through art. The event’s main focus is on the power of art and unity.

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Basquiat Before Basquiat at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

“Basquiat Before Basquiat” includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in New York.

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Regardless of Rain, Saint Louis Art Fair Shines

The Saint Louis Art Fair celebrates it’s 25th anniversary in 2018. Over 180 artists from around the world set up to display and sell their work.

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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Reimagined in Dance

Dance St. Louis opens its 53rd season with a performance of “Henry & Edward” by Los Angeles based company Wewolf on September 15, 2018.

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Bruno David Gallery Opens its 13th Season

The Bruno David Gallery showcases work from Yvonne Osei, Justin Henry Miller, John Howard Young, and the collaborative group, E.R.O.

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Big Muddy Blues Festival

The St. Louis 23rd annual Big Muddy Blues Festival is Labor Day weekend. Over 70 St. Louis musicians are performing a wide range of blues music.

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Justice Fleet Teaches About Bias, Social Justice, & Empathy

The Justice Fleet is a mobile network of experiences that fosters community healing through art, play, and dialogue.

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HEC Media Nominated for 17 Emmys, including Overall Excellence

Congratulations to all those nominated! HEC couldn’t carry out its mission to “strengthen the education, art, and cultural communities in the metropolitan area” without you and all our supporters! These nominations are for you, St. Louis! Arts/Entertainment- Program Feature Segment 15 Year-Old Short Film Director Kara Vaninger Brock Seals: New Artist, Old Soul Suzanne Vanderhoef, […]

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Art Saint Louis Presents Menagerie

Menagerie, Art Saint Louis’ new exhibit, is one of the wildest collections on display today, with 60 unique pieces of art all focused on animals!

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Deals with the Devil Run Amok at FAUSTival

Five theater companies in St. Louis produce the FAUSTival, a festival honoring the story of Faust, running from August to December of 2018.

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STLAG Presents For Every Negative There Is A Positive

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s latest presentation “For Every Negative There Is A Positive” is a collection of regional artwork juried by world renowned wood cut print maker Tom Huck. The body of work on display at STLAG through September 15, 2018 includes paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, and prints. Also being shown are a collection of works […]

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Craft Alliance Presents Works From The Studio

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design presents Works From The Studio: 8th Biennial Juried Exhibition, continuing through August 12, 2018 in the Delmar Loop.

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Duane Reed Gallery Presents the Art of Brian Smith and Jeremy Brooks

Duane Reed Gallery presents the works of Brian Smith and Jeremy Brooks, two contemporary artists who are both pushing the limits of their crafts.

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“Color-ism” Addresses Discrimination Within the African-American Community

“WORK/PLAY” focuses on colorism within the African-American community at Kranzberg Arts Center.

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Saint Louis Zoo Summer Zoo Weekends and Jungle Boogie Friday Night Concert Series

All summer long the St. Louis Zoo has longer weekend hours and free Friday night concerts.

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Behind The Scenes of the Gateway Arch National Park Grand Opening

The Gateway Arch National Park officially opened its doors to the new museum and grounds after years of renovations. We brought you back the best of it.

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Missouri Botanical Garden lights up at night during summer, fall

Flora Borealis visitors will embark on a 1-mile journey through iconic Garden locations transformed through a combination of lights, moving images, and sounds.

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Ancient Peruvian Textiles Demonstrate a World Filled With Opposition, Balance at SLAM

A little out of the way in the small, unassuming Gallery 100, curator Deborah Spivak has unearthed a set of hidden treasures within the collections of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the University of Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology. Though produced by various cultures over a span of thousands of years, the objects […]

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Muny Memories at the Missouri History Museum

In celebration of a century of amazing theater in Forest Park, the Missouri History Museum presents Muny Memories: 100 Seasons Onstage.

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New Exhibits at Bruno David Gallery in June 2018

Bruno David Gallery presents two new solo exhibitions from a couple print makers with very different styles and techniques.

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Big news from an expanding COCA

By: Jayne Ballew On June 8, 2018, COCA, Center of Creative Arts, unveiled the newly finished Phase 1 of their Create Our Future Campaign. This first of two phases included several renovations of the historic section of their campus in University City. The Mendelsohn Sanctuary has become the Staenberg Performance Lab, a studio, rehearsal hall […]

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St. Louis Summer Guide 2018

It’s summertime in St. Louis — that means performances and art exhibits are at every corner for your enjoyment! Check them out!

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Free Concert Series at Missouri Botanical Garden

The open-air Whitaker Music Festival presents free Wednesday evening concerts under the stars every summer.

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Unique, interactive art exhibit at the Sheldon

The Sheldon Art Galleries announces the Summer 2018 exhibition schedule, including Golf the Galleries: Artist-Designed Mini Golf.

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Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Presents Romeo & Juliet

An up close, behind the scenes look at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ production of Romeo & Juliet, showing for free in Forest Park through June 24, 2018.

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The Edge of Excess II at the Foundry Art Centre

What is obsession? The latest exhibit at the Foundry Art Centre explores this question through 54 artworks focusing on collections, repetition, and excess.

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Michael Eastman and Ethan Meyer at Duane Reed Gallery

Duane Reed Gallery presents new bodies of work by Micheal Eastman and Ethan Meyer.

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Circus Flora Breaks in its New Location with The Case of the Missing Bellhop

Circus Flora delights audiences with laughs, death-defying acts, and good old-fashioned fun with “The Case of the Missing Bellhop.”

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Maturity and Its Muse at Art Saint Louis

This juried exhibit at Art Saint Louis features over 50 pieces of artwork from St. Louis region artists ages 70 and over.

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The Bruno David Gallery Highlights Monochromatic and Political Art

The Bruno David Gallery continues its 12th season with exhibits from James Austin Murray, Carmon Colangelo, Bunny Burson, and Laura Beard.

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From St. Louis to the Moon

Take a tour of the Destination Moon exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center, which includes the Apollo 11 Command Module and other mission-flown items.

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Architecture and Feminist History at SLAM

“Currents 115” at the Saint Louis Art Museum features the work of Jennifer Bornstein, recipient of the 2017-2018 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Fellowship.

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Jazz St. Louis Scholarship Winners

Jazz St. Louis recently announced the three students from its JazzU program who will receive scholarships to help them pursue their college education.

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Clearly Human III at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild presents Clearly Human III, a juried exhibition featuring a wide variety of artwork that focuses on the human figure.

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Big Muddy Dance Co. Highlights St. Louis Characters, Architecture, Music

As its last production of the 2017-2018 season, the Big Muddy Dance Company presented a show about its roots and heritage, “Meet Me In.”

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I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now at Craft Alliance: An Artist Look at Gun Violence

Craft Alliance hosts an exhibit in conjunction with Maryville University that features artworks using real guns to inspire conversation about gun violence.

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CAIR-MO Presents Creativity & Identity at CAM

For the second year in a row, CAIR-MO hosts Creativity & Identity: An American Muslim Art Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Ancient Egypt Rises From the Sea at SLAM’s “Sunken Cities”

“Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds” at the Saint Louis Art Museum features over 250 relics excavated from the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus.

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Kranzberg Arts Foundation launches Music Artists in Residency Program supporting local artists

Continuing its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF) is launching a new Music Artist in Residence Program that identifies band leaders with original projects and provides them with the performance, rehearsal and recording opportunities that assist them with advancing and building their careers. Performances will take Place […]

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Bear Awareness Weekend at the St. Louis Zoo

Bear Awareness Weekend is a free educational event presented by the St. Louis Zoo March 23 through 25, 2018.

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