Art Saint Louis is dedicated to enriching lives through the creative activity of our region’s contemporary visual artists. Through exhibition, education, and exchange, we connect and inspire our community, and multiply the economic and cultural vitality of our region.
ART has the capacity to relay something of transcendent meaning to people from all walks of life; that through aesthetic exploration and illumination of the human experience, ARTISTS play an important role in provoking the social and spiritual consciousness of our community; and that, by nurturing the development of art, OUR COMMUNITY is more apt to appreciate subtlety, respect individuality and celebrate diversity.Now in our 31st year of operation, we continue to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual art and artists play in our community. We believe that
We fulfill our mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services aimed at cultivating and celebrating the art of our region. Our efforts connect and benefit artists and the audiences their work impacts by helping artists achieve professional success while deepening our community’s understanding and enjoyment of contemporary visual art.
Art Saint Louis presents exhibitions year-round in our gallery/café hybrid in the historic Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in the heart of downtown St. Louis. Every exhibit is free and open to the public. Art Saint Louis Juried Exhibitions showcase new works by visual artists aged 21 and older residing within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis. In addition to our St. Louis regional exhibitions, we present a biennial Fiber Focus exhibition open to artists in nine Midwest regional states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Additionally, Art Saint Louis produces a variety of educational and outreach programs, including exhibits in locations around the city through such initiatives as Pop-Up STL and Art @ Des Peres Hospital, manages Art Rental and Purchasing programs, produces Chalk Art Events and Services and offers artist portfolio reviews and counseling. Through all our efforts we are proud to join in establishing a national identity for St. Louis as place where fine art is not only celebrated but also where it is made.
Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501(c)(3) status.
We value and pursue excellence in all our programs and exhibitions, from our selection of program partners, jurors and curators, to our communications and relationships with civic leaders, private donors, grant makers and corporate sponsors.
Driven by a conviction that the relevance and impact of art goes far beyond the circle of those who create it, we are passionately committed to an ongoing, art-inspired dialogue with our community, developing and engaging new audiences and fostering connections between and among artists and audiences for their mutual benefit.
Through dynamic exhibitions, outreach programs and applications delivering the art of our region to an ever-widening audience, our modus operandi is inspired by the ever-evolving work of our artists that consistently refines and defies expectations.
In the panoply of arts organizations at work in the St. Louis area, including (especially) institutions with resonant interests in visual art, we recognize and enthusiastically pursue opportunities for synergistic collaboration to cross-fertilize and multiply the intellectual and cultural capital of our region.