Our Mission

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 Saint Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis MOArt Saint Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis MONow in our 33st year of operation, we continue to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual art and artists play in our community. We believe that 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.

 

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.

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