Meet the Artist: Caitlin McDonald

Meet visual artist Caitlin McDonald, emerging talent and participant in the 21st annual Varsity Art exhibition hosted by Art Saint Louis. Varsity Art XXI features artworks by 40 outstanding graduate and undergraduate students selected by art department faculty from 20 colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Click here for more infomation on Varsity Art XXI

Catalyst Coffee Bar: A New Cultural Outlet for St. Louis


Art Saint Louis is overhauling the former Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters café, upgrading, re-branding and folding it into our nonprofit work in an effort to broaden the audience for local art, generate renewable income and ensure our sustainability as a nonprofit organization. Introducing Catalyst Coffee Bar! We’re taking our 2013 art/coffee hybrid concept to a new level, and we need your help! We invite you to check out Kickstarter, get involved and help yourself to some fantastic rewards!


Art Saint Louis is a special place where our region’s best visual art is showcased year-round, in an atmosphere which is as inviting and comfortable as it is professionally curated and maintained. We believe that specialty coffee of the highest quality is the perfect complement to this mission – in fact, it is a catalyst to make it possible. Hence the name Catalyst Coffee Bar.

This project is the culmination of prodigious hours of planning and labor to make the creative work of our region’s artists part of everyday life for more people in our community. At the same time this project represents our nonprofit organization’s passionate commitment to wise stewardship through responsible, mission-driven entrepreneurship. In short, the vision for Catalyst Coffee Bar is equal parts impact and sustainability. We hope you’ll share this vision with us.

Art Saint Louis Presents 32nd Annual Exhibition

Art Saint Louis proudly presents its 32nd annual all-styles, all-themes, all-media exhibition, Art St. Louis XXXII, The Exhibition. The exhibiton features new artworks by 51 St. Louis regional artists from Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, as juried by artist Ann B. Coddington, Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University Art Department teaching in Foundations and Graduate Studies. Artworks included in the exhibition represent a variety of styles, techniques and media including basketry, ceramics, drawing, mixed media, paintings, pastel, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, and more. Read more...

Chalking it up in STL

Our partners in chalk, Chalk Riot, have had a busy week! On Thursday, April 21, Chalk Riot lead a chalk party for Washington University students in the Danforth University Center. Students were invited to join in embellishing the many chalkboard walls in the Center.


On Saturday, April 22, Chalk Riot created a tribute to Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens" outside the St. Louis Central Library in downtown St. Louis as part of the Shake38 festival.


Sunday, April 23, brought a day of community healing arts as Art Saint Louis and Chalk Riot presented the Community Chalk Riot to Honor Prince at Vintage Vinyl in University City, MO. Hundreds of people joined in the public art project, drawing and writing on the sidewalk. Click here for event images, courtesy of the Riverfront Times.

For info on Art Saint Louis's activity in chalk art and our partnership with Chalk Riot, visit www.GetChalked.org.

ArtLoupe Released Nationwide

The ArtLoupe mobile app for visual art is now available nationwide on iTunes and Google Play. The release of this new platform for art discovery and sales marks a major milestone in the life of Art Saint Louis, and we take this opportunity to thank the many artists and other supporters who helped bring this project to life! We invite you to download the app for free today and join with others in sharing and celebrating today's fine art.

 


ArtLoupe is a for-profit social enterprise designed to empower today's fine artists and enrich a growing audience of smartphone users. ArtLoupe was begun in 2011, won an INNOVATION GRANT from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis in 2012, and was a finalist in the 2013 YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition hosted by the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St Louis. For details, visit ArtLoupe.org.

 

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