Art Saint Louis’ ongoing collaboration with Chalk Riot is featured in this month’s episode of HEC-TV’s Emmy Award winning program State of the Arts. Journalist Nancy Pasternak spotlights the work of several artists, including Chalk Riot Creative Directors Chelsea Soronen and Rusty Conklin, as she explores the growing popularity of chalk as a medium for artistic expression in St. Louis. Click here to watch the feature.
Pictured above: Chalk art by Chelsea
Soronen of Chalk Riot, January 2015.
I could hardly be more grateful for the goodwill so many of you have expressed on behalf of Art Saint Louis! Anyone who knows the challenges this organization has overcome in recent years will understand how deeply l appreciate your generosity and the opportunity we have to continue serving our community. To speak of any success we’ve had this year is to highlight the impact of your support.Read more...
Anticipation builds as Art Saint Louis nears completion on a new publishing, discovery and sales tool for visual art. ArtLoupe is a free mobile app that began its development in 2011, received an INNOVATION FUND grant from the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis in 2012, and was a finalist in the 2013 Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition hosted by the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis. Visit ArtLoupe.org to preview the app, register for an email alert and be among the first to know when ArtLoupe arrives in the iTunes and Google Play app stores.
Art Saint Louis is pleased to join in sponsoring the fourth annual chalk art festival, Chalk the Loop, in the Delmar Loop on Saturday, October 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s festival celebrates the 250th birthday of the city of St. Louis with a 20’ x 30’ birthday cake mural, setting a record as the Largest Collaborative Chalk Mural in the Midwest, under the direction of Chalk Riot. Chalk the Loop invites accomplished artists and novices of all ages to contribute to this historical event, creating their own chalk masterpieces on the sidewalks of the Delmar Loop. The all-day party features Dj Alexis, guest artists, Chalklandia for kids 10 and under, and more. A Grand Prize will be awarded for each artist registration category (adult, student, child) with numerous pop-up prizes awarded in all categories.
Cost for participation in Chalk The Loop is $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $6 for children 10 and under, and free for guests of artists and onlookers. Participating artists will receive a premium box of chalk from Blick Art Materials and a Chalk The Loop goodie bag. For more information, or to register for the event, visit VisitTheLoop.com/ChalkTheLoop.
Art Saint Louis and Chalk Riot produce eye-catching street art to make a lasting impression on audiences in and around St. Louis. Our talented chalk artists are available year round to enliven the greater St. Louis metro community through projects ranging from the small to the gargantuan, from restaurant menu boards to 3D street paintings and murals. For more information, visit www.GetChalked.org