2017 - An outstanding year!

2017 was a banner year for visual art in St. Louis. Art Saint Louis showcased over 500 artworks in a variety of locations around the city, fostering new work by hundreds of local artists and reaching over 30,000 viewers. Our thanks go out to the many artists whose imagination and craft have delighted, provoked and inspired thousands in our community.

Among recent highlights, our 33rd annual all-styles, all-themes exhibit, Art St. Louis XXXIII, The Exhibition, opened with another high-energy reception. As with previous iterations of this show, this was one of the most popular and competitive exhibitions we produced in our gallery this year. Over 430 artworks in all media were submitted by 108 St. Louis regional artists for consideration by Juror Daniel Anderson.

This year our mobile app for visual art, ArtLoupe, grew to over 5,000 registered users from across the US, and over 7,000 published artworks! It has been a long road with this project from conception to fruition--over four years--and we still have a ways to go before it begins to reach its full potential. Being a tech startup in its own right, ArtLoupe remains an unusual and ambitious undertaking for an organization like ours and we're excited to see where it goes.

Several new projects are in development now, and among these is a major initiative that will result in extensive, ongoing art programing in a redeveloped historical property in the city beginning next fall. Though I'm not yet at liberty to relay the details (soon, though!), I can tell you that this is the culmination of years of work to develop visual art services on a grand scale that spotlight St. Louis regional artists. Stay tuned!

Make no mistake about it, all the progress and impact this organization has achieved can be traced back to a spirit of generosity. It's the driving force behind our work. Simply put, Art Saint Louis could not possibly continue its service to the St. Louis community without critically important financial support. And so we reach out to you with enthusiasm and invite you to join in advancing this good work by making a tax deductible contribution online or by mail to the address below. Yours is the opportunity to facilitate truly unique cultural programming in St. Louis, fostering creativity, enriching lives and furthering the vitality of our region.

Thank you for your consideration, and all best wishes to you for a safe and prosperous new year!


Chandler Branch, Executive Director
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103