Support local art on Give STL Day, May 11, 2017

Over the last several years, one very special day, Give STL Day, has proven to be a tremendous help in raising support for the vital cultural work of Art Saint Louis. We’re excited to be part of Give STL Day again this year and invite your participation! Beginning at midnight on Thursday, May 11, and continuing for 24 hours only, online donations to Art Saint Louis through will unlock possibilities for matching funds and additional donations from event sponsors. Check out, the Art Saint Louis page on, for videos and testimonials on our work, and please help spread the word!

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, May 11, 2017, and plan to go online, give, spread the word and be assured that your support truly does make a difference for Art Saint Louis. We couldn't be more grateful for your help!


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







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