Wednesday, September 3, 2008

15th Annual St. Louis Art Fair--Sept 5-7

Friday 5-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

Something for everyone! This weekend is the FREE St Louis Art Fair, held in Clayton along Forsyth just east of Brentwood. All areas of visual art are represented--ceramics, digital art, drawing and pastel, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, and wood--and you can see a full list of accepted artists here.

It wouldn't be a true arts fair without FREE music, and there is plenty of that as well! The Main Stage on Brentwood just north of Forsyth will host dueling pianos, blues-rock, jazz, soul and funk, blues harmonica, jazz and blues, classics and oldies, and rock. The Forsyth Stage on Forsyth near Central will host funk-rock, jazz/classical/folk, jazz classics, gospel and bluegrass, jazz/funk/pop, afro-Caribbean, acoustic jazz, and scat. The Performing Arts Stage at South Central and Carondelet will host storytelling, musical revues, opera, puppet performances, traditional Hawaiian/Polynesian music, Flamenco dancing, Chinese culture, and Latin percussion.

In addition to everything you can see and hear, what's an arts festival without the opportunity to get your hands dirty? FREE hands-on participation in various art activities is available for kids AND adults, as well as live demonstrations of everything from pottery to glassblowing to the making of grandfather clocks!

And of course, there will be plenty of delicious food available for purchase from a wide variety of local vendors.

For a map, click here. And you can't beat this--parking is FREE as well!

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