Just think about spring and you’re picturing nature’s works of art in new buds on trees, flowers blooming and a feel of creative newness in the air. Combine the exciting anticipation of spring with amazingly beautiful handiworks in a variety of art forms made by local artists. Admire outstanding artwork from some of the finest artists in St. Louis at art events held during the spring of 2015. Find sculptures, glass work, paintings and any form of art you can imagine. Kick off your spring this year by showing up to enjoy some of the best art events in the area.
Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park
Queeny Park Greensfelder Recreation Complex
550 Weidman Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
Date: April 10-12, 2015
Casually stroll through the aisles stopping at every booth. Spring showers or sweltering unseasonal heat don’t stop this show because it’s inside the climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Complex. Find drawings, paintings, ceramic, sculpture, wood, glass, jewelry, photography and digital art. There are more than 140 artists from 20 states who will have their work for sale.
Art Fair at Laumeier
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127
Date: May 8-10, 2015
Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a crowd of 15,000 other art lovers. Soak in the amazing work of 150 exhibitors for one low admission price of $10. The event is so popular that the Sculpture Park closes to regular visitors for a weekend showcase of the work of ceramic artists, textile art, sculpture, jewelry, printmaking, painting, photography and digital art. Take a break and chill while enjoying great food and live music.
Taste of Midtown Art Fair
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Date: May 30-31, 2015
Pair amazing food and fine art with the best wines, vodka and craft beers of the region. Be entertained to the sounds of local musical entertainment just east of the Fox Theater in the heart of Grand Center, near St. Louis University. Browse tents of artist work, and try your hand in the craft village. Take a break by visiting your favorite food truck before heading back to buy your favorite art piece of the day.
‘Contemporary Women Artists XVII: Reimagining Femmage’
Foundry Art Centre
520 North Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Date: Feb. 20 – April 3, 2015
Appreciate women and their art by enjoying this special exhibit. Watch the traditional feminine art forms of embroidery or quilting unfold into inspiring new pieces. The local chapter of the Woman’s Caucus for Art proudly displays their work inspired by and named “Femmage” by feminist artist Marian Schapiro at this springtime event that goes on for a couple months. Kick it off with a juried art event and a reception that is free and open to the public.
Art on the Square
Downtown Belleville, IL on the Square
Belleville, IL 62223
Date: May 15-17, 2015
Bring the whole family, because there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Kids make and take their own works of art at a special kid section just for them, while adults fill their senses with beautiful sights, sweet sounds of live music and tastes of food and drink to satisfy the palate as artists display their colorful palettes’ work. Locals know this show to be one of the best in the nation. Take in more than 100 exhibitors including artists from around the world.
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