St. Louis Art Fair 2012
So last weekend was kind of sad. A 3-day weekend, tons of stuff to do and what happened? It rained all weekend! Several festivals got cancelled and those that didn’t just weren’t as fun having to attend either soaking wet or holding an umbrella over our heads the whole time. The good news is that we live in St. Louis, which means there’s something to do pretty much every weekend!
So here’s a great event you can attend to forget about last weekend’s weather and get out and enjoy the city this weekend:
The Art Fair is an outdoor festival showcasing art in various forms: ceramics, digital art, painting, photography, sculpture, glass, metalwork, jewelry and more.
Along with the art will be a variety of delicious foods from local restaurants such as: Alexander’s at the Sheraton, Cafe Manhattan, Drunken Fish, Hank’s Cheesecakes, Rearn Thai, Rib City, Mandarin House, Le Food Truck, Milagro, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Soulard Gyro, Tivanov Catering, Uptown Cafe and Zia’s Food Truck.
And to top it all off, local musicians will be rocking out on 3 stages throughout the festival all weekend long.
Main Stage (off Brentwood Blvd)
Friday:5:30-7pm – The Sages 7:30-9:30pm – Lamar Harris
Saturday:11:30am-12:30pm – Ben Rabb 1-2pm – Aloha Mi’sho 2:30-3:30pm – The Freedom 4-5:30pm – The Sheldon Acoustic Trio ft Tim Albert 6-7:15pm – The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience 8-10pm – Mike Zito
There will also be a stage on Forsyth with live music from artists such as Foggy Memory Boys, Whiskey Morning and Aaron griffin and the Mojo Syndrome (just to name a few). Plus a performing Arts Stage on the corner of Carondelet and Central Blvd with storytelling, martial arts demonstrations, Flamenco dancing, Pazazz performers and more.
Here are some additional events and activities to look forward to:
Spark of Art: Sky-high artwork…aka fireworks
Walking on Art: Watch local middle and high school students compete in a chalk drawing competition
Young Artist Fair: Come support the artists of tomorrow; an opportunity for young artists to get recognized
Creative Castle Activities for Kids: Foiling Around with the Magic House, Rain sticks with University of Phoenix, Animal Marionettes with Volunteen Nation, Paint Swatch Bookmarks with St. Louis County Library, Sun Catchers with Leftovers, Etc, Bubble Splatter Painting with Chesterfield Arts and much more!
There will be free parking at Brown Shoe Company at Topton and Maryland and at Maryland and Central. Street meter parking will also be free beginning Friday morning.
Click here to view the downloadable event program guide to learn more about Bus and Metrolink routes, what you can and can’t bring or for any additional FAQs.
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