Visitors Guide to the
St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
Clayton, MO

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The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a regional center for artists and people who love art. The Guild formed in 1886 from the membership of the St. Louis Sketch Club, a group of male art students attending Washington University School of Art. The newly proposed art organization was a group committed to the idea of admitting women. After several meetings tackling the issues of gender, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild was born. The St. Louis Artists’ Guild was formed to develop a high standard of art appreciation; to promote and stimulate expression of its members and artists in the community; to present the work of artists and craftsmen through exhibitions, competitions, and lectures; and to encourage excellence and understanding not only of painting and photography but also other visual and performing arts. The Artists’ Guild has had many homes over the years. In 2015 the Artists’ Guild moved to its new facilities in the old Famous Barr building in downtown Clayton. 

Today the Artists’ Guild is an extraordinary organization with almost 700 members whose mission remains: “To be a resource and advocate for creative expression, serving the Midwest as a center that exhibits, supports, and promotes the visual arts.” The Artists’ Guild holds primarily local and regional competitions with cash awards. It also hosts national exhibits and participates in collaborative and exchange exhibits with other art organizations. And, because of the limited opportunity for young artists to compete and exhibit work in a professional gallery, the Artists’ Guild holds the annual Young Artists’ Showcase for high school students with cash awards and scholarships. As a well-established network for all the artists in the metropolitan area, the Artists’ Guild is a communication center where artists can learn, share ideas, and test their talents among peers and professionals.

Visiting the St. Louis Artists' Guild
     Visiting Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
          Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
          Closed Sundays and Mondays & Holidays (including December 24 - January 2)
Visiting the Art St. Louis Gallery is Free
  Through October 23, 2019
Beyond the Surface Juried Members Exhibition: This juried exhibition includes works by 48 artists who are members of the Surface Design Association who are continually pushing the evolution of textiles from their long history of utilitarian use through the use of color, design, processes, and meanings. Selected works demonstrate unique, well-developed artistic vision, and innovation. Whether commentary on social issues, meditations on the natural world, humor, storytelling, abstraction, influenced by science, or other areas of focus, this exhibition includes the best of contemporary work by SDA members.
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  Through October 23, 2019
On the Surface on The Ramp! features works that demonstrate some surface design process, i.e. dyeing, stamping, stenciling, embroidery, beading, or other embellishment techniques. This juried art exhibit gave St. Louis Art Guild members an opportunity to exhibit artwork concurrently with Surface Design Associations' “Beyond the Surface” exhibit presented in the Main Gallery at St. Louis Artists' Guild.
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Location: The St. Louis Artist's Guild is located in Oak Knoll Park off Big Bend Blvd north of Clayton Road.

GPS Coordinates
N  38  39.005
W 90  19.831

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