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.
St. Louis Artists' Guild
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
November 16 - December
Essence of Form: For this exhibition the St.
Louis Artists’ Guild presents artwork that detects the
structure of the physical world both seen and unseen,
imagined and observed. We are fascinated in how nature
repeats itself with a diversity of forms from the micro to
the macro. Juror Fran Skiles has selected an all-media
exhibition containing works of both abstraction and realism.
In particular this exhibition highlights artists’ who
capture form from a well-timed photograph, to the
manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay, and a
mixture of all of them.
For more information visit the
Location: The St. Louis Artist's Guild is located in Oak
Knoll Park off Big Bend Blvd north of Clayton Road.
N 38 39.005
W 90 19.831
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