Visual Arts Attractions
in Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, Missouri
   
   
Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO
314-241-4810
  The Art Saint Louis Gallery is located in downtown Saint Louis in the historic Park Pacific building and presents juried theme based exhibits year-round in its downtown gallery as well as at off-site locations. These exhibits feature the works of artists aged 21 and older that reside within a 200-mile radius of St. Louis with new exhibits being presented approximately every eight weeks.
Boots Contemporary
Art Space

2307 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO
314-772-2668
  Once a shoe store in a previous life, Boots is an artist-run space whose mission is to provide emerging to mid-career artists and curators, local, national, and international, with an art lab that will support them in creating and showcasing new work. Visit the Boots Contemporary Art Space website for more information.
   
Grace Taylor Broughton
Sculpture Garden

1 Fine Arts Drive
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO
314-721-0072
  The Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden thoughtfully marries masterworks with landscape design and architecture. This exciting outdoor gallery showcases the Saint Louis Art Museum's strong, international collection of 20th century and contemporary sculpture.
   
Cathedral Basilica of
Saint Louis

Lindell Blvd. at Newstead Avenue
St. Louis, MO
314-373-8240
  The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, also known as the "New Cathedral," is the crown jewel of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis. A magnificent structure, the cathedral is Romanesque in style on the exterior and Byzantine on the interior. The building's distinctive green tile dome cuts a majestic silhouette on the Central West End skyline. The church contains the largest mosaic collection in the world. Created by 20 different artists, the mosaic artwork covers 83,000 square feet. Installation of the 41.5 million pieces of mosaic glass began in 1912 and was completed in 1988. The Mosaic Museum, with displays on the construction of the building and the creation of its mosaics, is on the lower level of the cathedral.
   
COCA
524 Trinity Avenue
St. Louis, MO
314-725-6555
  COCA (Center of Creative Arts) has been providing meaningful arts experiences to St. Louisa for two decades. COCA is the largest multidisciplinary arts institution and one of the most valuable community assets in the St. Louis metropolitan area. At COCA you will find performances... classes... art galleries... summer camps... places to hold your special event... exhibits... a world of learning, a world of the arts. COCA is housed in a 60,000 square foot building designed by world-renowned architect Eric Mendelsohn.
   
Contemporary Art
Museum St. Louis

3750 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-535-4660
  The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is a non-collecting museum that features changing exhibitions of visual art. The museum is recognized nationally for the quality of its exhibitions and education programs and is located in Grand Center, an arts and entertainment district in midtown St. Louis, adjacent to the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
   
The Craft Alliance
16640 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO
314-725-1177
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501 North Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO
314-534-7528
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  Established in 1964, the Craft Alliance provides inspiration and education in contemporary craft to a national community of artists, collectors, students and the art-viewing public. It does this through every creative stage by exhibiting artists' work, educating all levels of students, encouraging art collectors and offering free classes and family programs. The organization has a retail gallery of art at its University City location and an exhibition gallery at its Grand Center location. Both locations feature studios with working artists who sell their work.
   
Cupples House
3673 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-977-2666
  The Samuel Cupples House is located on the campus of St. Louis University. This historic mansion is a rare example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in St. Louis. The 42-room, castle-like mansion was built by wealthy St. Louis entrepreneur Samuel Cupples and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been restored to its original splendor with many of its opulent original furnishings and is open for public tours. The McNamee Gallery houses educational exhibitions and art exhibits.
Gateway Gallery
21 North Bemiston Avenue
Clayton, MO
314-503-3880
  Gateway Gallery is a unique artists co-op gallery feautring talented and nationally award-winning artists monthly rotate art in a variety of styles and materials, from oil, acrylic, watercolor and photography to bronze and wood sculpture and furniture. The gallery also provides space for guest artists from throughout the Midwest. The gallery's Clayton location on Forsyth Blvd. also puts it within walking distance of other galleries and many of St. Louis's finest restaurants and cafes. Visit the Gateway Gallery website for more information.
   
International Photography
Hall of Fame

3415 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO
314-535-1999
  The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is a museum whose mission is to preserve, promote, and educate its visitors on the history of photography. The IPHF exhibits prints and antique cameras from its permanent collection, and hosts special exhibitions focusing on the art and science of photography. The gallery can only display a portion of its collection so there is a continual rotation of what can be seen at the museum. Interpretive signage often accompanies significant pieces on display.
   
Mildred Lane Kemper
Art Museum

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO
314-935-4523
  The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, formerly known as the Washington University Gallery of Art, has what is considered one the finest University collections in the country. In operation since 1881 it is the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi river. The museum exhibits works from the its permanent collection, special loan exhibits, student and faculty shows. The permanent collection includes 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, sculptures and prints as well as major contemporary works.
   
Laumeier Sculpture Park
12580 Rott Road
Sunset Hills, MO
314-821-1209
  Laumeier Sculpture Park is a 105-acre open-air museum featuring over 80 works of contemporary sculpture. Sculptures are exhibited in a museum and outdoors on landscaped lawns or woodland trails. Exhibitions and a multitude of cultural events are held each year. There is no admission to the park.
May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
Maryville University

Town and Country, MO
314-529-9415
  White Flag Projects is St. Louis' premiere alternative art venue. Located in a spectacularly renovated industrial building in the burgeoning Grove neighborhood, White Flag Projects is not-for-profit alternative art gallery established to improve the viability of contemporary visual arts in St. Louis by facilitating meaningful exhibitions of quality work by progressive local, national, and international artists. Visit the May Foundation Gallery website for more information.
   
Museum of Contemporary
Religious Art

3700 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-977-7170
  St. Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) is the world’s first museum of interfaith contemporary art. Officially opened in 1993, MOCRA is dedicated to the ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists and the world’s faith traditions. Located in a spacious chapel that was used for over 35 years by Jesuits studying philosophy at St. Louis University, MOCRA offers a unique setting for the display of its permanent collection and changing exhibitions.
   
The Pulitzer Foundation
for the Arts

3716 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-754-1850
  The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts is housed in a concrete building designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando and situated in St. Louis' Grand Center district. It holds the private art collection of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. The Museum and presents changing exhibitions and engages in a variety of programming initiatives involving the visual, literary, and performing arts.
   
The Gallery at the
Regional Arts Commission

6128 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO
314-863-5811
  The Gallery at the Regional Arts Commission is committed to fostering, encouraging and promoting visual art in St. Louis by exhibiting the work of local artists and providing opportunities for local curators. The gallery is a 35’ x 25’ white box space, with one wall of 12’ floor to ceiling glass doors that open directly onto the street level, allowing exhibits to be in full view of passersby.  By special invitation, guest curators compose group exhibitions, each featuring works that explore a specific discourse.
   
St. Louis Artists' Guild
12 North Jackson Avenue
Clayton, MO
314-727-6266
  Established in 1886, the St. Louis Artists' Guild is the oldest and largest visual arts center in the Midwest. It promotes visual arts by presenting exhibitions and educational programs and sponsoring many national, regional and local competitions with cash awards. In 2015 the Artists’ Guild moved to the new facilities in the old Famous Barr building in downtown Clayton.
   
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive
Forest Park
St. Louis, MO
314-721-0072
  The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation's leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 30,000 works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Admission to the Museum and its collection is free every day. Admission fees to featured exhibitions vary; admission to featured exhibitions is always free on Fridays.
   
Saint Louis University
Museum of Art

3663 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-977-6630
  The Saint Louis University Museum of Art is located in a recently restored 55,000-square-foot turn-of-the-century building on the Saint Louis University campus. The museum houses the University's extensive art collection in a series of intimate galleries where visitors can view art and artifacts relevant to Jesuit philosophy and the ideals of liberal arts education. In addition the museum features traveling exhibitions in an inviting setting which is available and accessible to the community, the region, and the world.
   
Sheldon Art Galleries
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
314-533-9900
  Founded in 1998, the Sheldon Art Galleries are located in the heart of Grand Center, St. Louis's vibrant cultural district. The galleries are a part of the Sheldon Arts Foundation that is also home to the world-class Sheldon Concert Hall built in 1912. The Galleries feature over 7,000 square of space devoted to changing exhibitions of painting, printmaking, photography, architecture, sculpture, installation work, jazz history and children's art.
White Flag Projects
4568 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO
314-531-3442
  White Flag Projects is St. Louis' premiere alternative art venue. Located in a spectacularly renovated industrial building in the burgeoning Grove neighborhood, White Flag Projects is not-for-profit alternative art gallery established to improve the viability of contemporary visual arts in St. Louis by facilitating meaningful exhibitions of quality work by progressive local, national, and international artists. Visit the White Flag Projects website for more information.
   
For Travelers Heading Across the River
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The Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is one of America’s newer scenic byways. With over 20,000 acres of forest and wetlands at the heart of the Mississippi Flyway, it is a nature lovers paradise. Visitors will find spectacular colors in the fall and bald eagles in the winter. History abounds in the region ranging from the prehistoric Cahokia Mounds to sites on the National Register of Historic Places.
For Travelers Heading Up River
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The two longest rivers of the United States, the Missouri and the Mississippi, meet at St. Charles County, Missouri. The Historic St. Charles downtown area offers visitors a variety of attractions including the Lewis and Clark Boat House and Nature Center, The Foundry Art Centre, and Missouri’s First State Capitol. Nearby is Confluence State Park and the Daniel Boone Home.
For Travelers Heading Down River
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Down river of St. Louis and the Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Byway area is French Colonial Country. This five county area was heavily influenced by the French fur traders who inhabited the region from 1700 to 1840. Attractions include the town of Ste. Genevieve with the largest concentration of French Colonial architecture in North America, Forts de Chartre and Kaskaskia in Randolph County, and the Cahokia complex in St. Clair County.
   
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