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Best Art Fairs In St. Louis

February 4, 2011 12:17 PM

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(credit: shawartfair.org)

(credit: shawartfair.org)

When it comes to creative works, the best art fairs in St. Louis certainly has the scene covered. With a plethora of beautiful parks and open spaces serving as venues, St. Louis has no shortage of art fairs with uniquely designed fares up for grabs. Here are a few of our favorites.

Historic Shaw Art Fair

4269 Flora Pl.
Saint Louis, MO 63110
(314) 771-3101
www.shawartfair.org

Located in the beautiful and scenic Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, the Shaw Art Fair traditionally takes place in early October and is a perfect illustration of what St. Louis’ best artists, craftmakers and musicians have to offer. The fair showcases a variety of homemade crafts, paintings, photography and more from St. Louis’ best artists. For an even fuller experience, check out the grand variety of food and music the Shaw Art Fair has to offer. You will be hard-pressed to leave this event, truly one of the best art fairs in St. Louis, empty-handed!

Saint Louis Art Fair

7818 Forsyth Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 863-0278
www.saintlouisartfair.com

Traditionally held in early September in Clayton, the Saint Louis Art Fair is a free three-day celebration of arts, crafts and more. With dozens of local and national artists, a large performing arts stage and a public arts collection, the Saint Louis Art Fair certainly has something for everyone. Check out the “Arts in Action” event, an interactive aspect of the fair that features pottery, glassworks and photography demonstrations free of charge to the public. The Saint Louis Art Fair ranks 5th in the ranking of Top 25 Contemporary Craft Fairs nationwide, and it’s no wonder why!

Central West End Art Fair and Taste

4902 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63018
(314) 367-2220
www.thecwe.org

The Central West End Art Fair and Taste is a combination of two of the best worlds St. Louis has to offer: food and art. This unique fair, traditionally held in mid-June, spans three and a half blocks of Euclid Avenue and features food, music, dancing and, of course, art. Local and national artists offer jewelry, paintings, photography and housewares for your perusing pleasure. With a large span of styles available, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy at the Central West End Art Fair.

Stephanie Shepard
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