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Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

March 24, 2014 8:00 AM

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St. Louisans know great works of art when they see them and there are plenty of places to find them right here in the area. There have always been so many amazing places to buy these great works, and that tradition continues. Check out these galleries and pick up an original piece, or two, for your art collection.
artsaintlouis Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

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Art St. Louis
1223 Pine St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-4810
www.artstlouis.org

Art St. Louis has spent the last 25 years dedicated to promoting visual arts in our region. It is the organization’s mission to further the careers of local artists, educate the community and stimulate the local economy by selling the fine works of local artists. Events and artistic works can be experienced year round in its 5,000-square-foot gallery. Juried exhibitions, by artists age 21 and up, are proudly displayed for visual arts audiences. Surf the exhibition schedule for events such as “Silence and Noise,” running from April 19 through May 29, 2014, or the “Honor Awards,” running from June 14 through July 10, 2014. Opening receptions are free to the public, but bring your checkbook because you will surely be inspired to bring home some of these great works for your own personal collections.

kodnergallery Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

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Kodner Gallery of Fine Art
9650 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63124
(314) 993-4477
www.kodnergallery.com

The Kodner Gallery of Fine Art has been a longstanding cornerstone of the visual arts community in St. Louis for almost 50 years. Its variety and genres are unrivaled. While it claims expertise in areas of impressionism, American western, post-war modern, contemporary paintings, rare prints and sculptures, that doesn’t begin to cover the visual delights found in the collections. The Kodner Gallery has represented hundreds of artists and displayed collections of art from around the world. Just a quick cruise through its website shows the vast representation of diverse talents and styles.

vinogallery Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

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The Vino Gallery
4701 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 932-5665
www.thevinogallery.com

Enjoying a glass of wine at a gallery opening is not unusual, but The Vino Gallery takes that experience to a whole new level. Yes, it’s a wine store, but it’s also a gallery that exhibits local and national artists in various mediums. These wine connoisseurs love to promote artists so contact them if you have a passion for art and need a great place to display it. And while you are there, consider dropping in on a wine class. Either way, it’s certainly an enjoyable time for everyone.

Related: Top St. Louis Businesses With Art Galleries

thirddegreeglassfactoiry Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

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Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-4527
www.thirddegreeglassfactory.com

The Third Degree Glass Factory not only sells beautiful art glass creations, it also provides the opportunity for budding art glass artists to blossom. Every third Friday, the factory holds an open house to demonstrate the fine art of glass making. In addition, it holds classes for any who wish to try their hand at the ancient art. Patrons are encouraged to shop the gallery in person or online. Every home should own a piece of glass art from an experienced glass designer, and The Third Degree Glass Factory is just the place to find it.

foundry Top Shops To Buy Affordable Art In St. Louis

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The Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 255-0270
www.foundryartcentre.org

Once a train car factory, The Foundry Art Centre is now the home of some of the region’s finest artists, not to mention some of the most impressive art gallery spaces in the St. Louis region. Each artist studio displays artist works and the working artists themselves as they create their masterpieces. Additionally, art lovers can stroll through the Ameristar Gallery, the Baue Family Children’s Gallery and the Whittaker Homes Gift Shop, and enjoy a myriad of beautiful art work. The Foundry Arts Centre is a great place to shop for the creations from local and national artists alike.

Related: Top Places To Buy Local Art For Less Than $100 In St. Louis

Lisa Payne-Naeger, a native of the St. Louis area, is a freelance writer, blogger, political activist and a homeschooling mother of two children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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