Top Local St. Louis Arts Programs To Support

April 23, 2012 6:00 AM

The arts in St. Louis benefit from the vision and generosity of its patrons. This city’s thriving and abundant cultural community is a product of enthusiastic support from these five arts programs. Play your part by donating to a few to help ensure continued growth.
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Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
4500 West Pine Blvd, Suite 301
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-1573

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The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is an extension of the fine performances enjoyed by many at the beautiful Fox Theatre. The Foundation’s mission is to provide grants to a number of St. Louis area arts organizations and further develop their own educational and arts programs. This 501(c)(3) non-profit has awarded more that $1.5 million dollars to various organizations in support of performing arts ventures in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the St Louis Teen Talent Showcase.

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Center of Creative Arts (COCA)
524 Trinity Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 725-6555

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The Center of Creative Arts (COCA) has provided the St. Louis area with a plethora of creative opportunities for at least 20 years. They offer services to children, as young as six months old, through any-age adult in multiple disciplines. You can enjoy theatre performances, summer camps, classes of various creative expressions, art galleries or even hold an event in their 60,000-square-foot building, designed by world-renowned architect Eric Mendelsohn. There are various ways to support COCA, and Their Annual Fund offers membership of various levels. Whichever way you choose, this organization will greatly appreciate any amount.

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ART St. Louis
555 Washington Ave, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 241-6933

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ART St. Louis is dedicated to the celebration of art in the St. Louis region by bringing artists and art lovers together in a number of creative displays. They have spent more than 25 years creating an atmosphere of artistic enjoyment in a variety of free visual presentations. While they maintain an image registry of current projects online, they also curate off-site exhibitions as well as present exhibits year-round in their gallery on Washington Avenue. ART St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) organization, and will put your donations to great use.

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The Foundry Arts Center
520 North Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 255-0270

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Who would have thought recycling an old train car factory would produce such a creative venue for area artists? The Foundry Art Center in St. Charles draws artists and lovers of art to a wide variety of creative events. 5,200 spare feet of space provide a venue for concerts, exhibits, studio space and educational programs. The center offers a variety of sponsorship levels as well as opportunities to make individual gift contributions.

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Dance St. Louis
3547 Olive St, Suite 301
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 534-5000

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For almost 50 years, Dance St. Louis has been bringing the St. Louis area a full spectrum of artistic dance ranging from classical ballet to modern and ethnic dance. They host performances from great companies such as the Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Stuttgart Ballet at some of the area’s most prominent venues such as the Fox Theatre and the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. This organization also offers various educational outreach programs, master classes and an Extended Residency Program, which exposes schoolchildren in the region to the magic of dance through workshops and performances. Dance St. Louis is a not-for-profit organization and offers multiple avenues in which dance enthusiasts can provide support.

Related: Best Places To Go Dancing 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

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