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Upcoming events

02
Nov
2021

Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/damon-davis-all-hands-on-deck/

02
Nov
2021

St. Louis Sound is a new 6,000-square-foot special exhibit that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century. Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends and important venues. St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. No matter the genre, style, or musical moment, this city has a huge story to tell.

For more information, email Maggie Teson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

02
Nov
2021

St. Louis–based artist Jess T. Dugan is known for their color photographs that explore the power of identity, desire, and connection. In Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan, the Museum presents a selection of 20 recent works—portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes—many of which were created specifically for this exhibition. Within a framework of queer and nonbinary experience and from an actively constructed sense of masculinity, Dugan’s portraits examine intersections between individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. This free exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/currents-120-jess-t-dugan/

02
Nov
2021

In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration explores the remarkable artwork produced and collected over 1,000 years in the region surrounding St. Louis. The exhibition presents more than 150 objects from Missouri as far north as Hannibal, west to Hermann, and south through the Old Mines area. Although the region that has shaped the exhibition’s objects is small, it has played an outsize role in the history of North America. The exhibition will be on view through January 9, 2022. Advanced tickets recommended.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/art-along-the-rivers/

02
Nov
2021

Art of Darkness is a juried art exhibit of works by local artists of anything and everything creepy, macabre, morbid, surreal, haunting, unnerving, weird, ghastly, grotesque, hideous, grim, eery, spooky, gothic, sinister and down right disturbing.   

Artist submissions are due by October 17 at 6PM. (visit our website for details).

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. 

Visit our website https://soulardartgallery.com for hours, directions and additional details.

02
Nov
2021

11-02-2021

Mike Newman and his guitar take the stage every Tuesday night.

For more information, email Evelyn Hammerstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

02
Nov
2021

It Is Magic by Mickle Maher is a sorrowful and hilarious meditation on the deep, ancient evil at the heart of the community theatre audition process, and an investigation into the mysteries of theatre-making itself.  Two sisters, community theatre veterans who’ve never had the chance to contribute artistically, are holding auditions for their adult version of The Three Little Pigs in the theatre basement, while the group’s pretentious artistic director is attending, then avoiding, opening night of his MacBeth on the MainStage above.  A third sister appears, and reality becomes really magical at the local playhouse.  Directed by Suki Peters, the cast includes Nicole Angeli, Michelle Hand, Joe Hanrahan, Carl Overly Jr. and Chrissie Watkins.

For more information, email Joseph Hanrahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

03
Nov
2021

11-03-2021
Online

Art Saint Louis announces our early Fall 2021 virtual gallery exhibition: “Humanity,” featuring original artworks by 33 St. Louis regional artists on view exclusively online from October 1 through December 1, 2021.

“Humanity” is a multi-media juried visual art exhibition featuring 46 original artworks that explore the range of human experience, including (but not limited to): identity, the life force, cycles of life such as birth, childhood, youth, schooling, life partnership, careers, old age, death, and more. The range of themes and sub-themes included in this show display some of the most important aspects of being a human and one's experiences throughout life. Enjoying simple moments with friends, remembering the joy of childhood, and contemplating imminent death or recalling past loss is all emphasized in bold and emotionally striking artistic techniques.

A juried exhibit, “Humanity” was open to St. Louis regional artists age 21+ who live within 200 miles of St. Louis. Featured are works in 46 artworks by 33 STL regional artists working in a variety of media, including collage, drawing (colored pencil, graphite, pastel), mixed media, painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor), and photography (analog and digital).

For more information, email Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://artstlouis.org/index.php/exhibitions/in-the-gallery-humanity

03
Nov
2021

Oliver Lee Jackson is known for creating complex and layered images in which figurative elements—or what he calls “paint people”—emerge from abstract fields of vibrant color. Jackson’s practice is informed by a deep understanding of global art history—from early modern European painting to African art. Yet his works do not aim to elevate a single message, narrative, or meaning. Rather, the works serve as an open invitation to slow and close looking, encouraging viewers to stake emotional claim on the paintings and not wait for instructions on what to see.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/oliver-lee-jackson/

03
Nov
2021

Architectural Photography from the Collection, 1850–2000 traces the representation of architecture over a period of 150 years, presenting significant examples of photographic prints and illustrated books by European and American artists. Drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works on display in the exhibition create journeys through expanses of both geography and history, from the surviving abbeys of medieval Europe to the skyscrapers of modern America.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/architectural-photography-from-the-collection-1850-2000/

03
Nov
2021

Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/damon-davis-all-hands-on-deck/

03
Nov
2021

St. Louis Sound is a new 6,000-square-foot special exhibit that explores the history of popular music in St. Louis from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century. Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends and important venues. St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. No matter the genre, style, or musical moment, this city has a huge story to tell.

For more information, email Maggie Teson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

03
Nov
2021

St. Louis–based artist Jess T. Dugan is known for their color photographs that explore the power of identity, desire, and connection. In Currents 120: Jess T. Dugan, the Museum presents a selection of 20 recent works—portraits, self-portraits, and still lifes—many of which were created specifically for this exhibition. Within a framework of queer and nonbinary experience and from an actively constructed sense of masculinity, Dugan’s portraits examine intersections between individual identity and the search for intimate connection with others. This free exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2022.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/currents-120-jess-t-dugan/

03
Nov
2021

In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, Art Along the Rivers: A Bicentennial Celebration explores the remarkable artwork produced and collected over 1,000 years in the region surrounding St. Louis. The exhibition presents more than 150 objects from Missouri as far north as Hannibal, west to Hermann, and south through the Old Mines area. Although the region that has shaped the exhibition’s objects is small, it has played an outsize role in the history of North America. The exhibition will be on view through January 9, 2022. Advanced tickets recommended.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/art-along-the-rivers/

03
Nov
2021

Green Door Art Gallery presents Mary Engelbreit: Then and Now, an exhibit spanning the years of Mary Engelbreit’s art practice. Featuring earlier works released from her family’s personal collection, drawings for calendar pages, newer works from her recent exploration of acrylic painting, and images she drew for herself during pandemic lock-down.

For more information, email Mary Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.greendoorartgallery.com/mary-engelbreit-then-and-now.html

03
Nov
2021

Art of Darkness is a juried art exhibit of works by local artists of anything and everything creepy, macabre, morbid, surreal, haunting, unnerving, weird, ghastly, grotesque, hideous, grim, eery, spooky, gothic, sinister and down right disturbing.   

Artist submissions are due by October 17 at 6PM. (visit our website for details).

The Soulard Art Gallery is a co-op art gallery located in historic Soulard. With artwork by 14 resident artists, we offer a diverse collection of works, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. 

Visit our website https://soulardartgallery.com for hours, directions and additional details.

03
Nov
2021

11-03-2021

Please join us for an in-person reading and discussion with David Schuman and JoAnna Novak

David Schuman’s prose chapbook Best Men simmers with questions about why people act the way they do at weddings. Over the course of five stories, Schuman introduces a diverse cast of unconventional “best men” who find themselves swept up in events beyond their control. At once surprising and suspenseful,  Best Men upends popular notions of wedding ceremonies, while also demonstrating the packed power of shorter stories. 

David Schuman’s fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have  appeared in Fence, Catapult, Conjunctions, Southern Humanities Review, and many other publications. His work has been anthologized, most recently in Walking on Lava; Selected Works for Uncivilized Times, published by the Dark Mountain Project. He has received a MacDowell Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize and has had notable work listed in both Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. He directs the writing program at Washington University in St. Louis. 

JoAnna Novak's short story collection, Meaningful Work (FC2), won the 2020 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest and was published in August. Her third book of poetry, New Life (Black Lawrence Press) was published in October. Her debut memoir Contradiction Days (Catapult) will be published in 2023. The author of the novel I Must Have You and two books of poetry, Noirmania and Abeyance, North America, her work has appeared in The Paris Review, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy.

This is an in-person event.  Masks are required for all attendees. Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of Subterranean Books.  If you can't make the event simply place an order over the phone or online and we'll get a copy signed for you!

For more information, email Kelly von Plonski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

03
Nov
2021

It Is Magic by Mickle Maher is a sorrowful and hilarious meditation on the deep, ancient evil at the heart of the community theatre audition process, and an investigation into the mysteries of theatre-making itself.  Two sisters, community theatre veterans who’ve never had the chance to contribute artistically, are holding auditions for their adult version of The Three Little Pigs in the theatre basement, while the group’s pretentious artistic director is attending, then avoiding, opening night of his MacBeth on the MainStage above.  A third sister appears, and reality becomes really magical at the local playhouse.  Directed by Suki Peters, the cast includes Nicole Angeli, Michelle Hand, Joe Hanrahan, Carl Overly Jr. and Chrissie Watkins.

For more information, email Joseph Hanrahan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

04
Nov
2021

11-04-2021
Online

Art Saint Louis announces our early Fall 2021 virtual gallery exhibition: “Humanity,” featuring original artworks by 33 St. Louis regional artists on view exclusively online from October 1 through December 1, 2021.

“Humanity” is a multi-media juried visual art exhibition featuring 46 original artworks that explore the range of human experience, including (but not limited to): identity, the life force, cycles of life such as birth, childhood, youth, schooling, life partnership, careers, old age, death, and more. The range of themes and sub-themes included in this show display some of the most important aspects of being a human and one's experiences throughout life. Enjoying simple moments with friends, remembering the joy of childhood, and contemplating imminent death or recalling past loss is all emphasized in bold and emotionally striking artistic techniques.

A juried exhibit, “Humanity” was open to St. Louis regional artists age 21+ who live within 200 miles of St. Louis. Featured are works in 46 artworks by 33 STL regional artists working in a variety of media, including collage, drawing (colored pencil, graphite, pastel), mixed media, painting (acrylic, oil, watercolor), and photography (analog and digital).

For more information, email Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://artstlouis.org/index.php/exhibitions/in-the-gallery-humanity

04
Nov
2021

Oliver Lee Jackson is known for creating complex and layered images in which figurative elements—or what he calls “paint people”—emerge from abstract fields of vibrant color. Jackson’s practice is informed by a deep understanding of global art history—from early modern European painting to African art. Yet his works do not aim to elevate a single message, narrative, or meaning. Rather, the works serve as an open invitation to slow and close looking, encouraging viewers to stake emotional claim on the paintings and not wait for instructions on what to see.

For more information, email Cameron Wulfert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

https://www.slam.org/exhibitions/oliver-lee-jackson/