St Louis Art Galleries, Museums, Supplies & More

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We are all about to dive deep into everything about art in St Louis and our opening section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.

Up next we will discuss a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.

If you are searching for any specific section you can jump straight to it by using the table of contents on the left and we will also be sharing a St Louis art map with all of the various venues we mention throughout the post pinned on it.

The Midwest is an area that we have written about often on our site.

Best Art Galleries & Museums In St Louis

If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in St Louis you can head to:

There are almost 35,000 objects spanning over 5,000 years at the St Louis Art Museum which you can check out from 10am to 5pm most days but they are closed all day Monday and stay open until 9pm on Friday. One of their main exhibitions is called Storm of Progress which covers German Art over a 200 year period and they have classes for teens and adults plus on the final Friday of each month they host their Slam Underground events from 7pm to 10pm.

The Contemporary Art Museum opens at 10am Thursday through Sunday while being closed the rest of the week and they offer in-depth art-training programs near you for teens with a focus on contemporary practices. You might also want to try out their Family Days programs that are held twice a year, another one of their popular events is Play Dates on the second Saturday of every month, and their First Fridays are a can’t miss.

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is open from 11am to 5pm every day but Tuesday when they are closed and it is one of the oldest teaching museums in the country.

You can find an efficient art selection process that can handle the installation and setup at your location at Art St Louis who can also do individual portfolio reviews and local art related counseling.

Materials & Supplies Near You

The best stores to buy art supplies and materials in your area are:

Artmart has around 25,000 different items including thousands of colors and brands of acrylic, watercolor, oil, and encaustic paints plus they have the largest independent framing center in the city.

Shows & Events

Some of the top local art shows and events would be:

The St Louis Art Fair is a nationally juried fine art and crafts show held in early September every year that has been consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top fine art fairs and it is held in the streets of Clayton while usually attracting over a hundred thousand people.

St Louis African Arts Festival is a three day family event that goes down over Memorial Day Weekend.

Mosaics Fine Art Festival can be found on several blocks of North Main St. in Historic St. Charles each September.

Art Dealers & Appraisers

Sometimes you might want to add a new piece to your collection or learn the true value of something and if so you can go to one of these local art dealers and appraisers:

Kodner Gallery Fine Art specializes in 19th and 20th century art from American and Europe providing consultations to collectors, corporations, and museums worldwide. They also buy and sell art in your area and provide other services that include appraisals, restorations, conservations and framing consultations.

Art of Estates provide trusted value transparency for the public with qualified appraisals and high end methodologies.

Walker Cunningham Fine Art is a private consulting and brokerage business specializing in American and European paintings from the 1850’s to the current day. They advise and consult on buying and selling works of art while also excelling at in-home curating, arranging, and installation.

Other places we mentioned in various lists in this post where you can buy art near you are William Shearburn Fine Art, Norton’s Fine Art & Framing, and The Great Frame Up.

Walking Tours

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Art walking tours can be a lot of fun when the weather is nice and The Mural Mile at Chouteau Avenue and S Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard is a great option. It is located along the Riverfront between Victor and Chouteau Avenues to the south of the Gateway Arch.

Don’t forget to head out on foot during the top art fairs in your area either.

Sculptures & Statues

There are some really nice sculptures and statues around town like:

  • Apotheosis of Saint Louis at Forest Park Fine Arts Dr
  • Citygarden Sculpture Park at 801 Market St
  • The St Louis Award Statue at 74 Government Dr
  • Chuck Berry Statue at 6539 Delmar Blvd

Apotheosis of St Louis was designed by C.H. Niehaus and completed in 1903. You can check it out in front of the St Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.

Downtown between 8th Street to the east and 10th Street to the west and Chestnut Street to the north and Market Street to the south you will find the Citygarden Sculpture Park.

Back in 1931 The St Louis Award Statue was created by an anonymous artist.

On July 29, 2011 Harry Webber put up the Chuck Berry Statue across the street from Blueberry Hill.

St Louis Art Classes

You might be searching for private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults and either way the best St Louis art schools are:

There are open pottery workshops, clay date nights, and private lessons for kids, teens and adults available at South Broadway Art Project.

St Louis Artworks provides art education, essential job skill training, and exposure to career opportunities through paid apprenticeships in the arts. They were even the winner of the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.

There are art classes for kids, summer camps. and school’s out camp programs and art parties or private events available at Artscope.

You can check out open-studio figure drawing events, classical atelier studies, and workshops featuring the finest local and national artists at Gateway Academy of Classical Art.

Center of Creative Arts has group classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.

Studios For Rent Near You

When you can’t wait to get that next project started rent some space at one of these art studios:


Some of the top St Louis art framing services would be:

You can get full installation, photo restoration, and in home consultation at The Great Frame Up.

Norton’s Fine Art & Framing has been awarded as a Certified Picture Framer by the Professional Picture Framers Association.

Creative Art Services can provide art restoration, installation, and design consulting.

Artmart, Blick Art Materials, and Michaels from the art supplies list do framing in your area as well.

By the way we have also discussed local art in:

Have Fun Enjoying The St Louis Art Scene

For the time being that is all we have to share about the full art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.

If you made it this far you might just know quite a bit about the local art scene yourself. It would really help us out if you could share your own tips, or let us know if we may have gotten anything wrong in the comments.

We hope you enjoy your time at the best St Louis art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.

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This post and all of the posts on our site are edited by Dan Soloman who has been a huge fan of art since he was a little kid. His mother was a good local artist, and she taught him the trade from a very early age. He studied art and its history in both high school and college, has worked at multiple galleries, and recently has begun creating and editing online content for this site and some other online media platforms.


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