Saturday, October 3
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
More than 200 artist studios and art spaces open to the public over the course of one weekend. Explore on your own, take guided tours, enjoy special events, and get to know St. Louis’s artists. On Saturday, October 3, studios will be open in neighborhoods east of Grand Boulevard, including Cherokee Street, Old North, Downtown, Soulard, and more. Tours and events for the day include:
- Bus Tour: Led by CAM Curators
1:00-3:00 pm $10; $5 for CAM members.
Registration required, limited seats.
Tour starts at CAM, 3750 Washington Blvd. Explore new spaces, chat with local artists, and hear fascinating insights from CAM’s curatorial team on this tour of select studios throughout the city. Led by Director Lisa Melandri, Chief Curator Jeffrey Uslip, and Associate Curator Kelly Shindler.
- Trailnet Bike Tour: East of Grand Boulevard
10:00 am-1:00pm; Free and open to the public.
Open to all skill levels, easy-to-moderate pace. BYOB (bring your own bike). Registration: 9:00-10:00 am; ride departs at 10:00 am. Tour starts and ends at CAM, 3750 Washington Blvd. Join Trailnet as they lead a bike tour to select studios. Ride through beautiful parks and past historic architecture on your way to different artist studios throughout St. Louis.
3:00-5:00pm; Free and open to the public.
Registration recommended. Starts at The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee, St. Louis, 63118.
James McAnally, Founder, Co-Director, and Curator of The Luminary leads a tour of select venues and studios on Cherokee Street, a thriving arts community. End the tour with a drink at The Luminary, a cultural anchor of the neighborhood.
Celebrate the first day of Open Studios STL with an After Party at The Luminary. Enjoy fall exhibitions on view, music, and October’s installment of the Slush Fund featuring barbiana negronis.
About Slush Fund
The Luminary presents a new micro-granting initiative, The Slush Fund, which pairs conceptual artist-designed cocktails with projects in need of funding. Each month, we will feature an artist-designed cocktail at our bar, with a significant portion of the proceeds going to a selected artist or project. This month, funds go to support adjunct art professors facing decreased class schedules and precarious labor conditions.
The cocktail—the Barbiana Negroni—is inspired by a rural Tuscan school in the village of Barbiana that self-organized under the leadership of Don Milani to create an alternative education platform for the young students, leading to the influential text Letter to a Professor, which presented a radical departure of the class-based system previously in place.
- Studio Crawl Bus Tour for CAM Young Friends
4:00-8:00pm $15; Exclusively for CAM Young Friends members. Registration required.
Tour starts at The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee, St. Louis, 63118. CAM takes Young Friends members on a bus tour throughout the city to meet local artists and explore their studios. Tickets include free drinks and snacks at various locations. Space is limited to 30 seats.