Studio of Yowshien Kuo, Open Studios STL 2018. Photo: Abby Gillardi.
Studio of Yowshien Kuo, Open Studios STL 2018. Photo: Abby Gillardi.

Open Studios STL

This weekend event connects the public to artists’ studios across the city, creating a unique opportunity to promote dialogue about art-making in St. Louis. Now in its fourteenth year, CAM partners with artists, galleries, alternative spaces, arts organizations, and universities in St. Louis City and County to make their studios accessible to the public for one weekend every October, promoting dialogue between artists and audiences within the artists’ working environment.

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The application for Open Studios STL 2019 is open. Apply here.

Application deadline: August 18, 2019, 11:59 pm CT.
No late submissions will be accepted. Please contact with any questions.


  • Local artists and collectives that host working studio spaces in St. Louis City or County are invited to apply. Alternative spaces, arts organizations and galleries that host working studio spaces, and residency programs are also encouraged to apply.
  • The program is not limited to visual artists—CAM welcomes performers, musicians, designers, architects, filmmakers, and other creatives with working spaces to participate in the program.

2019 Schedule

  • Saturday, October 19—Studios West of Grand Blvd
  • Sunday, October 20—Studios East of Grand Blvd

Map + Website

Each year, CAM distributes a free printed map for Open Studios STL. The maps, designed by WORK/PLAYwill be available for pick up at the front desk in early October. A full directory of artists will also be made available online in late September. Visit to see last year’s roster.

Guest Studio Visits

Throughout the weekend, a number of St. Louis arts professionals are invited to visit with select artists and engage in dialogue about their practices. These guest studio visits are open to the public.