6 Arts Organizations Worth Checking Out This Summer

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Flip through our new May issue and you’ll find our Summer Arts Guide tucked in between the pages of this month’s Agenda. As an online bonus, we’ve teamed up with six top organizations to share a bit more of what they have in store for STL this summer.


Join the Saint Louis Art Museum for a summer filled with world-class art from contemporary to the classics, plus dining and lively events. Check out the upcoming exhibition, Senufo: Art and Identity in West Africa, June 28 through September 27. Make plans to stop by for the annual Art Hill Film Series, July 10, 17, 24, and 31. Or take a stroll through the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden, opening later this summer. Open Tuesday through Sunday, always free.

Saint Louis Art Museum
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One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

For nearly 50 years, Kodner Gallery has specialized in fine American and European art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The gallery presents an exquisite selection of paintings, drawings, fine prints, sculpture, objet d’art and antiquities to view, ponder and enjoy.

Kodner Gallery
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9650 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63124
800.993.4478 or 314.993.4477

The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis (A&E) is the region’s only united arts fund, and it provides financial, technical and collaborative support to nearly 70 arts and arts education organizations each year. Donations to A&E grow into millions of arts experiences, creating a vibrant community for all and enriching the cultural landscape. Visit keepthearthappening.org to learn more about A&E, the organizations it supports and to make a donation. Memberships of $50 or more receive the ARTS Card, which provides discounts and two-for-one ticket opportunities at various arts organizations.

The Arts and Education Council
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3547 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103

Missouri Ballet Theatre

The Missouri Ballet Theatre presents “The Little Mermaid,” June 13 and 14 at Edison Theatre. This storybook classic promises to delight the senses and transport you to a place of beauty and splendor. The lavish production—never before seen in St. Louis—is a must-see event this summer. “The Little Mermaid” has been made possible through the generous support of The Schmidt and Barton Family Fund and the Missouri Arts Council. Tickets are available through the Edison Theatre Box Office or online.

Missouri Ballet Theatre
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93 Vantage Drive, St. Peters, Missouri 63376
Edison Theatre located at 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105


“Garden March,” oil and pastel on wood panel, 3’x3′, courtesy of collector D. Gulick

Join us May 29 through June 6 at SOHA Studio and Gallery in the Southampton neighborhood, to view a new exhibition of oil paintings by local artist, Julie Malone. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 29 from 6-9pm.

This exhibition features paintings, hand-built and framed by Malone. Malone is known for her distinctive painting style and is the owner and founder of SOHA Studio and Gallery. Her work is rich in color and texture, reflecting techniques of the late Impressionist painters. She and her collaborative partner, Kat Dunne, curate exhibits featuring St. Louis artists in the Southampton Neighborhood gallery. A closing reception for Malone, will be held on Saturday, June 6, 4-8pm. Both opening and closing receptions are free and open to the public.

SOHA Studio and Gallery
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4915 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109
314.497.5202 or 314.780.5151 

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The Luminary’s largest annual fundraiser, FORM Design Show, returns on April 24 and 25 for its fourth year featuring the best furniture, architecture and functional object design in the region. Get tickets to the VIP Preview on Friday, April 24, featuring a silent auction from designers and a special presentation featuring design leaders Bruce Lindsey, Brent Crittenden and Sarah Carpenter. Then, join us this summer for concerts at The Luminary with indie favorites San Fermin on May 14, Sam Prekop of The Sea and Cake on May 19, Son Lux July 17 and more! As summer in the city heats up, make plans to attend The Luminary’s summer exhibition, “A New Use of the Self,” opening on June 12 and featuring internationally acclaimed artists Tom Holmes, Sara Magenheimer, Chelsea Knight and others.

Find out more about FORM Design Show.
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2701 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118


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