7 Must-Attend Events During St. Louis Design Week

By Jessica Leitch
In Culture

St. Louis Design Week kicked off a week-long series of events last Saturday in the Central West End. Taking over the World Chess Hall of Fame and part of the Kingside Diner, #STLDW filled the spaces with a smorgasbord of activities for the creative minds of STL.

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

Opening celebrations to kick off the 60 design-centric events happening around St. Louis this week included jams by 18andCouting, 3-D sidewalk art from Chalk Riot, striking a pose in the Smilebooth and live t-shirt screen-printing with Tiny Little Monster.

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

Photo courtesy of STL Design Week

St. Louis Design Week has myriad events lined up for this week. Whether you’re a working creative or design fan, enjoy everything from studio tours and panel discussions to workshops and happy hours. We’ve picked some of our must-attend events for this week.

Do Not Fear Social Media
Monday, Sept 21, 5:30-7:30pm at The Stages at KDHX
Sit in on a panel discussion about developing a brand identity for yourself or your business on social media from four St. Louis creatives.

Well Crafted presented by ALIVE Magazine
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6- 10pm at The Luminary
Experience interactive programming throughout The Luminary, featuring well-crafted goods from St. Louis makers. Make sure you arrive in time to catch the premiere of the latest The Spotlight Series film at 8pm.

Women in Design Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8:30-10am at The Stages at KDHX
Hear from a panel of women with careers in fashion, interiors and digital strategy discuss how the female perspective helps define design.

Good Fucking Design Advice
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7pm at Centene Center for Arts and Education
Just as the title says, expect to receive “Good Fucking Design Advice” from the minds behind the namesake website.

American Dreams: Where Did Your Passion Path Lead You?
Thursday, Sept. 24, 8:30-10am at The Stages at KDHX
A chat with four St. Louis creatives about what happens when you follow your passion.

Skunk’d Ping Pong Palooza for Design Glory
Thursday, Sept. 24, 8pm at Brennan’s
A custom-designed ping pong paddle competition, complete with three floors of table tennis games.

St. Louis Design Week Closing Party
Friday, Sept. 25, 10pm at The Maryland House (at Brennan’s)
Celebrate a successful week of knowledge gained, schmoozing done and great design in St. Louis.

Check out all of the St. Louis Design Week events. We hope to bump into you at a few!

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