Art of Travel Gala Features Jewelry Made From Airport's Copper Roof

By Klara Kobylinski
In Style

Experience exquisite art against the backdrop of an active airfield; take in views of custom, handcrafted jewelry as you bite into a delectable hors d’oeuvres; and support the installation of cultural pieces of art at the Art of Travel Gala, Lambert- St. Louis International Airport’s featured social event of the year.

Photo courtesy of Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Photo courtesy of Lambert St. Louis International Airport

The Art of Travel Gala will mark its fifth year this Oct. 1. Founded in 2011 as a fundraiser for the Lambert Art and Culture Program, the event continues the efforts of a recent renovation dedicated to making the airport a visual manifestation of civic pride and a landmark of the city’s art and architecture. The selections on display at the gala were approved by expert eyes: established art directors, gallerists and curators from the Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and the Regional Arts Commission make up the Airport Art Advisory Committee.

This year’s Parisian-themed event features jewelry commissioned by Lambert Airport, created by four St. Louis artists: Lisa Colby, Peg Fetter, Adam Foster and Jenny Walker. Fashioned from scraps of copper from the airport’s original roof, the jewelry explores the possibilities of reclamation while paying homage to the building’s history. These artistic pieces will be on display and available for purchase in Terminal 1 Concourse B from 6-9pm.

To complement the evening’s art, French chefs will offer gourmet bites and HMSHost cocktails while Kim Fuller and Galaxy Band enchant event-goers with live jazz. A silent auction offers select art, travel and events packages. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Art of Travel.

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