CAM Presents Art:314 And Collaborates With Local Artists And Bloggers

By Rachel Brandt
In Culture

On Friday, Nov. 14, the businesses surrounding the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis may be surprised by the changed atmosphere. That night, the usual serenity in the viewing galleries of CAM will be replaced by a DJ-fueled dance party.

Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum.

Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum.

Art:314, presented by CAM, will begin at 8pm and feature DJ Needles, an open bar and party-filled atmosphere all in support of CAM’s Open Studios STL program. Before the party officially kicks off, guests are invited to experience a silent auction featuring work from more than 40 local artists. Many featured artists are expected to attend the event, and will receive 50 percent of the proceeds from their work. This opportunity to mingle and mix with distinguished contemporary artists of our time and ask them about their displayed work is rare.

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum.

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Museum.

To give St. Louisans a preview of the talented artists who will be featured, CAM collaborated with a group of local bloggers. We’ve been poring over their posts and chose a few excerpts to share.

The Cubicle Chick says, “Artists young and old, bring a wonderful vibe to the area. The Contemporary Art Museum works as a canvas for artists to display their work with exhibitions and public programs. ART:314 is one of those such events that was created to help raise awareness and money for its Open Studios STL program which allows over 160 artist studios and art spaces to publicly display their works over the course of a full weekend viewing.”

“As a CAM collaborator, I’m looking forward to getting dolled-up and celebrating a few of my favorite local makers, including metal-smith Hunter Creel. I was introduced to Creel’s work when he provided sculptures at a Climb So iLL climbing competition. Ever since, I have been attracted to the animated, minimalist qualities of his work. His sculptures may look clean and easy but they are anything but simple,” says local blogger The Daily Wild.

All Things E gushes, “I’ll be there with a few of my friends, enjoying the open bar, ogling at the art and breaking in my dancing shoes for the holiday party season.”

Photo courtesy of Hunter Creel.

Photo courtesy of Hunter Creel..

Find more information about Art:314 and the featured artists on CAM’s website.

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