Art in St. Louis
St. Louis, in general, is an extremely philanthropic community, especially in regards to art. The city is reputed for having numerous top-dollar collectors with many private collections.
As a result, St. Louis offers a wealth of art opportunities from theater to visual arts to crafts organizations. In general, these venues, especially visual art venues are either free or of moderate cost to the general public, thereby making art very accessible to St. Louis citizens. With two major universities and several well renowned universities and colleges in the area, St. Louis is a great place to both start and evolve a career as an artist.
Chivvis Development hopes to further expand and enrich the burgeoning St. Louis arts community by developing a 122,000 square foot interactive arts center in Chouteau’s Landing and making the entire district an arts community with galleries and art-filled greenspace.
Chouteau’s Landing History
One of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis, Chouteau's Landing emerged as a dynamic riverfront community and pivotal commercial hub during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Home to an array of business and industry-from burlap bags to pickles, Chouteau's Landing was so integral to the St. Louis economy that all but four structures were rebuilt after the devastating tornado of 1896. Chouteau's Landing further progressed with the 1917 installation of MacArthur Bridge and continued to prosper until the introduction of modern interstates in the 1950s dissected the terrain and left the district to fall into urban decay.
Learn more about the art venues in St. Louis.
- Regional Arts Commission
- RAC’s Arts Directory
- RAC’s ARTZIPPER
- The Saint Louis Art Museum
- Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
- The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
- Cinema St. Louis
- Art St. Louis
- Laumeier Sculpture Park
- City Museum
- St. Louis Front Page – Gallery News
- Grand Center
- Mildred Lane Kemper Museum