Calling all volunteers! The nationally ranked Webster Arts Fair is looking for volunteers to help with the fair June 2-4, 2017. A variety of positions are open all three days of the event, and each volunteer will received a customized water bottle and Webster Arts Fair t-shirt. Click HERE for more information or to sign up!
Paint Webster is an outdoor painting competition held on the second Saturday in May. Open to both amateurs and professionals, the competition encourages artists of all ages to capture on canvas the outdoor spaces of the charming Webster Groves community. At the end of the day, artists can submit their works to compete for more than $2,200 in awards. A reception is held for the community to meet the artists and view the paintings. Artists can have their works hung at the Old Orchard Gallery, in Webster Groves, for the week following the event.
Pre-registration is encouraged. $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger. Workshop and Demonstration on May 6 is free and open to the public. Click HERE to pre-register.
The Saturday prior to Paint Webster is a workshop and demonstration, open to both adults and children, who are new to painting or those who simply want to brush up and hone their painting skills.
Webster Arts sixth installment of Small Works is now on display throughout the month of April at the Webster Groves Public Library during regular business hours.
Small Works exhibitions are juried art shows featuring 25-30 pieces art by St. Louis-area artists. Each piece must be no larger than 16 inches on the longest side, including framing, and can be created using any two-dimensional medium. The artwork is also for sale, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Webster Arts and Webster Groves Public Library, both nonprofit organizations.
Webster Arts will host an artists' reception, free and open to the public and media, on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity for the artists to present their works and the public to chat directly with the artists.
Outreach and Art Education with Immigrants & Refugees
In collaboration with the International Institute, Webster Arts has launched an art program for refugees and immigrants in the St. Louis area. There will be six total sessions, ending mid-April. Webster Arts believes that art can elevate the human spirit, reduce stress, and bridge communication gaps. Two sessions of the program have been completed, with over 50 people participating, including 3 teaching artists and 9 volunteers from Webster Arts.
Participants had the chance to work with clay, mono printing on fiber and paper, drawing, and watercolors painting. Funding was made possible through a grant from the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.
This spring,Webster Arts, The Rep, and Springboard to Learning and The Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association are teaming up with Nipher Middle School to create an immersive living history project covering one of St. Louis' most historic communities: Meacham Park. The project is called "Connecting Community through the Arts."
Students at Nipher will collect oral histories from current and former residents of Meacham Park. Local artists will then collaborate with students to transform those stories into pieces of written, visual and performance art. These works of art will then go on display for the public at a celebratory event hosted at The Rep in September. For more information, click here.
Webster Arts Fair Receives National Art Show Recognition!
The Webster Arts Fair has been ranked #77 in Sunshine Artist magazine’s top 100 art fairs in the classic and contemporary craft category for calendar year 2015. Readers of the magazine chose the top 200 best shows in two categories, classic and contemporary craft show and fine arts and design show. This is the first time the Webster Art Fair has received a national ranking. 2017 Fair dates are June 2-4. Click here to read the press release. For more information about the fair, click here!