Must-See Art Galleries

art gallerySt Louis boasts places where you can see, experiment with, and experience contemporary art. Some of the best art galleries in the region offer more than exhibitions; they engage with communities and the younger generation to encourage young talented people to take part in local projects. Below you will find the must-see art galleries of St. Louis.
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
This gallery, designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando, opened its doors in 2001 in St. Louis. The arts center has several great exhibits, including the Blue Black meditative collection curated by Glenn Ligon, contemplating on the use of black and blue. You will find modern paintings and photographs from great artists, such as Andy Warhol and Norma Lewis. Regular programs are held at the museum, such as First Fridays, held every Friday at 5 p.m., when admission is free and you can engage with resident artists.
Third Degree Glass Factory
This gallery and exhibit is great for those who are looking for a hands-on experience and would like to learn more about how to make glass artifacts. A great place for gatherings and family events, the glass factory offers entertainment and tours for young and old. There is stand-up comedy for parents and glass-blowing classes for the family. The Third Degree Glass Factory also has great demonstrations, and you can get a nice coffee with a cupcake when you visit.
Centene Center for Arts and Education
This exhibit and education center is great for those who would like to learn more about performing arts. There are plenty of free programs for kids, and if you are an aspiring artist, you can exchange ideas with like-minded people in the Catalyst Innovation Lab. You will find the Arthur and Helen Baer visual art galleries in the arts complex, and you can spot the work of local artists in the public areas of the center.
If you like what you see on your first visit, consider getting an Arts card, subject to donation, and gain access to special events and performances.
Art Gallery of Hog Hollow
If you would like to see an overview of contemporary art, the Hog Hollow Gallery on Olive Blvd. is a great place where you can explore original and limited edition print artwork from around the world. You can pick your favorite style from abstract to traditional, and shop for homeware, reprints, and gifts. This is a great place to look for unique items for decorating your home, and to see the work of local artists and support them by purchasing quality reprints, hand-made candles, and greeting cards.
Exploring art in St. Louis is a great alternative to noisy festivals and street events. If you would like to support local museums and artists, there are many quality art centers to keep families entertained and amazed. Look out for family events and music nights hosted in the museum, and arrange your next reunion in one of the creative spaces offered by St. Louis.
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