The Regional Arts Commission leads, strengthens and gives voice to a creative community where every citizen can be proud to live, work and play in a world-class region. In short, we are proud of our St. Louis cultural identity and want to do whatever we can to grow, sustain and promote that identity in the future. We are at the forefront of helping transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community through the arts – and want everyone to know just how special the creative community is within the region.
Our organization was founded in 1985 to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural institutions in St. Louis City and County, and to contribute to the economic development of the area through a strong presence of the arts.
RAC is a leader in providing innovation, access and creative solutions to economic and community development. We advocate respect, inclusion and appreciation of the diverse cultures of all individuals, and are always striving to achieve creative methods of community growth.
Fair Saint Louis 2016 – America’s Biggest Birthday Party in Forest Park!
Join us this July in St. Louis’ iconic Forest Park, which was recently named “Best City Park” in the nation by USA Today, as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, the grounds that once hosted the 1904 World’s Fair will welcome back fairgoers to experience three days of memorable fun and entertainment.
Keeping with Fair tradition, this year’s event will feature a variety of free family entertainment, live music from nationally-recognized recording artists, and much more. And as always, an unforgettable, world class fireworks show will close out each night of the Fair.
Mark your calendars for July 2, 3 and 4, and we’ll see you in Forest Park for America’s Biggest Birthday Party!
THE CHAPEL is a not-for-profit music venue, performance space and art gallery. Through generous supporters, THE CHAPEL provides all services free of charge to artists and musicians. Bands always take all of their cover. Theatre groups are not charged rent. Artists take full commission for work sold. Drinks are always free - donated by friends of THE CHAPEL. We support St. Louis as it positions itself as a premier city for the arts and music.
THE CHAPEL is a Sanctuary For The Arts, a converted gothic structure behind Memorial Presbyterian Church, across from Forest Park, next to Washington University, at 6238 Alexander Dr., St Louis, MO 63105.
University City Lion's GatesDistance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis 6801 Delmar Blvd University City, MO 63130-3104
WUSTL Social Programming BoardDistance: 0.6 miCompetitive Analysis 1 Brookings Drive, Box 1128 St. Louis, MO 63130
The Social Programming Board (SPB) is an Executive Entity of the Student Union at Washington University in Saint Louis, charged with providing entertaining and educational activities in the form of concerts, comedians, and special events. These programs will work to fulfill the programming aspect of Student Union’s purpose and help create a more vibrant campus community. As the Student Union’s principal student programming body, the SPB’s programming will emphasize its mission of service to the campus community and to the undergraduate students in particular. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the SPB will be responsive to the diverse interests and programming needs of the campus community.
Programming takes place year-round at our new location at 5959 Delmar Blvd. in the Loop East. The largest portion of the 200+ youth we serve each year are apprentices in ArtWorks’ Summer Program. Since 1995, youth apprentices in the Summer Program have been hired through a competitive application process in which artistic talent and personal motivation are employment criteria. Past apprentices who successfully finish the summer program by showing leadership, talent, and interest are invited to continue working in the fall and spring programs.
Friday, June 5th: 5p-10p
Saturday, June 6th: 12noon-10:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 7th: 12noon-9:00 p.m.
Plenty of Food
Want to be a volunteer before and on the days of the Fair? Want to make a financial donation? Let us know!
Enter the fairgrounds off Midland Boulevard just south of Olive Boulevard, about two miles east of the Olive/I-170 interchange.
Check out more details on the Fair at our website at www.fairucity.com
Proceeds from the Fair will be used as seed money for next year’s carnival. And organizers have also talked of using available proceeds to set up a University City foundation that would provide grant money to local organizations working on behalf of the community. Those plans will depend on the success of this and future carnivals.
Celebrate U City! will be serving beer from Schlafly at the Beer Garden. Three types of beer will be available:
Schlafly Pale Ale
Schlafly Summer Lager
Schlafly Kolsch or Hefeweizen
Beer will be sold for four tickets ($5.00) for 16 ounces.
Local Business Near Saint Louis Walk of Fame Delmar/University Loop
Blick Art Materials - St. Louis Distance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis 6300 Delmar Blvd St. Louis, MO 63130
Plowsharing Crafts has provided meaningful income to skilled artisans around the world by marketing their products in the St. Louis area since 1985. We are a ministry of the St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship, one of two Mennonite churches located in the St. Louis area. Plowsharing Crafts is a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. We are largely staffed by volunteers from the community, and we always welcome new friends to join our team.
Plowsharing Crafts is in partnership with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America. A large percentage of our inventory comes from Ten Thousand Villages which works with over 60,000 artisans in 30 different countries and has a network of over 100 stores in the US. We also work with approximately 30 other Fair Trade vendors, including SERRV, Global Crafts, UPAVIM, Mountcastle International, Venus Imports, and Equal Exchange, with products from an additional 15 countries. Each of our vendors is committed to Fair Trade and conforms to the principles as laid out on our Fair Trade page. Many of the products are made with sustainable and recycled materials. Our food products are grown all over the world by small farmers using sustainable methods. Two of our product lines support projects in the United States: Women’s Bean Project, Denver, CO and Lucinda Pins for Lydia’s House, St. Louis, MO.
Snarf's Sandwiches has been a local favorite for nearly 20 years. The menu features their award-winning, oven-toasted sandwiches in addition to salads, soups and scrumptious desserts. Online ordering, delivery and catering are available. Please visit www.eatsnarfs.com for a location near you.
Saint Louis' #1 choice in bodyart since 1994!
We have male and female artists and a dedicated piercer on staff, ready to serve you 7 days a week.
Need jewelry? We carry a huge selection of body jewelry in every size, shape, and material imaginable, custom ordering always available as well.
Iron Age is centrally located in "The Loop", with easy access from all major highways and the Metrolink.
Email us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns and you will receive the help you need immediately!