Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3
Friday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA) presents the 2017 Art Fair at Queeny Park, this Labor Day weekend, September 1 through September 3. The show is held at the indoor, climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park, on Weidman Road between Manchester and Clayton Roads.
The Art Fair at Queeny Park is one of the most popular, reputable and longest-running art fairs in the bi-state region. Now in its 40th year, the fall fair is perfectly timed to see spectacular art for gifts and colorful fall decorating.
With up to 135 selected, juried artists, both local and from across the country, displaying original works in media ranging from printmaking, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, sculpture, painting, and more, there is a wealth of opportunity to find the perfect item. Collectors and first time art purchasers enjoy the discovery of a new find, chatting with the artist and learning the story or process behind the piece selected. Fine art and craftwork are both available in a wide price range.
“The Art Fair at Queeny Park brings in favorite artists who return year after year, while at the same time attracting a range of established artists from all over the country to show at the fair for the first time,” said Maggie McCarthy, artist and co-chair of the event. “I think people enjoy the relaxed setting and the opportunity to talk to the artists and find out what inspired their work. With a wide selection and a wide range of pricing, it is very easy to walk away with something you love.”
Rounding out the experience is:
· Wine tastings during all three show days
· Live music including Ann Dueren Trio
· 3 drawings each for $50 or $100 in “art dollars” that can be spent at any artist’s booth
· Children’s activities include the popular Art Discovery Adventure on Sunday afternoon that will encourage their interest and knowledge of arts and crafts by letting them create their own works.
· Pottery and egg shell carving demonstrations
· A refreshment café serving meals and snacks during the show hours
· ATM on site
· Nearby parking throughout regular show hours
Proceeds from the $5 admission go to GSLAA’s Art Scholarship Fund and help cover show expenses. Additional scholarship donations may be made at the door. Students majoring in art in area colleges are eligible to apply for the art education scholarship, which is sent directly to the college of his or her choice. For information about the show or the scholarship program please call 314-889-0433 or visit www.ArtFairAtQueenyPark.com