The Young Friends of the Saint Louis Art Museum, in partnership with the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, held their third annual Bacchus at the Basin at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. As the official preview party for the St. Louis Wine Festival, the tikki-lit event included a spread of regional wines, as well as a variety of hors d’oeuvres from some of St. Louis’s finest caterers. Live music by Erin Bode set a warm tone for this special dusky evening.
Created in 1994, the Young Friends of the Saint Louis Art Museum is a dynamic group of more than 400 men and women who are dedicated to a greater appreciation of art. Each year, the Young Friends hold a variety of activities including art lectures and discussions, exhibition previews, collection tours, receptions, parties, and events with the aim of increasing the awareness of art and culture in St. Louis.
The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, established in 1999, is a not-for-profit organization in partnership with the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry, whose mission is to design, enhance, and maintain the gardens, savannahs, and prairies as outlined in the master plan of Forest Park.
All event proceeds benefited the Young Friends of the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Flora Conservancy. This event was supported by inPlay Events, Van Kampen Investments, Bryan Young Catering Plus, Catering St. Louis, LoRusso's Cucina, Orlando's Catering, The Pasta House Company, Schnucks, Westwood Catering, Wolfgang Puck Catering, and Contemporary Creative Group. The Museum and Flora Conservancy extend special thanks to H3 Studio, Inc. and the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry.