Skip to main content
You are the owner of this collection.
You have permission to edit this collection.
Edit
State of the Arts: Meet the St. Louis Metro Area's Leaders in Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts
featured

State of the Arts: Meet the St. Louis Metro Area's Leaders in Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts

We rely on our arts community. They inspire us, uplift us and allow us to consider new perspectives. They make us laugh, cry and reflect. They give us a reason to come together for something beautiful, something thought-provoking, or something entertaining. And this year, our arts community was challenged like never before.

In a year haunted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the members of this community rose to the occasion – pivoting to virtual events, outdoor seasons, and heartbreaking postponements and cancellations. And just as we relied on them to give us light in this dark time, they relied on their leaders to guide the way.

In this year’s State of the Arts special section, we celebrate those leaders. In the following articles, we’ve highlighted some of the most innovative, courageous leaders within the metro area arts scene this year.

Thank you for helping see us through this year, and thank you for continuing to support us all through your talents, your brilliance and your tenacity.

Please check venue websites for updated pandemic-related protocols and event changes before attending.

(0) updates to this series since Updated

Emily is LN's managing editor. She is equal parts caffeine and curiosity, and her favorite activities include exploring new places and meeting new people.

As featured on