Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, will host its 30th Annual Art Fair, presented by Emerson, over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12–14.
More than 12,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event, featuring local food and beverage vendors, hands-on activities for kids, live music and 150 juried artists from across the country exhibiting work in ten categories: ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.
Event proceeds support Laumeier’s mission and presentation of sculpture conservation, education programs, temporary exhibitions and public events.
Highlights of the weekend include Friday evening’s Art of the Vine, a special wine tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m., and the City of Sunset Hills Music Festival on Saturday afternoon from 3 to 8 p.m.
Laumeier’s Creation Location, free with Art Fair admission, is open throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, offering activities and entertainment for kids and families.
Main stage entertainment includes performances by Boogie Chyld, Dizzy Atmosphere, Funky Butt Brass Band, Trip Daddys and Trixie Delight, among others.
Concessions vendors include Capitalist Pig BBQ, Drunken Fish, Mission Taco Joint and Straub’s Food Truck, among others, plus beer from 4 Hands Brewery and cocktails from Liquid Spirits Cocktails.
Laumeier received more than 350 artist applications for this year’s Art Fair. All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply each year beginning in October the year prior; total participation is limited to 150 artists.
Cash and prizes totaling $5,000 are awarded to those artists judged the best overall, regardless of media category, on Saturday, May 13.
Hours are the Art Fair are as follows:
Friday, May 12, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and
Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission is $10; ages 10 and under are free.
Art of the Vine, for people ages 21 and older, will be held Friday, May 12, 6-9 p.m. Additional admission will be required and can be purchased on site or in advance at www.laumeier.org.