Keep Art Happening | Arts and Education Council of St. Louis

The Arts and Education Council keeps art happening across the St. Louis region because we believe a region rich with arts and cultural opportunities is critical to creating and sustaining vibrant communities.

St. Louis Honey Bears
To me, I call the honey bear the universal symbol of happiness.


St. Louis Honey Bears

“St. Louis Honey Bears” is an original artwork commissioned by the Gateway Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri. It was painted using multi-layered stencils and spray paint by fnnch, a St. Louis native and San Francisco-based street artist who wants more art in more places. The mural features four of his signature honey bears, which are intended to surprise and delight people and make them look up from their phones. See the "St. Louis Honey Bears" at our arts incubator the Centene Center for the Arts at 3547 Olive Street.

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Centene Center for the Arts

The Centene Center for the Arts is a dynamic, vibrant arts incubator owned and operated by the Arts and Education Council and strategically located in the Grand Center Arts District. Through a leadership gift from the Centene Charitable Foundation, the Arts and Education Council's arts incubator fosters a community of growth for St. Louis arts organizations by offering facilities and services they need - from below-market rate office spaces to free rehearsal and event spaces to collaborative spaces for idea-sharing.

About our arts incubator

Catalyst Lab in use