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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.

2021 St. Louis Arts Awards
It was an elegant evening of dinner, an awards presentation and inspiring performances.

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2021 St. Louis Arts Awards

The St. Louis Arts Awards honors the artists, educators, philanthropists, corporate citizens and arts organizations that make our region so vibrant. It is an elegant evening of dinner, an awards presentation and awe-inspiring performances - all packed into just four hours.

Proceeds benefit the Arts and Education Council, which offers programs and services that benefit more than 70 arts and arts education organizations impacting 1.6 million people throughout the 16-county, bi-state region.

Join us Monday, May 24, 2021 at The Big Top for the 30th annual St. Louis Arts Awards. 

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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

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