Since March, arts organizations across the bi-state region have been creating innovative arts experiences that have kept us connected through the arts virtually. These important activities continue, but if you'd like to get out and safely experience art in person check out some arts events happening now. From mini-golf to Shakespeare to jazz there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy.

Golf the Galleries

Join The Sheldon, an Arts and Education Council grantee, for the 3rd season of their playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation, designed to be inclusive, family friendly and accessible You can golf now through September 6. Limited visitor capacity, mask requirements and other procedures are in place to keep everyone safe.

Learn more and reserve your tickets here

Contemporary Art Museum – St. Louis (CAM)

The Contemporary Art Museum’s (an Arts and Education Council grantee) current exhibitions are on view through August 23. On view you can see Derek Fordjour: SHELTER, Liz Johnson Artur: Dusha, Marina Zurkow: The Thirsty Bird and ArtReach: Vashon High School.

Plus, Derek Fordjour: SHELTER offers new meaning as CAM invites visitors back to experience art in person again. After Shelter, a microprogram, invites visitors to record reflections on their COVID-19 experiences within the immersive installation. Listen to collected interviews from the CAM microprogram After Shelter on StoryCorps.

CAM is free and open to all, but reservations are required. Learn more about their safety guidelines and reserve your ticket here.

A Late Summer Night’s Stroll

This free outdoor walking experience inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, takes place in Forest Park through September 6. See the park like you’ve never seen it before on this 80-minute jaunt full of poetry, music and art. Arts and Education Council grantee St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s “A Late Summer Night’s Stroll” puts you at the center of the story: four lovers’ escape to an enchanted wood and the magical night of transformation that follows. A socially-distant, self-guided tour of iconic spots and hidden gems, featuring custom installations, open-air performances and charming vignettes.

Reservations are full but a nightly waitlist is available for August 12 through September 6.  Join the waitlist here. There is also a self-guided tour available using the map and audio companion at the previous link.

Open Air Concert Series

Enjoy some of the freshest sounds in St. Louis at Open Air, a concert series presented by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Jazz St. Louis, an Arts and Education Council grantee. Featuring and celebrating St. Louis' finest, this tented, dinner experience takes place outside The Grandel in Grand Center Arts District, St. Louis on Friday and Saturday nights though October.

To ensure guest and staff safety, limited, physically distant seating is available by reservation only for 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. Learn more and secure you reservation here.

View our calendar for more art happening in the region including virtual events here.

Your support for the Arts and Education Council furthers our ability to invest in nearly 70 arts organizations who need our support, now more than ever. With performances and fundraising events cancelled, revenue needed to pay salaries and expenses has evaporated for many arts organizations. Give today to ensure the arts are ready to welcome us back when it is safe to reopen all venues. No gift is too small. 

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