Young Friends of the Arts (YFA) is a group of young professionals who believe in the importance of the arts in our community and work to create awareness and raise funds for the arts and arts education throughout the bi-state region.

Through YFA, you can:

  • Connect with other young professionals with shared interests in the arts and arts education at YFA member events

  • Enjoy the variety of St. Louis's arts and culture opportunities through select A&E grantee events and YFA events

  • Attend A&E's annual St. Louis Arts Awards at a special, reduced ticket price

  • Stay in the know on the arts in St. Louis with A&E's bi-monthly magazine Happenings and weekly e-mails

  • Access special discounts on more than 100 arts performances and events each year with the ARTS Card

Join Here!

Stay updated about YFA and upcoming events on our Facebook page. For more information about YFA membership, email Emily Hellmuth.

Upcoming events

Save the date!

The 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards will be held Monday, January 22 at the Chase Park Plaza. In its 27th year, the St. Louis Arts Awards honors the artists, educators, philanthropists, corporate citizens and arts organizations that make our region so vibrant. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 1 and are HALF OFF for Young Friends of the Arts!

Support a fellow Young Friend

Kelly Hummert, a fellow Young Friend of the Arts and artistic director of The Immersive Theatre Project, invites you to "Uncle Vanya: Valiantly Accepting New Year's Agony", August 24-27 and August 31-September 3. Young Friends members receive $15 off tickets. To receive your discount, simply purchase a student ticket to the performance of your choosing and denote that you are Young Friends member. 

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