Young Friends of the Arts (YFA) believe in the power of the arts to connect, inspire and create a more vibrant community for all. For less than $6 per month, you can meet others with shared interests, explore the arts community and keep art happening across the bi-state region. 

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Upcoming Events

Young Friends of the Arts at National Blues Museum

Soulful Sunday

  • When: January 13 | 3:00 p.m. special tour | 4:00 p.m. live music
  • Where: National Blues Museum | 615 Washington Ave. 63101
  • Tickets: FREE for YFA members. Registration required.
  • Details: Meet in the lobby at 3 p.m. for a special tour followed by a Soulful Sunday concert with Mick Kolassa & The Taylor Made Blues Band.


2019 St. Louis Arts Awards

  • When: January 21 | 5:00 p.m. cocktail reception | 6:30 p.m. dinner, awards and entertainment
  • Where: Chase Park Plaza, Royal Sonesta Hotel | 212 N. Kingshighway
  • Tickets: Special, reduced ticket price of $150 for YFA members
  • Details: The 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards features performances from NBC’s The Voice finalist and singing sensation Kennedy Holmes, The Big Muddy Dance Company, 11-year-old piano phenom Jerry Chang and The City of Music All-Star Chorus, with a special appearance from Bryan Batt, widely known for his role on AMC's "Mad Men". Proceeds benefit the Arts and Education Council.

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Catalyst Conversations Feb.

Catalyst Conversations: A Night of Improvised Love Songs

  • When: February 13 | 5:00 p.m. cocktail hour | 5:30 conversation
  • Where: Catalyst Innovation Lab at the Centene Center for the Arts | 3547 Olive St. 63103
  • Tickets: FREE. Registration required.
  • Details: Write love songs on the fly with songwriter and composer Adam Maness and poet Jason Vasser-Elong (a YFA board member).


Membership Benefits

Become a YFA member for less than $6 per month, and you can:

Interested in joining the YFA board? Contact Jessie Youngblood.

    • Connect with other young professionals with shared interests in the arts at YFA member events
    • Enjoy the variety of St. Louis' arts and culture opportunities at for discounted rates with the ARTS Card
    • 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