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

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

Upcoming YFA Events

Yoga + Art Show

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the Centene Center for the Arts

Back by popular demand! Join us for an evening of mindfulness and art with Yoga Buzz at A&E's Centene Center for the Arts. A Yoga Buzz instructor will nourish your soul with an hour long, all-levels yoga class on the rooftop patio. Afterwards, stick around to mix, mingle, and sip your way through a yoga and mindfulness themed art show including pieces from local St. Louis artists and A&E grantees.

Tickets are $20 and include yoga, art, pizza from Pi Pizzeria and beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Proceeds benefit A&E.

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A Midsummer Night's Drink

Friday, August 18 at the Centene Center for the Arts

Save the date for YFA's signature event to benefit the Arts and Education Council. More details coming soon.