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 including dinner, an awards presentation and awe-inspiring performances - all packed into just four hours. Click here to view our FAQs about the event. 

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.

Ticket sales for the 2021 St. Louis Arts Awards have ended. 


A tribute gift to the Arts and Education Council is a great way to honor and celebrate honorees. When a tribute gift is received, we will send an acknowledgment to the honoree(s) indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation, but will not reveal the amount of the donation. Every gift is tax-deductible, and you will receive an acknowledgment of your donation.

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If you have questions or need additional information, please contact: Jessie Youngblood, Director of Development at or 314.289.4009.


Kranzberg Arts Foundation (KAF), owner and operator of The Big Top, has delighted St. Louis audiences with safe, in-person events since August 2020. KAF works directly with the City of St. Louis Health Department to exceed health and safety recommendations that will ensure the comfort and confidence of our St. Louis Arts Awards honorees, guests and staff. Learn more about The Big Top's safety protocols here.