Art on the Town to Create Citywide Stage for Artists, Performers
The event, which will be held in the Old Orchard and Old Webster business districts, will feature more than 65 local artists and 25 performers.
If you're looking for art, music, dance or storytelling, you'll find it Saturday at Art on the Town in Webster Groves.
That's when the Old Orchard and Old Webster business districts will turn into a citywide stage featuring more than 65 local artists and 25 performers. Adults and children will be able to see art demonstrations and create their own art. There will also be live music and dance and drama performances.
The event, which begins at noon, is sponsored by the Webster Community Arts Foundation (WCAF) in cooperation with the 63119 Arts! organization. More than 40 businesses along Big Bend Boulevard, Lockwood and Gore avenues are hosting the artists and performers, while offering their own creative twists throughout the day. A trolley will shuttle participants between stops.
Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch said the city is very much an arts community. It's home to the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Community Music School and various other art institutions and organizations.
"Much of our character is rooted in the arts," Welch said. "The event attracts a lot of artists who live quietly among us. This gives a chance to show off what we have."
The event will feature all varieties of art including paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, drawings, calligraphy, prints, silhouettes and collectible album covers. For music and performing arts fans, there will be Irish dance, ballet, gospel, classical, jazz and blues.
“We hope that people will discover something new that day–be it a fabulous local artist or performer that they’d like to follow, a lovely store with one-of-a-kind items or a hidden talent for creating art on their own,” WCAF President Janice Seele said in a news release.
Art on the Town will conclude with a family-friendly costume parade at 5:30 p.m. and an outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz at 6:30 p.m. in Gazebo Park.
For more information, visit the 63119 Arts! website.