First Fridays in Grand Center
Searching for art in St. Louis? Every first Friday of the month, museums and galleries in St. Louis’ Grand Center are free and open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Discover the neighborhood’s remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues that are all within walking distance of each other. Come for the art and stay for dinner in this premier arts district that has something for everyone.
Participating venues include Bruno David Gallery; Craft Alliance; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Portfolio Gallery; the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; the Sheldon Art Galleries; and on the Saint Louis University campus, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.
Looking to Perform During First Fridays?
Calling all artists! We would like to invite local musicians and performers to join us as part of the First Fridays festivities. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in performing outdoors in the Grand Center District during First Fridays, we’d like to hear from you.
Interested groups must complete the First Fridays Performance Application. We will notify selected groups with potential performance dates and locations.
2013 First Fridays Dates: December 6
- Bruno David Gallery: Douglass Freed: New Paintings; Charles P. Reay: 1913 - 2013; Van McElwee: And/Or
- Craft Alliance: Stephanie Liner: Momentos of a Doomed Construct
- The Contemporary Art Museum - St. Louis: Anthony McCall: You and I, Horizontal; Place is the Space; Audible Interruptions: Jessica Baran and Brett Williams; Street Views: Jennifer Steinkamp; Ed Ruscha: Miracle; Thomas Bayrle: Chrysler Tapete
- The Museum of Contemporary Religous Art: Thresholds, Part One: The First Decade - MOCRA at 20
- The Sheldon Art Galleries: Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss; Lou Bopp: Potraits of the Blues; Sandi Haber Fifield: Between Planting and Picking; Palace Builders: Great Architects from the Golden Age of Theatres; Work by Students of Studio W; Angela Machionno - The Haven Strategy
- The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: Donald Judd: The Multicolored Works
- Saint Louis University Museum of Art: No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection