Make a night of it!

On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9:00pm. Discover the remarkable array of visual arts in St. Louis’s premier neighborhood for arts and culture while enjoying cocktails, conversation, and entertainment. Stick around for after party events, dinner or a show!

July Participating Locations

Angad Arts Hotel
3550 Samuel Shepard Dr. (Map)
Intermingling Expressions
“Intermingling Expressions” featuring the woven works of artist Denise Mandel.


Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd. (Map)
Disability Pride
This month, they’re hosting a special First Friday celebrating Disability Pride month, which marks the anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990.

ASL interpretation is provided between 6:00–9:00pm.


Metropolitan Artist Lofts
500 North Grand Blvd. (Map)
Open exhibit starting at 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Visual and performing arts of all disciplines


Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
3700 West Pine Blvd. (Map)


The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd. (Map)
The Sheldon: Instrument Drive
Donated instruments are refurbished and distributed to young musicians in need.


Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Ave (Map)
Aida Ade
Taking place in Spring Church, this live performance is accompanied by The Dhoruba Collective.


Sophie’s Artist Lounge
3333 Washington Ave. (Map)
Open Late


St. Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA)
3663 Lindell Blvd. (Map)
Four floors of exhibits to see:
Judith and Adam Aronson Gallery (First Floor)
Modern and Contemporary Art (Second Floor)
Collection of the Western Jesuit Missions (Third Floor)
John and Ann MacLennan Collection of Asian Decorative Arts (Fourth Floor)