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!

February Participating Locations

Angad Arts Hotel
3550 Samuel Shepard Dr. (Map)
Horse Shaped World 
The hyperreal, disproportionately long legs of the horses found in Cara Van Leuven’s art is founded in the sense of fragility omnipresent within any equestrian relationship.


Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
3750 Washington Blvd. (Map)
Birthplace of Creativity

5:30–6:30 pm: Learn about Fairground Park through the eyes of Velma Bailey, founder of Camp Sun Splash, and create designs for a dream playground
6:30–8:30 pm: Explore drawing and painting activities with Robert Sralla, Chambers’s former art teacher at Hazelwood East High School, and Aleta Lanier, faculty at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley, Chambers’s alma mater.


Metropolitan Artist Lofts
500 North Grand Blvd. (Map)
Open exhibit starting at 6:30 – 10:30 PM
Visual and performing arts of all disciplines
Celebrating Black History Month
D’Poet David A.N. Jackson
Angela Da Silva
Meet Artist Tai Davis on Cello


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


The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd. (Map)


Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Ave (Map)
Closing Reception for Fall Exhibitions
Grab a cocktail and celebrate the closing weekend of our fall exhibitions Sarah Crowner: Around Orange and Urban Archaeology: Lost Buildings of St. Louis.
Mixologist Chris Orange will serve a curated selection of signature cocktails inspired by the works of artists Sarah Crowner and Ellsworth Kelly while a musical duo from Chamber Project St. Louis fills the galleries with a variety of works inspired by both exhibitions.


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)