A couple overlooks the reflecting pool at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Your Gateway to the Arts

Art Meets Culture in STL

Creative, innovative, diverse and intriguing, the St. Louis arts-and-culture scene is second to none. Our compelling collections, enticing exhibitions, inviting studios, vibrant public art, emotive performances and musical acts will surely leave an impression. The best part? Most of our artsy experiences are free! As you explore the St. Louis region, don’t miss Grand Center, which Forbes named the nation’s most exciting emerging arts district.

Art Appreciation

Explore the museums in Forest Park, experience the theaters in Grand Center, peruse the public art in Clayton – and make your trip to St. Louis a masterpiece.

Visitors walk around a permanent outdoor sculpture at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

The Magic of Murals

Vibrant. Uplifting. Unrestricted. Street art is a source of civic pride in St. Louis. If you want to see more than 20 murals – all within a walkable space – check out The Walls Off Washington.

Murals line a section of the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis.

The First Arts Hotel

Angad Arts Hotel was the first arts hotel in St. Louis. After five years, it continues to engage the creative, embrace the eclectic and elicit surprise and delight. Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, we recommend viewing its Ninth Biannual Exhibition, which features 56 new works by 41 artists who live within 200 miles of the hotel.

The Ninth Biannual Exhibition at Angad Arts Hotel offers artwork for everyone from everyone.

Blues Music, Then and Now

Since its inception in the Deep South, the blues has been the bedrock for virtually all popular music in the U.S., and the National Blues Museum is one of the best places in the world to learn about the uniquely American art form.

Visitors write their own blues song at the National Blues Museum in St. Louis.