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Annual Gathering of Decorative Painters

May 1, 9:00 am TO 6:00 pm
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| St. Louis Artists’ Guild

The International Decorative Painters Salon has announced that its’ Annual Salon of Decorative Painters will be held in Saint Louis, MO this year.  This prestigious International event, which brings together artists and master crafts persons from all over the world.


This FOUR-DAY event is FREE and open to the public.  It is a POP-UP museum of interior and exterior decorative painting where artists gather to learn, share, and demonstrate the ancient arts of decorative painting styles such as gilding, ornament, grisaille, trompe l’oeil, wood-graining, marbleizing, and lettering.


The event will include:

  • Internationally renowned master decorative painters who will celebrate and demonstrate the art and tradition of decorative painting.
  • Live painting demonstrations and lectures featuring ancient decorative art techniques, trompe l’oeil, murals, and decoration.
  • The collaborative creation of a large painted Community mural.


This annual gathering of decorative painters is the most acclaimed gathering of decorative artists in the world.  Over its 25-year history, the event has been held in Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the USA.  Other U.S. cities that have hosted this gathering are Alexandria, Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Seattle and now Saint Louis!

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