Historic Shaw Art Fair

October 7 & 8, 2017
4100 & 4200 blocks of Flora Place
St. Louis, Missouri


st-louis-arts-experienceThe Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has hosted the very popular Shaw Art Fair each fall since 1993. Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art fair magazines and participating artists. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event. Check out our links on the right side and a huge thank you to our sponsors below!

Arbor Group Schlafly Beer South Grand Regional Arts Commissions - RAC St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles print flex graphics The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Missouri Arts Council SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital UIC St. Louis Classic Woodworking Willert Home Products Earthcircle Recycling St. Louis Public Radio

The fair showcases a number of different art mediums, including:

  • Clay
  • Digital
  • Drawing / Pastels
  • Fiber Art
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Woodwork

Visitors and artists will enjoy the festive atmosphere that includes live music, a food court featuring food from many local restaurants, and a children’s art area.

This event is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market, which is located directly across Tower Grove Avenue from the Shaw Art Fair.

2017 Event Information

Dates and Times:

Saturday, October 7th from 9am to 5pm
Sunday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm


Blocks of 4100-4200 Flora Place, St. Louis MO 63110


$7 per adult, which is good for both days! Children 14 & under are free with an adult. Bring a non-perishable food item to receive $1 off admission—benefiting Isaiah 58 Ministries and Mount Olive church.

2016 Music Presented by UIC
Saturday, October 1 – Music Stage

9:15 – 10:15 am
Central Visual & Performing Arts High School
Various ensembles

10:45 am – 12:00 pm
The High Dives

12:30 – 1:45 pm

2:15 – 3:30 pm
Cave of Swords

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Jans Project

Sunday, October 2 – Music Stage

10:00 – 11:00 am
Jazz St. Louis – Jazz All-Stars

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Wire Pilots

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Karate Bikini
Rock original

4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cave States
Americana alt country

2016 Performers
Saturday, October 1 – Art Activity Area center of 4200 block

11:00 am / 1:00 pm / 3:30pm
Blaque Berry Puppets

Sunday, October 2 – Art Activity Area center of 4200 block

11:00 am / 1:00 pm / 3:30pm
Blaque Berry Puppets

12:30 – 3:30pm
STL Balloons

Tower Grove Entrance
Klemm Entrance (North)
Klemm Entrance (South)
Thurman Entrance
Art Activities and School Exhibits
First Aid

Artists Visitors
Deadline for online entry: April 22
(Link for more Details)
Entry Fee: $7 good for both days. Children 14 and under free with an adult.
Entry fee: $25 – Booth fee: $300 Parking is available on neighborhood streets and in Tower Grove Park.
Notifications will be sent by May 15 Food and beverage court, plus live music round out the offerings.
Final Payment: June 22 Bring a can of food and receive a $1 discount!
Last day to cancel & receive 100% exhibition fee refund: July 15 Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Last day to cancel & receive 50% exhibition fee refund: August 12

Proceeds benefit the community development and philanthropic activities of the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association.