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Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offering an abundance of items, the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market features fresh produce, delicious baked goods, unique crafts, jewelry, other various handmade items, and much more.
Each Saturday, come check out all that Alton’s farmers and artisans have to offer at the weekly markets all summer long!

11th Annual Art Outside Alternative Art Fair
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm

This extraordinary three-day art fair features works of art from over 50 St. Louis area artists, as well as captivating performance art and musical acts and delicious food and drink from Sclafly Beer.

Support the arts and enjoy the beautiful autumn air at Art Outside Alternative Art Fair!

The fair is open from 5 – 10 pm Friday (5), 10 am – 10 pm Saturday (6), and 12 – 4 pm Sunday (7) For more information, please visit or call (314) 241-2337.

3 Charming Chicks Collectors Market
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shop antiques, collectibles, and unique gifts galore during the 3 Charming Chicks’ monthly Collectors Market!

For more information, please call one of the following: (618) 208-7961, (618) 616-6480, or (618) 593-5898.

Great Godfrey Corn Maze
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm

Embark on an “a-MAZE-ing” adventure through the Great Godfrey Corn Maze, this year featuring a Harry Potter theme!

Cut into 7 acres of corn, the maze is certainly challenging to navigate… and is an even greater adventure after dark! Visit the maze around Halloween (October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, & 25) for even more thrills with an additional “haunted” maze.

The maze is open every Friday (6 pm – 10 pm), Saturday (10 am – 10 pm), and Sunday (opens at 1 pm) until October 26. Please call (618) 466-1483 with any questions.

Admission (by age):
12+: $6
6-11: $4
5 and under: free

Janaina Tschäpe: The Ocean Within Exhibit
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

German/Brazilian artist Janaina Tschäpe gives a new look into the ocean landscape with St. Louis Art Museum’s new exhibit, The Ocean Within.

Tschäpe explores both observed and imagined views of the landscape across a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video. Her 2013 video The Ocean Within, exemplifies her characteristic interpretation of the ocean as a mysterious and dreamlike place.

For more information, please visit

Lewis & Clark Music Festival
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The annual Lewis & Clark Music Festival features traditional music of the late 1700s and early 1800s performed on fiddles, dulcimers, and flutes. Watch, listen, and participate in this unique festival of musical culture!

Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake Exhibit
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In celebration of the city’s 250th birthday, St. Louis Art Museum presents Louis IX: King, Saint, Namesake.

This free exhibit showcases extraordinary art from the reign of Louis IX, as well as later works inspired by the 13th-century monarch. The exhibit will feature 13th-century carved ivory and metalwork, decorated manuscripts, a 17th-century illustrated book about Louis’s achievement of bringing the Crown of Thorns to Paris, an altarpiece painting by Louise-Marie Mauduit that Bishop Louis William Valentine DuBourg sent to the city of St. Louis in 1818, among many other artifacts.

The museum is open 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday and 10 am – 9 pm Friday.

For more information, please visit or call (314) 721-0072.

21st Annual St. Louis Art Fair
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm

Where can you find the highest quality original works of art? Well, the answer is right here in St. Louis!

St. Louis Art Far has an unprecedented selection of high quality works of visual artists from all around the nation. In addition, there will be 3 stages of entertainment, educational hands-on activities for children, culinary treats from some of the area’s finest restaurants, and more.

The fair is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (5), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (6), and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (7). For more information, please visit or call (314) 863-0278.

Stone Bridge Valley Art Exhibit: A Mix of Media
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

A Mix of Media is a unique art exhibit showcasing the work of local artist Linda Miller, learned educator and artist.

A Mix of Media describes Linda’s approach to making art. Photography provided the palette and inspiration for the works in this exhibit. Linda often works wet on wet, a technique that involves a combination of transparent and opaque watercolor paints, as well as watercolor pencils, water-soluble oil pastels, and watercolor crayons on wet paper. Painting with oil pastels and adding depth with graphite details has also become a common expression for Linda.

Learn about and see more of Linda’s experimental process of making art by visiting A Mix of Media September 6 through September 28.

For more information about the exhibit, please call (618) 576-9235.

The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and all other days by appointment.

Lou Fest
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm

This two-day musical festival for all ages is the perfect way to close out summer!

Lou Fest features both local and national bands of genres such as indie rock, alternative, soul, rock ‘n roll, among others.

In addition, Lou Fest offers lots of food, retail, and Area K, an area for young children with music, food, magic, and all kinds of kid-friendly fun.

1-day passes are $60, 2-day passes are $95, and 2-day VIP passes for $350. VIP passes included special VIP stage viewing access; Gourmet Happy Hours each day, unlimited access to the LouFest VIP Lounge;
complimentary beer, wine, food & specialty libations all day; reserved air conditioned restrooms;
and shaded and relaxed lounge seating.

Visit for more information, to see the lineup, or to purchase tickets.

July 11, 2012
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