Saint Louis Art Fair
presented by Centene Charitable Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Saint Louis Art Fair Hours of operation?

  • Friday, September 7 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8 – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 9 – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where does the Saint Louis Art Fair take place?

Downtown Clayton, MO (zip code 63105). The event is flanked (in most part) by Brentwood, Maryland, Bemiston and Carondelet.

How much is the entry fee to the event?

In alignment with Cultural Festivals’ (the organization that produces the Saint Louis Art Fair) mission, admission to the event is free. This is thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors, grantors, individual donors and other partners.

How can I see what’s happening at the Saint Louis Art Fair for 2018?

Download the Saint Louis Art Fair app for your Apple or Android device. It has information on the participating artists, special events, music performance schedules, food and beverage and more.

What about parking?

Free parking is available in the Centene lot (7700 Forsyth), Caleres (8300 Maryland) and at meters throughout Clayton outside of the footprint of the event on a first come-first There are also several pay lot options (again, outside of the event footprint) as well. There is also a MetroLink stop merely two blocks from the event (on S. Meremac).

Accessible parking is available on Maryland, between N. Meramec and N. Central. That same lot serves as bike parking, with a Bike Check operated by St. Louis Police Department Explorers Club.

How many artists participate?

1,199 artist applied in 2018. 144 artists were accepted through the jury process and 37 awarded artists are returning from the previous year for a grand total of 181.

Are animals / pets permitted?

A friendly reminder that only service animals are permitted at the Art Fair.  Please, no pets! Pets are often intimidated by large crowds, their paws cannot withstand heated pavement, and they can react unpredictably. For the comfort and safety of all patrons as well as your animals, the city asks you to leave your pets at home. Emotional Support Animals are not considered service animals under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

What about backpacks, large bags and purses?

Backpacks, large bags and purses are subject to visual search?

Can I bring my bike?

No in-line skates, segways, bicycles or skateboards are permitter per City of Clayton ordinance. You can ride your bike to the event and check your bike in at the lot on Maryland between N. Meramec and N. Central.

What about photos?

Always be sure to ask permission of artists before photographing any work. If the artist refuses, respect that request. And please know, by entering the Saint Louis Art Fair grounds, guests expressly grant Cultural Festivals the right to use their image or likeness, or their child’s image or likeness, in any promotional or advertising materials and/or any live or recorded transmission of the Saint Louis Art Fair.

What is Cultural Festivals/Saint Louis Art Fair’s policy toward sexual harassment?

Cultural Festivals has a ZERO TOLLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. At Cultural Festivals, we are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, or religion.

The Cultural Festivals organization is committed to providing an open-minded and safe environment, in which all guests can enjoy an event in an atmosphere of fun, respect, and tolerance, without enabling destructive behaviors and attitudes.

Having a “Safe Space” environment at our event means that each and every guest should feel welcome to participate in activities, services or events free of threats, intimidation harassment, unwanted advances, and the deliberate, or negligent, creation of unsafe conditions.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, staff members or security may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning of the offender or expulsion from the event.

Every participant including artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors and festival attendees is entitled to be free from discrimination and harassment at the festival, on the basis of age, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, marital status, criminal record, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, class or political belief.

We take all feedback seriously.  If you have been intimated, harassed, or made to feel uncomfortable at our event, please inform event security and/or staff immediately.  Following events, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314-863-0278 for assistance.

If you experience harassment at the festival event you should contact event staff to discuss the situation and possible responses.  Our initial approach is to encourage early and informal resolution and to facilitate a direct conversation which resolves the matter.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This event is fun for the whole family! Be sure to check out the Children’s Creative Castle, a full block of the Fair on Forsyth offering hands-on, immersive arts experiences dedicated to children under 12.

Check out the Saint Louis Art Fair app and Program Guide for artist info, music performance schedules, food and beverage options and other special events occurring throughout the Art Fair.

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