CWE Art Stroll

3rd Saturday Each Month | June 19, July 17, August 21 | 12-4 p.m.

Come explore why the Central West End is at the heART of it all! On the third Saturday of each month, you can experience the neighborhood’s vibrant arts district on McPherson with DIY craft workshops, live music, street performers, artist demonstrations, and more!

-Explore World-Class Galleries

 • Duane Reed Gallery has represented and exhibited nationally recognized contemporary artists working in the fields of painting, photography, and sculpture. This program itself has been committed to showcasing innovative, established and emerging artists working both figuratively and abstractly in a variety of mediums that also include ceramics and glass. 

 • Houska Gallery opened in 1998 as the studio gallery of Pop artist Charles Houska, and has since grown to exhibit a diverse range of contemporary artistic styles for the collector and art lover.

 • Philip Slein Gallery was established in 2003 in downtown St. Louis. In 2011, the gallery formed a partnership with veteran art dealer Jim Schmidt, who introduced an important group of American abstract artists to the Philip Slein roster of emerging and established artists. In 2012, the gallery moved to its current, more prominent location in the historic Central West End. The gallery’s primary focus remains on painters who work in a variety of styles and who have achieved both regional and international reputations.

 • projects+gallery is a commercial art gallery created by Barrett Barrera Projects and designed to feature contemporary exhibitions and artists that blur the boundaries of traditionally understood artistic disciplines and practices. The gallery features regional, national and international artists working in a variety of mediums.

-Shop Local Boutiques

While you’re on McPherson, stroll through Centro’s curated showroom, offering high-design home furnishings, or pop into The Silver Lady to shop a unique selection of sterling silver jewelry. For a feel-good shopping experience, head to Enchanting Embellishments to browse unique gifts, accessories, designer jewelry, and clothing. Click here for a full CWE shopping directory.

-Experience DIY Craft Workshops

Don’t miss an opportunity to bring out your inner artist! Each Saturday during the Art Stroll, Perennial will be on-site from 1-5 p.m., leading DIY Craft Workshops for anyone to participate in (free of charge)! Established in 2011, Perennial is a St. Louis non-profit dedicated to creative reuse — the process of artistically transforming discarded goods into objects of worth. They turn trash in to amazing items and teach the community to do the same!

Tables will be set up along the sidewalk on McPherson. Stop by anytime to start creating (please note: seating is first-come, first-serve). On Saturday, June 19 — learn how to make your very own upcycled weaving, using salvaged burlap coffee bags and yarns! Incorporate fun pops of color into your artwork, and leave with a ready-to-hang masterpiece!

-Listen to Live Music

Enjoy Street Performers, Artist Demonstrations, and More!

Plus, if you work up an appetite, there are plenty of nearby restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Pi Pizzeria, Mission Taco Joint, Salt+Smoke, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Up-Down STL, Cocina Latina, and Evangeline’s Bistro are all within walking distance from McPherson. For a full list of neighborhood restaurants, click here!