Central West End in St. Louis Offers Monthly Art Strolls

Street performers, DIY workshops, live music and art demonstrations take over the Central West End on McPherson Avenue every third Saturday of the month.

The neighborhood puts on an “Art Stroll,” allowing people to explore a variety of art galleries. Featured in the stroll are the Duane Reed Gallery (4729 McPherson Avenue)Philip Slein Gallery (4735 McPherson Avenue) and projects+gallery (4733 McPherson Avenue). There’s also local stores to shop from, such as Centro Modern Furnishings (4727 McPherson Avenue), The Silver Lady (4736 McPherson Avenue) and Enchanting Embellishments (4732 McPherson Avenue).

The DIY craft workshops are hosted by Perennial, a St. Louis non-profit that is dedicated to creative reuse, “the process of artistically transforming discarded goods into objects of worth,” according to its website. The organization is on site from 1 to 5 p.m. Participation is free. On June 19, attendees learned how to craft their own upcycled weaving. They used salvaged burlap coffee bags and yarns, and they were able to add color to craft a unique piece.

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