April 2015, Parks

Laumeier Sculpture Park Presents 28th Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day Weekend

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents its 28th Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8–10, 2015.

More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, a wine garden, live music and 150 juried artists exhibiting work in ten categories. Media categories include ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D, painting, photography/digital, printmaking/drawing, sculpture and wood.

Highlights of the weekend include Friday evening’s Art of the Vine, a special wine tasting event featuring unlimited samples from the following participating wineries: Blumenhof Winery, Bommarito Estate Almond Tree Winery, Noboleis Vineyards, Peaceful Bend Vineyard, Stone Hill Winery and Sugar Creek Winery. Saturday afternoon’s Art of the Ale, presented by Schlafly, features a special beer tasting and Q&A, including unlimited samples of classic, seasonal and special-release Schlafly beers. The City of Sunset Hills Music Festival on Saturday afternoon features performances by Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers, The Dust Covers and One More Round. Laumeier’s Creation Location for Kids, free with Art Fair admission, is open throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, offering family activities and entertainment. Finally, the popular Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday morning features a lively, family-friendly atmosphere reflecting the casual elegance of the Art Fair itself.

Laumeier received more than 500 artist applications for this year’s Art Fair. All artists ages 18 and up who exhibit work of original concept, design and execution are eligible to apply; total participation is limited to 150 artists. The 2015 Jury Panel included Michael Behle, Assistant Teaching Professor of Art, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Katherine Rodway Vega, Director, William Shearburn Gallery; and Freida L. Wheaton, Founder, Alliance of Black Art Galleries.

Cash prizes totaling $5,000 are awarded to those artists judged the best overall, regardless of media category, on Saturday, May 9. The 2015 Judges Panel includes Freida L. Wheaton and Marilu Knode, Executive Director & Chief Curator, Laumeier Sculpture Park. This year’s Art Fair features more than 15 returning award winners.

WHAT: 28th Annual Art Fair
WHERE: Laumeier Sculpture Park, 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
WHEN: Friday, May 8, 6:00–10:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

PRICES:
$10, Ages 12 and up
$5, Ages 6 to 11
FREE, Ages 5 and under

SPECIAL EVENTS: Art of the Vine
Friday, May 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
$12, Ages 21 and up
Art Fair admission required

Art of the Ale
Presented by Schlafly
Saturday, May 9, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
$10, Ages 21 and up
Art Fair admission required

Mother’s Day Brunch
Presented by Whole Foods Market
Sunday, May 10, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
$50, Ages 12 and up ($40 for Laumeier Members)
$15, Ages 6 to 11
FREE, Ages 5 and under

Tickets for Art Fair, Art of the Vine and Art of the Ale can be purchased at the gate or in advance at http://www.laumeier.org. Tickets for the Mother’s Day Brunch must be purchased online in advance at http://www.laumeier.org.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS: Sponsored by Emerson, the City of Sunset Hills, Ameren, Edward Jones and Jamba Juice, with media support from KDHX, KTRS, Riverfront Times, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis Public Radio and Y98.

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