An engaging enhancement to the community, Clayton’s world class public art collection includes works by Fernando Botero, Carl Milles, Howard Ben Tre, Ernest Trova and James Surls. Works are installed along streetscapes and intersections, in parks and gardens, at City Hall and the business district. See how many you can find during your stay in Clayton.
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Significant works of modern art by contemporary European and American artists as well as examples of Cubism, Expressionism and Surrealism are part of the museum’s permanent collection. Established in 1881 as the St. Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts, The Milly is one of the oldest teaching museums in the country. Today it is housed in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki.
Art Galleries and Gallery Nights
Clayton is home to a number of art galleries. Stroll the area on Gallery Nights and meet gallery owners and artists at evening receptions.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Contributing to the cultural and natural landscape of Clayton, the Laumeier Sculpture Park comprises more than 80 contemporary sculptures, the Adam Aronson Fine Art Center and hiking trails on 98 acres that invite artists and guests to explore the relationship between contemporary art and the environment.
St. Louis Artists’ Guild & Galleries
Headquartered in a restored 1920’s mansion in Clayton, the Artists’ Guild hosts exhibits by national and regional artists, organizes local and regional competitions and offers classes and workshops. The Guild acts as a resource to the art community, and presents the work of local artists as it has since its inception in 1886.
Saint Louis Art Fair
Presented in the heart of Clayton, the Saint Louis Art Fair holds a juried exhibition and brings more than 150 artists to display and sell works over three days in September. Continuous live musical performances, tastes from Clayton’s finest restaurants and the children’s Creative Castle enliven the experience.