Historic Shaw Art Fair Circa 2006 & 2008

 

For a number of years this was the official website for the Historic Shaw Art Fair.
Content is from the site's 2006-2008 archived pages.

Go to: http://shawstlouis.org/attractions-amenities/historic-shaw-art-fair/ for the most up-to-date information about the Shaw Art Fair held annually in St Louis, Missouri.

 

...the most enjoyable show I've done this year! Excellent quality of work…great setting, and very helpful staff.
Painter fromColumbus, Ohio

A beautiful neighborhood with
wonderful people…
Potter from Trenton, Missouri

This was one of the most pleasant shows I've done in my 23-year career.
Woodworker from Asheville, North Carolina

You really know how to make the artist feel at home, respected and welcome!
Potter from Joplin, Missouri

This is, without a doubt, the nicest show
I've ever done.
Jeweler from Bloomington, Indiana

 

The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) has hosted the very popular Shaw Art Fair each fall since 1993. Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art fair magazines and participating artists. Roughly 135 top caliber artists and craftspeople from around the country are selected each year to participate in the professionally juried event.

The fair showcases a number of different art mediums, including:

  • Clay
  • Digital
  • Drawing / Pastels
  • Fiber Art
  • Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Woodwork

Visitors and artists alike will enjoy the festive atmosphere that includes live music, a food court featuring food from many local restaurants, and a children’s art area.

16th Annual Historic Shaw Art Fair

Saturday & Sunday, October 4-5, 2008
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is $5.00
Children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Proceeds benefit the activities of the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association.

135 artists from around the country who work
in a large variety of media and styles.

Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art fair magazines and participating artists.

The food court and a variety of music help make your visit a relaxed and pleasant one. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Disabled parking and accessible entry ramp provided. Parking is available on neighborhood streets and in Tower Grove Park. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best Of Missouri Market is held on the same weekend directly across Tower Grove Avenue.

 

C A L E N D A R
Volunteer for the
2008 Historic Shaw Art Fair
We need volunteers to work the event and the pre- and post-event activities.

Pre-event and event volunteer opportunities include database management, poster distribution, grounds preperation, setup and takedown, food service, admissions, artist housing and many other tasks.

 

Information for Artists

We will be accepting digital entries through our website, from this page!

CALENDAR & DEADLINES
Please note that the Friday evening date previously posted is cancelled. The Fair will be Saturday and Sunday only.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday,
            October 4 and 5, 2008
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
             10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Booth fee:$260

NEW EARLIER DEADLINES FOR 2008!
Deadline for online entry: March 1

Notifications:Sent by April 1

Last day to cancel & receive
100% exhibition fee refund: July 1

Last day to cancel & receive
50% exhibition fee refund:August 15
Notice of cancellation and request for refund must be received in writing.

 



 

News Room

2008 Historic Shaw Art Fair Sponsors and Awards

RAC and MAC Award Shaw Art Fair

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) and the Missouri Arts Council (MAC) have again awarded the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Assocation grants for the 2008 Historic Shaw Art Fair. RAC and MAC have been involved with the Fair for over ten years. Their support and recognition are indications of the Fair's value to the cultural landscape of metro St. Louis and Missouri.

Willert Home Products: Legacy of Support

Over a decade of contributions
The Historic Shaw Art Fair thanks Willert Home Products for their continuing support. Their long-standing committment to the event both financial and logistical have allowed the Fair to prosper. Willert Home Products, located in the adjoining neighborhood to the north of the Shaw neighborhood, views our efforts as a contribution to the stability of the area, and as an important cultural asset for the St. Louis region.

We thank them for their support and encourage others to consider joining this distinguished team.

 



 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Historic Shaw Art Fair (HSAF) is an annual, outdoor celebration of fine arts and community solidarity sponsored by
the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA). Established in 1993, the Fair is entering its fifteenth year.

It is:
1. Held on the first weekend of October each year.

2. Located on the 4100 and 4200 blocks of Flora Place, a wide, tree-lined boulevard just east of the
q Missouri Botanical Garden in the center of the Shaw Historic District, City of St. Louis, Missouri.

3. Organized by the board, members and volunteers of the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association,
q a 501C-3 not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1975 to be a pro-active voice for positive change and
q improvement of an historic neighborhood in the heart of St Louis.

The Fair was begun to:
1. Market the Shaw Neighborhood and the City of St. Louis, Missouri

2. Create a showcase cultural event for the St. Louis region

3. Raise funds that will help continue the work of the SNIA and help fund special programs for the children and families of Shaw.

By providing funding for this event, individuals, organizations and corporations can heighten public awareness of their philanthropic and community involvement. In addition, they will help expand the programs offered by the HSAF, enabling organizers to enhance the HSAF’s role as a positive experience that takes place in the City of St.Louis. Additional funding can also be used to expand marketing and advertising efforts and attract a wider audience to the Fair.

What is the SNIA?
The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association, (SNIA) incorporated in 1975, is a membership-based non-profit organization that represents the residents of the City of St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood. It is a pro-active voice for positive change and improvement for all neighborhood residents, and has a long history of working with city, community and development partners to further redevelopment, stabilization and safety within our community.

SNIA Mission
The SNIA is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for all Shaw residents and the larger community of which it is part.

The HSAF supports that mission by bringing this caliber of event to our region. Further, by involving children at many levels before and during the Fair, we hope to offer the vision that the arts are as important to their lives as any other pursuit.

What is the Historic Shaw Art Fair?
The Historic Shaw Art Fair (HSAF) was developed as a fund-raising, marketing and educational vehicle for the neighborhood. It has grown in stature to fulfill those goals, and has developed into a regional marketing and educational event that attracted 8,000 visitors in 2005.

 



14th ANNUAL HISTORIC SHAW ART FAIR


Saturday & Sunday October 7& 8, 2006
Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is $5.00
Children 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the activities of the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association.

132 quality artists from around the country who work in a large variety of media and styles.

Located on the tree-lined parkway of beautiful Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is one of the premier fine art and fine craft fairs in the St. Louis area. It is highly rated by art
fair magazines and participating artists.

The food court and a variety of music help make your visit a relaxed and pleasant one. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Handicapped parking and accessible entry ramp provided. Parking is available on neighborhood streets and in Tower Grove Park. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best Of Missouri Market is held on the same weekend directly across Tower Grove Ave.

CALENDAR & DEADLINES
Dates: Saturday and Sunday,
            October 7 and 8, 2006

Hours:9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
             10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday

Booth fee:$225

Deadline for postmark of entries:June 3

Notifications:Sent by June 23

Last day to cancel &
receive 100% exhibition
fee refund: August 15

Last day to cancel &
receive 50% exhibition
fee refund:September 5
Notice of cancellation and request for refund must be received in writing.

 

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