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Wall Ball

Artscope presents Wall Ball 2018, a live art extravaganza highlighting top St. Louis artists. One of St. Louis' most unique art events, Wall Ball guests witness artwork created live while enjoying a dazzling party. Guest interact with the artists at work, and bid on the chance to take home their favorite artwork. 

Wall Ball proceeds benefit Artscope, a non-profit arts organization in Tower Grove Park, whose mission is to "create the community leaders and entrepreneurs of the future through a focus on creativity, diversity, ecology, cooperation and play."

Artscope was founded in 2002 and formerly known as the South City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSAG). It is a nonprofit organization located within Tower Grove Park that focuses on children's creativity. Artscope's mission is centered around developing creative problem solving skills in young people through providing a safe and educational environment for children to explore art and to strengthen the ties within the St. Louis community.

Wall Ball is set for Feb. 24, 7 to 11 p.m. at at the Third Degree Glass Factory in University City.

More information and tickets: artscopestl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis

School Daze Camp: Hocus Pocus

School Daze Camps at Artscope are a great way for kids to spend their days when school is out. Kids will make fabulous art projects, explore Tower Grove Park, play games, sing songs and make new friends. 

Camps are for kids ages 5 to 11. Each camp has a different theme. At Hocus Pocus, participants will conjure their craftiest skills for making magical wands and delectable potions. Ghostly ghouls beware!

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after-care available beginning at 7:30 a.m. through 6 p.m. Cost for camp is $40-$55

For more information and online registration, go to: artscopestl.org

 

Locations: St. Louis
Age Ranges: Elementary Age

Noontime New Year's Eve at The Magic House

New Year's revelers of all ages (even those with a bedtime!) are invited to ring in the new year a little bit early with a special Noontime New Year's Eve celebration at The Magic House on December 31 from 11 am to 4 pm.

Visitors will participate in a variety of traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of a sparkly New Year's Eve ball.

Any New Year's Eve party wouldn't be complete without a dance floor and dancing tunes! Kids can dance the day away, then pose in a 2018-themed photo booth filled with fun props, and accessories.

Noontime New Year's Eve activities are free with museum admission and no reservations are required.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Magic House in Kirkwood. More information: magichouse.org

 

Locations: St. Louis County
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Not-So-Haunted House at The Magic House

It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.

This year's Halloween event will include a special visit from more than 15 storybook characters from favorite children's tales such as The Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and more.

Each child attending the Not-So-Haunted House event will receive a trick-or-treat bag and an autograph book for the not-so-spooky characters to sign as they trick-or-treat throughout four levels of the more than 100-year-old Not-So-Haunted House. This is a candy-free celebration.

While the Not-So-Haunted House won't be scary, The Magic House' Electro-Static Generator will make your hair stand on end!

The Not-So-Haunted House will be held during regular museum hours: Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

At The Magic House in Kirkwood. Included with admission.

More information: magichouse.org

 

Historic Shaw Art Fair

Located on the beautiful tree-lined parkway of Flora Place at Tower Grove Avenue, the Historic Shaw Art Fair is now in its 25th year. The urban location, food court, great music and fabulous art are all part of the visitor experience. A children's art area will feature hands-on art projects for kids. The Shaw Art Fair is held concurrently with the Missouri Botanical Garden's Best of Missouri Market, located directly across Tower Grove Avenue.
 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8. Admission is $7 for adults and valid for both days. Children ages 14 and under are free with an adult admission. Get $1 off admission with a non-perishable food item donation.

More information: shawstlouis.org

 

Locations: St. Louis
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Saint Louis Art Fair with the Creative Castle for Kids

The Saint Louis Art Fair (SLAF) is a free, three-day celebration of the visual and performing arts. The Art Fair will be held on September 8, 9, & 10 in Clayton's central business district. The main focus is an easy-access juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art and crafts with exhibiting artists.

The fair includes the Creative Castle, a special area for kids to take part in hands-on art projects and explore their creativity. Art activities in the Creative Castle are sponsored by the The Magic House, Contemporary Art Museum, Forsyth School, Rohan Woods School, The Wilson School and others.

Families can also enjoy stage performances and booths featuring food from some of St. Louis' top restaurants.

Creative Castle hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Fair hours are Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information: saintlouisartfair.com

 

Locations: St. Louis
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Big Truck Day at The Magic House

Big trucks will be a big deal at The Magic House on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24!  Visitors can register to attend a Big Truck Day celebration where they can get up close and personal with a cement mixer, crane, fire truck and more.

Big Truck Day includes a picnic lunch, decorating a construction hat to take home and admission to The Magic House. The cost is $15 per person for members of the Magic House and $20 per person for non-members and is non-refundable. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Reservations can be made online at magichouse.org or by calling The Magic House at 314-822-8900. It's sure to be a "wheel" treat for the whole family!

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More information: magichouse.org

 

Fall Farm Festival

Enjoy agricultural-themed fun at The Magic House during the Fall Farm Festival. Local farmers will be on hand to share tricks of their trade, and they'll bring along a real tractor and farm animals for kids to see up close.

Visitors will learn about agriculture, the benefits of dairy in their diet and more. Co-sponsored by the local county farm bureaus of Missouri and Illinois and the St. Louis District Dairy Council.

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free with regular museum admission

More information: magichouse.org

 

Family Day Block Party

Join the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sheldon Concert Hall for the free Family Day Block Party. 

This year's theme is Your City, Your Story, featuring a map-making activity at CAM, storytelling at the Pulitzer and book-making at the Sheldon. Take a scavenger hunt through each institution to win prizes and enjoy a musical performance bu Celia Shack Attack from 11:15 a.m. to noon at the Sheldon.

10 a.m. to noon.  All activities are free and open to the public. 

At the Contemporary Art Museum, the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in Grand Center.

More information: camstl.org

 

Fall Into Art Free Family Day

Fall Into Art Free Family Day is a chance for families to learn more about printmaking, pottery, and sculpture as part of the St. Louis Arts Experience. 

During this two-hour workshop, participants will be able to create their own prints using real leaves, experience what it's like to throw on the potter's wheel and see how a face is carved out of a pumpkin. 

2 to 4 p.m. at Art Unleashed in Chesterfield. All ages are welcome and reservations are not required. 

More information: stlartexperience.org

 

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