Fall Fine Art Festivals in Missouri

by Sarah Bourque
St. Louis is home to several fine arts festivals in the fall.

St. Louis is home to several fine arts festivals in the fall.

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Throughout Missouri, fall is a time of transition. The weather starts out warm in September, the leaves start to change color, and the air is cold and crisp by November. During this period, outdoor and indoor fine art festivals are easy to find in Missouri. The dates and festival details may change yearly, so check it out before you go. Attending a fine art festival in Missouri in the fall can provide an educational and inspiring day trip.

St. Louis

The Greater St. Louis Art Association hosts a Labor Day Weekend Art Fair at Queeny Park. The indoor, air-conditioned festival includes around 130 artists and also features wine tasting, family activities and cash prizes for artists. The Saint Louis Art Fair is held the second weekend of September in the heart of Clayton's central business district. The Saint Louis Art Fair includes still art, interactive art and performers. The fourth weekend of September brings the Taste of St. Louis at Soldiers Memorial, with fine art, food and wine.

St. Charles

MOSAICS Missouri Festival For the Arts is held along historic Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. The festival offers a view of the Missouri River and takes place the third weekend in September. MOSAICS artists exhibit and sell a variety of fine art media including painting, clay, sculpture, photography, drawing, wood and metalwork, jewelry and glass. More than $5,000 will be awarded in cash prizes to artists. MOSAICS offers a Children's Village where children can be creative through art.

Kansas City

Westport, Kansas City's historic thriving entertainment district, hosts Art Westport the second weekend in September. Art Westport displays local fine art, including jewelry and crafts. The streets of Country Club Plaza will feature the Plaza Art Fair the third weekend of September. The Plaza Art Fair includes 240 artists, 30 fine dining Plaza restaurants,three live music stages and a kids art workshop.

Sedalia and Lee's Summit

The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and Sedalia Downtown Inc. host Sedalia's Queen of the Prairies Festival of the Arts on the last Saturday of September. The festival in downtown Sedalia features professional fine art, fine art crafts, folk art, live music and kids activities. Longview Art & World Music Festival is held the last weekend in September, in the New Longview neighborhood-shopping district in Lee's Summit, Missouri. The Longview Art & World Music Festival offers entertainment and artists works in watercolor, oil, graphite, acrylic and sculpture.

About the Author

Sarah Bourque has been a freelance writer since 2006 and is based in the Pacific Northwest. She writes and edits for the local publisher, Pacific Crest Imprint and has written for several online content sites. Her work recently appeared in "The Goldendale Tourism and Economic Development Magazine" and "Sail the Gorge!" magazine. She attended Portland Community College where she studied psychology.

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