Well into its second year, the Art Walk in Ste. Genevieve is growing and getting better, month after month. This month, on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., 13 art studios and galleries are welcoming art lovers during the city’s 20th monthly Art Walk.
The newest additions to the Art Walk, the Linden House and the LeMeilleur House Gallery, are colonial houses owned and managed by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. This month, those spaces are featuring the art of Grant Kniffen. Kniffen, an art teacher and track coach at Parkway North High School in St. Louis County, paints regional American and Colonial themes. The process by which Colonial Americans obtained the salt is the subject of one of Kniffen’s paintings at the LeMeilleur House Gallery. Other artworks of Kniffen illustrate harvesting wheat with a scythe, hunters fiddling at a campfire, and a grandfather telling his grandson about how he shot a grizzly bear.
Studio 221 is having a “For the love of art” sale. Many pieces in the studio are on sale for 25-50 percent off during February and March to clear up space for the spring. Art Walk visitors will be entered into a drawing for an original painting. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 27. It is not necessary to be present to win.
Lulu Cameron is presenting new works on paper at her studio on North Main Street located in Lulu’s Antiques.
Joseph Sister’s Gallery will be in a new location on North Main across the street from its previous location.
Other spaces reporting to be open are Mo’sArt Studio, Galleria Ste. Gen, the Welcome Center, Merchant Street Gallery, Art at Sainte Genevieve Winery, Center for the Arts, Art at Stella & Me, and Only Child Originals. All of these venues are located conveniently within a compact three by three block area of the historic and colonial district of downtown Ste Genevieve.
As usual, the Art Walk is free and open to the public. Most venues enjoy showing new art, hosting a featured artist or serve a refreshment. For more information on the Web and to download an Art Walk map, visit http://SteGenArtWalk.blogspot.com