Art lovers can always find something to see and do at Laumeier Sculpture Park in south St. Louis County, but one of the best times to visit is during the annual Art Fair.
Dates and Admission
The Laumeier Art Fair is held each May over Mother's Day weekend. In 2016, the Art Fair is Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8. The fair is open Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to Laumeier is usually free, but the park does charge admission during the Art Fair. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 11. Children younger than six get in free.
What You'll See
The Art Fair showcases the talents of 150 artists from across the country. They display and sell original artwork in a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography and more. There's also music and entertainment throughout the weekend. No outside food or drinks can be brought in, but there are plenty of vendors selling food and beverages during the fair.
Wine and Beer Tastings
You can also enjoy special events like beer and wine tastings during the Art Fair. The Art of the Vine wine tasting is Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Buy a $12 wristband and get unlimited samples from top Missouri wineries like Blumenhof, St. James and Sugar Creek. On Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Schlafly is hosting an Art of the Ale event featuring beer samples and stories about the St. Louis brewery. The cost to attend is $12 a person.
Mother's Day Brunch
If you'll be at the Art Fair on Sunday, treat Mom to a special Mother's Day brunch. The buffet menu includes quiche, wraps, fresh fruit and veggies, pastries, fresh baked bread and drinks. The cost is $50 for adults and $15 for children ages six to 11. The price does include admission to the Art Fair as well. Seatings are available at 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., and you must buy tickets online in advance.
Laumeier is just one place to take Mom on Mother's Day. For more ideas, see Where to Go for Mother's Day Brunch in St. Louis.
Good to Know
Keep in mind that Laumeier Sculpture Park is closed to the public in the days leading up to the Art Fair. The park is closed all day on Thursday and on Friday until the fair opens at 6 p.m. For more information on the Art Fair or other events and exhibits at Laumeier, check out the Laumeier Sculpture Park website.