Of course, there are lots of St. Patrick's Day events going on this weekend, but that's not your only option for weekend entertainment. We've got more art openings here than you can shake a shillelagh at.
If you don't see your show listed, please leave the information in the comments (and drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can list in the online calendar). All art openings are free unless noted. For a full list of all ongoing art shows in the St. Louis area, please click here.
Indie Craft Revolution: Sat., March 13; Sun., March 14, free admission. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.
Lee Friedlander: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 30, free. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.
All Hands on Deck: The Artists of Thirteen Squared: Each of the thirteen artists of Thirteen Squared were dealt four playing cards; they then created four artworks apiece representing their cards, and the group together has then crafted a full deck between them. March 12-May 2, free admission. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.
Articles of Dress: Work that explores the female garment as sculpture created by Susan Freda, Brenda Jones and John Petrey. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 9, free. Craft Alliance, 6640 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-1177, www.craftalliance.org.
The Birds and the Bees: Whimsical paintings of birds by Jeff Kapfer surrounded by quirky glass bumble bees sculpted by Karen Woodward. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Starting March 13, Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 24, free. phd gallery, 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-664-6644, www.phdstl.com/.
Celebrate: An Art Show and Sale : Two art shows and sales in one: All Hands on Deck features original playing cards created by the members of Thirteen Squared that will sell for $10 to $15 each, and An Exhibition of Eight features 8-inch-by-8-inch works that will sell for $50 each; proceeds provide scholarships for St. Louis ArtWorks. Fri., March 12, 6 p.m. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811, www.art-stl.com.
Contemporary Women Artists XV: Art as Activism: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 26. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N Main Ctr, St. Charles, 636-255-0270, www.foundryartcentre.org.
Decadense: New paintings by Cindy Tower. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 12. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 24, free. Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-531-3030, www.brunodavidgallery.com.
Indie Craft Revolution: The St. Louis Craft Mafia teams with PASTE, SCORCH, Funky Finds and the RFT to present an Indie Art and Craft event. Sat., March 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., March 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, www.revolutioncraftshow.com. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.
Love Crush Art Party: An AIGA St. Louis Charity auction featuring U.S. prints, paintings, mixed media, photography and collage; proceeds go to the American Heart Association. Fri., March 12, 6-10 p.m., $10 general admission. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.
Love Me Always: A Photographic Celebration of African-American Children from Birth to College : Work by Linda and Odell Mitchell, Jr. Closing reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Through March 13. Gallery 101, 101 E. Main St., Collinsville, 618-767-6793.
Peat & Kevin & Stan: Featuring the latest work by Peat Wollaeger, Kevin McCoy and Stan Chisholm. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 12. March 12-20, free. Syndicate, 915 Olive St. (4th floor gallery), St. Louis.
Prints: A Group Exhibition: Work by seven printmakers, including Claudio Bravo, Karen Kunc, Nicola Lopez and Manolo Valdes. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 12. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 9, free. Atrium Gallery, 4728 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-1076, www.atriumgallery.net.