Six: Work by Amy Bautz, Deb Douglas, Coby Ellison, Maria Marshall, Carolyn Palmer and Gary Passanise: Opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, August 6. Aug. 6-31, free. Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th St., St. Louis, 314-771-8230, www.madart.com.
4 Artists: New Work by Mark Buckheit, Courtney Kennedy, Bridget Kraft and Jeff Robtoy: Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 6. Fri., Aug. 6, free. Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314-772-3628, www.fortgondo.com.
Recycled Art Festival: Drop-in workshop hosted by Leftovers, etc., allows kids to make art using recycled, upcycled and reclaimed materials. Sat., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., free with regular museum admission. Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, 314-822-8900, www.magichouse.org.
Urban Hour: The artists who created the work in the current exhibit Urban Wanderers discuss the rescued dogs that inspired their art. Fri., Aug. 6, 5 p.m., free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Art, 3634 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 314-977-3399, sluma.slu.edu.
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