Planning to pick up some beads this weekend? Head over to the Mardi Gras Gallery Hop to pick up free, collectible beads and get your face painted while checking out some New Orleans-themed artwork. See details on this event and more after the jump.
47th Artists' Boutique Spring Show: March 5-6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Free. Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood.
Artwork by Stephen Hoskins: Opening reception March 6 from 2-4 p.m. March 4-29, Free. University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-3150, www.ucpl.lib.mo.us.
Mardi Gras Gallery Hop: New Orleans-themed art from Marley Art, facepainting and free collectible beads at each Artopolis gallery. Fri., March 4, 5-9 p.m., free. Fusion, Clarkson Rd. & Chesterfield Pkwy. South (Chesterfield Mall), Chesterfield, www.fusionbysmh.com.
Michael Grimaldi: Recent drawings by the New York-based artist. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4. March 4-28, free. Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, 6800 Wydown Blvd. (Fine Arts Bldg., 1st Flr.), Clayton, 314-889-1431, www.fontbonne.edu.
No One Goes Hungry: Artwork by Jason Potter. Opening reception from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 4. March 4-28, free. Cranky Yellow, 2847 Cherokee St., South City, 314-773-4499, www.crankyyellow.com.
Printer/Publisher, Artist/Patron: Courtney Obata and Wildwood Press: Opening reception March 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. March 4-29, Free. Bonsack Gallery, 755 S. Price Rd. (in John Burroughs School), Ladue, 314-993-4040, www.jburroughs.org/art/BonsackGallery/titlepage.html.
Rajasthan: Ancient Traditions and Modern Colors: A photographic essay by Ray Marklin. Through March 26, free. Maryville University: Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, 13550 Conway Rd., Town & Country, 314-529-9595.
Editor's note: 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 it 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.