Strange Folk Highlights this Weekend's Art Openings



Strange Folk: More than 150 vendors from around the country purveying indie crafts from jewelry to one-of-a-kind stuffed animals to unique leather masks, as well as assorted foodstuffs. Sat., Sept. 24; Sun., Sept. 25, free admission. O'Fallon Community Park, 401 E. Fifth St., O'Fallon,

Six String Handlebar Guitar, made by Rob Usher of Art Works That Work. He'll be at the Strange Folk Festival this week. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.
  • Courtesy of the artist.
  • Six String Handlebar Guitar, made by Rob Usher of Art Works That Work. He'll be at the Strange Folk Festival this week.

More weekend art happenings after the jump...

33 September: New work by 33 local artists. Fri., Sept. 23, 5:30-10 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, Old Orchard Art Gallery, 37 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves.

Adrian Kellard: The Learned Art of Compassion: Selected works by American painter Adrian Kellard. Opening reception from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Starting Sept. 25, Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 11, free. Saint Louis University-Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), 3700 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, 314-977-7170,

Art Fair on the Meadows: Sat., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.; Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m., The Meadows of Lake St. Louis, 20 Meadows Circle Drive, Lake St. Louis, 636-695-2626,

Celebration of the Creative Art Fair: Art fair with live music and kids activities. Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, Fort Zumwalt Park, Jessup Dr. and Veterans Memorial Pkwy., O'Fallon.

Christopher Day: Images of Passages: The show features paintings by Christopher Day, representing his body of work for his graduate thesis. Opening reception is Friday, September 23 from 6-8 p.m. Through Oct. 14, Free. St. Louis Community College-Forest Park-Gallery of Art, 5600 Oakland Ave. (Library Bldg), St. Louis, 314-644-9231,

Ellen Fein Rosenbaum: Functional Architecture: Photographs of our architectural environment. Closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Through Sept. 23, free. Webster University May Photography Gallery, 8300 Big Bend Blvd. (2nd Fl., Sverdrup Bldg.), Saint Louis, 314-961-2660,

Glass Galore Art show: St. Louis Lampwork Society show and sale of glass beads, jewelry, fused work and glass art. Sat., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $2 admission, Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood.

SLU Faculty Art Exhibition: Opening reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 22, free. Saint Louis University-Boileau Hall, 38 Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis.

Textile Variations/New Directions: The works of ten textile artists utilizing dyes, paints, image transfers, silkscreens, stamping, stitching and text. Through Nov. 6, Free. Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-863-5811,


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