Arts, Free Events

24 Hours, 15 Scents

When: Sat., June 25, 3 p.m. 2016

Out of all of the senses, smell is the one that can draw you immediately back to a specific time and place. The scent of your grandmother's home (mothballs and cigarettes) is more evocative than a photo of the actual house, even though a larger portion of our brains is devoted to processing visual information. 24 Hours, 15 Scents, a one-day program at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation (3716 Washington Boulevard; www.pulitzerarts.org), delves into the hidden potential of our noses. The Institute for Art and Olfaction, author Eileen G'Sell and Firecracker Press joined forces to document personal narratives from 24 St. Louisans, which are then printed out and scented so that the reader can experience a new dimension in storytelling. 24 Hours, 15 Scents takes place at 3 p.m. today, and admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission