Arts, Free Events, Tours

Open Studios STL

When: Sat., Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2015

To visit an artist's studio is to see into the soul of his or her work. The studio is a highly personal space, where concepts are explored, divulged, rejected, laid bare and fulfilled; it tells you a lot about an artist and the creative process, giving invaluable perspective and a fair amount of insight into his or her artistic point of view. To get a whole heap-load of insight, take part in Open Studios STL, a unique opportunity organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 or www.camstl.org). During this weekend-long event, you can explore the vast amount of work being created in our fair city, and have a free look-see at the creative compounds of more than 200 local artists — east of Grand Boulevard on Saturday and west of Grand Boulevard on Sunday (October 3 and 4). Tours may be self-guided from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, but there are options for guided group tours as well.

Alison Sieloff

Price: free admission