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First Fridays in Grand Center

Visual arts organizations and galleries in St. Louis' Grand Center are collaborating to open the first Friday of each month from 5 to 9 p.m. for a free area-wide art walk. Participating venues include Bruno David Gallery; Craft Alliance; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Portfolio Gallery; the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; the Sheldon Art Galleries; and on the Saint Louis University campus, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.


Visitors will discover the neighborhood's remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues presenting a broad spectrum of art, all within walking distance of each other. More information on exhibitions and an area map can be found at

SLUMA will operate on extended hours the first Friday of every month. SLUMA will be open 11am-8pm for First Friday's. 

Participating Venues

·         Bruno David Gallery: 

·         Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis:

·         Craft Alliance:

·         Museum of Contemporary Religious Art:

·         Portfolio Gallery:

·         The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts: 

·         Saint Louis University Museum of Art:

·         Sheldon Art Galleries: 


2017 First Fridays Dates: February 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1


Twitter hashtag: #firstfridaysgrandcenter


About Grand Center: Located in the heart of St. Louis, Grand Center hosts more than 1,500 cultural events annually. With 12,000 theater seats and 12 museums and galleries within four blocks, Grand Center is a destination for more than 1.5 million people who visit each year. From Broadway musicals to jazz clubs, contemporary art to cabaret shows, symphony concerts  to circus performances, films to festivals, and much more, this premier arts district has something for everyone. An eclectic choice of restaurants, a variety of housing and education options further enhances the vitality of this cosmopolitan neighborhood.


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