When it comes to gift giving, they say it’s the thought that counts. We wholeheartedly agree. That’s why we want to make it easier to spread joy with one of the most unique, meaningful gifts imaginable this holiday season – art.

From a one-of-a-kind piece to an art print and from a gift card to tickets for a holiday performance, we can’t think of a better way to elevate your gift giving game while supporting the incredibly talented local artists and arts organizations that bring so much warmth and creative spirit to St. Louis during the holidays.

SHOP LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

Click on the map below to explore RAC’s current list of arts organization grantees and find a gift to give near your neighborhood!

You can also search our database of current and past grant recipients by discipline and art medium.

PERFECT FOR EVERY ART LOVER

St. Louis is an arts town. This shirt is a must-have for anyone who celebrates the creators and visionaries who make this city so vibrant.

In collaboration with STL Style, 100% of the proceeds from this shirt support working artists in St. Louis.

FEATURED GIFT IDEAS

"There is so much I can’t say in my photographs, though it’s all there, just below the surface, if you know what to look for."⁠
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You might be familiar with Jess T. Dugan’s work – which explores issues of identity through photography, video, and writing – as it is in the permanent collections of over 45 museums throughout the United States and was exhibited as part of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Currents 120 Series earlier this year.⁠
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Now, the most recent book by @jesstdugan, “Look at me like you love me”, can be ordered online from local, independently-owned Left Bank Books at the link in our bio or at jessdugan.com/publications.

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Finding joy in a performance at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (@stlsymphony) is synonymous with the holidays in STL. Be sure to check out their fabulous December lineup. Also, swing by their website to pick a gift certificate and share an unforgettable musical memory with someone.⁠
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slso.org/holiday⁠
718 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103⁠
Gift Certificates: slso.org/en/tickets/gift-certificates ⁠
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The special STL holiday hits continue with St. Louis Shakespeare’s Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre, performing "It's a Marvelous Life". Imagine Jimmy Stewart's classic holiday film set in the Marvel Comics Universe. Every time a bell rings, an Avenger gets his wings. Bedford Falls will never be the same!⁠
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Performances are listed below and will be at the Robert Reim Theatre (111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122).⁠
Friday, December 2 at 8:00⁠
Saturday, December 3 at 8:00⁠
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00⁠
Thursday, December 8 at 8:00⁠
Friday, December 9 at 8:00⁠
Saturday, December 10 at 8:00⁠
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General admission tickets are $15 each.⁠
Purchase online at stlshakespeare.org or by calling the box office at 314-361-5664.⁠
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Early Music Missouri kicks off the holiday music season with a program of Sacred Choral Music by Claudio Monteverdi. An ensemble of eight singers supported by strings and continuo will perform selections from Monteverdi’s 1641 Selve morales e spirituale, a collection of choral music that includes a four-part mass as well as virtuosic concertato works for solo singers with violins.⁠
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The vocal ensemble for this concert features singers who appear regularly with the top vocal ensembles in St. Louis including the SLSO Chorus, St. Louis Bach Society and St. Louis Chamber Chorus.⁠
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The concert will take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 110 North Warson, Ladue, MO 63124 on December 4, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Admission to the concert is by a suggested donation of $20 per person.⁠
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Be sure to slide by the National Blues Museum (@nationalbluesmuseum) this holiday season. And don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a wide variety of merchandise – ranging from apparel, coffee mugs, ornaments, books, and more – for the blues lover in your life.⁠
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nationalbluesmuseum.org⁠
615 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101⁠
Open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM⁠
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