National Tourism Week Celebration

April 14, 2022

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The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis was excited to take part in a special live broadcast to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. Hosted by Explore St. Louis and KSDK, the hour-long “Show Me St. Louis” program took place live from St. Louis Union Station at on May 5.

The event celebrated the joy, strength and passion found in the St. Louis travel and tourism industry. RAC President and CEO Vanessa Cooksey took part in a panel discussion with Andrew Jorgensen, Opera St. Louis, Jack Lane, STAGES St. Louis, and Cat Neville, Explore St. Louis, about the vibrant art and culture sector in St. Louis.

Did you know? The arts and culture sector in St. Louis brings more than 12 million tourists to town each year – more than all sports combined! It contributes more than $600 million in economic activity and provides some 19,000 full-time jobs.* When you support local art, you support St. Louis.

*American for the Arts Study