First Mondays with the ASQ

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

Join UMSL’s internationally acclaimed Arianna String Quartet for “First Mondays with the ASQ”, at UMSL Grand Center. This one-of-a kind interdisciplinary concert series offers audience members a rare behind the scenes look into the craft and artistry of the string quartet, and an opportunity for informal, direct discussion and interaction with UMSL’s renowned Arianna String […]


Aarti Shahani Book Talk

UMSL @ Grand Center 3651 Olive Street, St. Louis

Join St. Louis on the Air host Sarah Fenske and NPR Silicon Valley correspondent Aarti Shahani for a conversation about Aarti’s new book “Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares.” A reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required and space is limited. It […]


10 Years of Story Collider

The Ready Room 4195 Manchester Ave, Saint Louis

On March 18, The Story Collider will present an evening of true, personal stories about science at The Ready Room in St. Louis. Some stories will be heartbreaking; some are hilarious. Some of our storytellers are scientists and others have no science background at all. Join us to celebrate The Story Collider’s 10th anniversary of […]

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Arts and cultural events are waiting around every corner throughout the St. Louis region. Explore the abundant creativity our area has to offer. From gallery shows and performances to public installations, St. Louis is rich with culture and the arts in all forms. Browse these links to experience our arts community firsthand.


Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.


We have gathered a variety of news, information, and other resources to sustain the health and vibrancy of our arts community.


As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.


Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.


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