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Welcome to St. Louis ArtWorks – where area youth turn artistic dreams into practical reality through our innovative job training and arts education program. Working in teams with professional artists, teens expand their artistic talents, gain job and communication skills and work together to create art for clients and communities.

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Channel 9 Sunday Arts segment Summer 2013

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Documentary video created by St. Louis ArtWorks apprentices

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Spring Work is Underway!

Check out the work we're doing at our ArtWorks and Old North satellite studios.

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2013 - Missouri Arts Council - Missouri Arts Award - "Arts Education"

2009 - FOCUS St. Louis' "What's Right with the Region"

2008 - St. Louis' All-America City Regional Award with the Regional Commerce and Growth Association (RCGA)

2006 - Winner in the first YouthBridge Social Enterprise & Innovation Competition

Current Happenings


The FishWrapper Project!

Thank You UrbanLIFT NeighborWorks-Wells Fargo for a $50,000 Grant!

ArtWorks is excited to announce it has been selected to receive $50,000 in grant funding from Wells Fargo in the UrbanLIFT Community Grant Program-NeighborWorks!   These valuable funds will be used to create a community mural in the histroric Ville Neighborhood.  The community mural will be created by 18 teen apprentices during the summer of 2014.

ArtWorks Apprentice Testimonial!

After receiving a fiscal literacy workshop from Community Partners, Wells Fargo Advisors, an apprentices had this to say: 

“I learned beneficial skills that I can use in future work settings such as public speaking and responsibility. Artworks helped me to be better with my budgeting and to start early when it comes to preparing yourself for future paying jobs. I have gained useful job skills and self confidence. I feel that I can apply for any job and get hired because of what I learned at Artworks.”

-Summer 2013 Apprentice

ArtWorks Featured on KETC Channel 9!

Check out ArtWorks in the News! 

Teaching Artist Testimonial

Working with St. Louis Artworks last summer was a fantastic experience in every way. It gave me an opportunity to work with teenagers in a non-teacher role. I was still able to do what I am passionate about, sharing my love of art with young people, but in a different setting than the classroom. Being with the apprentices every day for six weeks leads to powerful relationships that affect them in every aspect of their lives. It is so rewarding to know that they are well prepared to pursue any career after completing the Artworks program.

- Kami Litton, ArtWorks Teaching Artist

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