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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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We are proud of our apprentices for producing two documentary films!

To view either of our previous documentaries please visit:

a.   The FishWrapper

b.   The Ville on Whose Shoulders We Stand


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2014 - Priscilla Block, Lifetime Achievement Award 

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


Spring Sale

  Old North  |  11a-2p


Come welcome warm weather with us on Saturday, May 2nd at our Old North Studio

2707 N 14th Street

The sale will feature painted rain barrels, wood burned signs for the home and garden, bird houses, cards, and other handmade items all designed by our youth.

We'll also be showcasing our collaborative stop motion film with the New Art in the Neighborhood program from the Contemporary Art Museum.

Spread the word, shop local and help support our programs and teens.

We Are Excited to Announce Our Move
  to the Loop East  |  Fall 2015

We are excited to announce that we have signed a lease agreement, and will be consolidating our two studio locations into one new Flagship Location at 5959 Delmar Blvd.! This new larger facility will allow us to expand our capacity to serve additional youth, and offer new and exciting program opportunities! Design and Architecture Services have been generously donated by TRIVERS Associates. We appreciate our early funding partners:  William Kerr Foundation, Regional Arts Commission, and Emerson!   View our Sponsorship Information


Happenings Magazine

We are excited to be featured in this months issue of Arts and Education Council- St. Louis- Happenings newsletter! Check us out on page 10!


The Ville Mural Dedication

We are proud to have dedicated the Ville: On Whose Shoulders We Stand Mural on Monday August 18.  You can view the mural at the Bee Sweet Orchard at the corner of Sarah and Evans.  We thank Wells Fargo for making this mural possible!  

St. Louis Public Radio Feature!

We are excited to be featured on St. Louis Public Radio!  To see the article click here. 

St. Louis Children's Fund Discovery Initiative

We are excited to announce that ArtWorks was selected to be a part of the St. Louis Children's Service Fund Discovery Initiative!  This grant will help review the impact of our programs with kids and families to reduce future mental health and behavioral issues.


Priscilla Block Honored with Life Time Achievement Award We would like to congratulate, Priscilla Block, our Executive Director, for being selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College of Fine Arts and Communication (CoFAC) Policy Committee at UMSL.  
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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