For many St. Louisans, it’s a rite of spring: The Spring Art Fair at Queeny Park is just around the corner. The popular event, presented by the Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA), is marking its 40th year as one of the longest-running art fairs in the region.

This year’s event takes place March 23 to 25 indoors in the climate-controlled Greensfelder Recreation Center at Queeny Park. Up to 130 selected, juried artists from more 20 states will display their original works of fine art and crafts, which range from printmaking, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, sculpture, painting, and more. Fine art and craftwork are both available in a wide price range.

“The Art Fair at Queeny Park brings in favorite artists who return year after year, with new work, while at the same time attracting a range of established artists from all over the country to show at the fair for the first time,” said Maggie McCarthy, artist and co-chair of the event. “I think people enjoy the relaxed setting and the opportunity to talk to the artists and find out what inspired their work.  With a wide selection and a wide range of pricing, it is very easy to walk away with something you love.”

 

Also featured during the weekend-long event: wine tastings, live music, children’s activities, pottery demonstrations and more.

Admission is $5, with proceeds benefiting GSLAA’s art scholarship fund and to help cover show expenses. Fair hours are 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25.

For more information, call (314) 889-0433 or visit ArtFairAtQueenyPark.com

Painting by artist Sherry Haney, who is participating in this year’s art fair