Schlafly Art Outside Festival

Like beer, art brings people together. That’s why we established Schlafly’s Art Outside Festival back in 2004. Hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood, we aim to raise awareness and appreciation of art and music created in our very own community.

Each year, we feature over 60 artists you’ve never heard of and deliver a family-friendly experience you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring artists who specialize in photography, woodwork, mixed media, jewelry and so much more - get to know art without pretense.

Schlafly Bottleworks - Maplewood

Art Outside is held this Memorial Day Weekend. See below for 2022 dates and times!

Friday, May 27, 2022: 4pm-10pm

Saturday, May 28, 2022: 11am-10pm

Sunday, May 29, 2022: 11am-4pm

Nope! Art Outside is a free and family friendly event. Simply purchase whatever beer, food and art you'd like.

Art Outside will be cashless at all Schlafly bars and food tents, and only credit cards will be accepted. Please check with Artists individually to see what form of payment they accept.

A Year in the City Digital
A&M Accessories Fiber/Textile
AK Stained Glass Glass
Allison Norfleet Bruenger Jewelry
Andrew Rola Art Painting
Annette Cummins Art Painting
Annie Rye & Sam Overturf Fiber/Textile
April Riley Fiber/Textile
Art By Tai Drawing/Pastels
Ascendant Jewelry Studio Jewelry
Bill McKenney - Bills Retro Robots Mixed Media
Bill Schnur Mixed Media
CHOSEART Painting
Crow Augury Mixed Media
Christiane Danna Jewelry
Christopher Lynch Metal
dancing moon fine art Digital
Dave Patton Metal
David Hasty Photography Photography
Deborah Byck Weinstein - Smiling Rooster Studio Ceramics
DeiRdre Schaneman Jewelry
Draw-U Drawing/Pastels
Erin Alice Art Painting
Everding Studio Jewelry
Fine Art by Fred Schollmeyer Painting
Frye Pottery Ceramics
Golden Gems Mixed Media
Hammel Horizons Photography Photography
Hollis Leather Fiber/Textile
Jay Kay Create Art + Design Digital
JB Design & Illustration Drawing/Pastels
Jen Guss Mixed Media
Jim Mosley Illustrations Drawing/Pastels
Jimmy Liu Studio Ceramics
JK Furniture Designs Wood
Joel Epstein Mixed Media
Kalika Rose Art Painting
Kim Wilson Art Ceramics
KneeHigh Prints Printmaking
kristen fox Fiber/Textile
FletcherWorks Jewelry
Lisa Crisman Art Drawing/Pastels & Mixed Media
Liz Davidson Fiber/Textile
LVMdesigns Jewelry
Manuel Draws Digital
Matthew Hemminghaus Photography
Michael Plurad Printmaking
Minner Photography Photography
Mississippi Mud Pottery Ceramics
Mollie Chounard Painting
Natalie Avondet Painting
Paper Loft Creations Mixed Media
Paul Trinklein & Jon Bernhardt Mixed Media
Rebecca Grant Ceramics
Rob Gilmore Photography
Sadoth Art Painting
Sara Quiroz Jewelry
Scott Clark Painting
Sherbet Punch Studios Printmaking
Sherry Day Sculpture
Sprouted Designs Printmaking
Thompson Dry Goods Fiber/Textile
Tony Scheibelhut | Noted Designs Digital
Villa Design Mixed Media
Will Rimel Ceramics
Zak Pottery Ceramics

Art Outside features all of our summer favorites. You'll see styles like Just A Bit Hazy IPA, Pale Ale, Raspberry Hefeweizen, Summer Lager and Classic Proper Cider. PLUS our exclusive Artist First Collaboration Can of Dortmunder!

Art Outside features festival-style food outside, as well as our full menu available inside for table service. This year we are cooking up Trashed Ribs, Just A Bit Hazy IPA Brats & Kraut, Pulled Pork Nachos, Pretzels & Cheese, and lastly, a  Hummus, Pita & Veggie plate!

What pairs better with local beer and local art than local music?! Check back here closer to the festival for our lineup of all local St. Louis bands.

Friday, May 27th:

  • 4:30-5:30pm: Chris Shepherd Band
  • 6:00-7:30pm: So Grand Polka Band
  • 8:15-9:45pm: Dave Grelle's Playadors

Saturday, May 28th:

  • 11am-12:30pm: Tom Hall
  • 1:00-2:30pm: Miss Jubilee and the Yas Yas Boys
  • 3:00-4:30pm: One Way Traffic
  • 5:00-6:30pm: Janet Evra
  • 7:00-9:45pm: Gene Jackson & Power Play

Sunday, May 29th:

  • 11am-12:15pm: Hip Grease
  • 12:45-2:00pm: Ryan Marquez St. Unity
  • 2:00-4pm: Al Holliday and The East Side Rhythm Band

We are thrilled to have Artists First hosting booths for kiddos and adults to enjoy during the festival. Check out below what they have in store for you!

  • Legal Graffiti - $15 - Always wanted to try graffiti, but worry about getting in trouble? Well, worry no more! YOU can be like Banksy and make your very own stencil graffiti art! *No wall required
  • Doggy Bandana $20 - Your dog has always wanted to be an artist. Don't deny them their dreams. Unlock their full creative potential with their own paw print doggy bandana.
  • Squishy Imprints $20 - Pick your paint color, image and roll away to create your own print.

Nope! Art Outside is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and enjoy some art. Of course, it is 21+ to drink.

Well-behaved doggos on leashes are allowed. Please keep in mind this event takes place on our parking lot with large crowds.

Since Art Outside takes place on our main parking lot, there will not be immediate parking available. There are several public lots nearby, as well as street parking - but they will fill quickly. We encourage public transportation, cabs, Uber or biking.

Please be mindful and considerate of our neighbors when deciding where to park.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 ART OUTSIDE FAIR WILL OPEN NOVEMBER 2022 AND REMAIN OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 2023.

OVERVIEW:

Established in 2004, Schlafly's Art Outside Festival is an alternative juried and invitational art fair in St. Louis, dedicated to showcasing local art in an approachable venue and manner. Art Outside is not an ordinary fair, but one that features quality and affordable art, music, and plenty of tasty food and drink from Schlafly Beer. Hosted at the brewery's Bottleworks location in Maplewood, Missouri, Art Outside draws approximately 15,000 visitors each year. The festival's mission is to increase public knowledge and appreciation for the local art scene by creating opportunities that connect artists, musicians and the community.

Prizes are awarded to outstanding exhibitors:

  • 1st place, cash and prizes totaling $500
  • 2nd place, cash and prizes totaling $250
  • 3rd place, cash and prizes totaling $150
  • Most Evocative of the St. Louis Region, cash and prizes totaling $100
  • Brewer's Choice - Best Art to Pair with a Beer, cash and prizes totaling $100

JURY PROCESS:

Art Outside will present up to 67 artist booths in 2022. Art Outside seeks art that is "edgy", imaginative and outside the general realm of other mainstream art fairs. Artist applicants remain anonymous during jurying. Scoring is based on originality and creativity, design, technique, craftsmanship and professional presentation. Each juror's score is combined and averaged with the scores of the other jurors on the panel. The artists with the highest scores receive invitations to participate in Art Outside. Additionally, the five award winners from the 2021 fair will receive invitations to participate. The Art Outside Committee reserves the right to invite additional artists beyond the 2021 winners.

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:

Before applying, please make sure the work meets the following criteria. By applying, artist agrees to abide by the rules, policies and decisions of the fair.

  1. All exhibitors must reside within a 125 mile radius of St. Louis City.
  2. Artists are limited to one application per medium, with a maximum of two media per artist.
  3. All work must be original, handcrafted work.
  4. Commercial studios involved in multiples or production will not be considered for the show. No artwork from molds, kits or other commercial methods is allowed.
  5. If work is produced in editions, edition numbers must be disclosed to the fair audience and included in the application information.
  6. Artists may exhibit only in the medium in which they were juried. Work displayed must be consistent with images of work submitted to the jury.
  7. Artists must be present with their work for all three days of the fair. If the work is collaborative, at least one collaborator must be present. All artists must check in upon arrival.
  8. All work must carry a selling price and exhibitors must produce enough work to have booth open all three days of the fair.
  9. An accepted artist's image may be selected for use on promotional materials including, but not limited to, posters, advertising, and website.

FEES & DATES:

  • November 1, 2022 - Art Outside Artist Applications Open
  • January 31, 2023 - Final date to submit Application, Images & Jury Fee ($30)
  • March 1, 2023 - Artist Notifications sent out (all applicants will be notified)
  • April 1, 2023 - Booth Fee Due ($150)