St Louis Canvass Project

The St Louis Canvass Project is a free youth engagement program for middle school students that provides opportunities to experience the arts while discovering St Louis’ arts and culture treasures under the guidance of professional teaching artists. Brought to you by the Regional Arts Commission and supported by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors.

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The program is offered at four sites located around the St. Louis region on one Saturday a month for eight months beginning in October 2018.


The St Louis Canvass Project seeks students grades 6-8 who want more opportunities to:

Be more creative

Grow and discover the world around them

Socialize and have fun with kids their age

The program is offered at four sites located throughout the St. Louis region, one Saturday per month beginning in October 2018. Over the course of 8 months, students meet at their selected site and start the day with a fun artistic activity. They then board a bus to experience museum exhibitions, theatrical events, behind-the-scenes tours of music or art studios, or other cultural destinations. Each session will include creative experiences to help students process and share ideas and issues that they encounter in their lives to unlock their potential as critical thinkers and leaders. They are then returned to the host site where they will reflect on their experience before being dismissed for the day. Snacks, lunch and transportation to the excursion sites, as well as adult supervision and secure environments are all provided free of charge.


The St Louis Canvass Project is a project of the Regional Arts Commission made possible by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors. Springboard to Learning and FOCUS St. Louis oversee the curriculum development. Margie Reese and Associates, a nationally renowned arts education consulting firm,  provides their knowledge of the Lincoln Center Education approach that informs the curriculum design.



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6128 Delmar Blvd.

St. Louis, MO 63112

Telephone: (314) 863-5811

Fax: (314) 863-6932