Upcoming Excursions

The St Louis Canvass Project has developed partnerships with a number of arts and cultural organizations to provide the participating students with enriching and memorable experiences as a result of their visit. The excursions may include visits to museums, theaters, dance or music studios or other creative spaces throughout the region.

During the excursion, the student may have hands-on experiences that will invite them to paint, write, create songs, dance, draw, take videos – with the encouragement and help of trained artists who are there to help deepen the student’s connection to their own creativity, to the artwork and to the other students.

The St Louis Canvass Project will take place one Saturday a month for eight months from October 2018-May 2019. Each session will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The dates are included below.

  • October 27
  • November 17
  • December 15
  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 16
  • April 27
  • May 18




Laumeier Sculpture Park



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October 27, 2018

Laumeier presents 60 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park located in the heart of St. Louis County. Kids will tour the sculpture park with fun artistic activities along the way!


St. Louis  Art Musuem


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November 17, 2018

The Saint Louis Art Museum is proud to present Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, an exhibition that is deeply connected to this city and informed by visits Wiley made in 2017. Wiley invited strangers he met in neighborhoods in north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings and then created eleven original portraits that are inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s collection. In 2018 Wiley became the first African-American artist to paint an official U.S. Presidential portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Former U.S. President Barack Obama selected Wiley for this honor. Kids will spend time in the Kehinde Wiley exhibition, while also experiencing other galleries in the museum.


Contemporary Art Musuem & Pulitzer Art Museum


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December 15, 2018

In this special double header site visit, students will get the opportunity to visit both the Contemporary Art Museum as well as the exhibitions at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. On view at the Contemporary Art Museum is Basquiat Before Basquiat. This exhibit includes the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. Through paintings, sculpture, works on paper, a notebook, and other ephemera, as well as Adler’s numerous photographs from this period, the exhibition documents the fluid evolution of Basquiat’s creative impulses into a more sustained practice. Students will also experience exhibits at Pulitzer including Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work and Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico




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January 26, 2018

Momemtum is a mix of cutting-edge hip-hop and contemporary dance across a broad range of styles brings members of COCAdance and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew together for a dynamic, can’t-miss performance. Kids will get tickets to experience the 90 minute show.




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February 23, 2019

UrbArts creates platforms and platform creatives for youth and community development where social artists can create art that reflect the conditions and possibilities of their communities. Art is revolutionary. It changes things and people. UrbArts creates possibilities for artists and arts organizations to create their work and provides a platform for artists to fully self-actualize and become a model for his or her students. 


St. Louis  Symphony Orchestra 


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March 16, 2019
Each season, the SLSO serves more than 250,000 individuals through live performances, including more
than 200,000 patrons who experience concerts at Powell Hall. The Classical series balances traditional
favorites with contemporary repertoire, while Live at Powell Hall pop specials feature films with live scores, rock tributes and award-winning guest vocalists. Outside of Powell Hall, SLSO’s free education and community engagement programs serve more than 40,000 individuals in a 125-mile radius of St. Louis. These programs include multiple chamber concert series and targeted programs including: in-school musician residencies through Symphony in Your School; performances in hospitals, nursing homes, and prisons through SymphonyCares; specialized welcome programs for new Americans through Music Without Boundaries; and the long-standing diversity program, IN UNISON, which includes artistic mentorships and music scholarships for young people in the community.


Gateway Arch Museum


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April 27, 2019
Trace the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit.

Today, the Gateway Arch celebrates the diverse people who shaped the region and the country. The dreamer, Thomas Jefferson, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, doubling the size of the United States. The explorers, Lewis & Clark and their Shoshone guide Sacagawea, scouted the new territory and mapped a route to the Pacific Ocean. The challengers, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed suit at the Old Courthouse for their freedom from slavery, and St. Louis suffragette Virginia Minor sued for women’s right to vote. The artist, architect Eero Saarinen, designed the monument that honors them all. Completed in 1965, the Gateway Arch stands as a symbol of national identity and an iconic example of mid-century modern design.




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May 18, 2019
Located in the heart of Grand Center, the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries is the site of over 300 events each year, including jazz, folk, and classical music concerts, as well as over 7,000 square feet of gallery spaces featuring exhibitions on photography, architecture, emerging artists and children’s art. While here, participants in the Canvass Project will experience their Nothin’ But the Blues concert, as well as a wrap-up and celebration of the last eight months.


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