St. Louis Art Districts  

St. Louis Art Districts

Blog | January 10, 2018
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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, St. Louis, is nestled in downtown Clayton, a bustling business district within close proximity to the many vibrant St. Louis art districts. Clayton is within minutes of multiple university campuses, museums, galleries and cultural institutions located in each direction.


Near the campus of Saint Louis University close to downtown St. Louis, the Grand Center Arts District is home to many of the city’s historic cultural institutions, such as Grandel Theater. Visitors frequent this cultural center to enjoy Broadway performances at The Fox Theater, listen to music at Sheldon Concert Hall or Powell Hall, home to the Saint Louis Symphony, and to take in boundary-pushing exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

St. Louis is also home to smaller cultural hubs throughout the city, each with their own unique local flavor. Gaslight Square, just west of Grand Center, is an entertainment district built in the 1950s and known for its gaslights and ornate Victorian style architecture. Antique Row on Cherokee Street in the Benton Park neighborhood is a small, six-block stretch south of downtown featuring independently owned and operated antique, collectible and specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes.

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Throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, there is a rich history of support for these art communities and institutions to thrive. Many of the area colleges and universities have fostered local talent and attracted internationally acclaimed artists. Washington University in St. Louis’ esteemed School of Fine Art has produced hundreds of noteworthy artists and architects over the years. The global headquarters for Webster University is located in the close-knit neighborhood of Webster Groves, where many noted early 20th century artists lived and where present-day art galleries, studios and locally-owned shops and restaurants abound. This neighborhood is also home to Opera Theater of St. Louis, housed on the university’s campus.


Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in St. Louis holds auctions three-times annually and is available for appraisals, trusts and estates and consignments. You can contact our St. Louis location here.

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