To bring exciting and underrepresented art to St. Louis, the Turner Center for the Arts and RHD-Missouri have partnered to present the inaugural St. Louis Outsider Art Fair on May 11, 2012. Hosted at the Koken Art Factory’s Pingle Building in south city, this one-night exhibition will feature hundreds of works in all visual arts media by dozens of outsider artists from the St. Louis area.
The aesthetic of outsider art is unlike most of the art people normally encounter. It is a raw and unbridled form of art, and it is practiced by artists who have not had formal art training (such as art college or apprenticeship.) Technically, outsider art is any artwork whose aesthetic doesn’t align with that of the mainstream art world. In practice, outsider art is made by people expressing what they feel and think and see as simply as possible with a high degree of individuality and inventiveness.
While the term “outsider art” generally encompasses many art movements and aesthetics, it aptly describes what will be on display and for sale at the 2012 St. Louis Outsider Art Fair. Hundreds of pieces of affecting, arresting, dynamic and exciting artwork representing many aspects of the wider “outsider art movement” will be on display for the one night exhibition.
Aside from the many pieces of artwork, the event will also feature food from St. Louis food trucks such as the STL Chop Shop and DJ Rocket will spin fantastic tunes all night.
Directions & Details:
The 2012 St. Louis Outsider Art Fair
May 11, 2012 from 6 pm – Midnight
@ The Koken Art Factory Pingle Building
2655 Victor St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
To learn more about outsider art, visit one of the following websites.