The StL Arts Chamber designed a city wide collaborative project to celebrate art and nature that has been postponed from 2020, but that does not mean the project is over. The event will be rescheduled for either fall 2021 or spring 2022.
Events will begin with the exhibition of the Silent Skies Mural. The mural is a 678 piece collection of 8″x8″ squares of all the endangered birds of the world. The mural was created by 150 signature members of the international Artists for Conservation in 2018. Due to its size, parts of the mural will be hosted in three different venues. The St Louis Zoo is our primary host with half of the total mural. The Missouri Botanical Garden will host part of the mural from locations where it is restoring habitat. The St Louis Arch will host parts of the mural related to the birds migrating the Mississippi Flyway. With so much to do, consider staying overnight.
Check out places you have been before and find new favorites from our partners. Tour gardens with the Master Gardeners, enjoy the opening of Park-Like with the Pullitzer, join the Art Museum for an interpretative talk of SLAM Underground, create origami animals at Earth Day Festival and, for the stroller set, Contemporary Art Museum. See student work at the Galleries of Heartland Art Club and participate in creative art programs for children with Art Unleashed, the Magic House and Magic House MADE. There are 3 art and photography workshops scheduled for adults as well. St Charles County and Master Naturalists will be celebrating Birds in the Park and find out what you can do to support birds with the Lights Out St Louis project. International Dark Skies Association-Missouri will host a talk and interpretative sky watching party at the Arch. National Dance Week-St. Louis and Storytelling Festival will have performers addressing nature. The StL Symphony is performing Rite of Spring. So many more partners and additional events added all the time.