Spring and Summer Arts Guide 2017

It’s finally safe to hang your puffy coat in the back of the closet and hide your ice scraper under the passenger seat. The dogwoods are blooming, the patios are open, and you can start filling up your social calendar. Here are the highlights of the spring and summer arts season, April–August. (Though all information was accurate as of press time, we always recommend calling ahead in case dates or venues have changed.)


Courtesy of the Contemporary Art Museum-St Louis

A conversation with the St. Louis native more

Visual Arts

We asked Jennifer McBride of the St. Louis County Library and Jen Hatton of the St. Louis Public Library for their lists of most-anticipated books for summer 2017. more



Courtesy of Art on the Square

Visit St. Charles for the Festival of the Little Hills, celebrate Bastille Day in Maplewood at Let Them Eat Art, and more more

Fairs and Festivals


Courtesy of Bloom

Bloom’s lush, layered vocals evoke the blissed-out haze between transcendent sex and deep, soul-healing sleep. more


In 2014, Kerns was honored as Fringemeister for his piece Gay Fantasia, and he produced 2016’s event before taking over as executive producer last summer. more



Courtesy of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

The organization's student dance program serves underprivileged communities. more

Performing Arts


Photo by Sarrah Danziger

The Whitaker Music Festival returns, Brian Owens collaborates with the St. Louis Symphony, and more more



Courtesy of The Muny

Chris Rock comes to Peabody Opera House, Fox Theatre presents "Rent," and more more

Performing Arts


Courtesy of St. Louis Earth Day

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street, Earth Day Festival in Forest Park, and more more

Fairs and Festivals