The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) announces a new after-hours party series, Art Up Late. CAM keeps its doors open until midnight for one Friday each season for exhibition-themed celebrations. The Art Up Late premiere is a costume party inspired by Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, with guests encouraged to come as their favorite mentor, personal muse, or most adored celebrity. Entertainment for the event includes a live performance by local rising hip-hop star Eric Donté, who will premiere his new EP, A Lamp in the Room, on the eve of his tour. Dance beats will be provided throughout the evening by DJ Prather. Also planned for the first Art Up Late is a costume contest with special guest judges from the St. Louis Fashion Fund, as well as a silent auction featuring artwork and one-of- a-kind art experiences. Proceeds for Art Up Late support CAM’s thought-provoking exhibitions and innovative education programs.

Art Up Late: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
Friday, October 20, 2017, 9:00 pm–midnight
$35 (includes two drinks); $75 for all three Art Up Late events For information and tickets visit

Art Up Late: Faster
Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00 pm–midnight
The American artist Salvatore Scarpitta was fascinated by racing cars since his childhood, and as he developed as an artist he transformed his obsession into art. CAM presents the first major American museum exhibition of Scarpitta’s racing cars—some sculptural, others fully functional—and his racing related artwork. Art Up Late invites partygoers to explore their inner racer. Vroom.

Art Up Late: Louie, Louie
Friday, June 15, 2018, 9:00 pm–midnight
The Great Rivers Biennial celebrates artists living and working in the St. Louis metro region. So in the be-true-to-your-school tradition, Art Up Late hosts Louie, Louie, a night to feel unashamedly good about ourselves. The Great Rivers Biennial artists inspire us with their homegrown art. M

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